Recruitment Toolkit

To assist businesses with the increasingly difficult task of recruiting and retaining staff, the Chamber has put together a range of resources to assist our members. Check them out below, and if you’d like to contribute something to this page, please
contact us. 

CadetMax youth employment service 

CadetMax is a youth employment service that prepares and supports young people (18-24) into work. We provide fun and effective work readiness training, great career advice, and give young people the tools they need to thrive in the workforce. The Waikato Chamber cooperates with the Ministry of Social Development and the Auckland Business Chamber to deliver this service in the Waikato.

This service provides potential employers access to qualified and supported young jobseekers. Training sessions for these jobseekers happen throughout the year, and include short, casual networking events where you can meet and talk with these jobseekers. If you wish to be kept informed of when these events are taking place, please contact us.


Recruitment in a tough market seminar

Rewatch this Lunch & Learn ‘Recruitment in a tough market’ event delivered by Senga Allen of Director of Everest all about people. Senga covered the current state of the nation, employer brand, candidate expectations, induction & onboarding and retention strategies.

Vision Complete Pathways 

Vision Complete Pathways is a service that creates pathways for people into employment and further training. They specialise in civil, construction, infrastructure and warehouse factory sectors.

Vision Complete Pathways support people who are seeking a new oppoutunity, trying to get a foot in the door as well as supporting those who need a second chance. Vision Complete Pathways are driven to help people find a purpose, contribute to their communities and unleash their potential.

Find out more here, or contact Talita Piso,


Workbridge are the largest New Zealand-owned employment agency for people with a disability, injury or illness, with 22 service centres nationwide. Filling up to 4000 job vacancies each year – at no charge to employers or jobseekers.

Workbridge taylors their services to the individual needs of each workplace. Jobseekers are ready for work and have the required skills in fields ranging from law to accountancy to manufacturing.

Workbridge works with public and private organisations in all sectors and of all sizes, supporting workplaces to become confident in hiring people with a disability and forging partnership agreements with large employers.

As well as filling vacancies, Workbridge can arrange internships and work experiences for disabled jobseekers.

Future Leaders 

Chamber members Future Leaders run a highly successful entry-level Employment Partner Programme. They have been proudly working and supporting job seekers and employers since 2014 to create a mutually beneficial employment match. Their service supports both the job seeker in their favoured industry and employer by providing them with the support, pastoral care provided for the job seeker to succeed in their role with the employer.

Find out more here, or contact Megan Lugg, Regional Manager – Waikato at or 022 486 3826.


Our members Skillpod are an award winning, NZ-owned online learning and development company that specialises in creating and delivering quality learning opportunities for businesses and their people.

Their mission is to build more engaged workplaces

They believe that good communication skills and a strong learning culture are what really drive company performance. With a strong learning culture you will see visible signs of company success – stronger teamwork, better customer service, less staff turnover, fewer mistakes, better well being, and a stronger bottom line.

 To find out more, email Craig Rhodes. He’s happy to chat and explore what a learning environment could look like at your place.

Accredited Employer Work Visa

The Government announced a new faster timeline for reopening the border and reconnecting New Zealand with the world starting in July. The Immigration Rebalance plan seeks to lift working conditions for everyone, improve New Zealanders' career pathways, and encourage businesses to focus on increasing productivity and resilience as part of our plans for economic recovery from COVID-19. 

These changes are designed to make it easier to attract and hire high-skilled migrants while supporting some sectors to continue their shift away from relying on lower-skilled migrant workers. Get to know about these new changes in a webinar facilitated by Immigration New Zealand for Employers, and find out more about Accredited Employer Work Visas here.

Need assistance with employer accreditation and work visas?

Pathways to New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s largest and most reputable immigration advisory companies, and this year celebrated 30 years in business. Our 11 licenced immigration advisers work from our Hamilton and Wellington offices and our staff, which include four qualified lawyers, can converse in 17 different languages. Pathways acts for many businesses (large & small), and also multinational corporates, in regard to their New Zealand immigration requirements.

For any immigration matter, or to learn more about employer accreditation and to request a no-obligation free immigration proposal, click here



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