Interview: finding and retaining staff in the regions

I recently spoke to Kerre McIvor on Newstalk ZB at length about how employers can solve the challenge of finding and retaining staff. COVID-19 has left some employers exposed, particularly in regions and industries that had relied on a steady stream of itinerant labour from abroad.

The interview didn’t just focus on identifying challenges – we also discussed practical steps that employers can take to solve the problem.

I also suggested that consumers and businesses alike may need to reflect and become more intentional with their behaviour in a post-Covid world. That way we can not only improve inclusivity and wellbeing, but we can derive profits in a much more environmentally and socially-sustainable manner.

Benje Patterson interview with Kerre McIvor, Newstalk ZB (20/01/21)