September 2023 Newsletter

Good news first – as supply disruption fades, we should start to see fresh produce prices at the supermarket continue to return to more normal levels according to ANZ economist Henry Russell. The same, however, can’t be said for cost of production, pressures keep rising.

This month we look at new tech flying around our skies. Identify training to help your staff with their literacy and numeracy skills. An upcoming webinar to help navigate a Collective Bargaining process with unions. We look at what the impact of Cyclone Gabrille has had on the labour market. And much more.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, or Māori Language Week, kicks off Monday, September 11, and runs through to Sunday, September 17. The annual campaign led by Te Taura Whiri promoting te reo as New Zealand’s language and a language for all New Zealanders.  

Get involved in Child Safeguarding Week September 4-10. Put prevention into practice by understanding the issues, and learning more about what you and your business can do. More details below.

Mental Health Awareness Week is here later this month - 18-24 September. We connect you to some amazing training happening locally to help you navigate mental health at work. And some simple ways to promote and protect the Mental Health of your workforce.

While we are talking mental health. I received a message from a friend that I want to share with you too. “I’m interrupting your day to bring you this important announcement: please drink a glass of water, move your body, and grab some fresh air…then you may return to your position.”

And the days get long this month with day light saving starting on Sunday 24 September 2023, clocks go forward one hour at 2am.

Our newsletter aims to celebrate and support you, connecting you to global and local insights that contribute to the creation of more inclusive workplaces. Your time is precious, feedback allows us to produce content that is relevant and useful.


Take care and keep safe,

Tanya Pouwhare, CEO, New Zealand Ethical Employers Inc.


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