The People Opportunity

Winning the talent battle

Competition for talent is fierce. Skills shortages are hindering growth. Covid lockdowns have blurred home and work life. Employee wellbeing is necessity, not a nice-to-have. Employment disputes create unneccessary distractions. These are the stories we hear everyday.
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EMA. We’ve got it covered

For 137 years EMA has been supporting and advocating for New Zealand businesses. We are the one-stop-shop for expert guidance, advice and support in best practice people experience, workplace learning and development, and employee relations – from hire to retire

Recently, EMA worked with us on a project to improve our employee experience and develop our EVP. Our experience has been delightful – from the People Experience team, the workshops and the delivery of our EVP – it has been an insightful and seamless process.

– Tina Evangelista, People & Culture Manager, SeaLink

As part of our succession planning project we reached out to EMA for help. They surpassed our expectations and delivered tangible and easy-to-apply tools to accurately identify internal talent, as well as our external requirements. The process was such an enjoyable and engaging experience and we’re now working with them in the leadership space. The People Experience team at EMA matched the right facilitator for the job and provided a valuable resource that is essential to all businesses.

– Lisa Pearson, People & Safety Manger, Normans

In a competitive and challenging market we needed to understand better how to retain and motivate our staff. EMA brought a proven process to better understand and engage our team. Our new EVP will enable us to be a progressive organisation that achieves better outcomes for employees, the business and our wider community.

– Simon Batters, GM People & Safety, The Lines Company