Last week, our Senior Management team went on a trip to Auckland for two days in order to visit current and potential clients. The trip saw them spending a day each in the Pukekohe and Warkworth areas. Before leaving, meetings were arranged with our current clients in the horticulture, fishing and construction industries, but we also scanned the area for any potential clients we could visit.
It is always great to visit clients regularly to build relationships and to be able to catch up on files we are currently working on. However, it is also a chance for us to get a firsthand insight into the day-to-day operations of our clients. This is of particular importance for any immigration work we are conducting. Getting an insight into our client’s operations gives us the knowledge we need to ensure migrants are placed into a safe work environment and are able to conduct the work they were hired for. This is also of importance when Immigration New Zealand requests information on a particular workplace.
From the two days in the area, it was very evident that there are huge labour shortages across all of New Zealand and all industries. Driving around Pukekohe and Warkworth, it was heartbreaking to see the amount of businesses that don’t have enough staff to run at full capacity or that had to shut their doors entirely due to staff shortages. We were welcomed with open arms into any potential client we called into and had great discussions of how we can assist and lift the burden of having to worry about staffing requirements.
Overall, the trip to Auckland was a very busy and eye opening experience. There are businesses in all parts of the country struggling to operate due to staff shortages. The team at Trinity is eager to assist in resolving those staffing issues so that business owners can concentrate on running their day-to-day operations. In the future we are planning regular trips to Auckland in order to reach more businesses in need. So if you have any questions about Immigration, Recruitment, our HR Subscription services, or would like to find out more about how we can help your business with your employment needs, please get in touch with us and we will come see you in person.
- Rike Struss, Agricultural Business Manager