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The government has announced a fresh initiative to boost workplace productivity.
The new ‘High Performance Working’ initiative will provide a pool of $1m per year to fund a network of specialist business consultants, who will work with businesses to promote more effective use of time and skills in the workplace.
“Achieving greater employee engagement and developing sound workplace practices is crucial to growing a successful business,” Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said in a release today.
It is expected that about 70 firms per year will receive between $10,000 - $15,000 in consultant services under the new scheme, which is designed to complement New Zealand Trade and Enterprises’s new training and development voucher programme.
Ms Wilkinson today acknowledged the assistance of the Council of Trade Unions and Business NZ in setting up the high performance work initiative.
The government will call for expressions of interest from potential industry partners in November once officials have finalised operating guidelines.
The government’s changes to business training and development programmes follow feedback that suggested some businesses were struggling to access assistance and determine the quality and relevance of available advice.
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