Support for Businesses Affected By Covid-19

In July the New Zealand Government announced it would extend its Covid-19 business funded support through the Regional Business Partner Network to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). This is in response to the ongoing effects Covid-19 is having on the ability of businesses to get back on their feet following lockdown, and reposition themselves for the future. Through the programme, Northland businesses may be eligible for fully funded expert advice and support to address new and immediate business issues caused directly by Covid-19.

New Focus NZ is registered with the Covid-19 Business Advisory Fund and we are offering businesses the following HR services, tailored to your specific needs:

Restructure Support: we will assist you to identify the staffing requirements of your business to successfully respond to the impact of Covid 19, including understanding the skill sets needed, as well as staff upskilling and recruiting support. This is really important, to make sure you are making the most of the people you have on your team today, but also to make sure you are well positioned to make the most of the new opportunities being created by Covid-19.

Outplacement Support: we will provide any outgoing staff with professional career development and employment coaching to ensure they successfully transition into other employment in the shortest possible time. We encourage every business we work with to be a great employer. This is incredibly important for your people, but also for your business, as it builds loyalty among your team, attracts high quality candidates when you do need to hire and supports a good reputation in the local community.

If you are interested in applying for funding, the first step is to contact Northland Inc to confirm your eligibility with Northland Inc. You can use this link: Register with the Regional Business Partner Network here or get in touch with us and we can support you through the process. Once you’ve registered, a Northland Inc Growth Advisor will be in contact with you and we will then work alongside you to tailor a funding proposal to your business needs which we will submit to the Northland Inc Business Growth Advisor Team.

Contact us to discuss how we can support your business recovery.