Embracing a borderless workforce
Research suggests more than 20% of all roles could now be done remotely, thanks to the global pandemic accelerating the removal of many barriers which have hindered remote working in the past. Covid has set in motion structural and cultural shifts that have enabled many companies to reimagine the future of work – and in particular where work takes place.
For roles that can be undertaken in a globally remote capacity, this shift provides New Zealand with an incredible opportunity to utilise the experience of our offshore community, particularly in talent-challenged industries such as technology. It offers a solution to address skill shortages in our workforce while also utilising offshore perspective to increase productivity and innovation for businesses. A recent Kea study showed that 16% of our offshore Kiwi community are working in the technology industry and many would welcome the chance to work with a New Zealand based business.
To help support more businesses to engage with offshore Kiwi talent from home, Kea are proud to announce a partnership with leading global HR solution company Deel.
Kea CEO Toni Truslove says the signing of this partnership provides an exciting opportunity to help connect offshore Kiwi into New Zealand companies looking to fill talent gaps.
“By embracing remote working we are able to utilise the skills of those living overseas who we know want to stay connected to New Zealand and support business growth. Hiring offshore Kiwi allows companies to tap into a community of people who understand the New Zealand culture and business landscape, but also understand the landscape of the market they are based in. This is a huge advantage when it comes to growing a team offshore.”
Shannon Karaka, Head of Expansion for Australia and New Zealand at Deel, says working with the Kea network provides an opportunity to accelerate the number of Kiwi success stories both offshore and at home.
“With talent shortages in New Zealand at the highest level in decades, our focus is on making it simple for businesses to remotely hire contractors or full time employees to help fill this gap. Deel’s easy to use self-serve platform, means that companies can compliantly hire, onboard and pay workers in over 150+ markets, in minutes. By using remote hiring, New Zealand businesses can access ambitious talent pools, expand more quickly into international markets or to retain key staff that want or need to move offshore, without having to worry about substantial set-up costs or complex international tax regimes.”
Shannon says Deel is thrilled to be able to offer our services to the Kea network to help build a stronger New Zealand by providing entrepreneurial Kiwi with the support they need for their businesses to thrive.
Kea Global Communications Director: Kellie Addison 021897548 [email protected]
Director of Communications, APAC: Antonia Sanda [email protected]