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AUCKLAND BRANCH: Future of the Workforce – Is It Remote Working?

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  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Region: Auckland

Join Daniel Erickson, Partner, Douglas Erickson, Kim Culpan, Head - Organisational Development, Chorus as they discuss the future workforce

The COVID19 lockdown has meant a significant shift from traditional working arrangements towards flexible working, including working from home.

Since then, we have seen many companies consider non-standard working weeks and remote working as a permanent change.

In this seminar, our presenters will discuss benefits and pitfalls of flexible working arrangements. They will look at the employment law and HR considerations, including:

  • •How to set up the arrangements – setting the expectations from the start
  • •How to manage remotely and stay connected
  • •What are the legal obligations? How do you make sure staff are working safely
  • •How can you keep track of employee productivity and performance?
  • •What happens when things are not going well? When to discipline or performance manage
  • •Making sure you look after employee wellbeing

Our presenters will provide you with examples to help you with:

  • •having quality conversations with your staff;
  • •your documentation – clauses and policies to consider.

Kim will also provide a case study from Chorus: As the telecommunications infrastructure provider for much of NZ, Chorus played a key role in supporting many of us to work and learn from home. What did that mean for their 800+ employees and what are they doing now to leverage the learnings from lock down. Hear about the work the People & Culture team at Chorus are leading to reimagine their future of work.

About our Presenters

Daniel Erickson

Daniel was one of the founding Partners of Douglas Erickson, established in 2016. He acts for clients over a range of industries and strives for pragmatic commercial outcomes. He regularly appears on behalf of his clients in the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court. He also has expertise in health and safety, assisting clients with compliance issues as well as the aftermath of health and safety incidents, including assistance during WorkSafe investigations and appearances in the District Court.

Daniel also undertakes workplace investigations. His recent work includes investigating allegations of bullying, harassment and breaches of the duty of fidelity.

Kim Culpan

Kim has a generalist human resources background with experience in a number of industry sectors. After joining Chorus in 2016 as a Human Resources Manager she took over the leadership of the organisational development team in 2017 and has since been involved in a three year culture transformation project. This work has included a refresh of the Chorus values, establishing a new leadership development programme based on Chorus leadership practices, and developing a diversity and inclusion strategy and programme of work that has delivered benefits including equal parental leave and flexible working options. She is now leading the conversation at Chorus about the future of work.


  • HRNZ Members FREE
  • HRNZ Student Members FREE
  • Non Members $15.00

Please note our prices include GST

To Register

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No refunds provided for 'no shows' on the day.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email with their details.