New Zealand Elections 2017, A chat with your Political Leaders
Friday, September 22, 2017
By The Suit
With Election 2017 drawing closer to an end, we decided to reach out to the electorate parties and ask a few questions about employment.
A - How do you think the elections are impacting the employment industry?
B - What will be your party's main focus be in terms of helping bridge the gap of increasing population & skills shortage? How will you achieve this?
C - What new initiatives will your party implement to help young jobseekers find employment in their relevant fields, Without any experience?
D - What is your view on the minimum wage vs living wage? What impact will this have on businesses and how do you plan to mitigate these effects?
E - Over 20 years ago law was passed where certain information relating to jobseekers, e.g. gender, age, nationality, etc were forbidden to be asked for by the employer (most do ask these questions in application forms anyways). Since then the internet has become a public tool for everything from buying groceries to show casing personal lives with the advent of social media. Do you think some of the laws need some updating to reflect the use of technology and accessible information? For example most HR teams/business owners/ managers etc check potential employees social media profiles now before they contact a potential jobseeker, way before evening thinking of interviewing them. Do the laws need to tie in with the new reality of life in 2017? How would your party approach this?
F - What are your policies in relation to breaking down the glass ceiling in terms of getting females in more jobs, esp mid/senior management?
G - Does your party believe in the 90 day trial period for jobseekers? What would you do differently?