The gig economy is here – it’s changing the way we work, and reshaping how our businesses operate on a day-to-day basis. Are your human resources (HR), practices up to the task?

Business culture, development and retention aren’t as simple when your teams are spread over multi-sites and others working at home.

Come and hear from Paul Brophy, NZ Country Manager from CXC who is on a mission to provide HR teams with a contingent workforce strategy, reducing risk and driving engagement.  Paul will discuss end-to-end employee experiences – from induction processes, to driving collaboration for your entire workforce. 

Also hear from Ben Wooding, General Manager for Red Badge Group. Ben will share with you how they engage and incentivise productivity while managing contractor performance across multiple sites.

The gig economy is knocking on the door of Kiwi business as an efficient way of integrating scale and flexibility without the massive reoccurring payroll bill.  How we ensure quality, consistency and competency requires a whole new HR environment.  How will your business evolve?

Redefining HR with hybrid workforces

  • Thursday, 19 September 2019
  • EMA Auckland,
    145 Khyber Pass Road,
  • Breakfast served from 7:20AM
    Event timing 7:50am - 9:00AM


Country Manager 

Director & GM
Red Badge Group

​​Manager – In-House and
Tailored Training


7:20 - 7:50

Registration and Breakfast is served

7:50 - 7:55

MC Introduction

Deborah Law, Tailored and In-House Training Manager – EMA

7:55 - 8:20

Freelancers, Contractors, working from home, flexible hours and multisite staff - Are all your people receiving the same culture, trust and support?

  • Connected from the start – Getting the induction process right, defining what the work is, and establishing engagement levels and requirements
  • Access, authority and sharing information – fostering a culture of trust amongst contractors, managers and employees
  • Managing skillset expectations and development opportunities – How to make sure your people have the time and the tools to work together, be developed and get the support they need
  • Driving collaboration between your remote staff and office based workers – The communication tools making hybrid workforces possible

Paul Brophy, NZ Country Manager –  CXC Global

8:20 - 8:25

Questions & answers with the expert

8:25 - 8:50

Case Study: Hybrid Workforces – What’s working, where it needs work and how businesses are tackling performance management, accountability and retention

  • Motivating, engaging and incentivising productivity and deliverables from a distance
  • Accountability and disciplining those who aren’t employees when you have no formal authority – navigating difficult conversations without destroying the relationship
  • Retaining contractors and getting them to prioritise your work – how do you know your contractors are invested in your workplace when they have ten other clients?

Ben Wooding, Director & GM – Red Badge Group

8:50 - 8:55

Questions & answers with the expert

8:55 - 9:00

Closing Comments from MC


EMA through nib can now offer members of five or more employees the same health cover benefits usually reserved for businesses of 15+ employees, including.

  • Immediate pre-existing conditions cover (excluding general exclusions, and Serious Condition Lump  Sum option).
  • Waived stand down periods on GP, Dental & Optical   and Specialist Options when added within 90 days of policy commencement.
  • Extension of concessions to immediate family members of employees, when added within 90 days of policy commencement.

For further information, join us at Fresh People or please get in touch with the nib group team today. Email:  | Phone: 0800 287 642

Registration & Pricing

EMA Members

$ 69
00 +GST
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 1.0 CPD Hours


$ 89
00 +GST
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 1.0 CPD Hours

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