NFP Recruitment and Retention – The Essential Post Covid Guide

90 minute Online Workshop,  28 July, 9am - 10.30am

Back in 2020 and 2021, HR had one major role to play - Adapt. Those were remarkable years with many organisations showing their capabilities and resilience in adapting their operations to the Covid-19 crisis. We saw employees display their creativity and potential as they adapted to work from home situations.

Now, with 2022 underway, the question arises: Will we slip back into old habits or switch from adaptability to transformation? As organisations continue to cope with post-pandemic developments, the emerging HR trends of 2022 will look towards transforming the workplace and shaping the future of work.

As the COVID-19 pandemic proceeds to spread, individuals across the globe are progressively restless about their job and safety at the workplace. Given the rapid change, this is the right time to ensure that your workplace policies have kept pace.

Hybrid and flexibly working have been the heroes of the pandemic. But the fact remains that most of us never really reimagined the workplace in the hybrid setting, but only repackaged the physical office setting to a digital one - will we continue to be inconsistent in our efforts to create an equitable hybrid work experience?  The opportunity is for HR trends of 2022 and beyond to see a re-engineering of HR operating structures into models that are cloud-based and more intentional in re-orienting to asynchronous operating models.

There's been talk of a 'great resignation' during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than two in five workers planning to look for a new job, as people re-evaluate their priorities, and/or to take advantage of new opportunities. While it's been largely anecdotal, New Zealand's tight labour market is well-documented, unemployment hitting an all-time low.

Right now, we’ve never seen such a candidate short job market in so many industries. Despite easing COVID-19 travel restrictions and the opening of borders, vacancy activity is elevated to the extent that it’s expected to take two years before internal and external migration curbs domestic skills shortages in certain fields. The expected departure of young New Zealanders in 2022 for their overseas work experience will further add to the skills shortage.   In this climate its more important than ever to do what you can to retain existing staff.


How to recruit in a candidate short market.  This session will cover these topics:

  • The situation in NZ – what is a ‘candidate short’ market
  • What is the Great Resignation?
  • Retaining existing staff
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Recruitment hints
  • Creative salary negotiation – the ‘Stay’ Conversation

Our Workshops Speakers

Tilda Bostwick is owner of Fundraising Talent Recruitment, Tilda runs a national agency recruiting professional fundraisers for the charity sector. With 16 years as a fundraiser and 7 years recruiting fundraisers with Execucare.  Tilda has an in-depth knowledge of the sector, unrivalled networks and a creative and collaborative approach to recruitment.

Lucy Boomer has 11 years of recruitment and HR experience, after 6 years with Greenpeace she joined the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand as their People & Organisational Development Manager where she has been for the last 2 years.  Lucy works on recruitment, organisational development, employment relations, diversity & inclusion, learning and development and health & safety.

Who Should Attend?

The online 90 minute training programme is perfect for anyone who oversees the recruitment and retention of staff within their team or for their organisation.

Date and Location

28 July, 9am - 10.30am

This workshop is delivered online and you will be sent the details to 'attend' this ZOOM meeting once you are registered.

Price & Registration

90 minute Workshop
$140 inclusive of GST per person

Registration process

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 0272 040425 or email:

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email.
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

This workshop will be delivered using ZOOM. Please familiarise yourself with ZOOM, it is very easy and free to use.

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For further details, please contact:
p: 027 204 0425

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Phone: 027 204 0425