Don’t Panic – We’ve Got this NZ!

Spice HQ is closed while we’re in Alert Level 4 but we’re still open for business, working remotely and ready to support you. So if you want any specific HR help, please PM us on FB, give us a call or email as above, or reach out and book a Zoom appointment.

Government Support Options

Here are some Spicey approved links for online support to get you, your team, and your business through this current lockdown …

🌶️ COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021

🌶️ COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment

🌶️ Not sure if your business can operate at Level 4?

🌶️ Not sure what support you’re entitled to as a business? Check out the COVID-19 financial support options and Work and Income options.

🌶️ Operating a business at different alert levels

🌶️ Overview of extra financial support for businesses throughout alert levels

🌶️ Contract tracing in the workplace

🌶️ What business travel looks like across alert level boundaries 

COVID Q&A Sessions with Spice HR and Figuration

Got questions as either an employer or employee on the latest government support packages and HR best practice in Alert Level 4 and 3?  We got together with Amie from Figuration to have chat about all things Lockdown related.  Check them out below!

Dundas Street Partner and Employment Lawyer Blair Scotland answering some COVID related employee based questions on TVNZ’s Breakfast.

Mental Wellbeing Resources

And most importantly… make sure you are looking after you and your family’s mental wellbeing.

There are some great online resources available …

🌶️ COVID-19 Wellbeing Information

🌶️ Mental Health Foundation of NZ5 Ways to Wellbeing Resources

🌶️ Xero – Xero has a lot of useful free support resources for businesses on their website.  We really love their Xero Assistance Programme (XAP) which offers free Kiwi small business owners, their employees and family members access to free and confidential counselling and support as part of their Xero subscription.  This type of support in your workplace wellbeing toolkit is invaluable in times like these.  Make use of it if you need to.

🌶️ Mentemia – download the free Mentemia app and check out their COVID Support Collection for practical tips for dealing with uncertainty and stress, and many ways to take care of your wellbeing.

🌶️ Just a Thought –  Staying on Track is a free online course designed to help you tackle worry and stress, so you can take care of your mental and emotional wellbeing.

🌶️ Lauren Parsons Wellbeing Specialist – check out all the useful resources Lauren has on her FB and LinkedIn pages.  If you’re a business leader you may also want to check out and join her Thriving Leaders Community which is a no-cost group where the vision is simply to keep leaders connected, inspired and equipped to thrive personally and to lead flourishing teams.

🌶️ MBIE- Mental health and wellbeing support

Online Training and Development

Are you looking for ways for you and your team to use your Lockdown time effectively?  Why not check out these online T&D options below …

🌶️ NZ Digital Boost Program –  Need to sharpen up your digital skills? The NZ Digital Boost Program is a great way to learn and develop new skills.

🌶️ Site Safe – Are you a Tradie and can’t work from home at the moment? Check out Site Safe’s Online T&D options to keep that learning going.

🌶️ TED Talks– Looking for inspiration or motivation for business ideas? TED Talks are a great way to spark this inspiration and ideas you need to take your business to the next level!

Keep looking after each other and we’ll get through this together (again!).

And if in doubt, don’t hesitate to Contact Us today!