hr consulting : operational hr

Through the capability and expertise of our in-house team, we can take care of all your day-to-day human resource needs as an outsourced provider, through to providing more project-based assistance to develop workable people frameworks and policies.

Businesses, both large and small, find value in utilising the services of a HR consultancy, through supporting existing HR functions or simply freeing up your time to focus on running your business.

Some of the more popular areas of support and assistance we provide includes:

HR Policies and
Procedures

We aim to simplify time-consuming and increasingly complex human resources processes and systems to help our clients meet the growing needs of their business. From development through to implementation of policies and procedures, our goal is to partner with our clients to optimise their HR function.

Employment
Relations Advice

Decipher Group provides advice on potential risks covering all employment matters such as conflict management and resolution, employment contracts and agreements, disciplinary action, performance and behavioural management, legal issues, discrimination, and leadership change.

Exit Process and
Outplacement Support

Our exit process and outplacement programmes are tailored to the requirements of the individual and organisation. From ensuring employee exit processes consist of fit for purpose policies and procedures, through to providing support and guidance to transitioning employees – we help businesses to create considered and seamless offboarding experiences.

HR Audit

Drive real change and results across your human resources function. A HR Audit is an independent and objective review of an organisation’s human resources function that establishes baseline performance to help build on your level of maturity, through identifying opportunities for improvement including priority areas of risk.

HR Consulting Services:

People Strategy

Decipher Group works closely with chief executives, boards, and senior leadership teams to understand what their businesses are trying to achieve and assist with creating a framework.

Employee Experience

Build your employee value proposition by truly listening to your people and engaging with them on the things that matter most.

Reward + Recognition

What motivates top talent continues to evolve. Our team are ahead of the curve with a deep understanding of the latest trends in employee reward and recognition programs.

Business Growth

Our human resources team can help you navigate change and plan for smooth transitions as your business grows and evolves.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a hot topic globally – from the classroom through to the boardroom and breakroom, we all want to create spaces that are welcoming and where happiness and belonging are prioritised.

Behavioural Assessment

Decipher Group has the in-house capability to deliver a range of service solutions to our clients to support the assessment, selection, and development of talent.

our people

Your first
port of call

what’s happening

Insights from
our experts

Advice for answering, what are your salary expectations?

At some point in the recruitment process, you will be asked the dreaded question…what are your salary expectations? We’ve all...
Read More

How to Resign the Right Way

If your goal is resigning on good terms and maintaining professional relationships, then your approach requires thought and planning. We’re...
Read More

Exploring a Career in Civil Engineering in New Zealand

Explore career guidance for civil engineers in New Zealand. Dive into education, job insights, and expert advice to navigate New...
Read More

How to Conduct an Interview: A Guide For Employers and Hiring Managers

Sourcing and recruiting top-tier talent is a major challenge for businesses and a key area of focus for HR and...
Read More

How to Prepare for an Interview with an Executive Search Firm

You may find your experience with an executive search firm a little different to in-house talent acquisition teams, particularly when...
Read More

The Ultimate Guide to the Executive Recruitment Process

If you are looking to fill a senior level role, regardless of whether you choose to outsource the recruitment process...
Read More

Checklist for Hiring a New General Manager: A Comprehensive Guide

Regardless of the motivators for hiring, welcoming a new General Manager to your business has the potential to be transformational....
Read More

What Is An Executive Search Firm? Do You Need One?

Simply put, executive search firms provide a recruitment service to assist with hiring senior-level roles. It is however a specialised...
Read More

Highest Paying Jobs in New Zealand (2023 Updated)

Online employment marketplace SEEK has released its latest round of salary data, identifying the highest paying industry in the country...
Read More

What Does A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Do?

Now more than ever, the expectations of CEOs and senior leaders are immense. Adapting to this rapid transformation means that...
Read More

The Ultimate Executive Onboarding Checklist: Ensure a Successful Transition

The overwhelming majority of new hires have the required skills and competencies to perform their roles well. So why do...
Read More

How To Find The Right Executive Recruiter

Executive search is a specialised type of recruitment focussed on sourcing senior level executives and governance professionals. But like recruitment,...
Read More

How To Craft The Best Leadership Development Program For Long-Term Organisational Success

Put simply. Organisations that prioritise the growth and development of their leaders, either existing or emerging, are on the right...
Read More

New Year, New Role?

There are a multitude of reasons that motivate people to consider a career change in the New Year. Our advice....
Read More

What to ponder over the holiday season if you are quietly quitting or being quietly fired

Do you get the feeling that your manager has avoided engaging with you or perhaps you have noticed a prolonged...
Read More

Here’s the secret to hiring success…

Right now, what’s your number one challenge when you are looking to hire top talent? Regardless of the vagaries of...
Read More

Could company-wide holidays be the answer to burnout?

All of the people leaders out there would no doubt agree that employee annual leave is a tricky one. Taking...
Read More

Stop chasing EX trends and focus on getting the *boring* bits right

All businesses want to attract and retain the right talent, it’s one of the most fundamental drivers of organisational success....
Read More

10 ideas to transform your talent acquisition

All businesses want to attract and retain the right talent, it’s one of the most fundamental drivers of organisational success....
Read More

5 leadership lessons from Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign leaves a lasting legacy of endurance, dedication and service. By all accounts it was a long...
Read More

what’s happening

Insights from
our experts

Decipher presents at CECC event

Decipher Group had the opportunity to present at Westpac Smarts - a Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce event.
Read More

Spotlight on Corporate Governance – November 2023

Join the Decipher Group team for this very special, one-off exclusive event featuring guest speaker Catherine O’Connell, a well-respected expert...
Read More

Leadership Forum – March 2023

In today’s rapidly changing environment there’s an expectation that our senior leaders approach uncertainty with confidence and decisiveness. And that...
Read More

The Leaders Guide to Performance Management – live and virtual

The Leader’s Guide to Performance Management is an online training course, teaching you everything you need to know to turn...
Read More

HR Leaders Forum – Talent scarcity in the new normal

Hear from our panelists, facilitated by Decipher Group’s Libby Brazier, who will share their experiences around talent shortages in their...
Read More

Decipher Group – HR Leaders Forum 2022 Dates

The HR Leaders Forum is a collaborative, learning space for senior HR professionals in the South Island who are interested...
Read More

Essential business writing – live and virtual

Effective writing is a powerful tool for business professionals. Learn how to write in plain English for better results.
Read More

Introducing the Decipher Group Recruitment Graduate Programme

Decipher Group’s ability to solve our client’s recruitment and human resource challenges is fundamentally linked to our talented and highly...
Read More

Decipher doing good

We’re ardent supporters of corporate social responsibility programmes and we’ve regularly touched on the topic of doing good and the...
Read More

Pop Up Penguins charity auction nets just over $1 million

Decipher Group are proud supporters of Ōtautahi Christchurch and Cholmondeley Children’s Centre which provides short term respite care for whānau...
Read More