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Managing staff is all about people; and people are complicated.

With this in mind, you can understand why there is no ‘one formula’ for all. However, generally, employers that genuinely care about their staff usually do better than those that treat their staff as production units.

When recruiting, it is best to take the time to get it right. It is much harder to remove a toxic employee than it is to identify a great employee when recruiting.

Other keys to being a good employer include supporting your employees, finding a way to grow mutual respect, and learning what motivates them to succeed.

Satisfy Food Rescue

HR Information & Resources

ENC Jobs Site

Connections to local recruitment agencies, funding to take staff on and common jobs sites.

Other ENC Business Resources

Starting a Business

A repository of guides, templates and information on how to start a business successfully.


How to get customers to know you exist and once they do, how to get them to spend with you.

Systems and Processes

Tools, resources and links that will help the back office part of your business hum.

Funding and Investment

Whether for startup, growth or reinvention, there are a large number of options for raising money.

Your Finances

Cashflow is the lifeblood of every business. Tools and strategies to help you manage your day to day finances.


Useful data sources for businesses in North Canterbury around population, industry and trends.

Growing Your Business

Learn how to successfully grow your business locally or through exporting.


It might take some up-front investment, but reducing your impact on the world is likely to save you money in the longer term as well as make your brand more attractive.

Farm Diversification

Assistance, studies, resources and potential paths to market for those looking to grow crops.

Social Enterprise

Starting a social enterprise is a noble goal. But what exactly is a social enterprise and how do you go about setting one up?

Managing Decline

What do you do when things are not going as you wanted them to? This page provides information and resources to help with decisionmaking.

Exiting Your Business

Whether selling or walking away, there are a number of things you can do to maximise profit or minimise loss.

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