Testimonials

“I’ve attended this workshop and can honestly say it’s one of the best employment-related training courses I’ve ever done. I’ve recommended this course to my HR colleagues – and would recommend it to anyone who is involved in negotiating with unions. I’ve got a lot more knowledge and skills now for when next negotiating with unions.”

Toby George, HR Business Partner
T&G Global Limited

“We have engaged A&A on a Services Agreement for many years now. The assistance we receive from them is always timely, pragmatic and specifically tailored to our needs. In addition to general Employment Relations advice and hands-on assistance, having their support and knowledge at the bargaining table enables us to achieve cost-effective Collective Agreements.”

MARK ANDERSON, PLANT MANAGER
JAMES HARDIE NEW ZEALAND

“I have worked with Adelhelm & Associates for many years during my tenure with different organisations and have benefited from both their negotiations training and market intelligence to guide bargaining strategy. Fred has provided classroom training for myself and team members and also been available to provide advice during negotiations. Recently, A&A trained a group of our senior managers and they took a more active part in the bargaining process and shifted the dynamics from the process being HR led to manager led which is the way it should be.”

PAUL MCCLOSKEY,
GENERAL MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES

“Talking to Adelhelm & Associates is an essential part of our collective bargaining planning. They have taken the lead within New Zealand to survey companies and collate the data specifically around collective agreements. This assists us to be well-planned and informed when setting our collective bargaining strategy.”

KELLY MEEKINS, PEOPLE & CAPABILITY CONSULTANT LEAD
AUCKLAND COUNCIL

“I attended ‘Negotiating with Unions’ a few years ago and recently completed it a 2nd time as a refresher for an upcoming negotiations. Having been involved in a couple of negotiations I still found it invaluable for sharpening up on the techniques & finer points. The workshop gives an excellent overview of collective negotiating rituals, roles, tactics and current trends in NZ. The “practical exercise” is a very realistic experience of how things can go wrong. A most valuable learning and I thoroughly recommend it.”

BRUCE MAUNSELL, SITE MANAGER
HOROTUI/HUNTLEY, HOLCIM