New Zealand has two tiers of local government. The top tier consists of eleven regional councils, while the second tier consists of over 650 territorial authorities comprising of city councils, district councils, unitary authorities, and the Chatham Island Council.
Local government employs over 30,000 staff and in these unpredictable times, it’s important that authorities are adaptable, agile and continually establish policies that represent and benefit the communities they serve. Employees should be given training opportunities to develop the skills needed to remain compliant and knowledgeable about contemporary legislation and current affairs that impact their community.
This fact sheet takes a look at the industry challenges in local government, such as:
- Managing change
- Rising demands on the workforce
and which ELMO solutions can help address these challenges.