New Zealand 🇳🇿

Congratulations on your decision to hire employees in New Zealand! With a thriving, diverse economy spread across more than 600 islands, New Zealand offers fertile ground for nurturing your business growth. Plane simplifies the hiring process for you by offering automated tax document collection, payroll, benefits administration, and more, while ensuring compliance and maximum efficiency. Still, hiring in a new country can pose certain challenges, so we’ve put together the following guide on how to navigate the process of hiring in New Zealand.

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3 to 4 weeks minimum

Employer Cost


Pay Frequency


Public Holidays


4 Considerations Before Hiring in New Zealand

As an employer in New Zealand, it is important to have a comprehensive employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the employment relationship. The contract should include need-to-know info on compensation, benefits, vacation time, and sick leave policies. Before onboarding a new employee in New Zealand, take a moment to consider the following:

Getting Started with Hiring in New Zealand

Employer Tax Rates

You can estimate how much it will cost to employ your next hire in New Zealand using Plane's Hire Calculator.

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Enter details about your hire to get an estimated employment cost, including taxes.

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Annual cost of employment*


SalaryTaxes (32.65%)Total

*rates for: May 24, 2024

Once you have sorted out the details mentioned above, you can add the employee to the Plane platform. We provide a step-by-step workflow that shows what tasks need to be completed, as well as real-time updates and notifications. This way, you can stay on top of the hiring process at all times. With Plane, you can confidently hire, knowing that you have a powerful platform at your disposal to manage the entire process from start to finish. Here are the instructions for adding a new employee to the platform:

How to hire and onboard an employee

Plane offers a guided process for administrators and managers to hire and onboard their new employees...

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Hiring an employee in a new country can be a complex process, but with the right guidance and resources, it can be a smooth and successful transition. At Plane, we're committed to helping you navigate the process of hiring an employee in New Zealand. We'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the latest regulations and employment laws.Best of luck with your new hire, and welcome to New Zealand!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some common questions about hiring employees in New Zealand with Plane:
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