Thinking of Hiring

Thinking of hiring? - now it's easy to work out costs.

Thinking of hiring staff to get more done, but worried about the cost? Business.govt.nz's new "Employee cost calculator" helps small to medium businesses make confident hiring decisions.

The calculator uses data from government agencies and "Trade Me Jobs" to tailor employment costs to your industry and the type of role you're looking at. You simply click on a couple of boxes to quickly estimate the fixed and discretionary costs of taking someone on.

You can find out what you're likely to pay straightaway and get a breakdown of costs like ACC levies, KiwiSaver contributions and fringe benefit tax.

The calculator also shows you the cost of employing someone in the first year, and a monthly ballpark figure for your budget.

You can try out different scenarios and email the results to yourself, or save them as a PDF or csv file. Use the "employee cost calculator" here