Welcome to Employers' 


Otago Southland Employers Association has a proud history spanning 125 years, supporting businesses across Otago and Southland.

We provide tailored and specialist support to local businesses across a myriad of business critical areas including employment law, human resources, health and safety; training and professional development.

Our team includes a number of professional and highly skilled individuals with varied talents and expertise, all focused on their niche markets and providing quality advice and services to members, whilst building long term relationships by helping them to grow their business sustainably.

We would welcome the opportunity to hear from you to request further information, seek advice, register for a professional development programme or to join our organisation. 

Being a member has its privileges!  

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Shooting for the Stars

The efforts of two consortiums, one led by Venture Southland and one led by Alexandra-based Bodeker Scientific could result in Otago and Southland hosting two new research institutes. The groups have put in applications as part of the Government’s Regional Research Institute initiative which aims to increase knowledge capital in the country’s regions to drive economic growth.

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    Training Directory and 2016 Training Calendar

We would like to present the Employers' Association training directory which outlines our extensive range of high-impact expert-facilitated professional development training programmes, courses, workshops, and qualifications. 

Please click here to download our interactive training directory (PDF) or click here to download our 2016 training calendar (PDF). Alternatively, please contact us to order your copy.

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    Power UP Your Business - The Leadership Challenge 

17 May 2016, Dunedin from 5.30pm
Guest speaker: Fiona Hewitt, CEO IMNZ (Institute of Management New Zealand) 

Power UP sessions are designed as a sixty minute insight into a relevant business topic, emerging trend or a fresh take on a professional or organisation challenge.

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    Proud Sponsors of 

»  The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme   

»  Administrative Professionals' Day celebrations

»  Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards 

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Upcoming Seminars

Employers' offer over 100 high-impact expert-facilitated training programmes, courses, workshops and qualifications across Otago and Southland, all at member rates.

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