Introduction for Employers
Army Reserve soldiers bring the valuable and unique skills they learn and practice in the Army back to their civilian workplaces
Structured military training provides employees and their employers with leadership, team-building and management training of an intensity and duration that exceeds any fee-paying development or team-building course available in the civilian world. The NZ Army has aligned Army leadership and promotion courses with NZQA qualifications. Further detail of this can be found in the NZQA Alignment page.
The Army Reserve teaches both soldiers and officers how to function under conditions of adversity, and soldiers learn to accept physical and mental pressure as a rule of thumb and function effectively under such conditions.
Building a Mutually Beneficial Relationship
Because the Army Reserve relies upon volunteers who have full-time civilian careers and family commitments, training in the Army Reserve is structured to allow Reservists to fit in with these commitments.
By supporting your Army Reserve employee, you as an employer have the opportunity to tap into the skills and abilities which will be fostered through their service in the Army Reserve. At the same time, it is important for employees to uphold their commit to you by informing you in advance of their Army Reserve training commitments and keeping you up to date with any issues that may arise as a result of this.
These pages are for you as an employer to arm yourself with the information you need to understand the rewards and responsibilities that come with being an employer of an Army Reserve soldier.