Training, learning & development

Foster a culture of continuous improvement

We're here to assist you to invest in your team, nurture their potential and help them achieve their personal best.

Invest in your people

Recognising that investing in your team's learning and development is key to both their personal growth and your bottom line, we proactively identify skill gaps and create a culture of continuous learning and improvement within your organisation.

Through collaborative learning initiatives, we aim to promote learning within your team, and a culture that thrives on growth and innovation.

What we do

We cater to your business’s needs to identify skill gaps to create a culture of learning and continuous improvement.

Management Training & Workshops

Our bespoke management training workshops and toolkits are designed to equip leaders and managers with the essential tools and skills needed to excel in their people management roles.

Covering a range of HR topics, including leadership principles, engagement & motivation, performance management, goal setting, navigating difficult conversations, and effective feedback techniques, each toolkit is tailored to meet the unique challenges and objectives of our clients' businesses.

Through hands-on workshops and practical guides, we provide managers with greater confidence in their leadership ability, and a comprehensive support system to enhance their decision-making, team leadership, and communication skills.

Training & Development Initiatives

We assist with creating training and development initiatives that are closely aligned with your business and people needs.  We will review current skills and competencies within the business, identify key gaps for development and design targeted training programmes that facilitate both individual and business growth.

Our initiatives are not only focused on enhancing technical skills but also on strengthening skills like leadership, communication and teamwork, ensuring a well-rounded approach.

Competency Mapping

We guide you through the process of mapping each role within your business, creating a framework that outlines the specific skills and competencies required for success within each role. This mapping process ensures that every role is clearly defined, with pathways for development and progression that are aligned with both individual aspirations and company objectives.

Once the competency framework is established, we can implement it across your business, integrating it into your HR processes, including recruitment, performance management, and training & development. This alignment ensures that throughout each staff members career, there are growth and development opportunities, clear and consistent understanding of expectations and transparent criteria for success.

Talent & Succession Planning

Our process involves identifying key positions within the organisation and mapping out potential internal candidates that could step into these roles, should the need arise. By evaluating the skills, experience, and development needs of these candidates, we create personalised development plans to prepare them for leadership positions.

This proactive approach not only minimises the risks associated with unplanned vacancies but also motivates and retains employees by providing clear career progression paths.

Graham Lange


Director at IHS

“People and Culture describes exactly what Mel and Gemma are about. The people first, culture, professional, efficient, and effective in the workplace. ”

Valma Wills


Creche Manager - Meadowood Creche

“Thank you for your guidance and prompt communication throughout the process. You gave us assurance that a fair and reasonable process was being enacted.”

Sam Williams


Director at KWC Surveying, Planning & Project Management

“Melanie took the time to come into the office for our initial consultation which helped to dial into what we needed and how best to help. Happy to recommend to others. ”

Justine McCrory


Director at Filters Direct

“Working with Gemma has been very easy and professional. Our business needed updated Employment Contracts and these were done with ease and attention to the details we required. ”

Mark Hurley


Managing Director - Mizen Automation

“I found People and Culture to be very professional and friendly. They delivered to a high standard and within a much shorter timeframe than I was expecting. Knowing I can use P&C for ongoing HR support is very reassuring as a small business owner.”

Jonathan Mihaljevich


General Manager at Franklin Rd Rocks

“Immense thanks to Gemma for your absolute expertise combined with gentle and caring temperament. You’re head and shoulders above anyone else we’ve worked with on similar matters.”

John Webster


Director at The Blackwood Project

“I found working with Mel gave me the instant relief a small business owner needs, that comes from knowing our HR issues were being handled by a professional. I highly recommend People & Culture to other businesses.”

Julie Rope


Director at Rope Neuro Rehabilitation Ltd

“Mel and Gemma have been the light at the end of a tunnel! They are prompt and took the time to understand my business and its needs. They have added immense value and can’t believe I managed without them for so long!”

Maria Madill


Operations Manager - Hahei Beach

“Our people and the business needed clarity, thanks for understanding us so quickly and nailing it. Thanks People & Culture, you have helped us put our people into our policies with instant and ongoing relief from any legislation pain points. ”

Vaughan Magnusson


Director at Hahei Beach

“It's a pleasure to deal with experienced professionals who know their stuff and provide sound and pragmatic advice.”

Vicky Taylor


CEO of moochi

“People and Culture are a great balance of professional and caring, pragmatic while also understanding best practise. They simplify problems and support us to move forward.”

Abel Butler


CEO at HealthPost

“Mel has set the bar at a new level for us in terms of outsourced support. People and Culture have made a hugely positive contribution to our business in a relatively short amount of time. You'll be in great hands!”

Scott Kennedy


Managing Director at Edition

“Mel and Gemma’s dedication to fostering vibrant workplaces is unmatched. Their passion for people shines through in everything they do!”