Ochre will help you ENGAGE the best people and win their passionate support,
help them ACHIEVE outstanding results. GROW them to make the greatest
contribution they can and REWARD their loyalty and performance.

Testimonials – what HR directors say…

We know that globally, HR leaders are using ‘next generation’ intranets, like Ochre, to empower and enable their managers to do a better job of their day to day people management responsibilities.  Here’s what some NZ HR leaders say about Ochre:

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Hawkins business success relies on the people management skills of our managers. As part of growing those skills we implemented ‘Hawkins People’ as the first line of HR service support for managers. Hawkins People is our application of the “Ochre” online HR resource. We then looked to train our managers in core people management skills. We chose Paul Loof and his CBC workshop because it provided a customized case based and practical learning experience for our managers.  Around sixty managers have participated in these workshops. The combination of Hawkins People and CBC has given our managers resources and skills to tackle important HR issues. We are confident in our investment in these activities as we now regularly see evidence of the skills and knowledge being successfully applied.

Tim Brenton-Rule
General Manager Human Resources


Rotorua Lakes Council  –  Ochre known as  Kia TūRLC home page snip

Richard Bird, People and Capability Manager

“Kia Tu (aka Ochre) has become an important part of the way our People & Capability team supports our managers with their people management.  It is accessible to them anytime, provides them with clear guidance, and helps to give them confidence.”


New Pnpdc home page sniplymouth District Council

Carol Malpas, People and Capability Manager

“Managers are quickly seeing the benefits of Ochre – the independence of sourcing their own answers, value of using the tools and easily understanding the information presented.”


MediaWorks – Ochre known as POD (People on Demand)MW2 FNL DVL 3

Nathan Scott, People Data and Project Manager

‘We have a lot of offices around NZ and POD allows managers to easily access information and advice wherever they are, instantly.’


Our Experience with Ochre
Having the functionality of an electronic HR system that allows managers to handle many HR related tasks for their employees directly, rather than relying on an HR department to do this was recognised by us as the best way forward.  In late 2012 we recognised we needed to undertake a major uplift in how we managed our people and performance in order to meet our significant growth strategy intentions.  With the help of Paul Loof,  we introduced a customised version of Ochre into our company. Since then we have continued to build and improve the system that has now become an essential tool to enable our managers and administrators across the country to be highly effective people managers.  My HR team are excited about Ochre and can see the great potential that a tool like this has and is the way of the future. In fact one member of our team who had worked in similar companies across Europe commented that he thought Ochre was world class and he had not seen any equivalent in his travels.
John Bryant BE (civil), MBA, FIPENZ, Group Support Manager.