The New Zealand Work Research Institute provides high quality research across a broad multidisciplinary programme concerned with people and work.



Women feel uncomfortable in open plan workspaces

Research from NZWRI member, Rachel Morrison, has found that men and women react very differently to open-plan offices. Rachel was interviewed by Newstalk ZB.



Introducing our new office administrator

Livvy is a Master of Business (Economics) student and our new office administrator. Livvy’s drive to improve economic welfare led her to research the way that home detention sentences, in comparison to prison time, impact people’s propensity to reoffend once released. Do great things, at AUT.





Four-day working week trial at Perpetual Guardian a success

Professor Jarrod Haar analysed a four-day working week trial. Results showed that job life satisfaction increased on all levels across the home and work front, with employees performing better in their jobs and enjoying work more. See also AUT News, The Guardian and MSN.

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Parenthood and labour market outcomes

New report commissioned by the Ministry for Women, and written in conjunction with Motu. See also 1News, NZ Herald, The Conversation, Radio NZ, NewstalkZB, Stuff ,  Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, WA Today and Victorious.



Word Internet Project New Zealand survey report 2017

The report presents internet penetration nation-wide and by regions, user activities, privacy and security issues, freedom of speech and the impact of the internet on those living with impairments.



Work's broader risk factors

Julie Douglas and Katherine Ravenswood argue that improving health and safety among aged care workers requires attending to broader factors, such as pay. They are featured in Safeguard magazine.



Vulnerable transient population the size of Hamilton

New research shows roughly 150,000 people are considered to be 'vulnerable transient'. Kathryn Ryan speaks with co-author of the report, Gail Pacheco on Nine to Noon, Radio NZ. See also AUT News, Newstalk ZB, and NZ Herald.



Low pay in New Zealand

MBIE commissioned this research to better understand the low pay sector within New Zealand, and the changing nature of this group in recent years.


 

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