Media mentions

NZWRI is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:

Coronavirus: Young people optimistic about their finances just as Covid-19 poised to strike

Stuff, 8 April 2020

A paper by Professor Gail Pacheco and co-authors notes that young graduates had competed for fewer jobs with older, more experienced workers after the global financial crisis - will the same occur after covid-19?

AUT expert shares research on aged care

AUTi, 16 March 2020

Research by Katherine Ravenswood has shown there are enough similarities between Australia and New Zealand to compare employment conditions and discuss how they can be improved across both countries.

Imam thanks Southland brothers and sisters since Christchurch terror attack

Stuff, 14 March 2020

AUT Professor of diversity Edwina Pio, reflected on the Christchurch terror attack and the impact it has had on Southlanders. She comments that accepting others takes time, as it means "displacing oneself from the centre of one's world view".

3MM: Dr Katherine Ravenswood on International Women's Day

RNZ, 9 March 2020

Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood reflected on International Women's Day 2020 in an interview with RNZ. Dr Ravenswood notes how far we've come but also reminds us that NZ is yet to achieve gender equality.

The future of work: Half of Kiwi 15-year-olds expect to work in one of just 10 occupations

Stuff, 25 January 2020

NZWRI associate director and AUT Professor Jarrod Haar gave a statement to Stuff on the career aspirations of 15-year-olds. Professor Haar notes that it is difficult for children to aspire to future work roles that simply do not exist yet.

Ivory towers and glass ceilings: The gender pay gap in NZ research – Expert Reaction

Science Media Center, 23 January 2020

Gail Pacheco and other experts react to gender pay gap research. They comment on the importance of the gender pay gap as an area of research, and they mention that the research finding is disappointing, but not surprising.

Vodafone's early Friday finishes could have gone further - expert

NewsHub, 21 January 2020

Vodafone New Zealand announced on Monday it will allow its staff to leave work at 2pm every Friday until the end of February. AUT professor and NZWRI associate director Jarrod Haar talks about this, stating that while shorter weeks lead to more productive days, Vodaphone's initiative could have been constructed better.

Four-day work weeks to be trialled by more Kiwi businesses

NewsHub, 21 January 2020

AUT professor and NZWRI associate director Jarrod Haar comments on VodafoneNZ's recent commitment to shortening the work week. He suggests that we may see more firms trialing the 4-day work week in the near future.

Award for Business Research Translation

AUTi, 21 January 2020

Associate Professor Rachel Morrison (Management) received an award in the 2019 Business Research Translation competition. This competition showcases academics’ business research to external stakeholders, highlighting its importance to contemporary business practice.

2020 - The first: Professor of Diversity

AUT, 20 January 2020

Professor Edwina Pio, the first Professor of Diversity and University Director of Diversity in New Zealand, talks about AUT’s work in the diversity space. Prof. Pio is a long-standing member of the NZWRI.

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