Media mentions

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

Fighting the Same Fight

Radio NZ, 9 November 2018

Barbara Myers, member of our Wellbeing and Performance Research Group, said that after taking time out to have children, women often feel like they are behind and can't meet promotional measures. According to Myers, many women also opt to return to part-time work, and this creates another barrier for women in the workforce.

Barriers to participation: What's in the way of resolving workplace problems?

LawTalk, Access to Justice, November 2018

Barriers to pursuing employment claims were under scrutiny at a recent symposium hosted by AUT NZWRI, held with the support of the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court.

Big Diff: Beautiful Diversity and Ugly Prejudice in Auckland

Polite Rebellion,, November 2018

While Auckland's festivals and cultural events can bring the city together to embrace diversity, Director of Diversity Profesison Edwina Pio said that we've got to do much more than that.

An age-old conundrum

Employment Today Magazine, October 2018

Dr Barbara Myers said that the social and economic benefits of employing older workers are well established, yet little is being done at an organisational level to support them remaining in the workforce. Dr Myers is part of the NZWRI Wellbeing and Performance Research Group.

Migrant applies for 400 jobs before he finally got one

NZ Herald, 28 October 2018

AUT Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio said migrants should learn to speak and understand Kiwi slag if they wish to increase their chances of finding employment.

It used to be that we have one career for life

TVNZ, Breakfast, 23 October 2018

Multiple careers within one's lifetime is becoming the norm. Professor Jarrod Haar said this is down to the changing nature of business, and bosses seeing employees as "more disposable".

Revealed: What New Zealand's top CEOs are paid

NZ Herald, 19 October 2018

Survey results have been released about CEO salaries for the top 50 companies listed on the sharemarket. Only one woman was recorded in the survey. Professor Jarrod Haar says there is no good reason why there is not an equal, or nearly equal, proportion of women leading the country's largest firms. "The biggest problem is inherent bias in the workplace against women".

Māori, Pacific straight-to-interview policy likely to be copied: expert

NZ Herald, 14 October 2018

All eligible Māori and Pacific job candidates are being automatically fast-tracked to the interview stage for openings at Auckland DHB. The change has been made to try increase workforce diversity. Jarrod Harr, Professor of Human Resources Management at AUT, said the policy is positive.

Auckland Council offers guidelines for healthier Diwali food

NZ Herald, 17 October 2018

Favourite foods might taste a little different at this year's Auckland Diwali Festival. AUT Director of Diversity, Edwina Pio, said festive food had an emotional appeal, and authorities should keep their focus on larger businesses who command daily choices rather than festival vendors.

Workplace diversity up for discussion

Newshub, 15 October 2018

Auckland DHB is fast-tracking Māori and Pasifika candidates to the interview stage to try increase diversity. Is it right for people to be given a leg up because of their ethnicity? AUT Professor Jarrod Haar thinks it is a positive policy change.

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