Media mentions

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

Women don't like open-plan

Radio NZ, 9 July 2018

Researcher Rachel Morrison has found that men and women react very differently to open-plan offices.

Research: Women feel uncomfortable in open plan workspaces

Newstalk ZB, 9 July 2018

Researcher Rachel Morrison found that employers need to be more aware that women are conscious of being observed when in open plan workspaces.

Women feel 'more observed' in open plan offices, Auckland researcher says

Stuff NZ, 9 July 2018

Open-plan offices could be making women feel "watched and judged", research shows.

Name changing a game changer for migrants' job prospects, study finds

NZ Herald, 26 June 2018

AUT's Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio found migrants are changing names to sound more Kiwi to increase their chances of finding employment.

How office design can isolate women

CNN Money, 20 June 2018

A study conducted by Rachel Morrison looked at whether or not open office plans really did promote collaboration and conversation, as many bosses hoped.

The difference between being tired and burn out

TVNZ1, Breakfast, 12 June 2018

Interview with Professor Jarrod Haar discussing the difference between being tired and burnout, noting the latter is a chronic form of job stress. He mentions burnout can cause heart attack, mental health problems, depression, insomnia and poor performance in work. He says employees should have an open dialogue with their employers to make sure the latter does not suffer from burnout. He mentions people should learn how to say no to additional work roles. He adds social relationships are important.

The Big Read: Reality of New Zealand's generation gap

NZ Herald, 4 June 2018

Professor Jarrod Haar conducted a nationwide "wellbeing at work'' survey. The tale it tells about how boomers and millennials feel about their lives is, well, telling.

The generation gap

Otago Daily Times, 4 June 2018

Millennials look to be the first generation in a long time to have it worse than their parents. Who is to blame? Or is that the wrong question? Bruce Munro investigates.

Income hit for mums

AUT News, 30 May 2018

There is evidence of a gendered response to parenthood, according to new research from AUT and public policy think tank Motu. Women experience a number of negative labour market outcomes upon becoming mothers, while this is not the case for men.

Pay penalty for Kiwi women having children 'gets larger the longer they stay out of the labour market', says researcher

1News, 29 May, 2018

Professor Gail Pacheco says the findings from the new Ministry of Women study may partly explain the gender pay gap.

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