Media mentions

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

Vulnerable transient population size equal to the city of Tauranga

AUT News, 6 March 2018

A study by the New Zealand Work Research Institute has quantified the scale of transience in New Zealand, with a particular focus on those considered to be ‘vulnerable transient’.


Millennials set to take over the workforce by 2020

NZ Herald, 25 February 2018

Professor Edwina​ Pio urges employers to recognise the changing landscape and to use a variety of different kinds of training to keep the drive and motivation Millennials bring to work.


Baby boomers are rethinking retirement for a later-life reboot

NOTED, 24 February 2018

Barbara Myer, senior lecturer in Management, explains why she uses the word “rewirement” instead of “retirement” to describe the choices made by women in their fifties and sixties who leave their jobs and families to travel and work overseas for anywhere between six months and 10 years, exploring the world not from the safety of a cruise ship but as volunteers, live-in carers or Wwoofers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms).


Large gender pay gap causes concern

Southland Express, 22 February 2018

A workshop held in Dunedin encouraged employers to take action on closing the gender pay gap. Professor Gail Pacheco presented her findings in research commissioned by the Ministry for Women on empirical evidence behind the gender pay gap.


Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

The Guardian, 15 February 2018

Senior lecturer in Management, Dr Peter Skilling, argues that New Zealanders tend to be more flattered than troubled by entrepreneurs such as Peter Thiel, which doesn’t necessarily mean New Zealanders are particularly susceptible to libertarian ideas but would indicate a tendency of complacency in these matters.


Go to Health podcast: Is your job hurting your mental health?

NZ Herald, 13 February 2018

Professor Helena Cooper-Thomas weighed in on whether people are more stressed by work than they were in the past, signs of stress, and how to deal with it.


Retirees to the Rescue

Sunday News, 11 February 2018

Michael Fletcher said research he did in 2015 at NZWRI found that as workers got older, they were more likely to earn lower wages. About 30% of workers over 60 years were paid less than two thirds of New Zealand's median wage.


New study finds thousands of kiwis are transient

Newstalk ZB, 8 February 2018

AUT economist Professor Gail Pacheco told Kate Hawkesby frequent residential movement is known to have poorer outcomes.


AUT study classes 150,000 Kiwis as 'vulnerable transient'

NZ Herald, 8 February 2018

New data on New Zealand's burgeoning transient population has urged social services to call for a "game changer".


Perpetual Guardian to test four-day week

Stuff.co.nz, 8 February 2018

Professor Jarrod Haar said the shorter week could benefit businesses in the long run by reducing employee turnover, as more workers would be satisfied with their jobs.


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