Media mentions

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

Having a good female leader beneficial to employee mental health, study suggests

1News, 18 May 2020

New study from Dr Jarrod Haar suggests that having a good female leader may lead to greater employee satisfaction than having a good male leader.


How could a four-day week work for Kiwis?

Stuff, 21 May 2020

The four-day week is in the news again in NZ, Professor Jarrod Haar, notes that international trials seem promising, but it's not a one-size-fits-all solution.


Coronavirus: Redundancy hammers mental and physical health

Stuff, 19 April 2020

Associate Director, Professor Jarrod Haar, comments on the mental and physical effects of redundancy and what do they mean for those losing jobs as a result of covid-19.


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".


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.


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.


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.


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