Media mentions

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

Revealed: the regulatory hole that sees fatal truck crashes escape investigation

The Spinoff, 31 July 2019

Dr Clare Tedestedt George, member of our Wellbeing and Performance Research Group, contributed to the debate on health and safety in the truck driving industry with her PhD thesis looking at the structural factors underlying the poor practices in the profession.

Using emojis at work helps colleagues see you as warmer, friendlier, says study

Stuff, 17 July 2019

Associate Director Jarrod Haar told Stuff that the biggest risk of using emojis at work was likely being seen as a fool. "It might even undermine a serious email/message if you sign off that way. Or you might get the reputation of being 'immature' or a 'joker'."

Using te reo Māori at work leads to increased job satisfaction, study finds

Stuff, 16 July 2019

Our new research shows organisations that incorporate te reo Māori in their workplace benefit from increased job satisfaction. Associate Director Jarrod Haar told Stuff that the reasons why organisations started including more te reo or tikanga Māori generally stemmed from wanting to better reflect their staff and customers.

Normalisation of Te Reo Māori is good for business

HRNZ, 16 July 2019

Reserach by AUT's Te Ipukarea The National Māori Language Institute and the New Zealand Work Research Institute for Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) has shown organisations which incorporate te reo me ngā tikanga Māori (Māori language and culture) in their workplaces benefit from improved cultural satisfaction and increased job satisfaction.

The school holiday conundrum for parents

Radio NZ, 8 July 2019

Associate Director (Human Resource Mangement), Jarrod Haar, tells Radio NZ about his research on the impact of school holidays on working mums. Is it time for employers to step up and offer more flexibility?

Good for te reo, good for business!

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Mā

New research by the NZ Work Research Institute and Te Ipukarea explored the integration of Māori language and culture in organisations across New Zealand. The research identifies why organisations use, support and champion the use of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in Aotearoa, and the challenges that prevent them from doing so.

Productivity Commission board members appointed

The Beehive, 17 June 2019

Hon Grant Robertson announces Professor Gail Pacheco's appointment as a Commissioner for the Productivity Commission. Gail brings "a range of experience to the Productivity Commission's board, including around labour and health economics and environmental issues like the RMA and climate change".

New Commissioners appointed

Productivity Commission, 17 June 2019

Director, Professor Gail Pacheco, has been appointed as a Commissioner to the Productivity Commission Board. Professor Pacheco was selected for her strong technical background and extensive experience with complex research projects involving diverse stakeholder groups, including the government.

Productivity Commission appointments bolster

Scoop, 17 June 2019

Finance Minister Grant Robertson announces Professor Gail Pacheco as a new member of the Productivity Commission's board.

Flexible work: The rise - and pros and cons - of shunning the 'office'

Stuff, 31 May 2019

Millennials appear to be driving away from the 9-to-5 jobs in search for more flexible work. Professor Jarrod Haar told Stuff that flexible work has few downsides: "The lack of commute time could lead to increased efficiency and business owners could reduce their office space and associated costs."

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