Media mentions

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

Gender differences at work: relishing competence or seeking a challenge?

The Conversation, 10 August 2018

Recent research from NZWRI member Rachel Morrison discussed the gender differences in whether people prefer feeling either truly capable or else challenged to stretch their abilities.


The four-day working week: Build it and they will hum

Stuff NZ, 8 August 2018

Professor Jarrod Haar said there was clear evidence that stress levels, work-life balance, job satisfaction and employee commitment all improved as a result of the four-day working week trial.


Kiwi mums talk about joys and challenges of returning to work post baby

Stuff NZ, 3 August 2018

Professor Gail Pacheco is part of a research team who found the wage gap between men and women widens to 12.5 per cent when they become parents.


The Week in Good News

The New York Times, 26 July 2018

Not all news is bad news. The four-day working week study by Professor Jarrod Haar featured in The New York Times' Week of Good News. See the extended article here.


Develop a career with purpose

YUDU, n.d.

AUT Senior Lecturer and member of the wellbeing group at NZWRI, Dr Margie Elley-Brown, says the first step towards a career with purpose is to determine what is important to you.


What makes graduates employable?

YUDU, n.d.

Employability is something all tertiary students need to work on from their first paper to the workplace. AUT Senior Lecturer and member of the wellbeing group at NZWRI, Dr Margie Elley-Brown, has noticed a surprisingly large number of students lack experience with job-preparation.


Working four-day weeks for five days' pay? Research shows it pays off

The Conversation, 25 July 2018

Analysis of the four-day week trial showed that employees felt better about their job, were more engaged, and generally reported greater work-life balance and less stress - all while maintaining the same level of productivity.


Four-day work week called 'resounding success' after New Zealand company's experiment

ABC7 Eyewitness News, 23 July 2018

Professor Jarrod Haar measured the experiment's impact on a variety of factors like productivity, employee stress levels and work-life balance.


Company that tried four-day work week says it was a 'resounding success'

Fox59 News, 22 July 2018

A company in New Zealand that tested four-day work week says the experiment was so successful that it wants to make it permanent. Employees all reported greater productivity, better work-life balance and lower stress levels from working one less day a week.


A New Zealand company tried a four-day work week. It was a 'resounding success'

CBS 4 News, 22 July 2018

Professor Jarrod Haar, one of the researchers who conducted the trial, said the key to the experiment's success was the staff input as "they were given the freedom to design things". This could become a "revolutionary way to work".


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