NZWRI is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:
Struggle is real with the holiday juggle
A study by AUT's Jarrod Haar and Candice Harris showed that school holidays clearly create pertinent issues for NZ parents. How can companies help? Potential solutions include enhanced flexibility during the school holiday weeks, provide holiday childcare or program subsidies, or give staff the ability to work remotely and/or part-time during the holiday weeks.
Transport's dirty little secret: The truckers breaking the law just to survive
AUT researcher Dr. Clare Tedestedt George recently completed her PhD thesis on occupational safety, health and well-being of truck drivers in New Zealand. George interviewed 45 industry participants, including 20 drivers, and results painted a grim picture of the 'cutthroat' industry.
Alarm as Kathmandu job hopefuls asked what medications they take
Kathmandu asks job hopefuls to list all prescription drugs or medication that they're on. Professor Jarrod Haar told the NZ Herald that it is understandable for employers to want to know about potential safety and performance issues, but as Shaun Robinson, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said, it is not okay to ask general questions about medical history that aren't directly relevant to the job.
Confessions of a sugar baby: The NZ women who accept gifts for dates
"Lifestyle choices and payment of university fees in an era of heightened competition in tandem with diminishing financial scholarships often catapult students into the outstretched arms of sugared relationships" Professor Edwina Pio told NZ Herald.
Fighting the Same Fight
Barbara Myers, member of our Wellbeing and Performance Research Group, said that after taking time out to have children, women often feel like they are behind and can't meet promotional measures. According to Myers, many women also opt to return to part-time work, and this creates another barrier for women in the workforce.
Barriers to participation: What's in the way of resolving workplace problems?
Barriers to pursuing employment claims were under scrutiny at a recent symposium hosted by AUT NZWRI, held with the support of the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court.
Big Diff: Beautiful Diversity and Ugly Prejudice in Auckland
While Auckland's festivals and cultural events can bring the city together to embrace diversity, Director of Diversity Profesison Edwina Pio said that we've got to do much more than that.
An age-old conundrum
Dr Barbara Myers said that the social and economic benefits of employing older workers are well established, yet little is being done at an organisational level to support them remaining in the workforce. Dr Myers is part of the NZWRI Wellbeing and Performance Research Group.
Migrant applies for 400 jobs before he finally got one
AUT Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio said migrants should learn to speak and understand Kiwi slag if they wish to increase their chances of finding employment.
It used to be that we have one career for life
Multiple careers within one's lifetime is becoming the norm. Professor Jarrod Haar said this is down to the changing nature of business, and bosses seeing employees as "more disposable".