29 November 2019 - ANZOPOB Conference
Co-hosted by NZWRI's Wellbeing and Performance Research Group, this conference encouraged practitioners, academics and postgraduate students working on topics related to organisational/work psychology and organisational behaviour to get together and discuss their research.
25-26 November 2019 - In-Work Poverty Launch and Seminar
The Human Rights Commission launched research on In-Work Poverty conducted by the NZ Work Research Institute in Auckland on the 25th of November and hosted a public seminar in Wellington on the 26th of November. Professor Pacheco and Dr Plum presented the research, while Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo, spoke to the human rights implications of In-Work Poverty.
7-8 November 2019 - AAHANZBS 11th Annual Conference
The Business and Labour History Group of NZWRI hosted the 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools. The conference theme was: Institutions and Change.
6 November 2019 - Job-to-job Transitions and the Regional Job Ladder
NZWRI and the Productivity Commission co-hosted a public seminar by Guanyu Zheng (a.k.a Fish), a Senior Advisor in the Economics and Research Team at the New Zealand Productivity Commission. Fish spoke to regional job transitions in New Zealand using the Linked Employer-Employee Database (LEED).
14 October 2019 - The Evolution of Gender Gaps in Numeracy and Literacy Between Childhood and Young Adulthood
Dr Marco Paccagnella of the OECD will present his research on gender differences in numeracy and literacy skills, including how the gaps evolve from age 10 to age 27 and if their evolution differs across countries.
12 August 2019 - Religion and Business: Reaping the Diversity Dividend
Is religion good for business? Is a religiously diverse workforce a benefit or deficit? What is the appropriate role for religion in New Zealand businesses and workplaces, and how does the Treaty of Waitangi relate to the possible religious diversity dividend? This symposium explored the relationship between business and religion in the contemporary world.
22 May 2019 - Barriers to participation: what would make a difference and would it work?
This symposium considered how to overcome barriers to participation in resolving employment relationship problems – in the direct discussions between workers and employers, in attending mediation and in taking part in authority or court proceedings.
2 May 2019 - Price Effects of Special Housing Areas in Auckland
Dr Mario Andres Fernandez will present his paper investigating the causal effects of the Special Housing Areas (SHAs) programme on housing prices and the implications on affordability.This seminar is co-hosted by the NZ Work Research Institute and the School of Economics at AUT University.
24 April 2019 - Heritage Talk: Spice it up with Professor Edwina Pio
Professor Edwina Pio examines how New Zealanders have historically shunned stereotypes, yet the future demands compassion and inclusiveness. Hosted by Auckland Council, this talk addressed how we must give back for the privilege of living in Aotearoa.
12 April 2019 - The Effect of Interest Caps on Bankruptcy: Synthetic Control Evidence from Recent Payday Lending Bans
Payday loans have the potential to both help and harm consumers. In this paper, Dr Kabir Dasgupta uses interest-rate caps as quasi-experiments to test whether access to payday credit affects delinquencies and bankruptcies. This seminar was hosted by the Department of Economics at Auckland University.
28 March 2019 - The Value of Care: the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement
This event launched the report 'The Value of Care: Understanding the impact of the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement on the residential aged care, home and community care and disability sectors', co-authored by Dr Julie Douglas and Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood. View the livestream video.
14 March 2019 - Wage Effects of Baccalaureate Time to Degree in the United States
Dr Christopher Erwin presented his research exploring whether delayed graduation carries a labour market penalty in the United States. This seminar was co-hosted by the NZ Work Research Institute and the School of Economics at AUT University.
19 February 2019 - Employment Relations Seminar and Discussion
Professor John W. Budd presented a seminar on dispute resolution, which was followed by a discussion about NZWRI Employment Relations Research Group projects for 2019.
14 February 2019 - Productivity of Housing Construction: A literature discussion and scoping exercise
Dr Nan Jiang presented her research on construction sector productivity to the NZ Productivity Commission.