Large gender pay gap causes concern – Southland Express, 22 February 2018
A workshop held in Dunedin encouraged employers to take action on closing the gender pay gap. Professor Gail Pacheco presented her findings in research commissioned by the Ministry for Women on empirical evidence behind the gender pay gap..
Go to Health podcast: Is your job hurting your mental health? – The New Zealand Herald, 13 February 2018
Professor Helena Cooper-Thomas weighed in on whether people are more stressed by work than they were in the past, signs of stress, and how to deal with it.
Retirees to the Rescue – Sunday News, 11 February 2018
Michael Fletcher said research he did in 2015 at NZWRI found that as workers got older, they were more likely to earn lower wages. About 30% of workers over 60 years were paid less than two thirds of New Zealand's median wage.
New study finds thousands of kiwis are transient – Newstalk ZB, 8 February 2018
AUT economist Professor Gail Pacheco told Kate Hawkesby frequent residential movement is known to have poorer outcomes.
AUT study classes 150,000 Kiwis as 'vulnerable transient' – The New Zealand Herald, 8 February 2018
New data on New Zealand's burgeoning transient population has urged social services to call for a "game changer".
Perpetual Guardian to test four-day week – stuff.co.nz, 8 February 2018
Professor Jarrod Haar said the shorter week could benefit businesses in the long run by reducing employee turnover, as more workers would be satisfied with their jobs.
Labour approach testing employment waters – The Newsroom, 7 February 2018
“The pay equity working group did good work but its existence was forced upon the Government by a decision in the Supreme Court", says Pam Nuttall, employment law specialist and senior law lecturer at the Auckland University of technology.
NZ living wage needs urgent look, Massey University and AUT researchers say – The New Zealand Herald, 17 December 2017
Researchers say that while a national minimum wage is a legal floor intended both to provide protection for workers and encourage fair competition among employers, minimum wages were now widely recognised as failing to provide sufficient cost-of-living income.
The way of the future? – employmenttoday.co.nz, 13 December 2017
The gig-work approach has instant accessibility and may be hailed as the way of the future, but Professor Jarrod Haar is less than convinced, pointing out that, although the model offers flexibility, it also has some inherent disadvantages — for both parties.
Biggest labour law changes in generation – newsroom.co.nz, 28 November 2017
Professor Erling Rasmussen - Next year is likely to bring the most significant changes in employment policy in 25 years. In particular, protections for contract and casual workers will be under the spotlight
Praise for tackling the gender pay gap – The New Zealand Herald, 24 November 2017
"The gap goes from being zero and insignificant at the bottom of the wage distribution to being about 20 per cent at the top end." says Professor Gail Pacheco.
New Zealand Firms Are Letting Women Down – Washingtonpost.com, 6 November 2017
What's got four Marks, four Johns, three Simons, two Scotts, two Peters, two Christophers -- but just one woman? New Zealand's leading stock-market index.
Biggest labour law changes in generation – Newsroom.co.nz, 28 November 2017
Professor Erling Rasmussen: Next year is likely to bring the most significant changes in employment policy in 25 years. In particular, protections for contract and casual workers will be under the spotlight.
Michael Fletcher: Welfare system needs radical shake up – The New Zealand Herald, 8 November 2017
After nine years of National's so-called welfare reform, there is a certain irony in the fact that one of the most urgent tasks facing the new Government is welfare reform. The lesson is that welfare is for us all. It is not the "us-and-them" thing National would have had us believe.
New Zealand Firms Are Letting Women Down – Bloomberg.com, 6 November 2017
New Zealand's gender wage gap is one of the narrowest in the world, based on the OECD's data, however the gender pay gap gets wider as incomes rise.
Mind the Gap – Engage Magazine, 3 November 2017
“International research signals that worker satisfaction and retention is higher when they know their pay and opportunities are fair” says Professor Gail Pacheco, a leader in gender pay gap research. The report showed that 80% of the gender pay gap is now driven by “unexplained” factors.
Through the Ages – Engage Magazine, 3 November 2017
Dr Ravenswood says her own personal experience of working part-time in aged care work in the 1990s, has helped her understand the key issues faced by aged care workers in NZ. Using survey data, she is working on a journal article looking at the connections between safety and physical and verbal abuse, training, and job satisfaction/turnover.
She helped lead the survey in 2014 and 2016
Increasing minimum wage will cost jobs – Newstalk ZB, 25 October 2017
Economist, Dr Eric Crampton cites research by Gail Pacheco and Tim Maloney to support his argument on why Working for Families is a better way of supporting the incomes of the working poor than minimum wages.
See also The big minimum wage hike.
Managing mental illness at work – The New Zealand Herald, 4 October 2017
Dr Helena Cooper-Thomas, professor of organisational behavior at AUT, says: "For people with mental health problems, work can be a useful place to find meaning, through working on tasks that feel important such as helping customers or solving problems, and also to find connection, through social interactions with colleagues.
Survey: Gender and bias fear on the rise – The New Zealand Herald, 21 September 2017
The New Zealand Diversity Survey found the percentage of New Zealand organisations stating that bias is an important diversity issue was up 18.2 per cent, from 30.1 to 48.3 per cent. Director of Diversity, Professor Edwina Pio says the election is not making things better.
Top HR Figures to discuss mental health – Hrmonline.co.nz, 20 September 2017
The esteemed trio Professor Jarrod Haar, Gordon Attwood, and Dr David Keane held an industry event to spotlight the value of workplace mental health and discussed best-practice strategies and important obligations in this area.
Editorial: Real equality for working women still a long way off – stuff.co.nz, 4 September 2017
Working women can take some encouragement from a significant narrowing of the gender pay gap, but let's not get carried away – real equality in the workplace is still a long way off. New Zealand research on the issue between 2004 to 2017 was commissioned by the Ministry for Women and led by economics Professor Gail Pacheco of AUT.
The internet: The good the bad and the broadband – 95bFM, 10 August 2017
The World Internet Project was founded 17 years ago to recognize the increasing influence of digital technology and the internet as a cross-national phenomenon. Founding member Dr Jeffrey Cole is in New Zealand to talk the past present and future of the world wide web. We spoke to him to find out more.
Discussion of Ideological & Legislative Responses To Terrorism – youtube.com, 10 July 2017
Professor Edwina Pio recently spoke at a press event organised by the non-profit organisation Interfaith Unity For Tolerance. The event was held in New York and featured a unique group of panelists with academic and legislative backgrounds. Professor Pio speaks about a coherent response to faith based violence and terrorism.
Note: Her speech starts at 15:26.
Workers underestimate 'robotisation' of jobs – computerworld.co.nz, 7 June 2017
New Zealander workers greatly underestimate the extent to which their roles will be replaced by robots, according to a survey undertaken by the Auckland University of technology and Massey Business School. A cognitive bias exists when you look at the gap between the number of New Zealanders who acknowledge the potential threat of automation and the number who think it will affect them personally.
Working parents some of workplace's most productive – stuff.co.nz, 4 June 2017
Jarrod Haar, professor of human resource management at AUT, said the reality of working parents "skiving off" was nowhere near what people thought. His research showed that good work-life balance benefited both parents and non-parents equally.
"We're sick of the pay, the stress, the heavy workload" – msn.com, 29 May 2017
Eighty-five percent of aged care workers thought their wages did not reflect the emotionally taxing work they did, the 2016 New Zealand Aged Care Workforce Survey by the Auckland University of Technology found.
New Gender pay gap research shows the main causes are “unexplained” – women.govt.nz, 20 May 2017
Hon Paula Bennett, launched new research into the gender pay gap at the Human Resources Institute. The research, commissioned by the Ministry for Women and led by Professor Gail Pacheco from Auckland University of Technology, looks into what is causing the gender pay gap – currently 12 percent – and what we can do about it.
Low to no job security in aged care work: survey – Otago Daily Times, 19 May 2017
The 2016 Aged Care Workforce Survey, undertaken by AUT and released yesterday, confirms the shortage of workers in aged care in New Zealand which was noted in 2014.
Students face career battle with robots for jobs – newshub.co.nz, 15 May 2017
Researchers say that in just 20 years up to half of New Zealand's jobs could completely disappear, with machines doing the work instead. Students struggling to decide what career path to choose are now facing a battle with robots taking future jobs.
Tomorrow's Cities: Singapore's plans for a smart nation – BBC News, 21 April 2017
Enter Singapore's Smart Nation solution, which aims to merge technology into every aspect of life on the small island. This nation has always prided itself on persistence and a strong work ethic to succeed. This article defines the Smart Nation plan for future survival and the shoots of it's innovation.
Cultural diversity in Aotearoa – Global Women, 5 April 2017
As a migrant woman I feel blessed to have been gifted fifteen years to wander amidst the giant pohutukawa trees in our lovely parks, and in my work nationally and internationally in universities and organisations, with a singular focus on diversity and marginality.
The Big Read: Is this the year New Zealand finally addresses the gender pay gap? – Bay of Plenty Times, 20 March 2017
A study commissioned by the NZ Ministry for Women undertaken by researchers at Auckland University of Technology and the University of Waikato provides empirical evidence of a national gender pay gap between men and women.
Paula Bennett: It's 2017. It's time to pay women what they are worth – stuff.co.nz, 8 March 2017
Closing the gender pay gap is one of my top priorities as Minister. We know that we won't eliminate the gap overnight but it is simply unacceptable that women who are as productive, and contribute so significantly to business and the economy are paid less than men.
Gender pay gap not on, says Bennett – The New Zealand Herald, 8 March 2017
She said research released yesterday by the Auckland University of Technology showed that about 20 per cent of the gap could be attributed to known traditional factors such as difference in occupations and differences in the amount of experience, and qualifications.
Greens want govt to back equal pay bill – nznewswire, 8 March 2017
Research from Auckland University of Technology, released on Monday, showed unconscious bias was to blame for 80 per cent of the reasons women are paid less than men.
Bennett urges gender pay audit – Otago Daily Times, 8 March 2017
An Auckland University of Technology report said yesterday those traditional excuses actually made up just 20% of the reasons Kiwi women earned, on average, 12% less than men.
Gender pay gap prompts huge response – and it’s not just about the money – Stuff.co.nz, 8 March 2017
The ground-breaking research, conducted by Auckland University of Technology, says 80 per cent of the pay gap can be attributed to "unexplained" factors like conscious and unconscious bias, perception and attitude towards women.
Gender pay gap: New Zealand women share stories of bias at work – stuff.co.nz, 8 March 2017
Groundbreaking research, conducted by Auckland University of Technology, says 80 per cent of the pay gap can be attributed to "unexplained" factors like bias, perception and attitude towards women.
'Women's work' does not explain much of the pay gap – The New Zealand Herald, 8 March 2017
International Women's Day today draws attention to a number of issues, especially the persistent statistical gap in the average earnings of men and women.
‘Unconscious bias’ to blame for gender pay gap – NewstalkZB, 7 March 2017
Auckland University of Technology says those traditional excuses actually make up just 20 per cent of the reasons Kiwi women earn, on average, 12 per cent less than men.
NZH Focus: Gender Pay Gap still a problem – The New Zealand Herald, 8 March 2017
Today is International Woman’s Day and to mark it, the Human Rights Commission has released a project showing that over a lifetime, women earn on average $600,000 less than their male counterparts. Belinda Henley is joined by Charlotte Haycock from the Human Rights commission to discuss why the gender pay gap still exists.
There is a glass ceiling for women in New Zealand: Minister for Women – Morning Report, Radio NZ, 8 March 2017
The Minister for Women, Paula Bennett, says gender bias does exist and employer's sometimes think they can get away with paying women less.
We need to talk about New Zealand's gender pay gap – Idealog, 7 March 2017
Misogyny is still, unfortunately, alive and well in the Land of the Long White Cloud – and there’s some hard data to back that up. But efforts are ongoing to bring us closer to full equality.
Bias behind 80 per cent of Gender Pay Gap – RadioNZ, 7 March 2017
Professor Gail Pacheco authored the research, and she is a professor in Economics at AUT, the director of the New Zealand Work Research Institute.
Gender pay gap still stuck at 12 percent – RadioNZ, 7 March 2017
The pay gap between men and women remains at 12 percent, according to the research, undertaken by Auckland University of Technology for the Ministry for Women.
The gender pay gap: 'Unexplainable factors' to blame – newshub.co.nz, 7 March 2017
Women are consistently still paid less than their male counterparts and it's a result of both conscious and unconscious bias against women in the workforce, new research says.
Gender Bias blamed for most of static pay gap between men and women – Checkpoint, RadioNZ, 7 March 2017
The research found 80% of the gender pay gap cannot be explained.
Mind the gap – Jesse Mulligan, RadioNZ, 7 March 2017
Reasons behind the gender pay gap have been revealed.
Alison Mau looks at the gender pay gap in NZ – RadioLIVE, 7 March 2017
Today on RadioLIVE Drive Alison Mau will focus on the gender pay gap in NZ, after AUT research released today showed women across the board are paid 12% less than their male counterpart, and in higher paying jobs, the figure jumps to 20%.
Unconscious bias blamed for gender gap – nzcity.co.nz, 7 March 2017
Auckland University of Technology says those traditional excuses actually make up just 20 per cent of the reasons Kiwi women earn, on average, 12 per cent less than men.
NZ's gender pay gap hasn't improved in 14 years – 1 News, 7 March 2017
Women's Minister Paula Bennett has come out swinging, blaming bias in the workforce for the gap. New research by Professor Gail Pacheco looked at the factors behind it.
According to new research from AUT for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, gender bias is the main reason for the wage gap – RadioNZ, 7 March 2017
According to new research from AUT for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, gender bias is the main reason for the wage gap.
Paula Bennett disappointed at the findings of new research on pay equity – RadioLIVE, 7 March 2017
Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today expressed disappointment at the findings of new research which shows bias and perceptions about women in the workplace are what’s driving the Gender Pay Gap.
Paula Bennett slams gender pay gap – hrmonline.co.nz, 7 March 2017
The report – conducted by the Auckland University of Technology on behalf of the Ministry for Women – was commissioned in a bid to identify the major drivers behind New Zealand’s pay gap, which has remained at roughly 12 per cent for the last 10 years.
Women's minister challenges companies to conduct gender pay audits and to declare the results – The New Zealand Herald, 7 March 2017
Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett said research released today by the Auckland University of Technology showed that about 20 per cent of the gap could be attributed to known traditional factors such as difference in occupations and differences in the amount of experience, and qualifications.
NZ gender pay gap unchanged in more than a decade – The National Business Review, 7 March 2017
The gap between what men and women are paid on average has barely shifted in the 14 years since the first major attempt to measure the difference was published in 2003, a new report from the Ministry for Women has found.
Bias against women accounts for 80 per cent of gender pay gap - research – stuff.co.nz, 7 March 2017
The gender pay gap very much exists in New Zealand, and the cause of it is mostly down to bias, perception and attitude, according to new research.
Row over 'Gypsy' to promote fair – The New Zealand Herald, 5 March 2017
AUT University Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio, however, felt the best way forward was for the two groups to talk. "In the daily navigation of our lives we have to give a little, take a little and filter our reciprocity through honour, dignity and civility," she said.
Companies are vying for marketing and communications talent – stuff.co.nz, 5 March 2017
Auckland University of Technology professor Roger Marshall is noticing many students from other disciplines are trying to include marketing in their course work. "We have an internship programme, where every student in the school spends 10 weeks inside a company working on an issue. Marketing assignments are now the most common, although this wasn't true a few years ago," he said.
School performance key to later study – RadioNZ, 21 February 2017
The Tertiary Education Commission is making a new attempt at improving enrolment and pass rates among Māori and Pasifika students after institutions fell short of previous targets. among Māori and Pasifika. – Professor Gail Pacheco
Listen to the report from Morning Report.
Fewer Maori opt for degree study – Waatea News, 21 February 2017
Maori are 24 percent less likely to participate in bachelors degrees than Pakeha, according to a new study by the Productivity Commission and Auckland University of Technology. "Prior school performance is the largest contributing factor to the lower level of degree study, followed by parental education and socio economic status." – Professor Gail Pacheco
Ethnic and minority women face many different forms of discrimination in New Zealand – The New Zealand Herald, 14 February 2017
"Ethnic women sometimes faced 'triple discrimination' based on the simultaneous interlocking of their gender, ethnicity and minority migrant status." – Professor of Diversity, Edwina Pio
Refugee and immigrant millennials in NZ struggling to get into high-paying jobs – The New Zealand Herald, 14 February 2017
Despite having a better work ethic, refugee and immigrant millennials (RIM) still struggle to get good jobs in New Zealand, a study has found.
Pay rise for 120,000 Kiwis - but 1500 may lose their jobs – The New Zealand Herald, 24 January 2017
Officials have also calculated that the 50c an hour minimum wage hike will cost taxpayers an extra $29.4 million a year.
A long voyage: Refugees arrive home in Aotearoa – The New Zealand Herald, 23 January 2017
"Refugees worked hard to achieve, but were at times misunderstood, overlooked or, at worst, exploited." – Professor Edwina Pio
Will a robot replace you? – Nelson Mail, 2 January 2017
Everyone knows robots will eventually replace factory workers, but as technology advances, what other jobs might be done by machines?
Flexible working – Panacea or oxymoron? – Employment Today magazine, December 2016/January 2017, Issue 206
Organisations and workers increasingly understand the benefits of flexible working, and the technology and infrastructure to make it happen are almost there, so what's the handbrake? The Trans-Tasman Telework Survey undertaken by the NZ Work Research Institute in 2013 found that, of 1800 staff across 50 Australian and New Zealand organisations, 89 percent worked remotely at least sometime during the working week.