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The difference between being tired and burn out – TVNZ1, Breakfast, 12 June 2018
Interview with Professor Jarrod Haar discussing the difference between being tired and burnout, noting the latter is a chronic form of job stress. He mentions burnout can cause heart attack, mental health problems, depression, insomnia and poor performance in work. He says employees should have an open dialogue with their employers to make sure the latter does not suffer from burnout. He mentions people should learn how to say no to additional work roles. He adds social relationships are important.

The Big Read: Reality of New Zealand's generation gapNZ Herald, 4 June 2018
Professor Jarrod Haar conducted a nationwide "wellbeing at work'' survey. The tale it tells about how boomers and millennials feel about their lives is, well, telling.

The generation gapOtago Daily Times, 4 June 2018
Millennials look to be the first generation in a long time to have it worse than their parents. Who is to blame? Or is that the wrong question? Bruce Munro investigates.

Income hit for mumsAUT News, 30 May 2018
There is evidence of a gendered response to parenthood, according to new research from AUT and public policy think tank Motu. Women experience a number of negative labour market outcomes upon becoming mothers, while this is not the case for men.

Pay penalty for Kiwi women having children 'gets larger the longer they stay out of the labour market', says researcher1News, 29 May, 2018
Professor Gail Pacheco says the findings from the new Ministry of Women study may partly explain the gender pay gap.

Gender pay gap widest after pregnancy - reportRadio NZ, 29 May 2018
A new report shows the gender pay gap widens once a woman becomes a mother.

Mothers take 4.4% wage cut to have a baby, research revealsNZ Herald, 29 May 2018
The study, by three economists for the Ministry for Women, is believed to be the first in the world to measure incomes of a whole population of men and women from five years before their first baby to 10 years afterwards, using Statistics NZ's data.

How parenthood continues to cost women more than menThe Conversation, 29 May 2018  
New research shows how parenthood contributes to the gender pay gap. It penalises all women, particularly those who are on high incomes, and sets them on a trajectory of lower lifetime earnings relative to their male peers. See also, Stuff, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, WA Today and Victorious.

New research released on parenthood and labour market outcomesMinistry for Women, 29 May 2018
New research released today confirms balancing parenthood and paid work in New Zealand is still highly gendered and over time, this can lead to substantive differences in employment and earnings between mothers and father.

The parent pay chasm: how the gender pay gap widens among those with kidsThe Spinoff, 29 May 2018
New research reveals the penalty women pay after becoming mothers, and it should spur us to take action to change.

Gender pay gap widest after pregnancyNewsie, 29 May, 2018
A new report shows the gender pay gap widens once a woman becomes a mother. The research commissioned by the Ministry for Women found women face a 4.4 percent drop in hourly wages compared to what they would have received if they didn't have children.

Out-dated gender roles: Gender pay gap larger among parents than non-parentsNational Council of Women of New Zealand, 29 May 2018
New research Parenthood and Labour Market Outcomes, commissioned by the Ministry for Women and undertaken by AUT and the Motu Institute, released today shows that motherhood generally still comes at a significant price for women – and that parenthood remains highly gendered in New Zealand.

Worsening gender wage gap a penalty of motherhood - studyvoxy.co.nz, 29 May 2018
The most famous mother-to-be in the country is due to give birth in less than a month, after which she plans to head back to work and her prime ministerial salary. That’s not the norm for most women, however, and research released today shows that motherhood generally still comes at a significant price for women.

Blending business skills and tertiary nous – NZ Herald, 24 May 2018
Is the world changing so fast that skills learned at university will be redundant in future? Jarrod Haar says returning from the corporate world to study can result in wider opportunities when students go back on the job market.

Employers nervous to "take a chance"HRD, 9 May 2018  
Professor Edwina Pio, Management, featured in Human Resources Director, speaking on employers’ unconscious biases when recruiting/promoting refugee and immigrant millennial's.

Human trafficking victims 'travelled willingly' to New ZealandNZ Herald, 9 May 2018
Despite global estimates that there are about 40 million human trafficking victims, AUT University Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio believes the number of true victims was much smaller.

How not to retire MSN News, 30 April 2018
While working longer is generally agreed to be a good thing, so the article, the report points to the fact that employers appear not to be prepared for the stampede.

Mothers bear financial brunt of break-upsRadio NZ, 19 April 2018
In a world first study AUT's Michael Fletcher has found it's mothers who are financially worse off after a relationship breaks up. Family law expert Kirsty Swadling explains why and what can be done to protect mothers financially.

Post-split parents on financial back footScoop, 19 April 2018
The financial fallout of relationship failure hits women with children hard, with a 19% fall in their income after a break-up, according to new research from AUT.

Divorced women end up worse off than menNewstalk ZB, 19 April 2018
In 46 per cent of the separations the man gained financially compared to their ex-spouse, after taking into account the change in their family size. Listen to Michael Fletcher talk with Mike Hosking.

Financial fallout of relationship failure hits mums the hardest - AUT study finds – NZ Herald, 19 April 2018
In 46 per cent of the separations the man gained financially compared to their ex-spouse, after taking into account the change in their family size.

How do you make time for the kids on school holidays and still keep workingTVNZ1, Breakfast, 17 April 2018
Research shows two-thirds of corporate mother's in Auckland say there is a challenge in achieving their work performance during the school holidays and 75% said they also felt guilty as a parent. Jarrod's interview starts at 2:11:24.

Work's broader risk factorsSafeguard, April 2018
Julie Douglas and Katherine Ravenswood argue that improving health and safety among aged care workers requires attending to broader factors, such as pay.

Powerful stories at Give Nothing to RacismAUT News, 16 March 2018
The stories of everyday New Zealanders have power. This was a key message by the four stellar speakers at the recent Give Nothing to Racism symposium hosted by Diversity at AUT  and orchestrated through AUT's Dr Andrea Vujnovich and Professor Edwina Pio.

Vulnerable transient population the size of HamiltonRadio NZ, Nine to Noon, 14 March 2018
New research shows roughly 150,000 people are considered to be 'vulnerable transient'. Kathryn Ryan speaks with co-author of the report, Gail Pacheco.

Who's happier, men or women?TVNZ1, Breakfast, 14 March 2018
A new study says they both are... just not at the same time.

Why young Kiwi women are the unhappiest employees in the workforceNZ Herald, 13 March 2018
Young women are the unhappiest employees in the workforce, research suggests. AUT research author and professor Jarrod Haar said the findings likely represented young women of that age "getting to grips with 'life'", "possibly with less money and limited assets".

Middle-aged women have best work-life balance, NZ research suggestsNewshub, 13 March 2018
When it comes to striking the perfect work-life balance middle-aged women have hit the nail on the head, new research suggests. NZWRI surveyed more than 1500 working New Zealanders about their life satisfaction, job satisfaction and their work-life balance in The Wellbeing @ Work Study.

Older Women Have More FunAUT News, 13 March 2018
Author of the Wellbeing @ Work Study, Professor Jarrod Haar says, when it comes to work-life balance and satisfaction with life and careers, it’s women over the age of 55 who are the clear winners.

International Women's DayCommunity Scoop, 8 March 2018
International Womens Day will be commemorated globally today, 8 March, through a rich diversity of initiatives celebrating womens achievements, opportunities and potential, while reflecting on this years theme of Press for Progress. The Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS), co-hosted a special event to celebrate ordinary and extraordinary women who have changed, and are changing, New Zealand’s history.

Vulnerable transient population size equal to the city of TaurangaAUT News, 6 March 2018
A study by the New Zealand Work Research Institute has quantified the scale of transience in New Zealand, with a particular focus on those considered to be ‘vulnerable transient’.

Millennials set to take over the workforce by 2020NZ Herald, 25 February 2018
Professor Edwina​ Pio urges employers to recognise the changing landscape and to use a variety of different kinds of training to keep the drive and motivation Millennials bring to work.

Baby boomers are rethinking retirement for a later-life rebootNOTED, 24 February 2018
Barbara Myer, senior lecturer in Management, explains why she uses the word “rewirement” instead of “retirement” to describe the choices made by women in their fifties and sixties who leave their jobs and families to travel and work overseas for anywhere between six months and 10 years, exploring the world not from the safety of a cruise ship but as volunteers, live-in carers or Wwoofers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms).

Large gender pay gap causes concernSouthland 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.

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New ZealandThe Guardian, 15 February 2018
Senior lecturer in Management, Dr Peter Skilling, argues that New Zealanders tend to be more flattered than troubled by entrepreneurs such as Peter Thiel, which doesn’t necessarily mean New Zealanders are particularly susceptible to libertarian ideas but would indicate a tendency of complacency in these matters.

Go to Health podcast: Is your job hurting your mental health?NZ 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 RescueSunday 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 transientNewstalk 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'NZ 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 weekstuff.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 watersThe Newsroom, 7 February 2018
Employment law specialist, Pam Nuttall is interested in the “hobbit law” working group as it appears to have the potential “to implement a constructive intent to improve industrial relations across the board.”

NZ living wage needs urgent look, Massey University and AUT researchers sayNZ 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?Employment Today, 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 generationnewsroom.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 gapNZ 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 DownWashington Post, 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 generationThe Newsroom, 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 upNZ 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 DownBloomberg, 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 GapEngage, 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 AgesEngage, 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.