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The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is the professional body for those involved in Human Resource Management and the development of people.

HRINZ represents the interests of 3,700+ individual members who make up 47% of the known New Zealand HR market.  Read More

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Research Forum 2014

A collaborative day to understand practitioners research needs and share research on
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a range of New Zealand Universities, and contribute to shaping future research that is
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Public services held back by poor workplace culture, says PSA

A new report by Victoria University's Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime to ensure the public services New Zealanders value are able to continue.

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Who is most prone to work-related injuries?

22 October 2014

Agriculture, forestry and fishery workers officially have the highest rate of injury claims, according to a new report from Statistics New Zealand.

Just under one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2013. 

Study finds workplace diversity can help the bottom line

16 October 2014

Gender diversity in the workplace helps firms to be more productive, but it may also reduce satisfaction among employees, according to a new US study.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Sara Ellison says having a more diverse set of employees means you have a more diverse set of skills which could result in an office that functions better.

At the same time, however, individual employees may prefer less diverse settings. 

Quarter of CEOs say pay unreal

9 October 2014

Almost a quarter of New Zealand executives think top-level managers' pay packets are out of kilter with reality, a survey suggests.

The research, by Auckland consultancy Strategic Pay, canvassed 483, mainly private sector executives and also found 25 per cent of respondents would take a pay cut if offered other "lifestyle compensation benefits" such as more time with family. 

Building a great small business team

6 October 2014

"Building a great small business team is about more than just hiring the right people" says Victoria Crone, Managing Director of Xero. "It's about inspiring them with a vision, nurturing their talents as individuals, appreciating their dynamics as a team and making sure everyone understands what you need to achieve together". 

Study finds contractors want to be included

3 October 2014

More than half of contractors feel they are treated differently to permanent employees, despite 85 percent of employers believing contractors are treated in the same way, according to the latest whitepaper from specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.

The whitepaper, Leveraging the Contingent Workforce, surveyed hiring managers who employ contractors, as well as professionals across Australia and New Zealand who are currently contracting or who have contracted in the past, from a range of professions such as human resources, marketing and law. 

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