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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 3,400+ individual members who make up around 45% of the known New Zealand HR market. Read More

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What’s coming up?

2016 Research Forum

The University of Auckland Business School will be the venue for the 2016 Research Forum.

This one day event will have captivating discussion on the latest research from the Academic Branch of HRINZ.

Organise your leave now for Tuesday 22nd November for this thought provoking day of new research.

Click here to register and more information

Self-Nomination process for Professional Accreditation

Self nomination for Associate Fellowship (AFHRINZ) and Fellowships (FHRINZ) are now open!

To apply for this professional accreditation, HRINZ will need to receive your submission before Sunday 30th October 2016.

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2017 NZ HR Awards

Do you know someone in HR who deserves to be recognised? Perhaps it's your workplace that is doing an outstanding jobin promoting a better workplace for other?

Award submissions are open until 5.00pm Monday, 31st October 2016 and to be at SKYCITY Auckland Convention Center when all the winners are announced click the link below before Tuesday, 15th February 2017 to purchase your ticket.

Click here to register and for more information

What’s up today?

Research finds lack of cultural fit in workplaces 

An alarming 54 percent of employees feel they have been misled about workplace culture during job interviews according to research from recruitment firm Robert Walters.

The survey of 1800 professionals and 950 hiring managers across New Zealand and Australia found 74 percent believed what was promised about the organisation’s environment during the recruitment process wasn’t a reality, despite 85 percent of employers saying workplace culture was discussed during job interviews.

“We’ve all experienced starting a job with expectations of a company’s culture only to find it’s something quite different to what was promised,” says James Dalrymple, director of Robert Walters Auckland. “If you were sold an item that wasn’t what you thought it was, you’d take it back. Unfortunately it’s not so easy to return jobs, so it’s important that everyone is clear from the outset.”

Dalrymple’s solution is to undertake robust, independent recruitment processes in order to ensure an open and honest conversation where everyone is aware of what they are getting into, as well as having cultural fit interviews alongside skill-set evaluations.

“When there is a mismatch between an employee and workplace culture, the impact is dramatic,” says Dalrymple. “When employers get the cultural fit wrong, almost two thirds of employees will vote with their feet and leave.”

The whitepaper – Is your workplace culturally fit? – is available here

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