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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 3,800+ individual members who make up around 47% of the known New Zealand HR market.  Read More

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Despite the positive economic indicators many New Zealanders hesitant to re-enter the job market

Average staff turnover nationally remained relatively stable in 2014 with just a small decrease from 17.2% in 2013 to 16.3% in 2014 according to The 2014 New Zealand Staff Turnover Survey by Lawson Williams Consulting Group in association with the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).

Involuntary turnover decreased from 4.1% in 2013 down to 3.5% in 2014, which indicates increased business confidence, and yet voluntary turnover also decreased from 13.3% in 2013 to 12.6% in 2014 which shows a reticence or reduction in confidence from employees when it comes to re-entering the employment marketplace.

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Government to move on zero hour contracts

17 April 2015

The most punitive aspects of zero-hour contracts will be banned, the Government says.

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse said he is keen to see some of the harshest contracts outlawed (via NZ Herald). 

Mine staff to face competency testing

14 April 2015

Stuff reports more than 6000 miners will be tested for competency this year as a result of the Pike River tragedy.

The move matches Australia, which has stopped mining companies "divesting responsibility" for heath and safety to lower-level staff. 

Restaurant Brands scrap zero hours contracts

13 April 2015

Stuff reports that workers at KFC, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut will be guaranteed hours of work as their zero hours contracts are to be abandoned by the company which owns the fast food chains.

Restaurant Brands has committed to end zero hour contracts by July, in a collective agreement struck with Unite Union. 

Industry boom results in urgent apprenticeship drive

9 April 2015

With a $100 billion construction boom now a reality, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is doing everything it can to recruit more people into construction apprenticeships. 

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