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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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Use of zero hour contracts growing

Radio New Zealand reports that increasing numbers of workers are now tied to jobs in which their employer is under no obligation to provide work.

Unions are warning the shift toward such insecure work is creating an impossible situation for people trying to make a living.

HRINZ CE, Chris Till spoke to RNZ Checkpoint on Friday about the issue. Click here to hear what Chris had to say.

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Staff turnover survey open

14 November 2014

Lawson Williams Consulting Group, in partnership with HRINZ, is now collecting data for New Zealand's largest and only comprehensive annual survey of staff turnover.

Data should be submitted by 5pm Friday 28th November 2014.

Click here to participate. 

Climbing the ladder...sideways

12 November 2014

Promotion used to mean climbing the ladder of an organisational hierarchy, when the ladders had many more rungs than they do now. Today, organisational structures are flatter; change seems to happen much faster, with new jobs and industries regularly popping up. So promotion can mean a whole range of things to different people.

"Promotion is really in the eye of the beholder," says Rebecca Clarke, president of the Auckland Branch Committee of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand.

"Moving into another industry can be as effective taking the opportunity to develop new skills or prove themselves to a new group of people. And there are so many opportunities to collaborate with people virtually and be part of different project teams." 

Survey findings on workplace diversity

7 November 2014

Wellbeing, the ageing workforce and flexibility are the diversity issues most commonly perceived as important to organisations, according to a new report on diversity in New Zealand workplaces.

The New Zealand Diversity Survey, based on data collected from business owners and employers between November 2013 and August 2014, found other issues of concern are bias, ethnicity, gender, bullying and harassment, and employment transition for younger staff. 

Leading HR: The practices driving new business impact

4 November 2014

Strategic workforce planning has become a critical competitive differentiator, and that places a heavy responsibility on HR, according to a new report from PwC.

Just 45 percent of HR leaders globally are very confident that they will have access to the right talent to execute on the business strategy.

The report - Leading HR: The practices driving new business impact - says there is strong evidence of widespread disillusionment in HR from business leaders. Even HR leaders themselves feel uncertain that their function will find the skills that businesses need. 

The gender gap

31 October 2014

New Zealand women are among the most educated in the world, a new report shows, but there is a growing gap between economic opportunities for men and women - including their pay packets.

The World Economic Forum's annual report on the gender gap shows New Zealand has dropped in global rankings from seventh last year to 13th this year. 

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