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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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Leading HR: The practices driving new business impact

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.

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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. 

Public services held back by poor workplace culture, says PSA

29 October 2014

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. 

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. 

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