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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 4000+ 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
workplaces. Come along to hear some of the latest workplace research, conducted by
a range of New Zealand Universities, and contribute to shaping future research that is
useful to you. Thursday 20 November, Victoria University of Wellington.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

HR Market Place

Providing HR with a place to source their workplace requirements.

Knowledge Base

Practical advice, guidelines and tools

What’s up today?

Study finds contractors want to be included

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.

HRINZ Notice Board

No excuse for failing to reduce risk of falls

24 September 2014

An Auckland company, CMP Construction Limited, has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $10,000 after an employee of a sub-contractor fell from a height of five metres.

The man suffered multiple fractures and significant head injuries after the fall in August 2013, and suffers ongoing medical effects including headaches and amnesia. 

Making life easier for small businesses

11 September 2014, part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has launched a new online tool which allows small businesses to search their central government compliance requirements in one place.

The Compliance Matters tool is the latest addition in a suite of resources aimed to make life easier for small businesses. 

NZ improves global competitiveness ranking

10 September 2014

New Zealand has improved its global competitiveness ranking and extended its lead over Australia, according to an annual survey by the World Economic Forum.

The country is ranked 17th on the Global Competitiveness Index, up one place from last year when it broke into the top 20 for the first time. This is New Zealand's highest position to date, and represents an overall improvement of eight places since 2012. 

McDonald's aims to cut staff turnover

5 September 2014

Kiwis don't think McDonald's is a good place to work, a view the company is trying to turn around.

The fast food giant is running a campaign throughout the country to improve its corporate image and attract quality staff. 

Care needed with trial periods

4 September 2014

"One of the key areas of divergence between the major political parties leading into the election is in the employment relations space. There is change on the horizon whatever the shape of the next government, but the most emotive issue relates to the use of trial periods to dismiss workers" says Susan Hornsby-Geluk 

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