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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?

NZ organisations should adopt a compassionate work index

New Zealand companies and organisations should adopt a United Kingdom compassionate work index model to improve working lives for Kiwis, says HRINZ chief executive Chris Till.

The compassionate index, created by the Roffey Park Institute, gets people to think what they are at work for, rather than just to make money.

“There is a lot more work to be done in terms of understanding compassion in the workplace and its related topic areas of self-compassion and organisational compassion,” says Till.

“At Roffey Park they have made a start that will help support those people in the workplace who are convinced that more caring, more generous and more compassionate organisations are not just a pipe dream; that with hard work, a committed leadership and the generation of some internal corporate momentum around compassion we do indeed have the potential to make some big changes for the better.”

Till says research shows our modern workplaces are often compassion-free zones populated with people who are constantly on the verge of burn-out, where interpersonal relationships are fractious and stressful and where staff turnover is likely to be very high.

Till says HRINZ will be working with Roffey Park to bring the model into greater prominence and currency in New Zealand. Kiwis can complete the Compassion at Work Index here or read research insights into the subject here.

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