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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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HRINZ Board Election 2014/2017

Voting for the HRINZ Board Election 2014/2017 is now open. All current financial members are eligible to vote. Voting closes at midnight on 30 April 2014.

Click here to view candidate profiles and cast your vote.

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What’s up today?

Ageism always present

Ageism is an issue that consistently lurks beneath the surface of employment decisions. In many countries, including New Zealand, human rights legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of age. However, that doesn't stop it says Peter Cullen of Cullen Law.

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Auckland unemployment rate drops

15 April 2014

Auckland's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in six years, buoyed by economic growth and the associated demand for workers to the point where 48,000 new jobs were created in the city last year. 

New guideline defines workplace bullying

11 April 2014

Bullying is a significant and underestimated risk in modern workplaces. It is a hidden problem but not one that employers can afford to ignore says Susan Hornsby-Geluk

Staff backlash forces ministry to drop workmate tip-off hotline

8 April 2014

The Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation has been forced to backtrack on a policy which offered staff the opportunity to dob in colleagues to a tip-off line run by UK-based Crimestoppers.

Radio NZ wins long-running employment fight

4 April 2014

The country's longest-running employment case has been won by Radio New Zealand, the broadcaster is reporting.

The Employment Court hearing lasted 47 sitting days and was brought against the public broadcaster by its former managing editor Lynne Snowdon.

Flexible working arrangements increasingly popular

3 April 2014

Nearly four in 10 (39 percent) of New Zealand employees will be hired on flexible working arrangements over the next five years, says recruitment and HR specialists Randstad.

Already, according to the latest World at Work Report, 35 percent of employees have remote working options in their current role, and 65 percent say it gives them greater satisfaction.

Changes to Employment Relations Amendment Bill

28 March 2014

 Labour Minister Simon Bridges has revealed a number of changes to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill during its second reading in parliament.

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