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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 3,000+ individual members who make up around 45% of the known New Zealand HR market. Read More

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Welcome to HRNZ (16 April 2019)
The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand has adopted a refreshed strategic direction. This is intended to guide a programme of change that will support our members to better respond to future challenges in the workplace. Read more...

They Are Us (18 March 2019)
We at HRINZ join the condemnation of all acts of racism, terrorism and all those who preach intolerance and hate. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Our thoughts go out the family and friends of those who are grieving. Read More...

Wildsouth Update - Game Changing immigration seminar (8 March 2019)
On Thursday 21 February WildSouth branch hosted our first event for the year with a fantastic session presented by Lane Neave covering what employers need to know about the game changing Immigration proposals. Read More...

NZ HR Awards Winners (1 March 2019)
HRINZ, in association with Principal Sponsor Human Synergistics, are pleased to announce the winners of the NZ HR Awards, held at SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland last night. Read more...

Waikato Branch Update - What's new in Leadership - event review (27 February 2019)
We started 2019 off strongly with a fully booked session with Linda Hutchings talking on the topic of what's new in leadership. Read more...

NEW HRINZ PD Course: Human-Centred Design Thinking (8 February 2019)
During this action-oriented PD course you'll spend two days tackling a real challenge that you, your team, or your business are facing, learning a mix of novel and proven techniques which you can apply in your everyday work. Find out more...

NEW Member Benefits App available now! (22 January 2019)
The all new HRINZ Member Benefits App is available to download now. Along with Quick Links to the HRINZ homepage and our new NZ HR News website, Perk gives Members access to Discounts at a range of NZ Retailers. Find out more...

NZ HR News website launched (17 January 2019)
We are pleased to announce that our NZ HR News website is now live! This website will be the home to all the the latest HR news and information, so be sure to visit regularly. While there you can read Human Resources Magazine online. Visit HR News...

New online home for Human Resources Magazine (17 January 2019)
Human Resources Magazine has a new home on HRINZ's HR News website. Members can view the Current Issue and Recent Issues (4 most recent) by logging in, whilst Previous Issues are publicly available. The magazine content is now mobile friendly, making it easy to read it on your smartphones and tablets.

Call for Papers - Research Forum (16 January 2019)
The Academic Branch of HRINZ is please to invite submissions for papers for the 5th Biennial HRINZ Research Forum. Deadline for papers and proposals is 5:00pm Friday 1 March. Find out more...

Student Ambassadors wanted! (15 January 2019)
Are you studying HR and want to really accelerate your learning and networking opportunities? We're currently seeking applications for 2019-'20 Student Ambassador Programme. This year this exclusive opportunity is limited to 10 student ambassadors across the country. Read more...

2019 PD Programme (17 December 2018)
The Professional Development Programme has been released for 2019. The popular HR Foundations, HR Manager and HR101 return, alongside new courses on Holidays Act, Parental Leave and Payroll and Workforce Analytics. We're working on some other new programmes based on member feedback and we'll be progressively releasing these over the course of the year. Check out the 2019 PD Calendar.

NZ HR Awards Finalists named (13 December 2018)
The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ), in association with Principal Sponsor Human Synergistics, are pleased to announce the NZ HR Awards finalists. Read more...

e-Learning system to be shut off (11 December 2018)
The ELMO online learning/e-Learning system will be shut off from 31 December 2018. These modules have been available to members for quite some time but have had a fairly low uptake. In the New Year we'll be revisiting our approach to e-Learning offerings for our members.

HRINZ on the move! (10 December 2018)
The HRINZ National Office is relocating to Level 2, Solnet House, 70 The Terrace on Wednesday 19 December. Apart from our physical address all our contact details will remain the same for now. The Board have made a considered decision to make the move from the Chews Lane premises for a number of reasons. Read more...

Employment Relations Amendment Bill - Implications for employers (10 December 2018)
Susan Hornsby-Geluk, Managing Partner of Dundas Street employment lawyers discusses the implications of the recent Employment Relations Amendment Bill. Read more...

Taranaki Branch Update (27 November 2018)
The Heath and Safety at Board Level seminar and panel discussion attracted over 40 HRINZ and NZISM members. The question and answer session was lively, with attendees' informal feedback indicating that this was a useful and positive session for both Health & Safety and HR practitioners. Watch this space for more events like this. Read more...

Wild South Branch Update (27 November 2018)
Wild South branch finished off a successful year with our last event, a breakfast hosted by the committee. This was a chance to recap on the events held during the year and to provide feedback and suggestions on events for 2019. Read more...

Waikato Branch Quiz Night (27 November 2018)
"If you're in it to win it, you're here for the wrong reason!", I heard someone say before the quiz night had even kicked off. That certainly sounded to me like the 40 or so HRINZ members that had decided to join us, were there to have fun. Read more...

HRINZ Research Forum - Save the Date (5 November 2018)

Thursday 11 April 2019, Christchurch
The Research Forum brings together academics and practitioners to advance relevant Human Resources Management research, and share evidence-based HR practice and policy advice.
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Conference receives great reviews (25 October 2018)
NZ HR Conference + Expo 2018 received great reviews. Read what Distinguished Fellow Paul Toulson and Waikato Student Ambassador Eleri Oldman had to say...


A lack of senior leadership buy in has been cited as a key factor in the low prioritisation of people risks within New Zealand organisations, according to a recent survey by Mercer Marsh Benefits and the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).
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In the competitive marketplace we operate in, Chartered Membership offers HR professionals various benefits, including mapping out a proactive career development pathway. Find out more...

Recording CPD activities (18 June 2018)
Chartered Members are required to complete a set number of CPD hours. An initial audit will commence shortly to check that members are recording their CPD activities. Find out more...

Applying for Chartered Membership (11 June 2018)
Chartered Membership is available to all current financial HRINZ members who are practicing HR professionals. Find out more...

HRINZ appoints new Chief Executive (5 June 2018)
HRINZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick McKissack as our new Chief Executive, starting on July 2, 2018. Read more...

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