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Massey Business School experts take the latest research and examine how it can help you solve the big issues your business faces. Our experts and guest speakers share their experience and knowledge in an series of free events where you can join the discussion around the topical issues we’re confronted with in business today.
Workplace fatalities and injuries tend to dominate the headlines but represent just the tip of the iceberg. The underlying psychosocial risks are as, if not more important for an organisation to identify and measure as these have the greatest impact on both wellbeing and performance. Changes in the nature of work arising from advanced technology, globalisation and a 24/7 culture have the potential to increase the risk of harm to workers, and research shows that New Zealand workers are highly vulnerable to psychosocial work problems.
Massey Business School invites you to the latest of their Big Issues in Business public speaking series.
The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals are shaping the way our businesses are planning for the future. One key aspect of these goals that often receives insufficient attention is social sustainability, including how organisations manage the wellbeing of their workers. The New Zealand Workplace Barometer has gathered data on the experience of staff working across a wide range of New Zealand organisations in relation to psychosocial risks, their performance and wellbeing outcomes. Come and hear:
Dr Bevan Catley is Associate Professor and Acting Head of the School of Management (Albany). He is director of the Healthy Work Group, which is a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Massey interested in psychosocial factors in workplace health and safety. Bevan teaches on the first year Bachelor of Business core and in 2010 was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award. Bevan is also the Associate Editor for the Journal of Management & Organization.
Sophie Shieff is the Consulting Services Manager for Employsure Limited, New Zealand's leading specialist in employment relations and work health and safety. Working directly alongside businesses, the company helpes them navigate and manage confusing workplace legislation to ensure they remain fair and safe. Employsure currently supports over 2,500 small to medium businesses New Zealand wide.
Zane is passionate about helping teams work together to build better, safer businesses. Working with some of New Zealand largest and smallest organisations, he thinks safety is people not about industry or size. PeopleSafe is online safety software that helps teams work together to make work safer. The software has a practical approach, reduces unnecessary paperwork, stops teams focusing on crazy numbers and bring worker engagement with safety to an all time high!
Tim is a director and founding member of Massey’s Healthy work group and principal investigator for the New Zealand Workplace Barometer. Tim works closely with industry and other stakeholders across a range of projects related to health, safety and wellbeing in the future of work, and publishes widely in these areas.
Ritika is an experienced manager in the areas of Relationship Building, Business Development, Sales and Training Development. She has a successful track record leading the execution of projects across the Asia Pacific region challenging the norm to improve the customer experience and offer relevant support solutions.
Sake works with Managing Directors, senior HR managers and other key stakeholders to plan, negotiate and implement large scale restructures, downsizes and career management projects spanning the public and private sectors, clients include Fonterra, BNZ, Hewlett Packard, Unilever, SAP, PepsiCo and Sanford.
As well as featuring all of our key speakers, each location has different panellists which are indicated below.
ANZ Centre, Level 18, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington
The Factory, 21 Dairy Farm Road, Palmerston North
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Last updated on Tuesday 22 January 2019