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Big Issues in Employment

This book examines the important issues within both human resources management (HRM) and employment relations (ER) in Australasia. Co-authored and edited by Massey University's Jane Parker, it actively seeks to raise academic, policy-maker and practitioner awareness of the key debates that need to be addressed to help New Zealand and Australian organisations to adopt more cutting-edge approaches to HRM and Employment Relations.

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Guidelines for Employers

Professor Jackie Sanders and Professor Robyn Munford from the School of Social Work have used their research findings to craft guidelines for businesses, to help support young people into employment. This 45-page document is based on two Massey research projects – the Pathways to Resilience and Youth Transitions studies. It will assist employers to better understand the experiences of vulnerable young people and to develop effective strategies for working with youth who are not involved in education or training.

Guidelines for Employers: Supporting Young People into Employment (PDF 2.6MB)

Managing workplace bullying complaints

While it’s tempting to dismiss workplace bullying as “harmless fun” or “tough management”, the individual and organisational costs are real, and significant. New Zealand employees who experience workplace bullying report lower wellbeing and higher stress levels than other employees. Witnesses to workplace bullying report similar negative outcomes too. This article gives advice on handling workplace bullying, based on research by Massey's Healthy Work Group.

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Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in human resources and work at Massey.

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