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Dyslexia in the workplace

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Dyslexia is just one of the alternative thinking styles that we encounter as part of neurodiversity in the workplace.

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Coca-Cola Amatil promotes knowledge sharing to support wisdom workers

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Key themes to emerge from our latest Member Connect meeting are that it’s time to bring the issue of transitioning aging workers out of the “too-hard basket” and that by collaborating organisations can find ways to bring this demographic to the forefront of employee programmes and look after their frontline workers.

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Building a diverse leadership culture

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

New Zealand organisations today face greater levels of complexity, uncertainty and pace. How do mid-career to senior executives make impactful decisions in this challenging environment?

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Why we need to stop telling women to be more confident at work

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

New Zealand women want to improve their strategic, financial and business acumen to get ahead in their careers and add value to their organisations, says leadership development expert Dr Sue Watson.

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Change of leadership at Diversity Works New Zealand

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

There is going to be a change of leadership at Diversity Works New Zealand.

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How to create a healthy work culture

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Eight out of 10 organisations we survey have a policy or programme in place to combat bullying and harassment. But it’s important that inclusive leaders focus on how they can encourage desirable behaviour in the workplace as well implementing best practice for dealing with issues.

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#AltTextForAll Campaign

Join the #AltTextForAll campaign

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

Blind & Low Vision NZ, formerly the Blind Foundation, is launching #AltTextForAll – a movement aimed at helping make the world more inclusive.

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White Camellia Awards 2019 winners

Friday, Oct 4, 2019

Diversity Works New Zealand members took out all nine categories at the 2019 White Camellia Awards presented at Parliament House in Wellington last month.

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Pay transparency key to closing gender pay gap

Friday, Sep 6, 2019

Diversity Works New Zealand is proud to support the Human Rights Commission’s Pay Transparency Campaign, calling for information on pay scales and career progression to be made readily available by employers.

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Australian expert visits

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019

We loved hosting Diversity Council Australia (DCA) Chief Executive Lisa Annese last month for an action-packed week of events and meeting members.

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Explore your way to wellbeing

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

Workplaces are asked to encourage their staff to take notice of the simple experiences, actions, relationships and surroundings that make them feel good every day and do them more often as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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JOB OPENING: MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR/EXECUTIVE

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

We have an amazing opportunity for a pro-active, experienced Marketing Coordinator/Executive to join our passionate team. Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager you will be part of a small team that has a wide and varied workload where no two days are the same. Therefore, someone with strong written and verbal communication, attention to detail and excellent time management skills are a must.

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Shared language

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

September is a great month to celebrate two cultures that play a significant role in New Zealand workplaces.

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New tool helps policy advisors explore gender impact

Monday, Aug 5, 2019

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has launched Bringing Gender In, a new online tool to assist policy advisors explore the gender impacts of any policy as they move through the policy process.

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Toolkit for employing disabled New Zealanders

Monday, Jun 24, 2019

The Ministry of Social Development’s Principal Disability Advisor Anne Hawker busts some myths around employing people with disabilities and shares a toolkit that will support employers in the public and private sector to tap into a valuable talent pool.

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Changing the ratio

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

Mary Staddock-Haniland finds out what’s happening in workplace diversity and inclusion across the Tasman, as the MC at the Changing the Ratio conference.

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Long-serving board member recognised in Queen’s Honours

Monday, Jun 3, 2019

Diversity Works New Zealand Public Sector Trustee Helene Quilter has been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to the State.

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Working with refugees

Friday, May 31, 2019

Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Rachel Hopkins is challenging our members to create job opportunities for refugees resettling in New Zealand each year.

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RainbowYOUTH turns 30!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy birthday to RainbowYOUTH – this youth-run and youth-led organisation is celebrating the generations of young people who have contributed to its mission of making Aotearoa a place where all rangatahi thrive, regardless of who they love or how they identify.

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Rainbow Excellence award winners

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Organisations making an everyday difference for the LGBTI+ community have been recognised at the inaugural New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards.

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Workplace Inclusion & Diversity Conference

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The second annual Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Auckland conference will feature more than 30 diverse speakers, more than 20 solution-focused case studies, and a number of interactive panels, roundtable sessions and inspirational keynotes to help you to implement best practice diversity and inclusion strategies at your organisation.

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Diversity survey reveals top priorities for New Zealand organisations

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

The 2019 New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey has highlighted some of the key questions organisations need to answer in order to create and maintain inclusive workplaces.

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Diversity Works New Zealand takes the Pride Pledge

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

We are thrilled to announce that Diversity Works New Zealand has joined other organisations around the country pledging to raise awareness of safety and inclusiveness for all LGBTTQ+ people.

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Make a stand against bullying in your workplace

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

Get ready for Pink Shirt Day, the annual bullying prevention campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

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e-Diversity launches with unconscious bias training modules

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

Employers throughout New Zealand can now offer -class unconscious bias training to their people via e-Diversity, our newly-launched online learning platform.

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Small businesses urged to enter Diversity Awards NZ™

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

The owners of Wairarapa financial services company RIVAL Wealth, winners of last year's Work Life Balance Award,  have encouraged other small and medium-size organisations to enter the 2019 Diversity Awards NZ™.

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Meet Iani Nemani

Friday, Mar 1, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

Iani Nemani joined the Diversity Works New Zealand team last month in the role of Diversity Manager. We’ve asked him all the tough questions so you can get to know him better.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

Friday, Mar 1, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

International Women's Day will be celebrated around the world next Friday, March 8.

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2019 Diversity Awards NZ™ open for entries

Monday, Feb 4, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

The 2019 Diversity Awards NZ™ are open for entries highlighting best practice workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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New Diversity Manager Iani Nemani

Monday, Feb 4, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

Iani Nemani joins the Diversity Works New Zealand team this month in the role of Diversity Manager.

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Farewell Fia

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The Diversity Works NZ team is sad to farewell Fia Collins who leaves our organisation this week.

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Take part in work-life balance research

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Help New Zealand organisations understand how they can implement work-life balance policies that will beneficial to the business and the people working for it.

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Diversity and Inclusion Summit New Zealand 2019

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Twenty of New Zealand’s leaders in diversity and inclusion, including Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Rachel Hopkins, will share their knowledge and strategies at a three-day conference in March.

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New online diversity and inclusion training supports Kiwi organisations

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

New online diversity and inclusion learning modules will give New Zealand organisations access to world-class training for people at all levels of their business, and in all locations.

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Meet Guillermo Merelo

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Guillermo Merelo joined the Diversity Works New Zealand team last month in the role of Diversity Manager. We’ve asked him all the tough questions so you can get to know him better.

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Supply chain diversity supporting communities

Monday, Nov 5, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Championing a diverse supply chain allows businesses and organisations to support our local communities to financially grow and prosper.

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Research shows how middle managers can impact gender equity

Monday, Nov 5, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The findings from new gender equity research undertaken in Australia offers some great learning for New Zealand organisations.

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Bi-cultural confidence will boost diversity

Friday, Nov 2, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Bi-cultural confidence is the foundation of successful cultural diversity and inclusion in any organisation, says Founder of Indigenous Growth Limited Michael Moka.

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YWCA launches Gender Tick

Friday, Nov 2, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The YWCA Auckland has launched an accreditation programme for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to gender equity in their workplace.

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School students discover gender pay gap issues start young

Monday, Oct 1, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

A school gender equity project has shown that if Auckland five-year-olds follow their career aspirations, the girls will earn almost $15,000 a year less than the boys when they begin work.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday, Sep 24, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Organisations are being encouraged to show their people they care about their mental health and wellbeing as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from October 8 to 14.

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Working towards more women in engineering and architecture

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Diversity Works New Zealand and the Diversity Agenda have joined forces to accelerate the representation of women in engineering and architecture.

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ANZ wins White Camelia Awards

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

ANZ was last night announced Supreme Winner of the 2018 White Camelia Awards.

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Celebrate Māori Language Week

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

It’s Māori Language Week from September 10 to 16, and workplaces are encouraged to take part this year.

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Join our team – Diversity Manager role

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

We are looking for an HR professional who is passionate about equity in the workplace and wants to be part of growing more inclusive workplaces of all sizes, all around New Zealand.

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NZ Defence Force take top diversity award

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) initiative to tackle harmful sexual behaviour in the workforce has taken out the top award at the 2018 Diversity Awards NZ™.

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Building diverse and inclusive advertising agencies

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Join our Chief Executive Rachel Hopkins at this breakfast designed to help advertising agencies develop sustainable, inclusive and diverse workplaces.

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Diversity Works New Zealand appoints Head of Membership Services

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Mary Haddock-Staniland has been appointed into the role of Head of Membership Services at Diversity Works New Zealand.

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Toro Mai deepens understanding of Māori

Monday, Jul 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Massey University’s online learning programme Toro Mai is a guided journey to deepen understanding and awareness of Māori knowledge.

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Gender equity: What's in it for men?

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

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What does everyday sexism look like?

Monday, Jul 2, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

More organisations are realising that engaging men in gender equality change process is vital. We can’t drive change if we leave half the population out of the discussion.

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New home for our library

Monday, Jul 2, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The Diversity Works New Zealand library has a new home at Massey University.

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Women take a pay cut to have a baby

Friday, Jun 1, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Working mothers face 4.4 percent lower hourly wages than they could have expected if they hadn’t had children, new research shows.

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New Zealand Workplace Barometer

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

You are invited to participate in the 2018 New Zealand Workplace Barometer survey online.

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The Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Forum New Zealand

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Get a 20 per cent discount to attend this three-day event in Auckland in August will bring together industry leaders to take an in-depth look at diversity and inclusion frameworks to create a happy, healthy, productive place to work.

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Diversity survey highlights bullying and harassment in large organisations

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

New Zealand’s biggest businesses need to review the effectiveness of their bullying and harassment policies and processes, research shows.

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Big increase in organisations showcasing diversity initiatives

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The number of entries to the Diversity Awards NZ™ has increased by 75 per cent this year, with organisations across New Zealand showcasing more than 90 initiatives designed to increase diversity and inclusion in our workplaces.

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New board member for Diversity Works New Zealand

Monday, May 28, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust (now operating as Diversity Works New Zealand) has announced the appointment of Fonterra Diversity and Inclusion Manager Susan Doughty to its Board.

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Get sign language savvy in your workplace

Monday, May 7, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

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Access matters

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Getting more Kiwis with disabilities into jobs could add $1.45 billion to New Zealand’s GDP.

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New Top Tips resource supports mental wellbeing

Friday, Mar 9, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

We have partnered with the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand to create a new Top Tips resource for businesses

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Diversity Works NZ appoints new Chief Executive

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The Diversity Works New Zealand Board has confirmed the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Rachel Hopkins.

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Iceland flies the flag for equal pay

Monday, Jan 22, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Iceland kicked off the new year by becoming the first country in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women for doing the same job.

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Work life balance a challenge for NZ businesses

Monday, Jan 15, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Kiwi workers who have enjoyed the traditional New Zealand summer break at the start of the year should be heading back to their jobs this month feeling rested, refreshed and ready to face the next 12 months. But their challenge, research shows, will be hanging on to that feeling.

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Chief Executive Role

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

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Diversity in the news, December 2017

Monday, Dec 4, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

We look at the diversity and inclusion stories making headlines in the past month.

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Diversity and inclusion conferences 2018

Monday, Dec 4, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

We have put together a list of 2018 conferences we believe would be valuable for those leading our organisations or working in the diversity and inclusion space.

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New Zealand businesses overlooking skills shortfall

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Lack of awareness around the literacy and numeracy needs of their staff could be preventing New Zealand businesses maximising their productivity and profit.

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Diversity Works NZ Chief Executive honoured in global top 50 list

Monday, Nov 20, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie has been named as one of the world’s Top 50 Diversity Professionals in the 2017 Global Diversity List released today.

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New Zealand businesses value aging workers

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

The latest New Zealand Diversity Survey revealed that 61 per cent of organisations are perceived to value the most senior members of their staff, and a third offer flexible or reduced hours and the opportunity to be a mentor to their aging workers.

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Meet some Diversity Works NZ members

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Diversity Works New Zealand is privileged to work with so many member organisations who are committed to creating an inclusive culture in the workplace. Here three of our members share why they working so hard to advance diversity, and the advantages they see in partnering with our organisation on this important journey.

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Lack of women in leadership contributes to ‘leaky pipeline’

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

New research shows a fifth of our organisations have leadership teams that are more than 75 per cent male, and it’s impacting their ability to retain their talented female staff, says Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie.

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Mental wellbeing at work toolkit launched

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

A toolkit to support workplaces to boost wellbeing and create flourishing teams has been launched today to mark World Mental Health Day.

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The rise of the millennials

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie chatted to Ed McKnight, president of the Auckland Young Professionals, about some of the myths surrounding millennials and what they are looking for from employers.

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EEO Trust announces new Board members

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust (now operating as Diversity Works New Zealand) has announced the appointment of three new private sector trustees to its Board.

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Empowering women key to closing gender pay gap

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

One of the key strategies organisations should use to ensure they are contributing to closing New Zealand’s gender pay gap is to actively support female employees in their career development, says Diversity Works Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie.

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Discriminatory comments ‘disappointing’

Monday, Sep 4, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Comments from a Waikato university lecturer implying employers should not hire Muslim workers because they stop to pray five times a day are disappointing, says Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie.

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Wellington hosts White Camellia Awards 2017

Friday, Sep 1, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

The White Camellia Awards, held to honour businesses promoting gender equality through the Women's Empowerment Principles, are being held in Wellington on Tuesday, 19 September.

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Māori Language Week 2017

Friday, Sep 1, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Māori Language Week is being held from 11 September to 17 September this year.

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Tourism operator Real Journeys takes top prize at Diversity Awards NZ 2017

Friday, Aug 25, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Tourism operator Real Journeys’ training initiative utilising the experience of its aging workers to provide exceptional learning opportunities for young people in the Otago and Southland regions has won the top prize at the 20th Diversity Awards New Zealand.

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Celebrating 20 years of service

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Our Office Administrator Richard Mortensen is celebrating 20 years of service to Diversity Works NZ (formerly the EEO Trust) this year.

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Call for Board Trustee nominations

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust (now operating as Diversity Works New Zealand) has a vacancy for a private sector Trustee on its Board.

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Breathe your way calm at work

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Our mindset plays a key role in our wellbeing at work, and deep breathing is an easy exercise people can do to calm down because it sends a message to the brain to relax, says Christina Duthil, a corporate yoga teacher at Balao Yoga.

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Bullying and harassment an issue in a third of NZ workplaces

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Bullying and harassment are rated as important issues in more than a third of New Zealand workplaces, according to recent research.

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Big business focus on diversity good for workforce

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

A focus on diversity at the top of New Zealand’s publicly listed companies will ensure more effective governance and have a positive impact for our workforce, says a governance expert.

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Join our team: Diversity Advisor role Copy

Monday, May 15, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

We have an exciting opportunity for a Diversity & Inclusion specialist to join our team and work with New Zealand’s leading organisations in the private and public sector to effect positive change.

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Bias a big issue for Kiwi organisations

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Bias is a growing concern for New Zealand businesses trying to increase diversity and inclusion in their workplace, according to new research.

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Join our team: Marketing Executive

Monday, May 1, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Executive to join our team and work with New Zealand’s leading organisations in the private and public sector to effect positive change.

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Taking diversity and inclusion to the regions

Friday, Apr 21, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

We are sharing the business benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace with organisations across the country as part of our 2017 Diversity Regional Roadshow.

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Practical solutions to the gender pay gap

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

With research showing the gender pay gap has not moved in the past decade, it’s time businesses and other organisations stepped up to rectify this inequality, says Diversity Works New Zealand chief executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie.

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Three new trends in workplace wellbeing

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Measurability, personalisation and a multi-faceted approach are some of the new trends for companies addressing workplace wellness, says expert Louise Thompson.

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Gender pay gap in the spotlight

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett challenges private businesses to conduct gender audits of what they pay their employees and to publish the results.

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Website targets flexible workers

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

A new website has been launched to help New Zealand businesses connect with a unique groups of job seekers.

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OPINION: Is there an invisible disabled elephant in your workplace?

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Diversity Consultant Philip Patston discusses strategies to ensure people with invisible disabilities can get their needs met at work.

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Smashing the pay gap in three easy steps

Monday, Mar 27, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

At Simpson Grierson there is no pay gap, says HR Director Jo Copeland

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Diversity Award a big boost for New Zealand businesses

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Recognition at the Diversity Awards NZ has helped two innovative local companies make an even bigger impact with their initiatives designed to create an inclusive workplace for New Zealanders.

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Frank discussions confront lack of diversity

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

A frank discussion is a better way to confront a lack of diversity than unconscious bias training, according to feedback we received to Simpson Grierson Human Resources Director Jo Copeland’s recent opinion column.

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Integrated approach needed to eliminate gender pay gap

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Reducing the gender pay gap in New Zealand requires an integrated approach, and the Government and business community will need to rely on a variety of strategies, says Diversity Works NZ Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie.

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Diversity Works New Zealand was proud to be part of the Auckland Pride Parade this year.

Friday, Mar 3, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Our team, along with some of our members, decked themselves out in bright orange and carried huge bunches of balloon as they walked along Ponsonby Road supporting our Rainbow communities.

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OPINION: Why blind CV screening and unconscious bias aren't the answer to diversity

Friday, Mar 3, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Simpson Grierson Human Resources Director Jo Copeland puts forward an argument for targeting conscious bias to increase diversity.

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Enter the 20th Diversity Awards NZ

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

It’s time to celebrate the New Zealand organisations championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Diversity in the news, February 2016

Friday, Feb 3, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Pay equity, work-life balance and whether employees are motivated by money are some of the issues that have been making headlines in the past month.

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Join us at the Auckland Pride Parade this year

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Would you like to participate in the Auckland Pride Parade this year? Diversity Works NZ invite you to be a part of our float on February 25. The Auckland Pride Parade is the "largest and loudest carnival of change and diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand!" and showcases our Rainbow communities (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Takatapui, Fa'afafine, Intersex, Queer).

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Create your blueprint for better diversity and inclusion outcomes in 2017

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Achieving business success in an ever-changing economy is an ongoing challenge and forward-thinking leaders are constantly seeking strategies to gain a competitive advantage.

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Flexible work practices key to holding onto holiday vibe

Monday, Jan 16, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Many Kiwis will be heading back to work this month, inspired by their summer break to improve the balance between work and life in 2017

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Recommended holiday reading

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

With many of you heading off on a Christmas or summer break over the next couple of months, we thought it was time to take a look at some of the fantastic books available in the Diversity Works New Zealand library.

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Diversity in the news December 2016

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

The New Zealand Diversity Survey research, how to motivate millennials, increases in the number of women in the building industry and the value of apprenticeships have all garnered media interest in the past month.

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Workplace diversity emerges as area of interest for small businesses

Monday, Nov 14, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

The latest New Zealand Diversity Survey revealed an increase in the number of small organisations with policies or initiatives in place to address important diversity issues such as wellbeing, aging, disability in the workplace and bias.

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Kiwi employers missing opportunity to engage with older workers

Monday, Nov 7, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

More than 70 per cent of New Zealand businesses have no specific strategies to engage with workers older than 55, a recent survey shows.

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Diversity in the news

Friday, Nov 4, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

The definition of diversity, women in business and the impact migration changes could have on New Zealand organisations have been in the media in the past month.

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Michael Barnett steps down as Chair of Diversity Works NZ

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

After spending 15 years serving on the Board of Diversity Works New Zealand, Chair Michael Barnett is stepping down from his role.

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Common biases found in the workplace

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

Undiagnosed, biases work to subtly undermine the many hours organisations invest in creating an inclusive culture. Here are some of the common biases that may be impacting your workplace.

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New Zealand businesses vulnerable around workplace bullying

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

Almost half of New Zealand workplaces don’t have a policy in place to deal with workplace bullying and harassment, a recent survey shows.

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How to be happier and more productive at work

Friday, Oct 7, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

Businesses are taking a broader approach to employee wellness to reap the benefits of better staff engagement, higher productivity and a lower workforce turnover, says wellbeing expert Louise Thompson.

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Diversity Awards NZ 2016 garner media interest

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

Print and broadcast media around New Zealand were quick to cover the fantastic stories emerging from this year’s Diversity Awards New Zealand.

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Road to inclusion worth taking

Monday, Aug 29, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

Diversity Works New Zealand chief executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie looks at the lessons New Zealand businesses can learn from leaders in diversity and inclusion.

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Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Monday, Aug 29, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

Whether we accept it not, we tend to like people who look like us, think like us and come from backgrounds like our own. Unconscious bias is the enemy of diversity, subtly undermining the hours of time organisations invest in developing an inclusive culture.

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New Zealand Police win diversity award

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

The New Zealand Police’s initiatives to transform gender diversity within its ranks have resulted in the organisation taking the top prize at this year’s Diversity Awards NZ.

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Unconscious bias the enemy of diversity and inclusion

Friday, Aug 5, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

One of the biggest barriers to gender diversity in the workplace is unconscious bias, says Diversity Works Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie.

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Housing debate ignores economic benefits of immigration

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

The current debate about the impact immigration is having on the Auckland housing market ignores the economic benefits a migrant workforce offers the New Zealand economy, says Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie.

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New Zealand’s first Diversity Summit

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

Global and local experts on diversity and inclusion in the workplace will converge in Auckland for New Zealand’s first Diversity Summit in August.

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Diversity and inclusion a bigger focus for New Zealand organisations

Friday, Jun 3, 2016

Diversity and inclusion is becoming a bigger focus for New Zealand organisations, entries to the annual Diversity Awards NZ indicate.

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Wellbeing important to Kiwi companies but bullying still an issue – NZ Research

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Zealand businesses rank wellbeing as a top priority, according to the latest research, but incidents of bullying and harassment are continuing to climb.

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More females working at governance level – latest New Zealand Diversity Survey

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Results from the latest New Zealand Diversity Survey show a significant jump in the percentage of females working in leadership or decision-making teams.

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EEO Trust announces brand change to reflect broader focus in its 25th year

Friday, Apr 8, 2016, by Admin

After nearly two and a half decades operating as the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust or EEO Trust, the organisation will now deliver education resources and training as “Diversity Works NZ”. Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie says the name change offers a much more accurate reflection of the organisation’s role in 2016.

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Diversity Awards entrants are ambassadors for change

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016, by Admin

Over the past 18 years, EEO Trust has attracted hundreds of award applications for their annual awards – and now they’re ready to receive entries for the 19th annual New Zealand Diversity Awards.

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Workplaces taking bullying seriously but workers still reluctant to report bullies

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

Workers are reluctant to report workplace bullying when they are the target, according to an EEO Trust survey.

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New Zealand Diversity Survey delivers benchmark for Kiwi companies

Friday, Oct 23, 2015

Three years on from commissioning the first New Zealand Diversity Survey, EEO Trust chief executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie says the biannual surveys are delivering important insights into the diversity issues that New Zealand organisations are facing.

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Money not the key to keeping older workers happy - NZ research

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015, by Admin

Recognition, respect and flexible work matter more to older workers than what they get paid says the lead researcher on a study into the wellbeing of older workers.

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New Zealand Diversity Survey: Wellness at work makes for healthy businesses

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

A decade ago, the majority of employee surveys would have told you that career advancement opportunities were the number one priority for workers focused on doing whatever it took to get that next step on the ladder.

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New Zealand Diversity Survey: New Zealand’s diversity report card 2014 – could do better!

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014, by Admin

Come and celebrate with us! The EEO Trust is about to enter its 25th year and we've got some exciting changes to share with you.

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