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This annual research provides insights into how New Zealand organisations see and respond to diversity in the workplace, and highlights areas to focus on in order to improve inclusivity in workplaces in Aotearoa. 

July 2022

Neurodivergent people in New Zealand workplaces are at risk of being overlooked, with a third reporting their condition has negatively affected their career advancement, the latest New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey shows.

Wellbeing, bias and flexibility were again identified as the diversity issues that are most important to organisations. Read more about these and other key findings.


May 2021

Workplaces need to do more to identify and address unacceptable behaviours that fall outside the traditional definition of bullying and look at whether some migrant workers are disproportionately impacted by this issue, according to the latest New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey.

Read more about this, the impact Covid-19 is having on workplace diversity, equity and inclusion and other key findings from this year’s report.




May 2020

This year’s survey results provide insight into how organisations see and respond to diversity issues. 

The survey contributes to public understanding and debate and seeks to highlight both good practice and what needs further attention. These latest results indicate that gender, wellbeing/wellness and bias are regarded as important issues. Diversity, both societally and in workplaces, remains a defining feature of contemporary New Zealand. 


April 2019

This year’s survey results provide a fresh snapshot of how organisations see and respond to diversity issues.

They tell a story of growing awareness and improving practice alongside a number of diversity issues that continue to require more attention and it is encouraging to note that almost all diversity issues were afforded considerably more importance than in previous surveys.

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April 2018

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

The April 2018 New Zealand Diversity Survey revealed that 95 per cent of large organisations have a formal policy or an initiative in place to address harassment in the workforce. However more than half have recorded incidents of bullying and harassment in the past year. Read more about this and other key findings by downloading the full report.

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October 2017

New research has revealed that 20 per cent of businesses have less than 25 per cent female representation at governance and leadership/decision-making levels.

This Diversity Survey has also revealed that more than half of New Zealand employers value the experience of their workers over the age of 55 and workplace well-being is still the number one diversity issue in our organisations.


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