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Jarrod Haar

Jarrod Haar

Professor of Human Resource Management, Auckland University of Technology

Professor Jarrod Haar (PhD) has tribal affiliations of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Mahuta.
He is a Member of the Marsden Fund Council and is the Convenor of the Marsden Economics and Human Behavioural Sciences panel.
In April 2016, he became the Deputy Director of the NZ Work Research Institute.
His research approach spans broadly across a wide range of management topics, but with a strong focus on Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour, particularly work-life balance.

A four-day working week could be the shot in the arm post-coronavirus tourism needs

May 29, 2020 14:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views

When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said recently, Ive heard lots of people suggesting we should have a four-day week, she inevitably ignited debate. Ardern was not, as some critics seemed to assume, just...

The double juggle: how working parents manage school holidays and their jobs

Dec 08, 2018 17:29 pm UTC| Life

The countdown is on towards the summer school holidays a time many working parents approach with a mix of anticipation and trepidation. School holidays are important for children as they offer a break from the routine...

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Carbon pricing works: the largest-ever study puts it beyond doubt

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China's railway trips decline 54% in first half

The China State Railway Group Co Ltd. recorded 818 million railway passenger trips across the country in the first half of 2020, which represents a 53.9 percent year-on-year decline. The company expects railway...

S. Korea airlines eye expanded routes to China to meet business demand

South Korea is seeking to increase the number of flights to China to 10 a week, to resume flights on three more routes on top of the four it already serves to meet travel demand from businessmen. Korean Air Lines Co.,...

Owners of multiple homes in S. Korea to be assessed with steeper taxes

South Korea will raise property ownership tax rates on people who own three or more homes from a range of 0.6 to 3.2 percent to a scope of 1.2 to 6 percent to curb housing prices. Companies with multiple homes will be...

Chinese banks asked to prepare for sharp increase in bad loans

Chinas financial regulator warned its banks to brace for a big jump in bad loans due to the pandemics effects, resulting in sharply slowing profit growth or profits decline. According to Chinas Banking and Insurance...

Politics

Michelle Obama talks about the importance of girls' education in Girl Up Leadership Summit

Former first lady Michelle Obama was among the guest speakers at the 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit that was held online on Monday. During the virtual summit, Michelle stressed the importance of girls education in a...

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Donald Trump: Former official says POTUS suggested selling Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

The US territory of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria back in 2017, leaving its citizens in need of support. Recently, a former official has revealed that Donald Trump has considered selling the territory...

Donald Trump: POTUS spotted wearing a face mask for the first time

Throughout the pandemic, Donald Trump has infamously refused to wear a face mask when going out in public. However, it appears that the president had changed his tune somewhat when he was spotted out in public wearing a...

Science

Apollo 11 scientist reveals a mishap that led Neil Armstrong to land in another part of the moon

The Apollo 11 mission went down in history as the first time humans were able to set foot on the Moon. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were the astronauts who made history in doing so. However, Apollo 11...

Asteroids: NASA to develop spacecraft to explore metal-rich space rock Psyche

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Planet Nine may be a primordial black hole, say astronomers

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Iron Age crime scene discovered by scientists amidst railway project

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‘NBA 2K21’: What version of the Mamba Forever Edition should players buy

Despite the NBA season 2019-20 getting delayed due to COVID-19, the basketball league has proceeded as usual in the virtual world. As a result, NBA 2K21 is now confirmed to be launched during its usual release window....

GoPro HERO8 Black is now an HD webcam through a free firmware update

Video conferences have become an important way to communicate while following safety guidelines amid a pandemic. It is then not surprising that GoPro adapts to these changes by making HERO8 Black an HD webcam for people...
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