Key findings include ethnicity, gender and Rainbow/LGBTQ+ were ranked as the diversity dimensions considered most important by respondents, wellbeing and mental health and te ao Māori were important DEI related topics, whilst gender, ethnicity and age are the 3 diversity dimensions for which data is most commonly collected. The most common DEI initiatives in organisations were celebrations of diversity, followed by work on DEI-related policies.
This research from the Mental Health Foundation NZ looks at understanding the pressures workers face in the residential construction industry and what could help and hinder their wellbeing. It also captures a range of ways to managing these challenges and the best channels to reach builders and tradies.
In their latest report, half of businesses surveyed reported an increase in employee stress, with financial concerns leading non-work issues, and workload and long hours as work related. More organisations have processes in place to support employees, with nearly all seeing work from home as positive. However the median annual cost of absence has increased.
Men's mental health resources focus on improving the mental health of New Zealanders by removing the stigma surrounding men talking about feelings. This includes providing therapeutic tools and talking to Kiwi men from all over the country about their experiences with mental health.
This report Productivity matters for Wellbeing by the NZ Productivity Commission reveals higher productivity improves overall wellbeing by being able to spend more time with family, increasing incomes and ability to produce and afford goods that underpin a healthy life, and investment in public services such as schools, hospitals and infrastructure.
The Independent Review into Workplace Culture at EY Oceania (Australia and NZ) looked at workplace culture, work practices and psychological health and safety of more than 4,500 workers.
Te Pou provides practical resources to assist health workers to maintain their wellbeing and respond effectively to people accessing health care. Resources include Māori and other cultural models of health, and a range of videos by health sector workers reflecting on how they maintain their wellbeing, contribute to a healthy workplace, and ask for support.
This Australia/NZ research summarises the strengths and weakneses a selection of different tools used between 2010 and 2020 to measure workers' wellbeing. Of the 18 anaylsed, only 2 were rated 'Very Good' and 3 were identified as having the greatest number of positively rated measurement properties. All had gaps in their construction or design
Numbers and data can help us tell a story. In this report we use Umbrella Wellbeing Assessment data to tell a story about how New Zealanders perceive their workload and the impact overwork, and underwork, can have on individual and workplace wellbeing. We also use the numbers to explain how decision-makers and business leaders can manage workload to create mentally healthy and high-performing workplaces.