FutureworkNZ blog

BlogA blog by Commission staff to generate ideas and promote debate for our Technological change and the future of work inquiry.

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Job security

Policies for dynamic labour markets and productivity growth

28 November 2019 | Judy Kavanagh

If you’re at risk of losing your job, your best protection is to have lots of other good job opportu...

Cradle Mtn–Lake St Clair National Park

Getting the chop

25 November 2019 | Dave Heatley

I’ve been made redundant. There, I’ve said it. Admittedly, it happened a long time ago. In 1986 I st...

Push the car

Get more people to push – or fix the engine?

21 November 2019 | Judy Kavanagh

The Commission’s second draft report Employment, labour markets and income, for the Technological ch...

Redundancy pay – a redundant policy tool?

20 November 2019 | John MacCormick

Redundancy pay is a rather primitive form of insurance or “income smoothing”. It’s an old technology...

Detroit Industry

Redundancy pay – who and what is it good for?

18 November 2019 | John MacCormick

Redundancy (or severance) pay is an old technology to protect people from the risks and costs of job...

Trade Me jobs

Are ‘dumped’ workers pressured into ‘rebound’ jobs in NZ?

30 May 2019 | Tim Maddock

Are fast rates of re-employment always a good thing? New Zealand’s incidence of long-term unemployme...

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