This section contains workplace productivity related research and evaluation.
Department of Labour reports
High Performance Workplace Practices (HPWP) for the Human Resources Development group in APEC, ten APEC economies (Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Thailand) responded to a questionnaire on these practices. The questions addressed the adoption of HPWP within their economy, the impact of these practices, and the nature of policies to encourage their use.Why workplaces matter
This paper provides an overview of recent literature outlining the contribution of workplace practices to improved performance for individual firms and the economy as a whole. The paper examines the “high performance workplace systems” model and provides summaries of some of the key debates about its impact on firm performance. The paper concludes by putting forward the reasons why improving workplace practices is a matter for public policy.
Workplace Productivity Employers Survey Executive Summary
This research paper examines attitudes to employment-related workplace practices, as a means of lifting workplace productivity. It also identifies the relevance and significance of various types of employment related practices, used to lift workplace productivity.
Workplace Productivity Employees Survey Executive Summary
This quantitative research study examines employees perspectives on productive workplace practices. The research has also identified that there are two key staff related practices to improve productivity, which stand out from the rest in relation to employees having more favourable attitudes towards their workplaces:
- Developing a workplace culture where people work together better.
- Encouraging workers to be innovative.
This report, conducted by The New Zealand Tourism Research Institute AUT University, provides insights into the factors that directly influence food and beverage service productivity and defines productivity as the effective use of resources to achieve operational goals.
The new labour market and employment strategy, Better Work Working Better, sets out aspirations for the kind of labour market we want, and indicates in broad terms how we could get there.
This report has been written as part of a joint Department of Labour/Industry Training Federation project aimed at improving the ability of Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) to assist workplaces to raise their productivity. The report sets out results of a literature scan exploring the links between skills, their application, and productivity, and also documents the experience of a number of manufacturing ITOs in expanding the breadth of their services beyond skills development.
Other reportsStatistics New Zealand's Productivity Statistics
Since March 2006, Statistics New Zealand has produced a yearly release of official measures of annual productivity for the measured sector.
Economic Development Indicators: Summary
Economic Development Indicators: Full Report
Economic Development Indicators 2007 paints a picture of New Zealand's economic performance that results from actions taken by businesses, sectors, regions, and central and local government. The report is a joint project by the Ministry of Economic Development and the Treasury.
Economic Survey of New Zealand 2007
This report presents the assessment and recommendations of the 2007 OECD Economic Survey of New Zealand. The brief identifies New Zealand's key policy challenges as: first, to raise productivity growth, which remains relatively weak by OECD standards; second, to lift participation rates in the pockets where they are still relatively low; and, third, to enhance the management of public finances.
Reports by the Growth and Innovation Advisory Board.Industry training Federation Research Reports
The ITF engages in and disseminates research that enhances the efficiency, effectiveness and innovation of the Industry Training sector. Our goal is to get ahead of the policy curve, to establish the ITF as a valid and reliable body of industry training knowledge and research, and encourage other stakeholders to undertake research into vocational education and training.