Academic Search International is very proud to again be a sponsor of the Universities NZ HR Conference 2015, hosted by Massey University.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘21st Century University – Universities Without Walls’.
Universities now operate in a boundary-less environment, where students can learn anywhere, anytime and on any device.
Universities are expected and need to access international student markets both bringing students to study in NZ and having faculty members teach offshore.
The profile of our workforces mean that many are straddling both child-care and elder-care.
The expectations of students for anytime response, means our academic and professional staff have pressures to work at almost anytime of the day – which is not sustainable.
The expectations of staff for flexibility, is driving demand for new ways of working.
Emergent technologies are enabling radically different ways of interacting, but people’s bandwidth is limited and there are challenges in getting to grips with the new technology.
The conference will explore the implications for HR practice and HR Practitioners in this environment.