Human Resources

In this topic people share their insights and reflections on working in recovery. Human Resources also includes staff engagement and wellbeing, recruitment practices, and facilities.

Building the plane while flying it: The CERA experience

The CERA experience drew out a range of feelings among its employees. Peopl...

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Leading in disaster recovery: Poster

Leadership in recovery is a ‘warp-speed’ journey. It can be a horrible...

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Living through and working for recovery

Recovery agencies need staff in community-facing roles. This case study is...

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Resilience tested: A year and a half of ten thousand aftershocks

Resilience Tested is a companion to Shaken but not Stirred. It tells the st...

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Shaken but not Stirred: A University’s Resilience in the Face of Adversity. 4th September 2010 Earthquake

On 4 September 2010, people in Canterbury were shaken from their beds by a...

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The Communications team

CERA’s Communications team had many functions. These included working wit...

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Understanding Social Recovery

This report provides social recovery practitioners with strategies, activit...

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Building the plane while flying it: The CERA experience

The CERA experience drew out a range of feelings among its employees. People joined CERA because it represented a unique life experience and career opportunity. It was exciting. It was a challenge. It...

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Leading in disaster recovery: Poster

Leadership in recovery is a ‘warp-speed’ journey. It can be a horrible opportunity for growth and transformation – for communities and leaders. A few of Canterbury’s leaders share their journe...

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Living through and working for recovery

Recovery agencies need staff in community-facing roles. This case study is based on the experience of CERA staff who worked directly with residents seeking advice or support. It identifies the skills...

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Resilience tested: A year and a half of ten thousand aftershocks

Resilience Tested is a companion to Shaken but not Stirred. It tells the story of the University of Canterbury (UC) following the earthquake on 22 February 2011.   The earthquake caused immediate eva...

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Shaken but not Stirred: A University’s Resilience in the Face of Adversity. 4th September 2010 Earthquake

On 4 September 2010, people in Canterbury were shaken from their beds by a major earthquake. This report tells the story of the University of Canterbury (UC), its staff and its students, as they rose...

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The Communications team

CERA’s Communications team had many functions. These included working with stakeholders to plan and manage issues, planning and delivering public information, producing informative collateral, and b...

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Understanding Social Recovery

This report provides social recovery practitioners with strategies, activities and lessons learned by CERA’s social recovery leaders between 2011 and 2016. It describes the recovery context of grea...

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