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 central government expertise

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority set up its head office outside...

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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. Peopl...

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CERA’s information services and technology

This case study provides an overview of how CERA’s information services a...

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CERA’s organisational structure

This report outlines the evolution of CERA’s organisational structure fro...

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Contracting during disaster recovery

Contracting was essential during recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes....

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Contracting in disaster recovery checklist

This checklist should assist in the effective set up and tracking of contra...

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Demolitions and Operations: An overview of the CERA Operations team

Formed in late March 2011, the Operations team managed the structural demol...

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Employment relationships

This guide provides an outline of the employment arrangements used to meet...

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Finding facilities

This case study examines the unique challenges of accommodating the Canterb...

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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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Lessons from disaster

Lessons from disaster explores how ECAN responded to and recovered from the...

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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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Building central government expertise

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority set up its head office outside New Zealand’s capital Wellington (a first for New Zealand). Attracting and building in central government expertise was c...

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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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CERA’s information services and technology

This case study provides an overview of how CERA’s information services and technology function, custom technology requirements and records management systems were set up and eventually transitioned...

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CERA’s organisational structure

This report outlines the evolution of CERA’s organisational structure from its establishment in April 2011 to its end in April 2016. It identifies key lessons from its lifespan.

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Contracting during disaster recovery

Contracting was essential during recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes. Thousands of contracts were drawn up and signed throughout the life of CERA - for employment, purchasing services and organis...

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Contracting in disaster recovery checklist

This checklist should assist in the effective set up and tracking of contracts for both individuals and companies. When formatted correctly, contracts managed in a spreadsheet can be directly transfer...

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Demolitions and Operations: An overview of the CERA Operations team

Formed in late March 2011, the Operations team managed the structural demolition work in the central business district red zone, residential red zone and Port Hills red zone. Identifying unstable buil...

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Employment relationships

This guide provides an outline of the employment arrangements used to meet CERA’s staffing requirements. It presents an analysis of the types of employment relationships and identified lessons....

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Finding facilities

This case study examines the unique challenges of accommodating the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority in a shattered city. It looks at the various CERA office locations and identifies the lesso...

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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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Lessons from disaster

Lessons from disaster explores how ECAN responded to and recovered from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes, and what impact this has had on the way the organisation approaches future disaster resili...

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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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