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.

Working for CERA: Qualities and experience required

This case study outlines the personal qualities needed to work in a disaste...

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Walking the Recovery Tightrope: Learning and insights from CERA

An overarching narrative of CERA’s experience, learning and insights of t...

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Understanding Social Recovery

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

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The Communications team

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

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Structure and human resources in a recovery agency: Lessons identified

This summary provides key lessons identified from CERA’s structure and hu...

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Staff induction at CERA

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority staff...

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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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SCIRT Learning Legacy project

The SCIRT Learning Legacy project began part way through the SCIRT programm...

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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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Reflections on recovery: Episode 7

Bronwyn Arthur, Chief Legal Officer at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery A...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 6

Human Resources advisor Kylie Frisby discusses her experience of working in...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 5

In this interview excerpt, Senior Advisor Huia Lambie reflects on the richn...

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Working for CERA: Qualities and experience required

This case study outlines the personal qualities needed to work in a disaster recovery organisation. It also includes important skills and experience that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority l...

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Walking the Recovery Tightrope: Learning and insights from CERA

An overarching narrative of CERA’s experience, learning and insights of the recovery process during its lifetime.

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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 gr...

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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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Structure and human resources in a recovery agency: Lessons identified

This summary provides key lessons identified from CERA’s structure and human resources function. It includes lessons for setting up a recovery agency including key appointments, organisational struc...

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Staff induction at CERA

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority staff induction process and identifies lessons for future organisations operating in recovery.  

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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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SCIRT Learning Legacy project

The SCIRT Learning Legacy project began part way through the SCIRT programme to capture, document and share SCIRT learnings and innovations. It aims to make freely available the resources and tools to...

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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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Reflections on recovery: Episode 7

Bronwyn Arthur, Chief Legal Officer at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority reflects on the development of CERA and the effect of aftershocks on work relationships.

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 6

Human Resources advisor Kylie Frisby discusses her experience of working in a fast-paced recovery environment.

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 5

In this interview excerpt, Senior Advisor Huia Lambie reflects on the richness of her experience of working at CERA.  

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