Phil O’Reilly: Business council deserves a chance
Jacinda Ardern's decision to create a business advisory council has attracted criticism from some. Phil O'Reilly argues the council's formation is a positive move, and it's up to all businesses to ensure they get in the Government's ear.
An economic plan lets business community know what matters to the Government
The suggestion of possible curbs on oil and gas exploration sent mixed signals to business.
NZ’s Economy needs to be ready for a trade war
Globalisation is the key to our prosperity
The global weight of evidence shows that open economies create jobs and improve life for the many.
Re-establishing consensus on trade
Business at OECD (BIAC) 2017 Annual Report
To lift our productivity, keep markets open
There was much debate in the election campaign about New Zealand's lack of productivity and how we might improve it.
How can we best improve R&D – tax breaks or grants?
When it comes to research and development (R&D), New Zealand's performance is poor.
O Canada! Talking trade in Toronto
These are testing times for trade liberalisation. There has been a lot of talk over the last year about the rise of protectionism and the risks of an all-out trade war. Whether this actually manifests in significant concrete action remains to be seen – but what should worry us is how hard it is to shift the dial on the public debate on trade. We cannot afford to be disengaged from this: our communities (and the most vulnerable groups in them) will be the losers if we see the erosion of a fifty-year consensus towards more open markets and freeing up flows of trade, investment and people.
The end of STEM
The future workplace will still need people with STEM skills but many of our traditional educational pathways to those skills may change.
Much more needs doing with R&D
Governments are becoming more open on trade policy
The third change is that our trade policy strategy will focus more on the growing areas of services-based trade, digital trade and trade related investment.
Variety is the spice of life
OPINION: Variety is the spice of life – and the workplace is no different
Employers should embrace this pay-equity deal for women
NZ’s history of low corruption no longer a given
We need to put processes in place to ensure we remain corruption free, says Phil O'Reilly
Be ready for the future of digital work
Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD Annual Report
Time to step up workplace efforts for intellectually disabled people
Horasis Global Meeting, Liverpool
IHC Workability International Conference
Phil O'Reilly to speak at the IHC Workability International Conference in September
Regions must play to strengths
Building a Better Understanding
Phil O'Reilly talks about the launch of Iron Duke.