Professor Jarrod Haar (PhD) is a Professor of Human Resource Management in the Department of Management and has tribal affiliations of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Mahuta. In 2018, Professor Haar was appointed as a Member of the Marsden Fund Council and is the Convenor of the Marsden Economics and Human Behavioural Sciences panel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi (2020), a Research Fellow of the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management (since 2012), and Chartered Fellow of the Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ). He won the inaugural HRINZ HR Researcher of the Year Award in 2016. In April 2016, he became the Deputy Director of the NZ Work Research Institute.
In 2017, he won the Faculty of Business and Economics (AUT) Individual Researcher of the Year. He won AUTs premier award: The AUT Medal in 2021. His research approach spans broadly across a wide range of management topics, but with a strong focus on Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour.
Jarrod’s research falls into five clusters: (1) how employees manage their work, family, and life roles such as work-life balance; (2) the role of cultural factors in the workplace (especially for Māori) and mātauranga Māori in business; (3) team functioning and its influence on team member wellbeing and job outcomes; (4) leadership and its influence on followers; and (5) innovation/entrepreneurship.
Professor Haar has over 400 refereed academic outputs (including 130 journal articles) including Personnel Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and The International Journal of Human Resource Management (amongst others). He has given 53 keynotes or invited presentations. He has won around $5 million in research grant funding and is also a named researcher on a $100 million National Science Challenge (Science for Technological Innovation).
Under the New Zealand Governments Research Performance ranking (PBRF scheme), Jarrod was ranked in the top 6% of New Zealand business researchers (Ranked A – world-class) for the past 12 years. He is an award-winning writer (10 best paper awards), an award-winning lecturer, and has a keen interest in mentoring and publishing with PhD students and junior colleagues. Jarrod is a strong quantitative researcher and enjoys mentoring students and colleagues towards publishing research (including high-ranked journal articles). He has a strong combination of research, supervision, teaching, and service excellence (e.g., Research Centre Director, promotion committees and appointment committees) and brings a high-level focus on research and publications including the timing of PBRF rounds. He does this in a relaxed, informal and fun manner – especially as he likes to collaborate with colleagues and students. He has 16 successful PhD completions (10 as Chief Supervisor) and 5 current PhD students. He has over 60 Master’s students. He has examined 28 PhD theses and 18 Masters theses.
Full project Matakitenga project Research ProgrammeProject commenced:
Lead Researcher: Professor Chellie Spiller (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa) University of Waikato
Professor Jarrod Haar (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngaati Mahuta) AUT University
Dr John Reid (Ngāti Pikiao, Tainui) University of Canterbury
Dr Jason Mika (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu) University of Waikato
Dr Matthew Rout, University of Canterbury
COVID projectProject commenced:
Māori are facing many challenges in their work experiences, especially during Covid-19. This research seeks to understand the unique cultural strategies that employees engage in that make these challenges more bearable.
Scoping projectProject commenced:
What unique Human Resource Management (HRM) practices are offered in Aotearoa workplaces that directly engage in a positive way with Māori employees?
What do these look like? How are the perceived (and received) by Maori and non-Māori employees? Do they positively shape attitudes as we might expect - and if not, why not? What are the barriers and drivers behind them?