Case studies, news and articles

News, articles and blogs that demonstrate the value Scarlatti bring to clients’ projects and example practice change in action. Read how we approach research, evaluation, analytics and insights.

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QUICKly valuing agricultural research and extension

We contributed to this journal article about how the complexity of farming and rural communities poses challenges to research and extension initiatives seeking industry-wide change.

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Impact modelling, Extension programme design

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Resilience building in agricultural extension programmes

We contributed to this study which examines whether there was a change in on-farm resilience through farmer participation in participatory extension.

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Monitoring and evaluation

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Wellbeing, environmental sustainability and profitability

We contributed to this journal article which explores how participatory extension programmes with a focus on peer-to-peer learning can support farmers to increase resilience.
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Monitoring and evaluation

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Valuing the benefits of research and extension

We developed an innovative benefit-cost analysis framework to evaluate the benefits of the 'Hill Country Futures' programme, a B+LNZ initiative aimed at enhancing the environmental sustainability, profitability, and well-being of New Zealand’s hill country farmers and their communities.

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Impact modelling, Monitoring and evaluation

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Infrastructure workforce capacity baselining study

We completed a baseline analysis of NZ’s infrastructure workforce on behalf of Te Waihanga. This will help Te Waihanga to identify future capacity pressures across the workforce and how the industry can respond.

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Workforce research

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Attraction and retention in the food and fibre sector

We worked with the Food and Fibre CoVE to understand why workforce shortages have persisted across the food and fibre sector and what opportunities are available to address these in the future.

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Workforce research

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To incentivise or not? Navigating the incentive dilemma in research

Incentives can be seen as a golden ticket but should you use them?

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Social and market research

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Attracting a Workforce with a Job Competitiveness Calculator

As an employer, the first step to attracting and retaining people is putting forward your best offer. To do this, you need to understand what employees value most.

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Workforce research

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Are Psychosocial Hazards Sabotaging your Workplace?

Questions and actions regarding workplace wellbeing and psychosocial hazards are on the rise. But what exactly is meant by psychosocial risks, and how can you take action for a healthier workplace?

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Organisational wellbeing

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Internships: A Win-win for Interns and Business

Hear from our summer interns as they reflect on their time at Scarlatti, and from Scarlatti director Adam Barker on how to unlock an intern's potential.

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What Does Collaboration and Co-design Mean?

We often hear the terms collaboration and co-design as we plan and undertake projects, but what do these mean in practice?

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Extension programme design

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How Effective is Your Wellbeing Programme, Really?

An effective wellbeing programme involves a lot more than encouraging people to move and eat their veggies.

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Organisational wellbeing

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How Conjoint Analysis Helped Santa and his Elves

A conjoint analysis survey uses trade-offs as a way for people to indicate their preferences. Find out what value Santa's elves place on their wellbeing and the environment.

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Social and market research

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Estimating the Impact of Extension Activities

Extension teams are made up of awesome people trying to do amazing things, but how do we measure the impact of the work these teams are doing?

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Impact modelling

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Three Tips to Creating an Engaging Survey - that you might not have heard before

A great survey does more than collect valuable insights. But how do we keep people engaged?

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Social and market research

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A Logical Approach to Big Dreams and Priorities

How can you keep discussions focused, decide on project outcomes, and harness everyone's experience? A logic model of course.

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Monitoring and evaluation

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Building a community of interest next step to growing new food and fibre website

Hear from Scarlatti's Dana Carver and Adam Barker about the tech-enabled learning research and engaging with educators and providers in the primary industries.

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Workforce research

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Farming in a Changing World: Lessons from E350

Scarlatti evaluated the impact of Northland’s E350 large extension programme with DairyNZ and Lincoln University. Extension 350 was a farmer-led mentoring and extension programme designed to lift profitability, environmental sustainability, and wellbeing on Northland, New Zealand

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Monitoring and evaluation

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New Workforce Plan for Sector

Scarlatti were part of the team that developed the Great Futures in Dairying workforce plan. The plan signals a different direction with workforce development with an increased focus on labour productivity gains and talent retention, and a reduced focus on talent attraction.

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Workforce research

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Organising Micro-credentials a Priority for Food and Fibre Sector

Scarlatti have been project managing this Food and Fibre CoVE initiative, together with Dairy Training, to create a system for micro-credentials across the sector.

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Workforce research

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Te Pūkenga and Learners Work Together to Design the Future

Scarlatti undertook data analysis using Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure to understand and quantify learner volumes, origins and destinations post-graduation, which has been used to inform the development of Te Pūkenga’s equity strategy. Read how Te Pūkenga is working with staff and students.

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Red Meat Profit Partnership – The Beginning

Scarlatti reviewed the economic impact of the Red Meat Profit Partnership finding that it will return $18.50 for each dollar invested in it.

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Impact modelling, Monitoring and evaluation

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Food and Fibre sector tech-enabled learning website

Scarlatti, was commissioned to run the Lessons from Lockdown research project, in conjunction with Dairy Training NZ, Wintec and the Primary ITO which resulted in a website techenabledlearning.nz

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Workforce research

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What is Operations Research?

Need a better understanding of operations research? Check out this article by Towards Data Science.

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Operations research

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Trades vs University

Scarlatti found that before the age of 30, many tradies made more on average than university graduates.

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Workforce research

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Gaps in the Dairy Farming Workforce

Scarlatti worked with DairyNZ, Federated Farmers and other organisations to develop updated estimates of the shortage of people in New Zealand’s dairy farming workforce and analyse the impact of different interventions to address this.

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Workforce research

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Construction Industry Workforce Information Platform

Scarlatti worked with BCITO to develop the Construction Industry Workforce Information Platform to provide labour market updates and forecasts for different regions in New Zealand.

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Workforce research

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Wellington City Construction Projects Stalling

Scarlatti has undertaken modelling for the Construction Industry Workforce Information Platform to estimate the size of the workforce shortage given the large number of construction projects in different regions including Wellington.

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Workforce research

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DairyNZ Relaunches GoDairy

Scarlatti undertook the review of the initial GoDairy campaign identifying a range of strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement; many of which have been implemented into the latest campaign.

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Monitoring and evaluation