The winner of Ranstad’s Most Attractive Employer was named last night and with only 0.1% separating the top two it was a tight race – but who was the ultimate winner?
The annual awards, which were presented last night in an event attended by senior executives from 150 of New Zealand’s largest employers, recognises the organisations New Zealanders find the most attractive to work with.
Paul Robinson, Director of recruitment & HR specialists, Randstad, said it was great to see the national broadcaster jump to first place, particularly in one of the most competitive and dynamically changing industries in the country.
“TVNZ has been recognised as one of the top five most attractive employers in New Zealand for the past four years, but this is the first year the national broadcaster has claimed the top honour. It is testament to TVNZ that their appeal is across a wide demographic – with both young and mature workers rating the organisation as a highly attractive place to work because of its pleasant working atmosphere, flexible working opportunities and the interesting job content available at TVNZ,” said Robinson.
The awards research revealed that almost one in every two Kiwis (47%) say they would like to work at TVNZ.
TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick collected the award and told the audience the accolade was “exciting and humbling” and was a testament to those who worked for the organisation.
“We have a really committed passionate group of people who make it happen for us each and everyday,” he said. “It’s one thing to put a promise out there about what you wish to be and what you aspire to be but it’s the delivery that makes the difference, so it’s the people in our business who create the content, who get it out there, who make the connections with New Zealanders each and everyday who enable us to be the organisation that we are and keep driving us to be the organisation we aspire to be.”
Other organisations honoured at the awards include Air New Zealand who was inducted into the Randstad International Hall of Fame, after becoming the first company around the world to win the top award for three consecutive years in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The Department of Conservation took home the Public Sector Award for the most attractive employer in Government, beating New Zealand Customs Service who were the runners-up.
ASB Bank won the Banking & Financial Sector Award with Kiwibank runner-up, and Massey University took home the top honour in the Education Sector, narrowly beating the University of Otago.
The Top 20 Most Attractive Organisations in New Zealand as determined by the awards are:
2. Coca-Cola Amatil
3. Department of Conservation
5. ASB Bank
6. New Zealand Customs Service
7. Jetstar Travelworld Group
10. House of Travel
11. Massey University
12. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
13. University of Otago
16. The University of Auckland
17. Department of Internal Affairs
18. AUT University
19. Bank of New Zealand
20. Healthcare of New Zealand
Pictured: Director of recruitment and HR specialists Randstad, Paul Robinson, TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick and Labour Minister Simon Bridges.