Winners of New Zealand's Employer of Choice 2019 announced

New Zealand's top-ranking employers in terms of overall employee experience have been revealed in the inaugural Employer of Choice awards

Winners of New Zealand's Employer of Choice 2019 announced

New Zealand’s top-ranking employers in terms of overall employee experience have been revealed in the inaugural Employer of Choice awards. HRD invited submissions from companies across New Zealand and the most impressive in each size category have been recognised as the best places to work.

The entry process asked employers to provide qualitative and quantitative information to demonstrate their achievements in the following areas:

  • remuneration
  • training and professional development
  • career progression
  • diversity and inclusion
  • access to technology and resources
  • communication
  • leadership
  • work-life balance
  • health and wellbeing
  • reward and recognition
  • recruitment

Clorox nabbed the gold prize for the 1-99 employees category, garnering top marks in the fields of remuneration and health and wellbeing. The company’s remuneration scheme features car allowances, incentive bonuses, and merit increases while its health and wellbeing initiatives include half-day Fridays during summer, fitness subsidies, and benefits such as vaccinations and massages.

HIND Management & Sudima Hotels won gold in the 100-499 employees category, standing out in the areas of training and professional development and diversity and inclusion. It offers employees valuable opportunities for training and education through its internal Sudima University and its partnership with Service IQ to achieve New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) qualifications. The company has also initiated many programs fostering inclusivity and acceptance of disadvantaged groups in society.

Coca-Cola Amatil NZ Ltd won the gold prize for the 500+ employees category, attaining excellent results in many areas such as work-life balance, recruitment, career progression, access to technology and resources, training and professional development, and health and wellbeing. The company encourages a healthy work-life balance by implementing flexible working arrangements. It promotes recruitment using strategies such as fairs, expos, and workshops. Its career progression scheme involves innovative programs that aim to empower female employees and to foster the potential of promising workers. The company is also committed to best practice access to technology, offering the latest-generation HP laptops, Apple AirPrint-enabled printers, and robotic picking systems.

The full results of the Employer of Choice 2019 report are available here.

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