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Written by: Emma Martin, IBM Talent Management Solutions consultant

The experiences and relationships we have at work have a huge bearing on our lives so if you had the choice, who wouldn’t want to work in one of the best workplaces in the country?

Earning the title “New Zealand’s Best Workplace” is a great differentiator for employers aiming to attract and retain top talent. The IBM Best Workplaces Awards recognise excellence in employee engagement and workplace culture based on perceptions of the organisation’s own people, people who know the culture best.

Five organisations have been confirmed today as New Zealand’s top workplaces by size for 2017. Over 35,000 employees from 173 organisations (including 27 newcomers) were surveyed, making it the largest study of its kind in New Zealand. The Overall Winner will be selected from among the Best Workplaces category winners and revealed on the 28th February.

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Dean Kate Kearins from AUT's Business School and Emma from IBM New Zealand announce the winners of the IBM Best Workplaces Awards! 👏🎉🙌🏆

Posted by AUT – Auckland University of Technology on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

 

Also announced today are the Best Workplaces League Awards – organisations that consistently rank among New Zealand’s Best Workplaces over a long period of time, and this year we’ve added a 15 year league for the first time. The winners of the Most Improved Workplaces were recognised too – organisations who have put in the hard yards and saw the biggest year on year lift in their survey scores compared to 2016.

What each winner has in common is the commitment to take charge of their culture and continually listening to their people, and, most importantly, bringing their people’s ideas to life. Succeeding in these Awards year after year requires true perseverance and leadership because maintaining an engaged workplace can never be taken for granted. We know that when companies take their foot off the pedal, engagement declines.

As we focus next on the celebration event on Feb 28, I want to acknowledge the role of our sponsors – the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Business School.  The programme would simply not be possible without their ongoing support.

Please join me in congratulating the workplaces named below and stay tuned to find out who will be the Overall Winner.

Best Workplaces

Best Small Workplace – Hyundai Wairarapa

Best Small-Medium Workplace – Premier Group NZ Ltd

Best Medium-Large Workplace – Mars (New Zealand Ltd)

Best Large Workplace – Overland Footwear

Best Enterprise Workplace – Mercury Energy

Most Improved Workplaces

Small Workplace Category –  Blue Barn Consulting Ltd

Small-Medium Workplace Category – Just Water

Medium-Large Workplace Category – Rutherford & Bond Toyota

Large Workplace Category – Armstrong Motor Group

Enterprise Workplace Category – Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd

Best Workplace League

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