The finalists for this year's IBM Kenexa Best Workplace Survey and Awards have been announced.
More than 32,000 employees from 228 New Zealand organisations representing the private and public sectors participated in the survey. Forty-two companies have been named as finalist across the five employee size categories: Small, Small-Medium, Medium-Large, Large and Enterprise.
“I would like to congratulate all the finalists for 2014 and acknowledge their passion and commitment to ensuring their organisation is a great place to work,” said Leighton Abbot, Senior Consultant, IBM Smarter Workforce for New Zealand. “The strong level of participation in the Best Workplaces programme demonstrates the importance that New Zealand business leaders place on engaging their employees. The insights each of the organisations will receive from the survey will help them better define the things of most importance to their employees and ultimately improve business outcomes through engagement.”
Finalists in the Small Workplace (20-49 employees) category are:
Hairy Lemon Web Solutions, Hilti, Hyundai Motors New Zealand, Hyundai Wairarapa – Eastwood Motor Group, Inspire Group, Maven International, McVerry Crawford Hyundai, Milford Asset Management, Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner, Redvespa Consultants.
Finalists in the Small-Medium Workplace (50-149 employees) category are:
ADInstruments, Brother International NZ, Buildtech Holdings, ClearPoint, Credit Union Baywide - Trading as NZCU Baywide, FUJIFILM NZ, Giltrap Audi, Giltrap Motors, Miles Toyota and ILAM Toyota, MRC Transmark, New Zealand Rugby, Provoke, Soltius New Zealand, Sport Northland, Yealands Wine Group.
Finalists in the Medium-Large Workplace (150-399 employees) category are:
Bay Audiology, Colliers International New Zealand, Cristal Air International t/a HRV, FCB New Zealand, Leading Edge Communications NZ, Mars New Zealand, MOVE Logistics, Rothbury Group, Smith and Smith, South Taranaki District Council, Trade Me.
Finalists in the Large Workplace (400-749 employees) category are:
AA Insurance, FMG, Overland Footwear.
Finalists in the Enterprise Workplace (750 or more employees) category are:
Flight Centre (NZ), VTNZ, Warehouse Stationery.
The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 23 October in Auckland.