Rothbury Finalist in Best Workplaces for Third Year Running

Published Date: 30th Sep 2015 | Category: News

For the third year running Rothbury is a Finalist in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey, New Zealand’s largest, and longest running, study of workplace climate and employee engagement.

The annual survey identifies the best places to work in New Zealand, as rated by employees. 

Over 30,000 employees from 193 New Zealand organisations participate in the annual survey and Rothbury are one of 12 finalists in the Medium-Large Workplace category.

Christine Barkley, Executive General Manager – Human Resources at Rothbury says, “Being named a finalist for a third year is very exciting.  It shows that we are consistently delivering a workplace that engages our people and challenges them to be the best they can”.

“We’ve had some key areas of focus in the last 12 months, including working closely with the managers and teams in our branches that last year’s survey identified as in need of assistance.  It’s a validation of the effort put in by the teams to now see improved results in these branches too”.

Rothbury was the National Supporter and Official Insurance Broker for the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2015 and has also continued with a staff training and development program across the country.  “Our people played a huge part in these activities and in turn these programs support a strong company culture.  Our team feel they belong to a successful organisation that cares about their well being,” Christine Barkley says.

Participating organisations ask their employees to complete a confidential survey about their workplace between May and August.

“Achieving finalist status in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards is a tangible measure of employee engagement and has become New Zealand’s most definitive measure of ‘employer of choice’ claims,” says Leighton Abbot, Senior Consultant, IBM Smarter Workforces, New Zealand.  

The winners of the 2015 IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey will be announced at a black tie dinner in Auckland on 5 November.

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