Overland Footwear has been voted the best company to work for in New Zealand, while newcomer Vend was deemed the best small workplace in the Kenexa Best Workplaces survey for 2012.
Formerly known as the JRA Best Workplaces Survey, it's New Zealand’s largest annual workplace climate-employee engagement survey based on confidential feedback from staff. Organisations that achieve the best survey results are celebrated as the best work environments in New Zealand as judged by their own employees.
In addition to being named overall winner from 289 organisations, Overland Footwear claimed this year’s title Best Large Workplace, while also retaining its place in the Five-Year League.
For the second year running, Brother International (NZ) and Mars New Zealand retained their top spots in the Small-Medium and Medium-Large Workplace categories.
Most Improved Awards were also awarded in each category and included ACCO New Zealand, AgITO, Christchurch International Airport and The Trusts.
The final awards of the night, the League Awards, were presented to organisations that have entered the finalist ranks for multiple years in celebration of sustained excellence.
Kenexa Best Workplaces 2012 Awards Winners
Overall winner: Overland Footwear
Small Workplace category winner: Vend
Most Improved: ACCO New Zealand
Finalists: ADInstruments, adscale Laboratories, Auckland Radiation Oncology, Hilti (New Zealand), Inspire Group, Maven International, Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner, TriEx Health Safety and Wellness, Velocity Recruitment.
Small-Medium workplace category winner: Brother International (NZ)
Most Improved: AgITO
Finalists: CORE Education, Fujifilm NZ, Giltrap Audi, Giltrap City Toyota, Giltrap North Shore, Hyundai Motors New Zealand, Miles Toyota, MRC Transmark NZ, Otago Museum, Provoke, SLI Systems, Soltius New Zealand, Vista Entertainment Solutions, Yealands Estate Wines.
Medium-Large workplace category winner: Mars New Zealand
Most Improved: Christchurch International Airport
Finalists: Arrow International (NZ), DraftFCB New Zealand, FMG, Just Water New Zealand, MYOB NZ, Nelson City Council, Smith&Smith®, South Taranaki District Council, Trade Me.
Large Workplace category winner: Overland Footwear
Most Improved: The Trusts
Finalists: AA Insurance, Flight Centre New Zealand, Southern Cross Medical Care Society, Warehouse Stationery
AA Insurance, Inspire Group, Mars New Zealand, Maven International, Overland Footwear.
Flight Centre (NZ)