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Here's the wellbeing policies some of New Zealand's top companies are rolling out for 2019

Wellbeing Month

Here's the wellbeing policies some of New Zealand's top companies are rolling out for 2019

In 2019, companies are more focused than ever on the health and happiness of their staff, as wellbeing becomes increasingly seen as a key indicator of success along economic value by governments – including our very own – and organisations across the world. This is because while the corporate world has long seen the bottom line as the be all and end all, companies are increasingly taking a more holistic view and recognising that looking after the wellbeing of their people will in turn make their bottom line healthier, too. We reached out to the people in charge of wellbeing policies at some of New Zealand's top companies and asked what they're focused on for this year and why. Here's what FCB, Isthmus, RUSH, Southern Cross, Xero and Trade Me responded.


Jon Macdonald, CEO of Trade Me for over a decade, has announced plans to step down from the leadership role. Macdonald chats about the reason behind the departure and what he hopes to get from his new path.

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's Trade Me's head of mobile Nick Parfene.

Big business names like Sky founder and entrepreneur Craig Heatley, fashion designer Dame Trelise Cooper, 42 Below founder Geoff Ross and Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon are auctioning their time and business nous on Trade Me to benefit the ChildFund charity.