Menu
Microsoft A/NZ and Chorus New Zealand get on best employers list

Microsoft A/NZ and Chorus New Zealand get on best employers list

Both of these tech companies receive Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2015 title

Microsoft A/NZ and Chorus New Zealand get on best employers list

Microsoft A/NZ and Chorus New Zealand get on best employers list

Microsoft A/NZ and Chorus New Zealand are the only two tech companies that have made it on the Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2015 list this year. In total, 15 companies across all sectors in A/NZ were accredited for the title.

Telecommunications infrastructure company, Chorus New Zealand, was also the sole organisation named 2015 best of the best. This is Chorus New Zealand’s fourth consecutive accreditation as an Aon Hewitt best employer, and first as best of the best.

Chorus New Zealand CEO, Mark Ratcliffe, said he believes the company’s DNA to be transparent has been a major factor in its ability to overcome adversity and nab the best of the best title.

Currently, Chorus’ engagement strategy is focussed around maintaining engagement levels. The strategy is owned by people leaders and each functional area has its own plan that links directly with the organisation’s broader strategy.

This means that different parts of the business can deliver on this goal in a way that suits their work type and style.

The organisation also asks each individual to make an engagement promise in their annual performance plan, to ‘regularly do one thing that contributes to making Chorus the best place they’ve ever worked’.

“You can’t half do transparency, though sometimes you get a lot more questions. Also, when you have an engaged workforce, you can ask them to do things that unengaged employees won’t do. A highly engaged workforce allows you to get through tough times together,” Ratcliffe said.

As for Microsoft A/NZ, according to Aon, it gained the accreditation for excelling in its implementation of innovative people practices to both drive and accommodate for change. This title is Microsoft A/NZ’s fifth accreditation as an Aon Hewitt best employer.

The company also previously achieved the best of the best status in 2009 and 2011.

In a poll Aon conducted, it found 97 per cent of Microsoft A/NZ employees said they were proud to work for the organisation, while 85 per cent of them stated they feel engaged and advocate the organisation.

As for agreeing with Microsoft A/NZ’s strategy and vision, 73 per cent voted for it and the same percentage of them said they’re happy with their work life balance at the company.

“Our people are at the heart of Microsoft’s transformation and I am immensely proud of the work we have done to create a culture that is built for change and unwaveringly focussed on delivering innovation for our customers,” Microsoft Australia managing director, Pip Marlow, added.


Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags best employersawardMicrosoftaon hewittChorustiteTelecommunications

Featured

Slideshows

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

The channel came together for another round of After Hours, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and partners descending on The Jefferson in Auckland. Photos by Maria Stefina.​

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours
Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Emerging start-up Consegna has officially launched its cloud offerings in the New Zealand market, through a kick-off event held at Seafarers Building in Auckland.​ Founded in June 2016, the Auckland-based business is backed by AWS and supported by a global team of cloud specialists, leveraging global managed services partnerships with Rackspace locally.

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland
Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners

Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners

Veritas honoured its top performing partners across the channel in Australia and New Zealand, recognising innovation and excellence on both sides of the Tasman. Revealed under the Vivid lights in Sydney, Intalock claimed the coveted Partner of the Year 2017 (Pacific) award, with Data#3 acknowledged for 12 months of strong growth across the market. Meanwhile, Datacom took home the New Zealand honours, with Global Storage and Insentra winning service provider and consulting awards respectively. Dicker Data was recognised as the standout distributor of the year, while Hitachi Data Systems claimed the alliance partner award. Photos by Bob Seary.

Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners
Show Comments