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Tech companies to fore in IBM NZ Workplace Awards

25 Sep 2015

A range of technology and channel players have garnered themselves a place on the finalist for IBM’s Kenexa New Zealand Best Workplaces Awards 2015.

Leading Edge Communications, Brother International NZ, ClearPoint, Soltius, FujiFilm NZ and Trade Me are among the 41 workplaces reaching finalist status this year.

Awards are presented across the five categories – small, small-medium, medium-large, large and enterprise.

All six are regulars in the competition with Brother having won its category several times.

The awards are part of New Zealand’s largest annual workplace climate-employee engagement survey. Participating organisations ask employees to complete confidential surveys and in return receive feedback through online reports to identify both the positive aspects of the workplace, and areas that need work.

Companies achieving the best results are celebrated as ‘best workplaces’, as judged by their own employees.

More than 30,000 employees from 193 New Zealand organisations in the private and public sectors participated in this year’s survey.

Leighton Abbot, senior consultant, IBM Smarter Workforce for New Zealand, says survey results show that organisations taking on board feedback from staff and translating it into action are seeing positive results.

“We are really encouraged to see that more New Zealanders are feeling motivated and enthused about their work,” Abbot says. “This in turn is lifting staff perceptions of customers service delivery and organisational success.”

Sixty-five percent of this year’s finalists also achieved finalist status last year.

The awards will be presented at a gala event at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on November 05.

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