05/06/2015 - General News
Z Energy has been announced as a 2015 Aon Hewitt Best Employer. The award recognises Z as one of New Zealand’s best employers.
This annual award recognises the best employers across New Zealand and Australia by examining employee engagement scores and people practices.
Z Chief Executive, Mike Bennetts said the company is really proud to be recognised as a best employer in New Zealand and believes it’s a real testament to the company’s commitment to its people.
“Being recognised as a best employer truly reflects the investment we’ve made in our people, culture, and leadership practices since day one,” says Mike.
Z is the only Best Employer across Australasia who is also accredited as an Aon Hewitt Top Company for Leaders.
Z’s focus on people and leadership has come from the bottom up, with its company values and leadership framework being generated by simply asking its people what mattered to them.
“Each area of employee engagement and leadership has been developed by our people, for our people.
“Taking this approach has meant our people are fully engaged in what the company stands for, because ultimately it’s what they already stood for and expected as individuals.”
One area that Z has focussed on is its leadership framework which links directly to business outcomes, including financial performance measures.
“We invest in the growth and development of our people because we ultimately believe that it is our people who deliver our results. 3 Queens Wharf
“It is through demonstrating extraordinary leadership our people are able to deliver the extraordinary results that our stakeholders and shareholders expect.
Z firmly stands behind research that points to organisations with high employee engagement outperforming their peers and has seen this play out within the company.
“We’re very proud to be recognised as a best employer, however we realise that we must continue to be relentless in this space,” said Mike.
The Best Employer recognition adds to Z’s other recent acknowledgements, with the company also being listed as New Zealand’s second most reputable company in the Colmar Brunton Top 20 Reputation Index last month.