Hall of Fame 2012

Each year the Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey reveals the top organisations to work for in New Zealand. In 2012, a record 289 organisations participated in the survey, and the following organisations were rated by their employees as New Zealand's Best Workplaces.

Congratulations to Overland Footwear, the Overall Winner (and large workplace category winner) of the 2012 awards. Other category winners were Mars New Zealand (medium-large workplace), Brother International (NZ) (small-medium workplace and Vend (small workplace).

Many organisations participate in the Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey on an annual basis. The following organisations were recognised for having the greatest improvement in their overall score from 2011 to 2012: The Trusts (large workplace category), Christchurch International Airport (medium-large workplace category), AgITO (small-medium workplace category) and Acco New Zealand (small workplace category).

We also want to congratulate the organisations joining our Five-Year League and Ten-Year League, a group of awards that are given to recognise sustained performance in the Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards. Recipients of the Five-Year League Award for 2012 were: AA Insurance, Inspire Group, Mars New Zealand, Maven International and Overland Footwear. The sole recipient of the Ten-Year League for 2012 was Flight Centre New Zealand.

Overall Winner

Overland Footwear Overland Footwear
Retail footwear
Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Large Workplace Category
(400+ employees)
Supported by
Kiwibank

 

Kiwi Bank

1st Overland Footwear Overland Footwear
Retail footwear
Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
2nd Flight Centre (NZ)
Leisure and corporate travel services
Finalist previous years: 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
3rd AA Insurance AA Insurance
Direct general insurance
Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
4th Southern Cross Medical Care Society

Southern Cross Medical Care Society

Health Insurance

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009

5th Warehouse Stationery

Warehouse Stationery

Stationery, technology, art and craft, copy and print, and office furniture retailer

Finalist previous years:

2011, 2010

Medium-Large Workplace Category
(150-399 employees)
Supported by
Kiwibank

 

Kiwibank

1st Mars New Zealand

Mars New Zealand
Fast moving consumer goods

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
2nd= South Taranaki District Council South Taranaki District Council
District Council
Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009
2nd= Trade Me

Trade Me
Online trading and classifieds

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2008

4th

DraftFCB New Zealand

Advertising agency

Finalist previous years: 2011

5th=

FMG
Advice and insurance

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010

5th=

MYOB NZ

Business management solutions

7th

Arrow International (NZ)

Construction and Project Management

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2008, 2006, 2005

8th

Just Water New Zealand

Drinking-water and filtration systems provider

9th

Nelson City Council
City Council

10th

Smith&Smith®

Glass replacement for car, home or business

Finalist previous years: 2010

Small-Medium Workplace Category
(50-149 employees)
Supported by New Zealand Herald - career13

 

1st

Brother International (NZ)
Print Imaging, sewing, labeling products and solutions

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2009

2nd

Giltrap City Toyota

Motor Trade (retail)

Finalist previous years: 2011

3rd

Otago Museum
Museum of culture, nature and science
Finalist previous years: 2006
4th

Giltrap Audi
Audi vehicle and parts retailer, and official service centre

5th

SLI Systems

Provider of full-service site navigation, merchandising, and user-generated SEO

6th

Provoke

Software development, mobile solutions and unified communications consultancy

7th

Giltrap North Shore
Motor Vehicle Dealership

8th

CORE Education

A not for profit education consultancy, professional learning and research organisation

Finalist previous years: 2010

9th Hyundai Motors NZ

Hyundai Motors NZ
Motor trade (wholesale)

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009

10th

FUJIFILM NZ

Distribution of imaging equipment and services

11th

Vista Entertainment Solutions

Software development for the global cinema exhibition industry

Finalist previous years: 2009, 2007

12th

Yealands Estate Wines

Sustainable wine production

13th

Soltius New Zealand

SAP Application Reseller and Consulting Services Provider

Finalist previous years: 2011

14th

Miles Toyota

Motor trade (retail)

15th

MRC Transmark NZ

Distribution of specialist flow control products

Small Workplace Category
(20-49 employees)
Supported by the
New Zealand Herald - career13

 

1st

Vend

Cloud Point-of-Sale

2nd

Velocity Recruitment
Business Support Recruitment Company

3rd

Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner

Independent dispute resolution service for industry

Finalist previous years: 2011

4th

Hilti (New Zealand)

Leading-edge construction industry technology

5th Auckland Radiation Oncology

Auckland Radiation Oncology
Health and community services

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009

6th Maven International

Maven International
Management consultancy

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

7th

adscale Laboratories
Development house online advertising marketplace

8th Inspire Group

Inspire Group
Tailored learning services and products

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

9th= ADInstruments

ADInstruments
Data acquisition and analysis systems

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009

9th=

TriEx Health Safety and Wellness

Workplace health, safety and wellness consultancy

Most Improved Workplaces
Supported by
the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Labour Group

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – Labour Group

Most Improved Large Workplace
(400+ employees)

The Trusts

The Trusts operate a number of retail, hospitality and entertainment venues in West Auckland. Surplus profits are returned to the community in the form of grants, sponsorships and rebates to clubs

Most Improved Medium-Large Workplace
(150-399 employees)

Christchurch International Airport
International airport

Most Improved Small-Medium Workplace
(50-149 employees)

AgITO

Industry Training Organisation

Most Improved Small Workplace
(20-49 employees)

ACCO New Zealand

Office Products


Kenexa Best Workplaces League Awards


The League Awards recognise the achievements of organisations that consistently rank as New Zealand’s Best Workplaces. To become a member of the Five- or Ten-Year League, an organisation must have been a finalist in their size category in the Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey five or 10 (respectively) times within the last six or 12 (respectively) years, including the year the award is being given.

Five-Year League


The current members of the Kenexa Best Workplaces Five-Year League are:

AA Insurance

AA Insurance
Direct general insurance

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Inspire Group

Inspire Group
Tailored learning services and products

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Mars New Zealand

Mars New Zealand
Fast moving consumer goods

Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Maven International Maven International
Management consultancy
Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Overland Footwear Overland Footwear
Retail footwear stores
Finalist previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Ten-Year League


The current member of the Kenexa Best Workplaces Ten-Year League is:

Flight Centre New Zealand
Leisure and corporate travel services
Finalist previous years: 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002