CityLink named New Zealand’s Most Improved Small Workplace 2014

24 Oct 2014

IBM Kenexa (NYSE:IBM) a global provider of business technology solutions for human resources, announced the awards for New Zealand’s Best Workplaces 2014 and presented the Award for Most Improved Small Workplace to CityLink. The Awards were announced at a black tie dinner at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on 23rd October.

The awards were achieved based on the employees’ ratings in a confidential online survey. CityLink’s employees graded their workplace and employer across twelve key categories including leadership, culture, recognition and engagement.

Leighton Abbot, Senior Consultant, IBM Smarter Workforce for New Zealand, congratulated CityLink on their success and on-going commitment to provide a great working environment for their staff. “CityLink has demonstrated that through clear leadership and communication, staff will remain motivated and engaged through significant change. The increased commitment that their people have to the company speaks volumes about how they have turned organisational changes into an opportunity.”

This year over 32,000 employees from 228 New Zealand organisations representing private and public sectors participated in the survey. Forty two companies reached ‘finalist’ status across the five employee size categories: Small, Small-Medium, Medium-Large, Large and Enterprise.

CityLink received honours alongside VTNZ, Hyundai Wairarapa – Eastwood Motor Group, Giltrap Audi, Mars New Zealand, Overland Footwear, New Zealand Cricket, TSB Bank, Russell Group, Ballance Agri-Nutrients.

Nick Willis, Chief Executive of CityLInk, who received the Award on behalf of CityLink was delighted. In his acceptance of the Award, he said “The Company embarked on a new direction in 2013 and with a highly motivated team, we were very successful in delivering a great outcome in Wellington. As we gear ourselves to expand into Auckland, we intend to bring the same experience to Auckland as well.”

The annual programme is New Zealand’s largest and longest running study of workplace climate and employee engagement, and identifies the best places to work in New Zealand as rated by their employees.