CityLink wins JRA Best Workplaces Awards 2011 Recognition

29 Nov 2011

CityLink is one of the 3 most improved organisations in the Small Workplace category of the JRA Best Workplaces Awards 2011 and was selected as a runner up for this category.

The finalists in this year’s JRA Best Workplaces Awards were announced at a black tie awards ceremony in Auckland on November 17 as the search heats up to find New Zealand’s best place to work. This year a record number of employees gave feedback on their workplaces, with more than 31,700 Kiwis responding to the JRA Best Workplaces Survey from 237 different organisations across the country. Now in its 12th year, the survey uses confidential feedback from organisations’ employees to rate their employers. As the largest survey of workplace climate and employee opinion in the country it has become the benchmark for best workplace practices nationwide. The 35 finalists include organisations of all sizes, ranging from 20 to nearly 1000 employees.

“CityLink has been involved in the JRA Best Workplaces Survey for a number of years as we believe having the best possible culture in the company is a key part of our success and the JRA survey is a vital part of achieving this” says Brian Phillips, Chief operating Officer at CityLink. The survey, which invites employees to give valuable feedback on what their organisation is like as a place to work, takes employees just ten minutes to complete and covers aspects of workplace climate including culture and values, common purpose, communication, learning and development, and reward and recognition.

“Listening to employees, creating great workplaces and measuring against other successful companies in New Zealand has become a business imperative and is essential to compete effectively in today’s market.” says Sanchia Yonge, Managing Director, Kenexa|JRA.