BCITO named one of the best workplaces in NZ

On 1 December, IBM announced the finalists of its annual Best Workplaces Survey and Awards, New Zealand’s largest and longest-running study of workplace climate and employee engagement. 

 IBM Best Places to work logo 2017

BCITO is pleased to be named a finalist in the Medium-Large Workplace (150-399 employees) category.

Warwick Quinn, Chief Executive, BCITO says, “We are delighted to be named a finalist for the second year in a row which shows that our people are engaged and inspired to deliver the best to all the industries, apprentices and employers we meet with every day across New Zealand. It’s the combination of having a fantastic team who are passionate about what they do and a strong commitment to supporting our people with shared goals and values that makes BCITO a great place to work."

This year over 35,000 employees from 173 organisations in the private and public sectors participated, including 27 first-time contestants. Forty-three workplaces reached finalist status based on their results in the survey across five categories.

The 2017 finalists represent a broad spectrum of New Zealand industries from automotive and technology to business services, retail and local government.

“IBM would like to congratulate all finalists for their success in creating more engaging, healthy, and ultimately productive workplaces,” says Emma Martin, IBM Talent Management Solutions consultant. “The ongoing commitment to building a great workplace is shown by the number of repeat finalists and is also evident in the survey results. Average employee engagement levels, as measured through the Best Workplaces Survey, improved from 75% in 2010 to 80% in 2017, and more than three quarters of the survey questions measuring workplace environment also registered a meaningful increase over this period.”

The three key trends apparent in this year’s data relate to employee well-being, career mobility and employer attitudes to continuous listening.

“Highlights from the Survey results over seven years include the growing importance of wellbeing in the workplace and employers investing in their people as the economy changes,” says Emma Martin. “Organisations are getting better at listening to their employees, but still need to do more to close the feedback loop and drive meaningful change, something which is critical to building credibility in the minds of employees.”

Now in its 18th year, the IBM Best Workplaces Survey provides business leaders with key insights from their most valuable assets: their people. The insights identify the characteristics that make their workplace great places to work, as well as areas to improve in order to improve employee engagement.

Category and league award winners will be named on 31 January 2018, and the overall winner announced at an event in Auckland on 28 February. The Awards are sponsored by the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Business School. 

Follow the conversation at #BestWorkNZ.

About The IBM Best Workplaces Survey and Awards

The IBM Best Workplaces Survey is New Zealand’s largest annual workplace climate-employee engagement survey and the definitive measure for ‘best employer’ and 'employer of choice' claims in the country. For 18 years Best Workplaces has been valued by organisations and CEOs throughout New Zealand, providing the information to assist them in building great workplaces, reducing employee churn and increasing customer satisfaction. 

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