Frucor NZ recognised as a Best Employer
05 Jun 2015
A winning culture and having the majority of staff aligned with company values has seen Frucor Beverages New Zealand recognised as an Aon Hewitt Best Employer.
The annual awards, presented by global human resources consultancy Aon Hewitt, acknowledge a company's commitment to their employees by measuring workplace culture and practises.
This is the fourth time Frucor New Zealand has achieved this award since 2011. The accreditation process involving three stages - an employee engagement survey, a people practices inventory and an organisational audit.
Frucor New Zealand CEO Mark Callaghan says fostering an engaged workplace culture has consistently been a focus for the Frucor leadership team.
"We're passionate about what we do at Frucor. We love the drinks we make and we have even defined our purpose as a ‘Hunger for Making Drinks Better'. That's for our consumers, our customers and our people - we really do care.
Without question people come first in everything we do... we do give a damn. We are committed to providing our people with the freedom to create, push the boundaries and in our language, to spark action ‘to go for it.' Our values and culture are what set us apart which is why our engagement survey and feedback mechanisms are so critical to our winning mind set," Mark says.
Frucor New Zealand's employee engagement scores have increased year-on-year, a nod to the hard work the company continues to put into their people.
The results of the company's 2015 staff engagement survey show that 89 per cent of Frucor New Zealand's staff are proud to be associated with the company, with 82 per cent feeling encouraged to suggest new ideas to improve the way things are done at Frucor.
It's areas such as these as well as, working with great brands, having a laugh and being part of a supportive team that Frucor's longest serving employees say they love about working for the drinks manufacturer.
Out of 702 NZ staff, 20 per cent have worked at Frucor for more than ten years and twenty staff have reached significant milestones of more than 20 years of service.
Ted Audain first started at Frucor in the manufacturing department in 1980 and this year marks his 35th year with the company.
"The environment is great to develop skills which you would normally obtain by working at a number of different companies. Frucor's values and culture support the staff to be physically and mentally safe," Ted says.
Frucor New Zealand was accredited as a Best Employer along with 15 other companies across New Zealand and Australia.