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Rewards Favour the Brave

Rewards Favour the Brave

Out of 120 companies trans-Tasman, only a handful will be accredited as Best Employers in 2014, with Aon Hewitt set to announce who they are and which organisation has taken out Best of the Best across Australia and New Zealand on May 27.

Aon Hewitt’s annual Best Employers survey has separated the best from the rest of leadership teams who are successfully engaging their employees and the results will make for interesting reading.

“To undertake our survey an organisation is prepared to hear the truth about how well their leaders are performing and that shows a real commitment to the health of their business,” says Aon Hewitt NZ Talent and Rewards Manager, Jocelyn Anso.

“As part of our survey we provide an anonymous online feedback system for employees and they relish the opportunity to give their executive team some real-world critique,” she says.

Anso says the companies that undertake Best Employers know employee engagement is crucial to their productivity and they want an honest picture, regardless of whether they gain accreditation in the process.

“Our survey gives them a clear map of what’s working in the business and what’s not and that is operational gold, regardless of whether they make accreditation as a Best Employer at the end of the day,” says Anso.

Companies in New Zealand that have been accredited in the past and will be among those putting themselves forward in 2014 for accreditation and for Best of The Best are FedEx, Frucor and Chorus.

“Engagement is not a one-off event for these organisations. It has become part of their DNA and is a key success-driver,” says Anso. “For instance continuing to measure engagement, even during difficult times is something Chorus stands by. Another thing they and the rest of these companies do really well is make sure that senior leadership is highly visible and accessible during change and that their employees know what’s happening in the company first, before company outsiders or the press, whenever possible.”

Anso says another marker she’s observed for a workforce operating at optimum is the ability for international companies to put down solid roots where they base their local operations.

“Without giving too much away, the companies that have made the grade this year are unanimously genuine about their social responsibility and they engage in it close to home.”

The companies that have made accreditation as Best Employers and the top performing company - Best of the Best - will be announced at an awards night in Sydney, May 27.

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