Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


NZ Top Office Dog competition calling last entries

Press release

Monday, 8 August 2016

NZ Top Office Dog competition – WOOF! - calling last entries

A pooch delivering a keynote speech, a canine helping victims of crime give evidence in Tauranga District Court, the French Bulldog sorting mail in Dispatch, and a ‘Sausage Dog’ Photoshopping its magazine profile image, have entered the second annual New Zealand Top Office Dog competition.

Closing this Wednesday 10 August at 5pm, the competition has been organised by leading recruitment agency, Frog Recruitment to highlight the benefits of bringing a dog to work. “It’s well documented that dogs in the workplace are good for wellbeing and motivation,” says Frog Recruitment Director Jane Kennelly.

“Within the broader context of the talent economy we have researched a range of factors that influence productivity and performance at work. Having dogs in the work environment can buffer the impact of stress during the workday for their owners and make the job more satisfying for those with whom they come into contact. There is definitely an increasing ‘cool factor’ of having a dog in the office” says Frog Recruitment founder Jane Kennelly.

“The Top Office Dog competition is a way to celebrate our canine friends that come to work and make it a better place to be,” says Kennelly.

Judging will be undertaken by Animates and Frog Recruitment, with the winner announced on 12 August.

To enter, like Frog Recruitment on Instagram, upload a picture of your workplace dog using the hashtag #nztopdog. Include the name of the dog, business name and reason for nomination in the comments box.

The prize package includes a studio ‘Dography’ photo session with Mish O’Neill, Animates vouchers, Revolution Dog Flea Treatment courtesy of Zoetis, Karen Walker dog accessory, Mr Soft Top voucher, Doggles and the coveted NZ Top Office Dog trophy.

Humphrey Hanley, owner of the 2015 New Zealand Top Office Dog winner, Whisky who spends his days in Contact Energy’s Wellington office agrees completely. “Bringing a dog to the office really brightens up everyone’s day and has a positive effect on workplace culture, which is evident by the smiles on the faces of people we meet.”

Do you have NZ's Top Office Dog in your work place? Read on.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Smelter: Tiwai Deal Gives Time For Managed Transition

Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed to working on a managed transition with the local community,” Grant Robertson said. More>>


Economy: Strong Job Ad Performance In Quarter Four

SEEK Quarterly Employment Report data shows a positive q/q performance with a 19% national growth in jobs advertised during Q4 2020, which includes October, November and December. Comparing quarter 4, 2020, with the same quarter in 2019 shows that job ad volumes are 7% lower...More>>

NIWA: 2020 - NZ’s 7th-warmest Year On Record

The nationwide average temperature for 2020, calculated using stations in NIWA’s seven-station temperature series which began in 1909, was 13.24°C (0.63°C above the 1981–2010 annual average). New Zealand’s hottest year on record remains 2016, when... More>>

Quotable Value New Zealand: Property Market Set To Cool From Sizzling To Warm In 2021

Nostradamus himself could not have predicted the strange series of events that befell our world in 2020 – nor the wild trajectory of New Zealand’s property market, which has gone from “doom and gloom” to “boom and Zoom” in record time. Even ... More>>

PriceSpy: Research Reveals How Shopping Behaviours Have Changed This Christmas

According to a new survey* from PriceSpy , almost 50 per cent of Kiwis are looking to shop locally this Christmas in light of Covid-19; The research also found consumers are changing their shopping habits, with one in seven (14 per cent) getting super-organised ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Noel Leeming Group Warned For Making Delivery Representations Without Reasonable Grounds During COVID-19 Lockdown

Noel Leeming Group has been warned by the Commerce Commission for making delivery representations about two products which, in the Commission’s view, it did not have reasonable grounds for at the time the representations were made. The warning ... More>>