in association with NZ PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION
~ wellness & HR practices
CREATIVE CAPITAL ARTS TRUST
The fair dues Cuba crew
The CCAT charitable organisation supports Wellington’s arts ecosystem.
Through producing events such as the NZ Fringe Festival, Classical on Cuba and CubaDupa, thousands of artists have had opportunities to reach new audiences, grow their careers, push their creative vision and be paid fairly.
“We have a dedicated and passionate small team working to be creative, innovative and curious.
This year, we worked hard to put over $100,000 in grants and $350,000 in ticket sales into the pockets of NZ Fringe artists.
We also nurture our own team: by encouraging staff to take control of projects and have ownership of their work, they move up into leadership roles that set them up for industry success.” says Marketing Director Emlou Lattimore, pictured.
Family Tree Matters
Carterton-based Juken NZ are a hands-on timber company from tree seeds to finished products such as laminated veneer lumber, plywood and panels.
It sustainably produces solid wood products for structural and non-structural, external or internal and appearance or non-appearance finishes from 584 staff over four sites.
“Our referral employment scheme sees grandparents working alongside their relatives. Having ‘friends’ as support has been critical to employee engagement and is invaluable for us,” says General Manager Karl Burling, pictured.
Flexible employment options within a challenging manufacturing environment includes part-time shifts with school holidays off, as well as a youth employment scheme.
NZ MASTER PLUMBERS GASFITTERS & DRAINLAYERS
As a membership organisation, Master Plumbers provides businesses with training, information, business resources and discounts, as well as a leadership voice on industry issues at government level.
A formal HR framework to manage scenarios from staff recruitment and retention to performance management and succession planning has been put in place for the benefit of both the internal team and member businesses.
This has been rounded out with the launch of the Master Plumbers Wellbeing on Tap programme in 2020, providing mental health and wellbeing support and resources.
“We strongly believe good employee engagement and a positive workplace culture leads to productive, loyal people who do their best,” says CE Greg Wallace pictured.
Master Plumbers increased its Masterlink apprentice numbers by over 15% and member numbers by 19.4% across 2020-2021, with up-to-the-minute Covid information providing huge additional value to the membership.
Perks a Plenty
Reason is a company that puts its people first. Reason provides an employee experience that lives its values and ensures all employees have career development roadmaps and regular check in’s to support their wellbeing and success.
Through providing flexible working arrangements, profit sharing, and regular staff satisfaction surveys they aim to not only attract the best talent in the market but to retain them too.
Founder Matt Rowe says, "We believe that our people are our greatest asset and that by investing in them, we are investing in our future success. Our People Playbook is a living document that we are constantly evolving, and we are always looking for new ways to improve the employee experience."
Tū ORA COMPASS HEALTH
The Happy App
As a primary care network, Tū Ora Compass Health is a not-for-profit charitable trust providing services to 342,000 people across Wellington, Porirua, Hutt, Wairarapa and Kāpiti supporting 58 general practices.
A key initiative is the KYND (Know Your Numbers Dashboard) - an app-based wellness program helping staff and their whanau take control of their health through self-management.
“Depending on the results (from inputted data) a traffic light indicator displays and advises any areas of health concern,” says General Manager, Melissa Simpson, pictured.
The KYND dashboard helps develop tailored workplace initiatives and activities that support and increase wellbeing, and over 50% of Tū Ora’s 240 staff are signed up.