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Crombie Lockwood named Employer of Choice 2021

Crombie Lockwood has been commended as one of 21 New Zealand businesses that deliver outstanding support to employees in a variety of areas, including learning and development, as well as positive work-life balance.

Crombie Lockwood is proud to be named as one of HRD (Human Resources Director) New Zealand’s Employer of Choice 2021.

In May, HRD New Zealand chose Crombie Lockwood as one of only 21 companies to receive ‘5 Star’ approval as an Employer of Choice. The company joins other organisations such as Chorus, Xero, and Coca Cola Europacific Partners New Zealand in receiving the award.

Small, medium, and large businesses across the country were assessed by HRD New Zealand for their achievements and initiatives across a range of areas that fall under the banner of human resources. The categories included leadership, learning and development, wellbeing, flexibility, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and recruitment, as well as acknowledgement of new challenges facing employers because of the global pandemic. 

HRD Employer of Choice 2021 medal

HRD Employer of Choice 2021

Initiatives for staff

To assess each business, judges took into account qualitative and quantitative data – proven results and feedback – derived from engagement surveys, and average employee tenure and turnover rates.

For the submission, Crombie Lockwood shared new and ongoing initiatives that are in place for staff, as well as highlighting onboarding survey results. These indicate that one of the top five reasons people join Crombie Lockwood is for career progression, showing that pathways that support the future of those who work at Crombie Lockwood are in place. This directly aligns with the company’s employer value proposition to ‘grow our people from within’ and is further proven by a high average tenure of 7.58 years [2020].

It's great to see an award acknowleding our great people leaders and of course everyone who help shape our culture 
Scott Cresswell, Crombie Lockwood Executive People and Culture

Work-life balance

Being a service-driven business where some areas operate 24/7, Crombie Lockwood pays particular attention to the work-life balance of employees as well. A local-level approach is taken here, tailoring roles to individuals. Last year’s internal engagement survey indicated work-life balance as one of the top five areas where Crombie Lockwood is performing well.

The HRD New Zealand Employer of Choice award is an acknowledgement of Crombie Lockwood’s commitment to creating a preferred work environment and highlights the high level of value placed on support for employees, as well as the company’s continued effort to evolve and improve staff culture.

Careers - two women talking in office

"Recognition as a HRD Employer of Choice is especially important given recent statistics around employee satisfaction.
Reportedly 77% of New Zealand workers are suffering from burnout, and only 15% of workers feel heard by their leaders"

Source: Asana Anatomy of Work Index 2021

Published July 2021