Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame – 2009

Each year, the JRA Best Workplaces Survey reveals the top organisations to work for in New Zealand. In 2009, 216 organisations participated in the survey, with the following organisations being rated New Zealand’s Best Workplaces – by their employees.

Congratulations to Colliers International New Zealand , the Overall Winner (and small-medium workplace category winner) of the 2009 survey. Other category winners were Flight Centre (NZ) (large workplace), Barkers Mens Clothing (medium-large workplace), and Big FM (small workplace) .

Many organisations participate in the JRA Best Workplaces Survey on an annual basis. The following organisations were recognised for having the greatest improvement in their overall score from 2008 to 2009: Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (large workplace category), Barkers Mens Clothing (medium-large workplace category), PayGlobal (small-medium workplace category), and Tamaki Healthcare (small workplace category).

Congratulations also to the organisations joining our ‘Five-Year League’ – a new annual award presented to organisations that have achieved ‘finalist’ status in the JRA Best Workplaces Survey in at least 5 of the last 6 years – an exceptional achievement in maintaining a great workplace. We are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of this award are AMI Insurance, Flight Centre (NZ), Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand, Overland Footwear, and Vero Insurance New Zealand.

Overall Winner

Colliers International New Zealand Colliers International New Zealand
Commercial real estate services

Large Workplace Category
(400+ employees)
Sponsored by HainesAttract

HainesAttract

1st Flight Centre (NZ) Flight Centre (NZ)
Leisure and corporate travel services
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
2nd Southern Cross Health Society Southern Cross Health Society

Health Insurance

3rd AMI Insurance

AMI Insurance 
Insurance 
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

4th Vero Insurance New Zealand

Vero Insurance New Zealand
General insurance
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

5th Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Skifield management

Medium-Large Workplace Category
(150-399 employees)
Sponsored by Grafton Consulting

Grafton Consulting

1st Barkers Mens Clothing

Barkers Mens Clothing 
Retail clothing stores

Finalist previous years: 2008

2nd Overland Footwear Overland Footwear 
Retail footwear stores 
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
3rd Mars New Zealand Mars New Zealand 
Fast moving consumer goods
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007
4th New World Te Rapa New World Te Rapa
Supermarket

Finalist previous years: 2007, 2006

5th James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Hotel

Finalist previous years: 2007, 2006

6th Intergen Intergen
Software development and integration
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2001
7th AA Insurance

AA Insurance 
Insurance

Finalist previous years: 2008

8th Henderson PAK'nSAVE Henderson PAK’nSAVE
Supermarket
9th South Taranaki District Council South Taranaki District Council
District Council
10th Brookfield New World Brookfield New World 
Supermarket
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007

Small-Medium Workplace Category
(50-149 employees)
Sponsored by the Department of Labour

Department of Labour

1st Colliers International New Zealand Colliers International New Zealand
Commercial real estate services
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006
2nd Obex Medical Obex Medical

Medical device distributors
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2004

3rd Outward Bound Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand
Outdoor adventure based learning school 
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
4th British American Tobacco British American Tobacco (NZ)
Tobacco products
5th Tranzqual ITO Tranzqual ITO
Industry Training Organisation

Finalist previous years: 2008

6th New World Cambridge New World Cambridge
Supermarket

Finalist previous years: 2008

7th Roche Products (New Zealand) Roche Products (New Zealand)
Pharmaceuticals
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2004
8th Brother International (NZ) Brother International (NZ)
Imaging equipment
9th Bell Tea & Coffee Company Bell Tea & Coffee Company
Beverage and food manufacture

Finalist previous years: 2008

10th New Zealand Council for Educational Research New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Educational research, products and services

Small Workplace Category
(20-49 employees)
Sponsored by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Chamber of Commerce

1st BIG FM BIG FM
Radio station
2nd Auckland Radiation Oncology Auckland Radiation Oncology
Health and community services
3rd Inspire Group Inspire Group 
Tailored learning services and products
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007
4th Hyundai Motors (NZ) Hyundai Motors NZ
Motor trade
5th Retail Institute Retail Institute
Industry training organisation
6th GS1 New Zealand GS1 New Zealand
Supply chain standards organisation
7th ADInstruments
Data acquisition and analysis systems
8th Tamaki Healthcare Tamaki Healthcare
Health and community services
9th Collection House (NZ) Collection House (NZ)
End to end receivables management solutions

Finalist previous years: 2006

10th Vista Entertainment Solutions Vista Entertainment Solutions
Software developer/supplier for entertainment venues

Finalist previous years: 2007

Most Improved Large Workplace
(400+ employees)
Sponsored by HainesAttract

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Skifield management

Most Improved Medium- Large Workplace
(150-399 employees)

Sponsored by Grafton Consulting

Grafton Consulting

Barkers Mens Clothing Barkers Mens Clothing 
Retail clothing stores

Most Improved Small-Medium Workplace
(50-149 employees)

Sponsored by the Department of Labour

Department of Labour

PayGlobal PayGlobal

People management software

Most Improved Small Workplace
(20-49 employees)

Sponsored by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Tamaki Healthcare Tamaki Healthcare
Health and community services

JRA Best Workplaces Five-Year League

The Five-Year League recognises the achievements of organisations that consistently rank as New Zealand’s Best Workplaces. To become a member of the Five-Year League, an organisation must have been a finalist in their size category in the JRA Best Workplaces Survey five times within the last six years, including the year the award is being given.

The current members of the JRA Best Workplaces Five-Year League are:

AMI Insurance

AMI Insurance 
Insurance 
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

Flight Centre (NZ) Flight Centre (NZ)
Leisure and corporate travel services
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
Outward Bound Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand
Outdoor adventure based learning school 
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Overland Footwear Overland Footwear 
Retail footwear stores 
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Vero Insurance New Zealand

Vero Insurance New Zealand
General insurance
Finalist previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004