The awards reveal public perception of the country’s 150 largest employers. Air New Zealand was recognised by nearly 4,000 Kiwis for its financial stability, focus on technology and strong reputation.
The airline has claimed the top prize every year it has been eligible since the awards began in New Zealand in 2011. Air New Zealand was one of the first organisations anywhere in the world to take out the top honour for three consecutive years and became an inaugural member of the prestigious Randstad Awards Global Hall of Fame in 2014, making it ineligible to win for the next three years (2014, 2015 and 2016).
Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says the accolade belongs to the airline’s nearly 12,000 employees.
“Our people are truly what set us apart – they are the owners of our strong internal culture and responsible for upholding our reputation.
“Recognition for our focus on technology is particularly meaningful given Air New Zealand’s history as an innovator. In recent years we’ve been working to embed a digital culture and way of thinking within the organisation that ensures we continue to lead the way in this space,” says Mr Luxon.
Randstad New Zealand Country Director Katherine Swan says, “Air New Zealand is an iconic brand and continues to set the standard for what a great airline should be. It’s no surprise that New Zealanders have reacted so positively for the second year in a row.”