This week, FlexCareers welcomes ANZ New Zealand to our network of progressive employers. It’s an exciting time for our New Zealand community – with over 8,000 staff, ANZ New Zealand is one of the country’s largest employers and a passionate advocate for gender equality, diversity and inclusion, equal pay and workplace flexibility.
As a partner to organisations looking to improve gender diversity and equality in the workplace, at FlexCareers we always feel incredibly lucky to work with an organisation that is being #boldforchange and ANZ New Zealand is really forging ahead – they were recently awarded the Supreme YWCA Equal Pay Award for the second year running.
ANZ New Zealand is also a proud supporter and major partner of Global Women‘s Champions of Change initiative, and CEO David Hisco has publicly committed to raise the value of diversity and inclusion within ANZ New Zealand, and implement strategies to actively promote the concept amongst peers. Honoured by the UN Women and UN Global Compact initiative, with the 2016 White Camellia Supreme Award, ANZ New Zealand’s commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and overall commitment to improving gender equality the the workplace has also been widely recognised, and celebrated, in New Zealand.
Wherever you work within the organisation you will see a focus on unequivocal excellence, high performance, meeting customers’ needs and making a difference in the communities in which ANZ work. Collaboration, innovation and the ability to adapt to changing needs are important to future success, and in achieving all of this, ANZ New Zealand believe the difference is in their people – ensuring they are confident, capable, empowered and engaged.
Workplace flexibility is a critical component of ANZ New Zealand’s employee engagement and diversity strategies, and just one of the reasons they have partnered with FlexCareers. Through FlexCareers, ANZ hope to be able to reach a broader talent pool of women, and put the discussion around flexible working and support for women on the table earlier in the recruitment process.
Flexible working arrangements have been in place at ANZ New Zealand for some time now; this is what Anna Lane, Digital Marketing Manager for ANZ in Auckland, has to say:
It’s great to work for such a flexible employer, and to be able to achieve such a good work life balance. It allows me to be a very focused and productive employee. My arrangement, working shorter hours for four days per week, allows me to stay in the workforce while spending quality time with my family.
In empowering people to be their authentic self, and enabling their work to be a rewarding part of a full and balanced life, ANZ New Zealand recognise that flexible working is not just for working parents. Dean Couzins, Operations Manager, has managed to fit a challenging and interesting career with ANZ around being Captain of the NZ Hockey Team and a busy training and international fixtures schedule:
I use flex time during the week to attend training sessions in the mornings or early evenings with the national hockey team, and for tournaments ANZ has been great giving me the time off I need, supporting me with Special Leave which allows me up to 15 days extra leave to play hockey in a year.
For the London 2012 Olympics, ANZ went to the unusual step of giving me leave with full pay which was an amazing help. I’m really glad that my managers are so supportive in helping me make this work. This support gives me peace of mind, knowing I can continue to play sport at international levels which I am passionate about, whilst also managing to stay engaged with a great job at ANZ
In addition to a supporting working environment, flexible working and a rewarding career with a forward-thinking, talented team, ANZ New Zealand offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to ensure you get the most out of work and life:
- corporate wardrobe subsidy
- health insurance
- superannuation scheme
- travel and holiday discounts
- Employee Assistance Programme
- generous and flexible leave provisions
- long service loyalty recognition payments
- annual volunteer day
To find out more about ANZ New Zealand, and to search and apply for jobs, please click here.