This is exciting news for our community across the Tasman! Vodafone and FlexCareers are now partners and together have amazing opportunities for our community.
Vodafone is the largest network provider in New Zealand employing about 2900 people, split across 3 key offices – Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Not only does Vodafone New Zealand have a network of 72 retail outlets, the region also serves as an incubator for innovation for Vodafone globally. Being one of the first New Zealand companies to sign up to the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles, Vodafone is a key player in providing a diverse, inclusive and flexible workplace.
The Vodafone Way
With their people and customers at the heart of everything they do, Vodafone prides themselves on getting new products and services to the market quickly, making life easy for their customers, and being reliable and transparent. Vodafone recognises their people bring high standards, energy and passion to their work. This means being recognised for what you love to do and how you love to make a difference. They strive to have the best people working for them and they really look after their people.
Combining flexible working options and a relaxed work environment for all their people gives their people the room to do great things and their individuality valued. Vodafone’s attitude to diversity and inclusion fuels their inherent open-mindedness and ability to create and innovate. At Vodafone, they embrace and celebrate the fact that everyone’s different. Gender, age, life stage, ethnicity, thinking, religion, lifestyle, working style – every personal variation is respected within their inclusive culture.
The diversity of their people reflects the diversity of their customers supporting their competitive advantage. Something Vodafone take care to preserve and pause to celebrate. Be it rewards and awards to recognise and inspire achievement or seeking team members who bring different perspectives to their thinking, Vodafone has their people covered.
Vodafone acknowledges it’s not always easy juggling work with everything modern life throws at their people. That’s why they support a flexible working environment. It not only helps to ensure they have a better work life balance, it also means as an organisation, Vodafone is more productive.
Flexible working options take different forms. Their people get to work in an open plan environment, which means that doors are never closed. Depending on the role, there are flexible work options.
They also have a range of working styles at Vodafone, including part-time, remote working, condensed hours, and shift roles in our customer service centre and retail stores. All of which are negotiable and can be discussed throughout a career within them.
Female leadership is a top priority for Vodafone. Being one of the first New Zealand companies to sign up to the United Nation’s Women’s Empowerment Principles, it comes as no surprise they are working to develop the next generation of New Zealand women leaders.
The Vodafone Women’s Network (open to all of their people) aims to support the development of women across all levels of Vodafone for both individual and business success. A network that extends to Vodafone’s global talent pool to get the support and resources they need to succeed. This includes a Women into Technology programme, which aims to attract more women into technology careers.
If returning to work after a career break, Vodafone have you covered through their Reconnect Program. A world-leading flagship programme supporting people for the first six months as they reintegrate into the workforce after an extended career break. And to mitigate unconscious bias from negatively impacting Vodafone’s decision making in hiring, performance reviews, pay structures and overall team engagement, their people, across all levels, complete unconscious bias training in various forms.