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Waitemata DHB leads the way as a ‘Good Employer’

An analysis of 91 Crown entities across New Zealand has seen Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) ranked equal-first for compliance with ‘Good Employer’ principles.

The review by the Human Rights Commission factored-in performance across a range of benchmarks, such as:

  • Safe and healthy environment
  • Leadership, accountability and culture
  • Recruitment, selection and induction
  • Employee development, promotion and exit
  • Flexibility and work design
  • Harassment and bullying prevention
  • Employee recognition and working conditions
  • Equal Employment Opportunity initiatives

Chief Executive Dr Dale Bramley said the top ranking – a 100 percent overall compliance rating - recognised the emphasis the DHB had placed on adopting and living by a set of values developed based on feedback from staff and patients.

“This shows that large public sector organisations that are focused and ambitious can achieve internally driven culture change and, in the process, offer a working environment that is just as attractive as the private sector.” (external link)

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