Celebrating our partners as among the best companies to work for

Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For includes three of our partners; PwC, EY and Deloitte

Multinational business magazine Fortune has released its annual list of the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in the US and at Global Women we are proud to announce the inclusion of three of our global investment partners; PwCEY and Deloitte.

The coveted list is compiled from the results of employee surveys and responses to a Culture Audit, which takes into account pay and benefit programmes, hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programmes and diversity efforts.

PwC, EY and Deloitte are three of our local Global Women partners here in New Zealand and we have seen first-hand their commitment to creating positive employee environments with leading diversity and inclusion initiatives and successful staff engagement programmes.

Ethnic diversity a top priority for PwC

Ethnic diversity is also a strong focus for PwC. Alongside forums to discuss issues and opportunities surrounding diversity and inclusion, PwC runs a successful recruitment programme for young Māori and Pasifika students in partnership with CAPM He Tuākana.  Employees also have access to mentoring and an annual leadership series ‘Aspire to Lead’, that encourages staff to fulfil their potential.

EY’s game-changing D&I Roadmap

In 2014, EY launched its specialist Māori advisory firm Tahi which aims to accelerate Māori success through innovative thinking, thought-leadership, hard work and a deep understanding of the challenges facing Māori and iwi organisations and the Government. Globally, EY follows a D&I Roadmap which underpins its commitment to promoting a workforce reflective of all genders, ethnicities, abilities and sexual orientations. In New Zealand, EY is renowned for its successful Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme which aims to assist high-potential female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

Workplace culture drives diversity efforts at Deloitte

At Deloitte, workplace culture is key to driving employee satisfaction and engagement, and more specifically gender and cultural diversity. The organisation has twice been awarded the UN’s White Camellia Award from UN Women Aotearoa for promoting the education, training and professional development of women and is a founding signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles. They also have an award winning graduate recruitment campaign that is has gained real traction in attracting Maori graduates. Deloitte partners and offers skills workshops with a number of university groups nationwide including CAPM He Tuākana to help support our cultural diversity attraction strategies.  Additionally, Deloitte has created internal governance structures to support diversity and inclusion and to deliver inclusive leadership and cultural awareness training. This training commenced with partners and is now included in their promotion milestone programmes.

A positive workplace is a powerful tool for fostering productivity, along with attracting and retaining talent.  The increasingly fluid job market is placing more pressure on businesses to create attractive and stimulating workplaces and the latest Fortune 100 list shows our partner organisations EY, PwC and Deloitte are leading of the way on how to do this successfully.

Click here to see the full list of Fortune 100 Best Companies for Work For.