NZ Strong seeks to empower our employees through leadership and training, and we work every day to manage health and safety in our operations. We are also committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and understand the importance of providing opportunities to Auckland’s youth and Maori and Pacific people.

Engaged and inspired people

Employee Engagement Survey

In February 2019 we conducted our first employee engagement survey and, while there are always improvements that can be made, we are very pleased with our initial results. Some of the results include:

Q. Are you happy at work? 75% responded 8 or higher out of ten
Q. Would you refer someone to work here? 84% said yes
Q. Do you feel valued at work? – 80% said yes

People initiatives

  • Better Every Day sessions with Sir Graham Henry
  • NZ Strong Shadow Board – Future Shapers
  • Innovation & Experience Sessions
  • Ongoing Professional Development and Training
  • Mentoring Buddy System
  • NZIOB Awards for Excellence
  • Financial Literacy and Advice
  • Health Monitoring and Flu Vaccinations
  • Stress and Fatigue Management
  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Regular Social Events

Diversity

We recognise that diversity is critical for an organisation’s ability to innovate and adapt in a fast-changing environment.

Diversity is essential to growth and prosperity of any company, diversity of perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, and age breeds innovation. At NZ Strong the average age is 36, 24% are women and the cultural backgrounds of our team include Brazilian, Chinese, English, Filipino, Irish, Korean, Maori, Pacifika, Pakeha, Persian, Scottish, South African, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese and Welsh.

Health & Safety

We are committed to ensuring that each one of our people go home well to their families and friends after a safe working day for NZ Strong.

Safety has to become second nature to all of us. We have a responsibility for each and every one of our employees and we do our utmost to continuously improve our health and safety culture. Furthermore, our responsibilities also include the health and safety of our subcontractors as we work side by side with them on a daily basis.

Community

NZ Strong is committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and also understands the importance of providing opportunities to Auckland’s youth and Maori and Pacific people.  Current ongoing community initiatives include:

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Keystone Trust Supporter

We are proud to be able to make a difference and assist in giving students a hand-up into property related tertiary studies.  We seek to empower our future leaders by providing opportunities to inspire and unleash their full potential and growth through assisting the Keystone trust to provide scholarships and learning activities such as site visits.
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NZIOB Charitable Trust

Along with our Managing Director being a trustee, we provide sponsorship to support the trust in their mission to ‘encourage aspirational thinking that lifts the construction industry’s performance’ through their giving of annual scholarship grants.
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The Southern Initiative

We are a Southern Initiative Maori and Pasifika Trades Training Consortium signatory and have entered into an agreement with G&H Training and our preferred subcontractors to offer opportunities for apprentice candidates. -Each recruit is given a mentor who is responsible for providing ongoing support and formal training programmes.
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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

Sponsorship of the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust.
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BEKO NETBALL TEAM PARTNERSHIP

Sponsorship of the Northern Marvels in the Beko Netball League.  The league is fundamental to the development of talent and competitiveness of Netball New Zealand’s elite teams.
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Plunket

Sponsorship of the Plunket Society.
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FRIENDS OF MAUNGAWHAU

Support for Friends of Maungawhau (Mt Eden) – staff volunteer their time to assist in tree planting and track maintenance.
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Lifeline Aotearoa

Proceeds from our Christmas cards go to support the work of Lifeline Aotearoa, ensuring that over the Christmas and holiday season, when New Zealanders are reaching out for help, they have somewhere to turn.

Recent One Off Communtity Support

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LIFEWISE BIG SLEEPOUT

2019 –  Sponsorship of one of our team in the Lifewise Big Sleepout. Stripped of their creature comforts, leaders and influencers from business, community and political spheres in Auckland and Rotorua spend one night on cold concrete, gaining an insight into what it means to sleep rough. Every dollar raised goes towards Lifewise’s work towards ending homelessness.
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Prostate Cancer Foundation

2019 – · Prostate Cancer Foundation– We are proud to support Blue September, the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual awareness and fundraising campaign
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DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN'S RIDE

2019 – sponsorship of one our team to take part in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to raise funds and awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer on behalf of the Movember Foundation.
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The Great Construction Debate

2018 – Sponsorship of The Great Construction Debate – Coordinated by the Property Council, this event provided an opportunity for experienced industry leaders, contractors and clients/consultants, gathered with 250 attendees to discuss the current barriers, challenges, opportunities and potential solutions for the New Zealand construction industry.