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AA Insurance takes IBM Kenexa Large Workplace Award

Auckland, 4 November 2016 – AA Insurance has won, for the first time since 2011, the Large Workplace category (400-750 employees) of the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards.

“This award recognises the amazing people we have at AA Insurance and the collective passion we share to help our customers,” says Nikki Howell, Head of People and Capability, AA Insurance. “It’s also shown our consistency over the past nine years that we’ve been a finalist, which tells me we’re getting things right.”

“We’re grateful to our people for the time they take with these surveys; we use them to take the company’s temperature and have made significant improvements over the years around the business based on their feedback.”

The awards are based on employee ratings in a confidential online survey.  This year over 36,000 employees from 210 New Zealand organisations in the private and public sectors participated in the survey.  Fifty workplaces were selected as finalists, 29 of which were new entries. AA Insurance’s 650 plus employees graded their workplace and employers across key categories including leadership, culture, recognition and engagement.

About AA Insurance

AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association (NZAA) and Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (VINZL). Since 1994 we have demonstrated trusted expertise in home, contents and car insurance in New Zealand, and in 2018 introduced commercial small business insurance. We underwrite our own policies and sell direct to New Zealanders. Our 860 staff look after almost 470,000 customers with 930,000 policies.

We proudly partner with Eden Park and have been consistently recognised by: Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands (11 consecutive years since 2011) and Quality Service Awards for Car, and Home and Contents Insurance (since 2015), Kantar Customer Leadership Index (since 2019), Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers (2011-2018), and the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015) that recognises New Zealand’s most successful companies. Last year, AA Insurance was also named Consumer NZ People’s Choice award winner for car, home and contents (since 2019).

AA Insurance has an A+ (Strong) Insurer Financial Strength Rating given by Standard and Poor’s (Australia) Pty Ltd. For further information visit aainsurance.co.nz.

For more information please contact:

Nicole Steven, Botica Butler Raudon Partners, (09) 303 3862, 021 025 31886 or email nicoles@botica.co.nz

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