Auckland, 1 February 2018 – AA Insurance celebrated its tenth consecutive year as a finalist in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards, this year for the Best Large Workplace category (400-750 employees).
While Overland Footwear won the category this year, over the past 10 years AA Insurance has won Best Large Workplace twice and was named Overall Winner once. The company is also part of the 10-year Best Workplace League.
“I’m immensely proud of those specific achievements, particularly being named best overall workplace in 2011,” says Chris Curtin, Chief Executive, AA Insurance. “The list of winners this year is broad, in the sense that there is a great mix of companies and industries. And they all share a passion for people and culture as we do.
“For me the most important achievement is consistency over the last decade, and this is crucial given our focus on people and culture as a competitive advantage.”
The awards are based on employee ratings in a confidential online survey. This year over 35,000 employees from 173 New Zealand organisations in the private and public sectors participated in the survey, including 27 newcomers. AA Insurance’s 650 plus employees graded their workplace across key categories including leadership, culture, recognition and engagement.
The Overall Winner will be selected from among the Best Workplaces category winners and announced on 28 February.
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 930+ staff look after over 480,000 customers with 970,000 policies.
We proudly partner with Variety NZ and Eden Park and have been consistently recognised by: Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands (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. AA Insurance was also named Consumer NZ People’s Choice award winner for car, home and contents (2019 and 2020).
AA Insurance has an AA- (Very 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:
Rachael Joel, Botica Butler Raudon Partners, (09) 303 3862, 021 403 504 or rachaelJ@botica.co.nz
Amanda Fifield, AA Insurance, 027 406 1787, email@example.com