The people who work for us are as diverse as the communities they serve. Our people are proud to get out into the community and look for opportunities to give back.
We reflect this by providing all our people with the opportunity to take a day's paid Volunteer Leave each year to help out in the community. We recognise the value of volunteering. Not only do you get a natural boost from having given of yourself, but your community will benefit from having a skilled, enthusiastic and talented volunteer working on its behalf.
Diversity and Inclusion at NZ Post
Ask just about anyone at NZ Post what their favourite thing about working here is and they will tell you it is the People. He tangata, he tangata – it is the people. NZ Post’s diverse workforce is representative of New Zealand’s population. We just have a few areas to work on to get the balance right.
We know that inclusiveness is what makes the most difference for the engagement of our people. Having a culture where you are welcomed into the workforce and your opinions are valued no matter who you are, or what it is that makes you uniquely you (ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, experience, beliefs and socio-economic status). Respect for each other, kindness, and acceptance of each other’s differences will help us have an inclusive culture. Being able to be yourself is essential.
Our chief executive is a Champion for Change. That means he will support and sponsor our diversity and inclusion initiatives internally, and along with other champion organisations, will lead change externally in this space.
Areas of focus for us:
Providing unconscious bias awareness training
Activity with and through our employee network groups (Nga Tuahine o Tukurau Aotearoa (Sisters of NZ Post) and our Rainbow Pride @ NZ Post group) – including a women’s mentoring programme and celebrating female leaders at NZ Post. Our Rainbow Pride group is new and in establishment phase. We are underway with our goal to achieve the Rainbow Tick this year.
Te Hononga – the connection. NZ Post’s Maori leadership programme.