We continued to raise awareness of key issues; provide clarity on our objectives, roles and responsibilities; and put the right structures, agreements and guidance in place to ensure members are ready to face the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Through our annual Remuneration Survey, we gave members clear information about trends in remuneration and benefits across our sector and the tools members are using to successfully attract and retain staff. We encouraged members to use the report to drive employee recognition, engagement and satisfaction in what is a competitive market.
We led the change programme for the Diversity Agenda, and Diversity Agenda Accord members committed to take it to the next level with an industry steering group and a programme director. The Diversity Agenda was a finalist in the 2021 Diversity Works Impact Award and was showcased internationally at the FIDIC Directors and Secretaries Group – Best Practices Exchange Showcase
We ensured our members received timely and relevant updates as we navigated another year of lockdowns and transitions between traffic light settings under the protection frameworks. This included advice on troubleshooting as Engineer to the Contract under NZS3910, a ‘COVID-19 and the workplace’ position template, regular COVID-19 information sharing sessions with chief executives and Engineering New Zealand, and articles and webinars to share information and ideas
We welcomed a new Wellington transport group to join our Auckland and Southern ones, met quarterly with Auckland Transport, were invited to join Waka Kotahi’s Road Worker Safety Governance Group, and have built strong relationships to engage on key issues such as the New Zealand Guide to Temporary Traffic Management and the cost fluctuation index.
This forum brings together Māori leaders from across ACE New Zealand member firms to share kōrero and whakawhānaungatanga, and to grow the sector’s cultural capability and capacity.