Date: 20 February 2023
New Zealand’s leading technology quality assurance and business analysis company Assurity Consulting has made the finals in three categories at the HRD Awards 2023. The categories are Employer of Choice, HR Director of the Year (Aron Chantelau), and HR Manager of the Year (Holly Gibson (former employee)).
The annual HRD Awards New Zealand is the leading independent awards program in the HR profession in New Zealand. The Awards are hosted by Key Media, publishers of Human Resources Director.
The Awards showcase the country’s most outstanding HR teams, leaders, and employers for their achievements, leadership, innovation, and best practices over the past 12 months.
“We are delighted that our HR leaders, Aron Chantelau and Holly Gibson (former employee), have been recognised for their outstanding people leadership based on the initiatives they’ve implemented in the past year. We are equally excited to be acknowledged as one of NZ’s Employers of Choice,” said Steve Mitchell, CEO, Assurity Consulting.
As a consulting company operating in a highly competitive environment where skills are in demand and in short supply, these initiatives include innovative approaches to recruitment and retention. By applying the concept of Human Centred Design (which Assurity Consulting advocates in its line of business), the company and its HR stars have dramatically improved employee satisfaction scores, reducing attrition and attracting new staff members despite challenging economic circumstances.
The company has also designed a unique framework for career progression, applied human-centred design to the development of flexible work and pay transparency frameworks, and invested in developing the capability to expand the depth of technology professionals.
Mitchell says the work done by Chantelau and Gibson is crucial to the company’s growth and success. “Our primary ‘product’ is the intelligence, experience, and insights offered by our people. Looking after our people is a fundamental component of our value proposition and the right thing to do for every employer. We have implemented several new people-centric initiatives in the past year that have been well received and we remain proud to be a business built on care for our people and our clients.”
Winners of the HRD Awards will be announced on 27 April 2023 during the National HR Summit NZ.
About Assurity Consulting
Assurity Consulting helps clients confidently innovate, transform, and grow their businesses.
Over 150 consultants offer a wide range of expertise, including Business Analysis, Strategy, Design & Innovation, Software Testing, Quality Assurance, Ways of Working, and Education.
Their customer-centric approach maximises value creation and reduces project risk by ensuring that only the ideal solution is developed and delivered right every time.
Established in 2005, Assurity is proudly Kiwi owned, with offices in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
Having completed over 2000 projects successfully for some of New Zealand’s largest organisations, Assurity has the expertise to help you boost productivity and thrive.
Cassandra Ong, GM, Marketing, Assurity Consulting