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Diversity, Belonging and Wellbeing

Diversity & Belonging

At Simpson Grierson we like that everyone is different. We encourage you to bring your whole-self to work as we believe that diversity enhances our business.

Our focus is to ensure Simpson Grierson is a place where people are given every opportunity to succeed on their merits. Diversity alone is not enough. We want our people to feel included with a sense of belonging and purpose to be comfortable expressing ideas, sharing experience and contributing knowing their input is valued.

We have numerous initiatives to make this a reality including:

  • comprehensive flexible working polices for all people
  • first class technology systems which allow full access to remote working anywhere
  • active support of our internal communities through our ‘Find your people’ networks
  • a comprehensive wellness programme which includes monthly topics such as parenting issues and health and well-being
  • paid parental leave for both men and women
  • gender equality across remuneration and leadership development
  • internships for students from Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu iwi, and through the Tupu Toa programme.

Wellbeing

We look after our people and work hard to create a welcoming and safe workplace environment.  Our comprehensive wellbeing programme has a strong emphasis on positive mental health, and provides the tools and resources for our people to thrive, achieve balance, and connect with each other.

Balance

Our people have flexibility of their role, their leave, their day and their place:

  • We offer flexible work hours, including a leave of absence, part-time work, job-sharing and leave without pay
  • Our ‘Dress for your day’ approach allows you to be flexible with what you wear to work, based on your work activities each day (formal/smart casual attire)
  • ‘SG day’ - an additional day of leave
  • We offer flexi leave - allowing you to acquire additional annual leave
  • We offer immediate recognition rewards when we just can't thank you enough for the work you've done

Thrive

We have many initiatives and resources that help our people maintain or improve their health while at work and home, including:

  • Regular seminars and workshops (mindfulness, resilience, sleep, first aid)
  • Discounted health insurance schemes, access to occupational therapists, and gym facilities or membership subsidies
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Dinners and taxis are available if you work late
  • Support is made available for domestic violence
  • We provide access to an Employee Assistance Programme (an independent company that provides free-of-charge professional confidential counselling for staff and their immediate whanau)
  • We offer generous sick leave

Connect

Connecting with people helps to strengthen and broaden social networks, and it’s really important for our wellbeing.  We support this at Simpson Grierson by:

  • Having a dedicated social club that provides access to a wide range of sporting and social activities
  • Regularly participate in awareness days and activities (Pink Shirt Day, Steptember, Mental Health Awareness Week)
  • We are Whanau friendly, including; a children's Christmas party, colouring competitions, coffee group and parents’ network.