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Wintec earns gold standard

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Wintec is the first workplace in the Waikato to be awarded Gold Standard WorkWell Accreditation, having demonstrated all the successful components of a sustained health and wellbeing programme.

The award is the result of a three-year journey with Workwell. Wintec partnered with the WorkWell wellbeing programme in 2017, launching the partnership with a series of wellbeing expos and delivering on agreed wellbeing goals. Wintec was assessed by WorkWell through staff feedback, evidence and site visits.

Confirming the award, WorkWell assessor Suha Wahab congratulated Wintec on being “the first Waikato workplace to achieve Gold Standard WorkWell Accreditation”.

“Wintec is definitely functioning the way we would hope to see a Gold Standard workplace support staff wellbeing at this level.”

Wintec chief executive David Christiansen says a key area of focus has been regular communication with staff, driven by Wintec’s People and Culture team.

“As a place where people work and learn, we have a big responsibility to embed and sustain a safe, healthy and positive workplace, and this accreditation acknowledges that our staff and their wellness is valued here at Wintec,” Christiansen says.

“Working towards better wellbeing and acknowledging diversity and inclusion is ongoing mahi. It’s a two-way process and a work in progress, and while, yes I am thrilled we achieved this milestone, it’s important we continue on this journey, and listening and actively responding to staff is a big part of that.”

Christiansen also acknowledged the challenges of last year where Wintec teaching and learning went online, often in challenging situations because of Covid-19 alert level changes.

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