Entry Guidelines - Champion Workplace

Ara Institute of Canterbury Champion Workplace 

Recognises businesses demonstrating strategic human resource practices that create, develop and nurture a stimulating and supportive environment for their employees. These initiatives positively impact on both the culture and the performance of the organisation.

Who should enter: 
Open to any organisation.



Question 1: PROGRAMS & POLICIES - Tell us about formal HR programs and policies you undertook in the previous 24 months and why did the business embark on these?
Word Count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:

  • Tell us about some of the challenges you may have been facing before implementing your new strategies.
  • How did you go about identifying your opportunities?
  • Outline the goals you set and the strategies you created to achieve them.
  • What unique organisational initiatives did you set out to achieve?

Question 2: CULTURE - Tell us about the cultural programmes and activities that make your place of work the best in Canterbury?
Word count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:

  • Tell us about your culture
  • Tell us how you create an inclusive workplace (equity/diversity)
  • Tell us about how you developed and implemented these cultural shifts.
  • Tell us what it’s like to work there
  • In what ways did you show effective leadership and management?

Question 3: RESULTS - What measurable results have been achieved from these programmes (Q1 & Q2) and how have they positively contributed to workplace productivity and employee satisfaction? (i.e. reduction in voluntary staff turnover, absenteeism, training and development hours, employee satisfaction)
Word count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:

  • Talk us through the types of business workplace productivity and employee satisfaction you experienced.
  • Share any testimonials or feedback you received from clients or staff
  • Tell us about any rewards and recognition that you have received.
  • Tell us how you are fostering staff wellbeing?

Question 4: RECOGNITION - Summarise in no more than 3 bullet points why you deserve recognition for this category.  Word count: Maximum 500



  • Programs & Policies 10
  • Culture 10
  • Results 10
  • Recognition 5

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 57 Kilmore Street
Christchurch 8013
PO Box 359
Christchurch 8140

(03) 353 4160 info@championcanterbury.org.nz