Mars NZ Wins Kenexa Best Workplaces Award 2013

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Mars NZ Wins Kenexa Best Workplaces Award 2013

Mars NZ has been recognized for driving high engagement culture in the New Zealand market place.
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Mars New Zealand was the recipient of the Kenexa Best Workplaces Award 2013 for the fifth time in seven years: http://tinyurl.com/qyzfstf

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 1:00pm

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November 21,2013 /3BL Media/ - The company has won the Kenexa Best Workplaces Award 2013 for the Medium-Large Workplace category for the fifth time in 7 years. In 2010 Mars NZ was also the overall winner across all categories.

Mars NZ General Manager Gerry Lynch said one of the main motivations to enter the Kenexa Best Workplaces survey is that it is an excellent measure of  Mars’ employee engagement. “This survey alongside the Gallup survey gives us an insight into how engaged our Associates are and also provides us with rich qualitative data on which to base our engagement action plans, to improve our workplace even further.”

Gerry noted, on accepting the Award, the importance of the five principles. He told the audience these were a “big differentiator” for Mars, distinguishing them from other employers. Gerry said: “We ensure that our Associates from management down know and can use the principles as they are the basis of everything we do. “

The Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards are highly recognized and respected in New Zealand and are open to all New Zealand based businesses. Employees rate their organization based on 60 questions across a range of measures, including:

  • Communication
  • Culture and values
  • Common purpose
  • Learning and development
  • Reward and recognition

The responses are analyzed and participating organizations are then ranked on their overall score.

About Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ roots as a confectionery company.  In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of  building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has annual net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints.  Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA®, WISDOM PANEL® and SERAMIS®.

For more information, please visit www.mars.com.  Follow us: facebook.com/mars, twitter.com/marsglobal, youtube.com/mars, linkedin.com/company/mars.

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