What does it take to create a workplace that employees look forward to coming to everyday?

If you ask Coca-Cola Amatil’s managing director Chris Litchfield it’s a combination of making your team feel valued and respected, while creating business practices that enable their needs to be met and maintained.

It must be working - Coca-Cola Amatil has recently been awarded the honour of Aon Hewitt Best Employer accreditation for a third year running. Organisations given this accreditation not only record high employee engagement scores, but deliver outstanding people practices.

Chris Litchfield, managing director, Coca-Cola Amatil

Chris said receiving the accreditation for a third year in a row places Coca-Cola Amatil in an elite group of organisations known for their employee engagement across New Zealand.

“Scoring the elusive hat trick doesn’t come by accident. It’s through our dedication, staying true to our values and an uncompromising ability to do what’s right by our people, customers and community that has put us into this elite group of organisations,” he said.

“Our engagement score reached an incredible 82% which is a great measure of our employee experience. By keeping it real and providing honest feedback in the annual engagement survey, we’re able to review how we work and dedicate time and resources to the focus areas requiring attention.”

Chris said as part of the accreditation process, Aon Hewitt completes an intense review of the business and culture.

“Our continued efforts to listen to and act on feedback is highlighted as a key element in our achievements. This prestigious recognition pays credit to all our wonderful people and their determination and commitment to make our work environment safe, engaged and enjoyable.”

Even now with a third consecutive Aon Hewitt Best Employer Accreditation, the company will maintain its commitment to engagement.

“It’s a continual process. We focus on our management teams and project leaders to ensure that employees are respected, treated well, and of course, have their opinions and ideas heard,” he said.

Now, that makes a winning workplace.