At KPMG our people are extraordinary. Together we work to create a safety and wellbeing experience that enables our people, and those they work with, to thrive. We are committed to supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of our people. Our suite of wellbeing initiatives are designed to support our people’s overall health and wellbeing so they can be the best possible version of themselves. Here’s just a few of the incredible features we have put in place to support our KPMG whānau.
Online Wellbeing platform
We have a KPMG dedicated online wellbeing platform to provide information, education, fun challenges and discounts for employees and their families. Engaging in our online wellbeing content helps encourage our team to take the time to look after themselves and promotes a work culture where wellbeing is prioritised.
We also run a series of firm-wide team challenges each year to promote connection and wellness practices. These include step competitions, mental health and wellbeing quizzes and our legendary Partners’ Challenge.
Every year we offer free on-site flu vaccinations to help protect our people from influenza. We also offer free flu vaccination vouchers that can be redeemed at an employee’s local medical centre.
Employee Assistance Programme
Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential service where KPMG employees and their families can access free independent counselling.
We partner with some amazing brands and local business that offer our people discounts on their products and services. These include local restaurants close to the office, technology and lifestyle brands, beauty and wellbeing and health services.
Fun Run and Race Subsidies
We are proud supporters of some of New Zealand’s biggest fun runs and races. We subsidise entries for the Auckland Marathon, Wellington Round the Bays and Tauranga/Hamilton/Christchurch…. And host a post-run BBQ for our people and their families after the events.
Auckland Office Wellness Facilities
Our largest office has a number of facilities designed to support the wellbeing of our people.
We have a massage therapist who is on-site once a week to support our people with any aches and pains they may be experiencing.
We also have a contemplation room which is a space for people to pray, mediate, practice mindfulness or just take a moment to pause.
Our wellbeing room is an environment for people to rest and recover if they are suddenly unwell at work, or are breastfeeding or lactating.
Hamilton Office & South Island Wellness Facilities
We have a number of facilities and initiatives designed to support the wellbeing of our people.
We have a trained Workstation Assessor who is available to support our people by ensuring their workstation set up and sitting position are suited to their needs. We also have a range of sit-to-stand desks for further flexibility of workstation set up.
To support with our team member’s daily needs we provide fruit for a healthy snack option, and sanitary items in our bathrooms for those unexpected moments.
We also have a dedicated wellbeing room, which provides an environment for people to rest and recover if they are unwell at work, or are breastfeeding or lactating, or otherwise need privacy and quiet.
At our South Island offices, we also have rooms available if required, for people to rest and recover if they are unwell at work, or are breastfeeding or lactating, or otherwise need privacy and quiet.
Tauranga Office Wellness Facilities
The Tauranga office has a range of facilities and initiatives underway to support the wellbeing of our people.
We have a trained Workstation Assessor who is available to support our people by ensuring their workstations are set up and setting positions are suited to their needs. We also have sit-to-stand desks for further flexibility of workstation set up.
Our office is largely open plan but includes several breakout areas and comfortable areas for people who wish to meet or sit away from their desks.
We have a massage therapist who visits the office once a month to support our people with any aches and pains they may be experiencing. Employees pay for 15-minute slots during office hours.
To promote a healthy lifestyle, we supply fresh fruit in our office kitchen twice a week.
In terms of fitness, the office has a table tennis table in our office basement which people can use during break-times to keep fit and have a bit of fun. We encourage our staff to participate in KPMG sports teams including netball, football, beach volleyball, touch, tennis and squash!
At KPMG New Zealand, we recognise that organisational agility and a flexible culture enables our business strategy and purpose, which is critical for the success of our firm. To continue to fuel New Zealand’s prosperity we need to provide a people experience that enables us to attract, develop and retain the extraordinary people who can deliver to the changing needs of our clients, improve business performance and earn the highest levels of public trust.
Our [email protected] policy details the range of flexible working arrangements that employees can request including; flex-locations, flex-hours, flex-time off for study, flex-time for support or broader lifestyle changes. Our [email protected] policy is available to all employees regardless of whether they are permanent, fixed term or casual employees, and the nature of flexible working will vary depending on their role, team, client needs, location and technology.
Our Whā[email protected] policy offers primary and secondary caregivers paid parental leave for a period of 18 weeks. Every whānau is different, so we have also ensured that this policy allows for flexibility regarding when the parental leave can be taken. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities and allows all parents to focus on the new chapter in their lives during those crucial early months. We also offer reconnect coaching and support via Grace Papers to assist parents in balancing their careers with caring responsibilities.
In addition to our commitment to our people’s wellbeing, KPMG champions sustainability and recognises that we all need to make greener choices to address climate change in New Zealand.
In our Auckland and Tauranga offices we offer a fleet of e-Bikes for our people to use to get to client sites, home or other locations for work. Bikes are kept on site and employees are welcome to use our end of trip facilities – showers, drying room, dry cleaning, bike storage and lockers – at the end of their trip. In 2019 KPMG received a Travelwise Award from Auckland Transport commending us for our commitment to more sustainable alternatives to commuting.