The University of Otago is among the top 20 employers in New
Zealand, according to an annual survey ranking the best
places to work.
Otago University was ranked the 13th best place to work by
global recruitment agency Randstad, at a recent event.
The university was second in the education category. Massey
University (11th overall) was the only educational
institution ranked higher.
University director of human resources Kevin Seales said the
university was pleased to be recognised as an ''employer of
''At the University of Otago we strive to provide an
environment where people can have fulfilling and successful
careers. ''An area of focus for the university is supporting
staff with families, for example, in paid parental leave
conditions,'' Mr Seales said.
This focus on families was also apparent in its investment in
a child-care facility soon to be opened on campus, he said.
TVNZ was the overall New Zealand winner in the survey, which
took into account factors including job security, workplace
culture and work-life balance.