OREANDA-NEWS. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has been named a Best Employer by Aon Hewitt in New Zealand.

“We are honoured to be recognised as an employer of choice in New Zealand for the ninth time.  This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all of our employees to making every customer experience outstanding.” said Kim Garner, managing director, FedEx Express Australasia.  “At FedEx, our People-Service-Profit philosophy is a fundamental part of our success.  We believe that by taking good care of our people, they will deliver exceptional service to all of our customers, which will in turn generate the profit that enables us to reinvest in our team and business.”

“By creating a positive working environment through a combination of leadership development, recognition and training programs, FedEx ensures our team members feel engaged and valued,” added Garner.  “FedEx has long been committed to fostering growth from within and we’re proud that 87% of our New Zealand management team have been promoted from within the company.”

The Best Employer accreditation process assesses organisations against four critical areas: employee engagement, effective leadership, aligned employer brand and high performance culture.

The accreditation comprises of three components: employee engagement survey, people practices inventory and the CEO and Human Resource Department (HRD) interview.  Once all three components have been successfully completed, organisations will be accredited as Aon Hewitt Best Employers and are automatically entered into the judging pool for the prestigious Best of the Best award.  Judging on Best of the Best is performed by an independent judging panel using the information gathered in the CEO and HRD interview.

In addition to being awarded Aon Hewitt’s 2016 Best Employer in New Zealand, FedEx was also recognized by Aon Hewitt as one of the ‘Best Employers in Asia-Pacific’ in 2015.  Earlier this year, the company was ranked 8th in Fortune Magazine’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ survey, as well as coming first in the delivery industry category.

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to every U.S. address and to more than 220 countries and territories.  FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee*.