We sat down to chat with Jon Ives, Group General Manager at One Staff, an on hire recruitment agency in New Zealand, about their recent recognition as finalists in the 2017 Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards.
What does it mean to be a finalist in the Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards?
OneStaff has made a massive commitment in the culture across our community to raise the profile of health and safety from a box tick requirement through to an integral and personally valued part of “how we do things around here”. Through open and honest discussion with all stakeholders (candidates, clients, suppliers, competitors, external agencies, internal staff, and shareholders) we have worked to define what is the industry standard, how do we feel about this, and what in turn should be our standard?
This effort is not just in the design, implementation, application and evaluation of the many measures we use, but in terms of identifying and driving the intrinsic motivation of our staff toward both the tangible and intangible benefits of leading in this field. It is fantastic to have the effort and care of all of our staff acknowledged through a national recognition measure such as this, and to validate all the effort that has gone in.
Obviously the desired outcome is healthier and safer staff and ultimately an improving awareness of general H&S for everyone, but getting some affirmation that we are on the right track through a pat on the back along the way is certain