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The EEO Trust

The Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust is a national body mandated by government to provide support to employers around the issue of equal opportunities and diversity in the workplace. 

The EEO Trust assists employers in introducing and managing proven EEO thinking and practices, encourages diversity by promoting the recruitment and development of people on the basis of merit and generates awareness of the business benefits and rewards of an inclusive workplace.

Based in Auckland, the EEO Trust works with employers around New Zealand providing the latest resources, ideas and information to support workplaces to achieve success through effectively managing diversity. The EEO Trust is resourced by fees from member organisations and Government contributions. It is governed by a Board of Trustees. 

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EEO Trust Diversity Awards NZ 2014 - call for entries

Is your organisation a model of productivity and employee engagement?  Do you have a great story to tell about your workplace efforts to encourage diversity? 

Entries are now open for the EEO Trust Diversity Awards NZ 2014, a not to be missed opportunity for employers to showcase how they value and nurture their most valuable asset - their employees. 

Why should you enter the EEO Trust Diversity Awards NZ 2014? 

  • Lift your profile and stand out from the crowd.
  • Your diversity initiative will get a FREE healthcheck and feedback from the expert judging panel to learn from and further develop your business.
  • Create a point of difference with your clients amd competitors. 
  • Increase staff retention and attraction - position your company as an Employer of Choice.
  • Reap the bottom line benefits - employing a diverse range of people increases profits. 

Click here to find out more about this year's categories and how to enter guidelines.  

FREE Diversity Awards consultations Jayne Muller pic

We want to make your application process for the 2014 Diversity Awards NZ as simple as possible and as part of that promise we are offering the services of an experienced diversity consultant to discuss your entry and provide tailored advice. 

Jayne Muller, will be available to you at scheduled times, to have a chat about your application or your programme either face to face at our Ellerslie office or via a teleconference or skype call for those outside of Auckland.

Jayne has more than 10 years Leadership Development and Coaching experience, from developing high potential leaders through to CEO and board level, ranging from Multinationals to SME’s. While she specialises in Women in Transition programmes supporting women returning to the workforce and advocating for the advancement of women’s careers, Jayne is very passionate about diversity in the workplace, and founded her executive coaching and leadership business to support talent and diversity in the workplace. She delivers the best possible advice for companies with a common sense and practical approach. 

Jayne has been working with the Diversity judges to ensure she knows what they expect from award entries and can advise you about what details and examples the judges require as part of your workplace entry. She can also suggest what category may best suit your initiative and business.

Going over you entry/ies with Jayne is a great way to have a conversation with us about your own Diversity programme so get in touch with the EEO Trust about booking a time. Sessions are available in 20-30 minute slots as per the dates below. 

Thursday 15th May 12.30 - 4.30pm

Thursday 22nd May 8.00 - 12.00pm

Tuesday 27th May 8.00 - 12.00pm

Thursday 12th June 12.30 - 4.30pm 

To book please email us on or call Robyn on 09-525-3023.   

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