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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. 

 Watch our introduction video 

Our Diversity platforms 


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Arianna Huffington in New Zealand spreading the good word on workplace wellness 

On Friday some of the EEO Trust team were lucky enough to be present during an Audience with Arianna Huffington held at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. The wellbeing guru, author and founder of the Huffington Post talked about being a woman, leadership and assessing your priorities in life amongst other things. It was good to hear her reinforce the importance of sharing workplace success stories, something that the EEO Trust has long been advocating, particularly through our annual Diversity Awards which highlight businesses workplace diversity initiatives and programmes. 

In her book  Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, Arianna Huffington talks about her 12 tips to help you thrive in your personal and professional life. Read more here 

EEO Trust library and location

We have now moved our office to central premises

This is exciting for the team and brings many new opportunities with it, including a new and improved library space for our diversity reference collection and for you to come and use. Our fantastic new diversity library, is located on Level 1, 100 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, and we look forward to welcoming  members who feel like dropping in to discuss diversity workplace initiaves. If you are an EEO member and do not yet have a library membership, email to recieve the benefits of membership to New Zealand's largest diversity library. 

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Poor literacy skills costing New Zealand business

International Literacy Day 2014 held on the 8th September highlights that across the globe there around 776 million adults that can't write their own name or read a line from a book. This is a basic right to education that richer countries like ours don't have to worry about, right?

Wrong. Internationally benchmarked (OECD - 2006) research shows that about 43% of the New Zealand adult population have less than optimal literacy skills and 51% have less than optimal numeracy skills for a knowledge-based economy. This problem is even more acute in Auckland. Particularly troubling is the high number who don’t have the reading, writing, maths and communication skills they need to be truly effective in the workplace. 

Read more on this story or visit our events page to find out more about training available to support your business. 

Unconscious age bias still alive and kicking

An unconscious age bias is still prevalent among a large number of companies, a recent survey conducted by the EEO Trust shows. The survey, conducted with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce reveals that in comparison to a similar survey conductred a year ago there has been minimal change, indicating the move towards a more age inclusive workplace will be a slow one. To read the full report click here.

EEO events coming soon 

Future Directors: Introduction to Corporate Governance

Empower - Jericho

Date: Thursday 25th September

Time: 10am-4.30pm

Venue: Level 1, 100 Mayoral Drive, Auckland Central

Investment: EEO members $430 + GST Non Members $530 + GST

To book:

If you are a new director, currently seeking a directorship or you are positioning yourself for directorships in the future this seminar will provide you with essential guidance.

This one-day seminar is an introduction to corporate governance and is jointly organised by Auckland Chamber of Commerce and the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust.

Find out more and book here 

Recent stories from our Social Media

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5/9/14 - Top 25 companies for culture and values, according to employees Facebook logo 20x20 twitter-bird-white-on-blue - 20x20

2/9/14 - Announce that the video's of winners are now up on our website Facebook logo 20x20 twitter-bird-white-on-blue - 20x20

28/8/14 - Congratulations to Jacobs our Supreme Award Winners for 2014 Facebook logo 20x20 twitter-bird-white-on-blue - 20x20

27/8/14 - The big day has finally arrived - Diversity Awards 2014 Facebook logo 20x20 twitter-bird-white-on-blue - 20x20

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10/8/14 - The changing faces of NZ: Putting faces to our names Facebook logo 20x20 twitter-bird-white-on-blue - 20x20

6/8/14 - Demand Equal Pay Facebook logo 20x20

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