It takes a team to deliver world-class healthcare for our communities at Auckland District Health Board. More than 11,000 people are directly employed by Auckland DHB, and many others work in collaboration with us as volunteers, contractors, suppliers and professional partners. Our people are dedicated and committed to creating a great place to work and a great place for care.
Welcome, Haere Mai – We see you, we welcome you as a person.
Respect, Manaaki – We respect, nurture and care for each other.
Together, Tūhono – We are a high performing team - colleagues, patients and families.
Aim high, Angamua – We aspire to excellence and the safest care.
As an employer, we are aiming to make it easy for our people to do their life’s best work with us. We promise our people:
The Auckland DHB People Strategy [PDF, 1.1 MB] outlines our goals and ambitions, and the steps we’re taking to ensure we are a great place to work.
At Auckland DHB we celebrate the rich diversity we have in our team and in the population we serve. Valuing and promoting inclusion is part of who we are.
When you work with us you can bring your whole self to work knowing that we welcome and support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.
As part of our commitment to being an inclusive and equal opportunity employer we have achieved the Rainbow Tick and the Accessibility Tick:
Auckland DHB has achieved Rainbow Tick accreditation for inclusivity and diversity, making it the first District Health Board in New Zealand to reach this milestone.
Being a part of the Rainbow Tick community is a way of ensuring Auckland DHB continually improves our processes, our environment and our culture, to be a great place to work for all our employees.
A Rainbow Tick is awarded to organisations that complete a Diversity & Inclusion certification process. The certification process tests whether a workplace understands, values, and welcomes sexual and gender diversity.
Having a workforce that reflects our community is important to us and it’s important to our patients. Seeing others with similar backgrounds our patients know they can be their authentic selves and that we will treat them with dignity and respect. Research shows, this results in better health outcomes for our patients, community, and whānau.
Auckland DHB was one of the first organisations in New Zealand to be awarded the Accessibility Tick — a programme helping employers be part of the solution in creating a more accessible and inclusive New Zealand for people with disabilities. By signing up to the Accessibility Tick we have made a commitment and have a plan to continue to get accessibility right. To find out more visit the Accessibility Tick website(external link).
Auckland DHB is an active and committed participant in the New Zealand Human Rights Commission’s Good Employer programme, and we are proud of our track record of improvement and high achievement. For the second year in a row, we received a 100 per cent rating in the 2016 report.
We have just published the 2016 edition of ‘Celebrating Our People’ [PDF, 30 MB], a booklet which provides an opportunity to acknowledge and share the fantastic achievements of our people. Take the time to have a look through and see stories of innovation, achievement, loyalty and professionalism.
This booklet cannot describe the whole story, we have many everyday heroes emplyed at Auckland DHB and you are ALL truly appreciated for the work you do.
You can also see the 2015 edition here. [PDF, 2 MB]
Auckland DHB is an active and committed participant in the New Zealand Human Rights Commission’s Good Employer programme, and we’re proud of our track record of improvement and high achievement. For the second year in a row, we received a 100 per cent rating in the 2016 report.
In late 2018, we surveyed our employees to get a better idea of what it’s really like to work here at Auckland DHB. We wanted to find out where we’re doing great, and where we might look to improve.
The results of the survey will help guide where we need to focus our efforts to achieve Auckland DHB’s strategy and goals, through a better experience at work for our people.
67 per cent of our people responded to the survey, with a 79 per cent employee engagement result— that is strength of mental and emotional connection felt towards the workplace.
The results also identified where we have both strengths, and opportunities to improve:
With action planning already underway across the organisation we’re aiming to strengthen the good things already happening for our people, and make improvements where required.
With everyone pitching in and moving towards change, we will all help to make Auckland DHB an even better place to work.