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Christchurch City Libraries
work PO Box 73045,
Christchurch 8154,
New Zealand.
workp: +64-3-941-7923

Unlimited 20 Best Places to Work

Each year, the Unlimited/JRA Best Places to Work Survey reveals the top organisations to work for in New Zealand. In 2003, 128 organisations participated in the survey. Christchurch was ranked 13th overall and 4th of the medium sized workplaces (100 - 399 staff).

Read the 2003 Unlimited magazine article as a pdf

Christchurch City Libraries: a great place to work

When asked 'What is the one thing, more than anything else, that makes Christchurch City Libraries a great place to work?', here's what our colleagues say*:

'The flexibility that my job offers. I have a young family and feel that I can do justice to them as well as my job'

'The excellent working conditions'

'Coaching, training and learning are all a big part of the core success of our organisation. People are encouraged to develop their strengths and preferences'

'The way we celebrate our successes and share our knowledge'

'The friendship and support of excellent colleagues who share my enthusiasm for providing public library services to the entire community'

'The organisation's commitment to empowering the community to make the best use possible of the facilities, resources, staff and information available'

'The library is very dedicated to enriching the lives of the community in numerous different ways and it is eager to enable staff to be an integral part of this mission. Staff benefit both in learning opportunities and by seeing customers lives enriched'

'Staff and management working together for common goals with a strong commitment to excellent customer service and ongoing professional development, underpinned by strong social values'

'Team spirit and commitment to each other and to providing a good service to customers'

'It's an organisation of people who are passionate about providing information services to the public'

'Recognition of people's skills and a commitment to providing support and training. Clear goals and objectives and an environment that encourages new ideas, flair and enthusiasm. Recognition that people have commitments outside of work that are important'

'High commitment to people in the organisation and customer satisfaction in the services that we deliver'

*Source: Unlimited Best Places to Work in New Zealand Survey 2003

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