We’re committed to the holistic wellbeing of our people.
A culture of family and care is nurtured in our offices and on our sites to ensure everyone is supported to be their best as a person, not just as an employee.
To create a better sense of wellbeing throughout the company and help each employee achieve their best self, Southbase Group’s wellbeing programme is based on the Māori model of health and wellbeing – hauora.
Hauora comprises physical wellbeing as well as the physical body, its growth, development, and ability to move, and ways of caring for it; mental and emotional wellbeing, including coherent thinking processes, acknowledging and expressing thoughts and feelings, and responding constructively.
Here’s how Southbase Hauora helps our people:
Physical wellbeing / Taha Tinana
$300 wellbeing payment
Southern Cross Health Insurance ‘Wellbeing One Policy’ for all employees and family
Cigna life insurance
Annual health checks
Fruit boxes twice a week
Spiritual wellbeing / Taha Wairua
Goal setting using the MyHR platform
Create career pathways
Internal competencies - formal level 6 diploma
Cultural awareness training
1:1 leadership coaching
Learning and development opportunities, including support for tertiary education
Leadership Capability Programme
Recognition and reward for high performance
Team building through core strengths
Social Wellbeing / Taha Whānau
Social sports clubs
Charity and volunteering
Family Christmas party with gifts for children
Mental and emotional wellbeing / Taha Hinengaro
Access to Workplace Support’s EAP online workshops
Flexible working where position allows
MATES in Construction programme
The Koru (Maori for coil) is one of the most important symbols of Maori traditions. Representing new life, spiritual growth, and progress.
Three koru represent whānau (family), hapū (descent groups) and iwi (tribe), all coming together to support one another.
Matau (fish hook) represents strength and determination, and good health.
A heart with a mangōpare (hammerhead) represents; strength, leadership, agility, tenacity, unrelenting determination and courage.
Suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
MATES in Construction is recognised within the industry and by our governmental clients for their proactive and unwavering commitment to reducing the rate of suicide within the sector. Partnering with MATES was an easy choice for us. Our team has the opportunity to participate in MATES workshops and training forums, and are provided with tools to help them identify any signs that workmates aren’t doing well.