The Department of Conservation (DOC) was named New Zealand's most attractive employer for the second successive year at the Randstad Awards in Auckland last night.
DOC has risen through the ranks in recent years; coming fifth in 2013, bettering that by finishing third in 2014, and finally winning the supreme accolade in 2015 and now 2016.
Randstad New Zealand country manager Brien Keegan says DOC has garnered a reputation as one of the nation's most consistently attractive employers.
"[DOC was] ranked number one by respondents when it came to a 'pleasant working atmosphere', providing a 'good work-life balance', and being 'environmentally and socially aware'.
"DOC was also very popular across the board, with young and mature workers in both the North and South Island rating it as the most attractive place to work in New Zealand."
The Randstad Awards also completes annual employer branding research, which this year listed education, media and professional services as the three most attractive sectors for Kiwi workers.
The study shows education and training services atop the pile, with about one third of New Zealanders calling the sector an attractive prospect.
Universities consolidated education's position, with Victoria University, Auckland University, Waikato University and UNITEC all earning a spot in the country's top 20 most attractive organisations.