Air New Zealand voted best employer for the second year running

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For the second year in a row our national carrier has been named New Zealand's most attractive employer.

This is the fifth time Air New Zealand has taken out the top prize in recruiter Randstad Employer Brand Research award, an investigation that asks Kiwis which companies are the most attractive employers and what they look for in a workplace. 

Chief executive Chris Luxon told the New Zealand Herald that the recognition was particularly meaningful for the company's staff. 

"Our focus on innovation and technology is very much driven from within the organisation, and our employees play a huge part in consistently improving the way we do things for our customers," Mr Luxon said. 

"This is the fifth time we've won this award which clearly reflects the efforts of our nearly 12,000 employees who play an integral role in upholding our strong reputation."

The second most attractive employer for 2018 was the Department of Conservation, followed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in third place. 

The Randstad Employer Brand Research looked at data from nearly 4000 New Zealanders and found work-life balance was the most important factor for Kiwis choosing an employer. 

It also found the most attractive industry to work in was education and training, followed by professional services and public services in joint second place.