May 19, 2020

Air New Zealand ranked the most attractive employer in the nation by Randstad

Air New Zealand
Randstad
The Randstad Employer Brand Research award
The Department of Conservation
Galia Ilan
2 min
Air New Zealand ranked the most attractive employer in the nation by Randstad

The Randstad Employer Brand Research award has granted Air New Zealand as the most attractive employer in the country for the second year in a row.

Although this is the second consecutive year the firm has been granted the award, it has won a Randstad Employer Brand Research award five times in total.

The carrier was awarded most attractive employer it’s focus on technology and financial stability.

“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,” stated Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand.

“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.”

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The Department of Conservation was ranked second, followed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and Healthcare of New Zealand.

The Randstad Employer Research found that people in New Zealand prioritise a work-life balance when finding an employer.

“This 'work to live' employee mindset reinforces the importance of companies having solid policies in place for flexible working, if they want to remain competitive and retain great people,” remarked Katherine Swan, Country Director at Randstad New Zealand.

“With 30 per cent of New Zealanders planning to change roles within the next year, a marked increase from last year, we are calling on businesses to revitalise their employer value propositions.”

“It's crucial that companies present a true image of who they are and commit to it. That is the secret to the success of New Zealand's most attractive employers.”

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Jun 22, 2021

Digital Leader Mobiquity Expands Into Asia-Pacific

Mobiquity
Microsoft
Fintech
APAC
3 min
Mobiquity pursues a vision of global growth with its first APAC hire—Gustavo Quiroga, its new Vice President of Business Development Financial Services

As an international digital consulting firm, Mobiquity helps a global client base upgrade its digital banking and financial services. The company employs 1,200 team members across 50+ nationalities and serves an estimated 200+ million users each day. Recently, the company built out a digital banking experience for the Bank of the Philippines Islands’ online and mobile platforms—exemplifying its mission to help leading brands engage with technology in meaningful ways. 

 

To highlight Mobiquity’s services, here are a few of the company’s recent accomplishments

 

  • Designed and developed the first FDA-approved digital medicine system
  • Launched a five-star mobile ordering app
  • Pioneered a cloud-based IT infrastructure that prevented bank fraud
  • Built the official AWS re:Invent 2017 and 2018 mobile apps 

 

What Makes Mobiquity Stand Out? 

According to Mobiquity, it's the people that make all the difference. ‘We’re born innovators who like meaty challenges’, the company wrote. ‘We go deeper, getting to the root of your customers’ friction and creating personalised engagements that deliver much more than a digital experience alone’. Now, the company has added former Microsoft and IBM director Gustavo Quiroga to its team. 

 

Who Is Gustavo Quiroga? 

At Mobiquity, he’ll be the first Vice President of Business Development Financial Services in APAC. With years of experience in the industry, Quiroga has developed numerous tech, business, and customer experience projects: at Microsoft, he led a top Aussie Azure Data and AI specialist team, and at IBM, he applied AI and deep analytics to transform the company’s business processes, CX, and UX. 

 

Based in Sydney, Australia, Quiroga will start to work with Mobiquity clients in Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines and take responsibility for expanding the company’s regional operations. ‘Our best way to impact client outcomes’, he wrote, ‘is by listening to them with an inquisitive and open mind and empowering our people to do the same’. 

 

When notified of the announcement, Quiroga expressed excitement over his new role. ‘I’m delighted to join Mobiquity and support the company’s rapid expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. I joined Mobiquity to develop, design and implement digital products and services that create meaningful experiences with customers...and I look forward to using my expertise to develop partnerships where we can achieve this every day’. 

 

Where Does Mobiquity Go From Here? 

In the past six months, Mobiquity has hired over 100 new employees, including the high-profile additions of Howard Moore, Senior Director of Banking, and Ruby Walia, Senior Advisor for Digital Banking. This falls in line with the company’s hyper-growth strategy to deliver digital products to the world. 

 

As Matthew Williamson, Mobiquity’s Vice President of Global Financial Services, explained: ‘Our appointment of Gustavo demonstrates [our] commitment to hiring an A-list team of talent. The latest addition to the Mobiquity team supports our vision of global growth in Asia-Pacific, as a recognised partner within the banking and finance ecosystem’.


 

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