Creative Centre boss is employer of the month

Creative Centre boss is employer of the month

Creative Centre principal Rodger Harkness has taken out the top prize in the Cook Islands September ‘employer of the month’ competition.

 Rodger is one of six staff members working at the Creative Centre where he also oversees the numerous volunteers who provide specialist advice and guidance when available as well as those who provide art and craft support.

Nominated by staff member Mata Ngamata, Rodger stood out as a worthy recipient of the award because of his dedication to the staff, volunteers and students of the school.

Rodger is known for his attention to each and every staff member and his commitment to the main focus of the centre, fun!

“This award is about acknowledging those bosses who go the extra mile to make their employees happy in their workplace and celebrate those employers,” says Cook Islands Jobs director Luana Scowcroft.

“It’s so important that we recognise employers, bosses and managers who make good employment practice a priority.”

Thanks to other local businesses supporting the initiative, Rodger has won two Reefside Rarotonga vouchers, a Te Tika Facial voucher courtesy of the girls at CITC Pharmacy, a free job listing on Cook Islands Jobs, a Storytellers Eco Cycle – Discover tour and a sunset cruise for two on Tropicbird Sailing Charters.

As the winning nominator, Mata also received two Reefside Rarotonga vouchers and a Te Tika facial courtesy of CITC Pharmacy.

Employees who have recognised good practice in their immediate managers, owners of the company, CEOs or others in leadership positions in their place of work are encouraged to nominate someone they think deserves some credit for being a ‘great boss’.

Nominating someone is easy you can do it via the Cook Islands Jobs Facebook page.

All you need to do is include your name, the person you are nominating’s name, where you work and a couple sentences about why you think they deserve the title.

“By recognising those great bosses in our community, we can encourage all employers to treat their staff with respect, courtesy and assist them in professional development initiatives. When we highlight good practice, it helps jobseekers when choosing what employers they want to work for,” says Scowcroftd9603a548e7a9c05178ddb880a353d6c_L