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People

Developing a strong leadership pipeline, attracting and retaining high-performers and creating a highly engaged and diverse workforce are core to our people strategy.
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We employ a diverse workforce of over 19,000 people, based across 40 countries. While we recognise the need to supplement our skills base through limited external recruitment, as a significant employer we are committed to building core leadership capability from within. 

Central to our ongoing programme of improvement is building a clear view of the leadership capability we will need in 5 years, and creating development programmes and initiatives with this in mind. 

An FB learning council chaired by the chief executive of our construction division, Graham Darlow, oversees learning and development initiatives across the businesses, which are delivered by our highly-experienced organisational development team. 

Those initiatives include:

Branching Out

Branching Out is a customised leadership programme designed to improve performance in branch management. The programme aims to support leaders who are navigating challenging market conditions, in a real and pragmatic way. 

Leaders Edge

Leaders Edge is an internationally recognised and award winning leadership training programme. Aimed at leaders working together on important business initiatives Leaders’ Edge is different because participants have access to excellent thought leaders, industry experts and business mentors who provide real time support in solving critical business issues. Each team is coached through challenges, solving real challenges facing Fletcher Building along the way.

Fletcher Building Employee Education Fund

The Fletcher Building Employee Educational Fund continues to be a strong education and retention tool for New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. A private trust fund that is used for workplace learning, leadership development, and to enable employees and their dependants to gain qualifications and to retrain.  The fund also provides financial support for employees’ children to study at tertiary institutions.