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People First Index

Supporting workplaces that put people first

Introducing People First Index

Putting People at the Heart of Organisational Success

At Love HR, we understand that a company's most valuable asset is its people. That's why we're thrilled to present the People First Index, a revolutionary tool designed to help businesses prioritise their employees' well-being, engagement, and growth.

  1. Measure what truly matters: The People First Index goes beyond traditional metrics by capturing the intangible aspects of a company's culture and employee experience. It measures key indicators like employee satisfaction, engagement, alignment with company values, and overall well-being. By quantifying these factors, organisations gain a comprehensive understanding of their employees' sentiments and identify areas for improvement.

  2. Unleash untapped potential: Happy, engaged employees are more productive, innovative, and dedicated to their work. By focusing on people-centric practices, the People First Index helps organisations unlock the full potential of your workforce. It provides valuable insights into employee needs, aspirations, and pain points, empowering businesses to create an environment that fosters growth, development, and collaboration.

  3. Drive organisational success: Companies that prioritise their employees' well-being and satisfaction reap numerous benefits. The People First Index enables organisations to enhance employee retention, attract top talent, and boost overall performance. It helps build a positive company culture that cultivates loyalty and attracts customers who value ethical and employee-centric businesses.

  4. Data-driven decision-making: With the People First Index, organisations gain access to comprehensive data that supports evidence-based decision-making. By analyzing the results, businesses can make informed choices about policies, initiatives, and investments that will have the greatest impact on employee satisfaction, engagement, and overall organisational success.

  5. Stay ahead of the competition: In today's highly competitive business landscape, companies that prioritise their employees' well-being gain a significant edge. The People First Index enables organisations to differentiate themselves as employers of choice, attracting and retaining top talent. It also helps create a positive reputation within the industry, leading to increased customer trust and loyalty.

Investing in People First Index means investing in the success and growth of your organisation. By placing your employees at the heart of your strategy, you'll cultivate a thriving workplace where everyone can flourish, and your business can reach new heights.

Ready to prioritise your people and unlock their full potential? Complete the questionnaire to discover the transformative power of People First Index today!

People First Index framework

By assessing your organisation's people policies and practices against progressive, researched criteria and providing this feedback to your organisation, you can understand where and how you can make changes to your working practices and culture that would help make your people feel as though they are treated fairly, respectfully and as though they are as important as shareholder value.


The People First Index framework aims to support organisations to be the best place to work for their people, so that they are able to:

  • Be themselves

  • Give within the bounds they are contracted to give

  • Be given meaningful work for a cause they believe in

  • Be treated with fairness and equality

How People First Index Works

  1. Once you sign up to People First Index, we provide you with a link to complete the online Questionnaire, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete

  2. Once you complete the Questionnaire you will receive an email invitation to arrange a 30-minute Zoom consultation to go through the results of the Questionnaire

  3. During the Zoom call, we provide you with the results of the Questionnaire, outlining the organisation's position on it's people policies and practices, in the form of a heatmap report, which is yours to keep

  4. Next we work with you to recommend opportunities to enhance your people policies and practices and provide options to implement these policies and practices

  5. The final step is to independently audit your organisation against the measures of the People First Index framework, developed from global research into HR practices and if the threshold is reached, awarding your organisation with the People First Index accreditation

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The Heatmap Report

Page 1: The overall People First Index score, a summary of the responses and recommendations. 

Page 2: A heatmap report indicating levels of focus for each question. 

Pages 3 & 4: Detailed responses entered in the questionnaire



People First Employer Accreditation

Consumers and future employees want to know they are going to be in the best hands. 

Once your organisation has reached the People First Index threshold, you will be awarded with the People First Employer accreditation, which you are able to display on your internal and external marketing to attract top talent, and sales opportunities.

Would you like to become another one of our success stories? Drop us a line today!


By becoming a People First Employer, you can expect:

  • Increased sales and revenue due to consumers choosing your organisation over competitors

  • Being recognised as an employer of choice and attracting and retaining top talent

  • Enhanced innovation, creativity and problem-solving

  • A decrease in cost associated with absenteeism

  • A decrease in employee burnout

  • Happy, healthier, more engaged employees

  • Be ahead of employment legislation before it becomes law

  • Increase in attraction to future generations entering the workforce

  • Validated and reliable data on the position of people policies and practices that can inform strategy

  • Contribute positively to the economy through social responsibility and increased revenue

  • Reduction in carbon footprint and a positive impact on climate change 

Click to learn more about the sources of research that supports the framework.

What our clients are saying

“We were delighted to test the People First Index.  What we discovered is the index gave us food for thought rather than a compliance to do list.  We were able to have a discussion as team on what was important for us and what we were trying to achieve.  Finally, the index gave us other things to consider that we hadn’t originally thought about.  Overall, would recommend as it was through provoking”

Ang Bingham
Executive Director of People and Culture 
The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

“Going through the People First Index was an eye-opening experience – it highlighted to me both areas where we're doing well (and should celebrate) as well as the many areas where we could be doing so much more to improve diversity and put our people first. Although we're a small business that won't be able to implement everything covered by the Index, it was a really great reminder that there's always more we can do, and a helpful way to see all the opportunities we have to make our business as awesome as possible for everyone involved.”

Verity Craft
General Manager & Storyteller
Intelligent Ink

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Complete the Questionnaire

Ready to take your organisation through the People First Index framework? Click here to complete the Questionnaire

Contact Us

Tauranga, New Zealand

022 422 8098

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