Prayer room ‘just good business’

Employing people from all corners of the globe has many benefits, according to Mt Albert Pak ‘n Save owner-operator Brian Carran.

The supermarket won the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust diversity award for innovation in 2005 after Carran set up a prayer room for Muslim staff.

“It’s just good business,” he says. “It’s just being a decent human being and understanding and accepting other cultures.”

Of the store’s 270 staff only half were born in New Zealand. Employees are from India, China, the Middle East and Africa, Carran says. Continue reading

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