In some ways, Jason Paris' appointment as Vodafone NZ's new chief executive will be a joy for staff.

In others, not so much.

"We need to relaunch a lot of our policies. People get two weeks off a year - that we pay for - to work on community initiatives," the new boss tells the Herald towards the end of his first week.

"Two weeks! No one takes it because no one knows about it."


They will soon, as Paris moves to boost the telco's culture, which already includes perks such as flexi hours for parents of young children.