• Employer of Choice 2014

Better Business Basics

Better Business Basics has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2014.
The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Founded in 2006 by CEO Annie Flannagan, Better Business Basics (BBB) is Australia’s largest non-franchise bookkeeping and accounting process specialists with services including accounts maintenance, analysis and management reporting, financial system consulting and training, and recruitment. Fixed fee contract options and a cloud-based framework drive innovation, collaboration, accuracy and efficiency. Employing over 25 staff in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and soon expanding to Brisbane, BBB provides meaningful, secure and flexible working conditions to highly qualified staff and supports women in leadership roles.

BBB has created an elastic workforce that prioritises the employee’s needs. A unique recruitment technique that puts the candidate first, asking what hours they can work and their preferred geographic locations, new clients are then found to match. A highly adaptive culture and flat organisational structure has enabled open two-way communication, demonstrating a democratic approach that is highly inclusive to all employees and the management team. The peer-to-peer mentor program was developed in 2013 and a twice-yearly performance review aims to check in with staff about career goals. Up-skilling is encouraged with employees offered subsidised training. Recognition and remuneration programs are integral to ensuring BBB fulfils organisational performance objectives. The Profit Share Program (PSP) and the Referral Reward Scheme have been developed to value employee commitment utilising their full potential and individual contributions to the growth of the business.

The Australian Business Awards are an annual comprehensive awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

The Australian Business Awards are the national chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership initiative conducted on a national and international level. The Employer of Choice Award recipients will participate in the international chapter of the program at the World Business Awards whereby participants are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally.

The process culminates in the selection of organisations which maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. The recipients are recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their achievements acknowledged and celebrated.

Organisational eligibility includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.

Entrant organisations are required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture; Leadership & Strategy; Employee Education, Training & Development; Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition & Remuneration.

The Employer of Choice Framework is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The key attributes of the Employer of Choice Framework define the characteristics of high-performing, industry leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

Entrant organisations are required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture; Leadership & Strategy; Employee Education, Training & Development; Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition & Remuneration.

The program provides a notable opportunity for high-performing organisations which implement world-class human resource management practices to be acknowledged and celebrated for their achievements both nationally and internationally.

Conducted annually, the program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum human resource management practises and to review their business performance through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework.

The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing employer brand awareness. reputation, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige.

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