• Employer of Choice 2014

Byrons

Byrons 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 1954, Byrons is one of the largest suburban firms of Chartered Accountants in Australia. With nine partners and a skilled team, Byrons perceives its staff to be the core to its 60 years of success.

A commitment to creating a family-like working environment influences the firm’s approach to recruitment, education, recognition and remuneration. Byrons actively pursues the most diverse employees through staff recommendations and various recruitment agencies. Valuing further development and training, the firm has invested over $71,000 in training and development and offers to pay for its employees CA or CPA in full and supports their undergraduate students in providing them with study and exam leave. To build a culture as an employee driven firm, annual performance reviews are coupled with team bonding exercises, birthday celebrations, Christmas parties, BBQ days, monthly staff meetings and various other events that instill the family unit culture. Acknowledging that remuneration alone is not enough, all partners email their team members as they see them excel, as it’s imperative that all employees feel appreciated. It is a testament to the firms commitment to career progression and employee satisfaction that a majority of Byron’s senior staff and partners originally started out as junior accountants and more than 70 % of employees have been working at Byrons for more than five years – well over the industry average.

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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