• Employer of Choice 2014

Loreto Normanhurst

Loreto Normanhurst 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.

Loreto Normanhurst is a Catholic secondary and boarding school for girls established in 1897 by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today the school operates as a company limited by guarantee and is governed by a Board of Directors (School Council). The school is led by Principal (CEO), Ms Barbara Watkins and employs approximately 250 staff members.

Through the Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model (LNSGM), an award-winning model of education, the school fosters a liberal education, with self-motivated learning and the pursuit of personal excellence central to its teaching and learning philosophy. It promotes critical thinking, curiosity, and joy in learning. In 2013 the school was ranked the top Catholic School in NSW and has been cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice every year since 2001, demonstrating on an annual basis its commitment to transparent processes around employment, pay equity, career progression, opportunities for advancement and professional growth. Loreto Normanhurst provides a supportive and challenging work environment for all staff, placing great importance on the value of continued employee education, training and development. Professional development at Loreto Normanhurst includes an induction program for new staff, mentor program, annual staff development days, a staff scholarship, young and beginning teachers network, new leaders network, and off-site and in-house conferences, workshops courses.

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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