• Employer of Choice 2015

Bialik College

Bialik College has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2015.
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.

Bialik College is a K-12 Zionist school that began as a kindergarten in 1943. It is located in Hawthorn and caters for 1000 students. The school was established at a time when there was no Jewish school in Melbourne, catering for the growing Jewish population at the time.

The school does not solely employ people who follow the Jewish faith; it welcomes teachers and other employees from any belief background. Regardless of religious belief, a further 7 to 10 days are given to staff per year to cater for Jewish holidays.

Bialik College is a place where collective as well as individual thinking is valued. Staff are encouraged to create cultures of thinking within the classroom so that students can get the most out of learning.

Approximately 42% of staff are employed on a part time basis, and the College provides part time contracts as often as it can. There is a strong sense of community amongst the faculty, with staff having the option of contributing $30 a year to a fund that is used to help members of staff in hard times, or to celebrate events such as births, weddings and engagements. Staff are also offered a range of leave benefits, including paid parental leave.

With 25% of the staff having been there for more than ten years and 8% having been at Bialik for longer than 20 years, Bialik College is focused on career development for its staff. This has led to Bialik College being recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2015.

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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