• Employer of Choice 2015

Blackmores Animal Health

Blackmores Animal Health 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.

“Blackmores Animal Health recognises the link between healthy, happy staff and a successful business. Our team enjoys a motivating, eco-friendly workplace with onsite wellbeing initiatives that include naturopathic consultations, meditation classes, a supervised gym and swimming pool, subsidised healthy staff café, and discounted vitamins and supplements. Staff also receive ongoing professional training and their performance is rewarded with twice-yearly profit share and Company awards. We are honoured to have been recognised as the Employer of Choice by The Australian Business Awards 2015.”

Tim Scotcher, General Manager, Blackmores
Blackmores has been established for 80 years as a healthcare company for humans. In July 2010 it acquired Pure Animal Wellbeing, and decided to branch out its expertise to include pet care. Its pet care products are developed by vets and are clinically proven to solve health issues with domesticated animals.

Blackmores believes in regular upskilling and as such provides Pet Shop staff with education and training via an E learning platform. The company runs a Staff Liaison Committee, whose role is to create better communications between staff and management. There is also a Culture Club, which has the responsibility of developing creative ideas for social activities. Employee education and training is paramount and regular opportunities for continual upskilling are available through the company’s Blackboard skill development centre.

Blackmores also operates monthly morning training sessions focusing on new technologies from its own portfolio and from its competitors, which benefit animal health. There are also monthly company meetings which are held at the Warriewood head office, also conducted live via a video link to their international offices.

There is also a strong mentorship program where employees meet with managers twice a year and give themselves a self-assessment on goals that they aimed to complete in the beginning of the year. This dedication to excellence has seen Blackmores Animal Health 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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