Detmold Group

Detmold Group has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2016. 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.

The Detmold Packaging Group is a specialist converter of paper and board based packaging products for a diverse range of customers in Australia and throughout the world. Detmold’s focus on ‘One Company, One Culture’ provides a shared sense of identity and of being a part of a collective of like-minded and passionate people.

The Detmold Group offers international exposure, movement across professions, graduate program involvement and professional and career development. Detmold also offers a range of internal development programs, delivered by approved training organisations and tailored to their business scenarios and requirements. Detmold’s induction and ‘onboarding’ program includes a checklist to guide managers of new employees, a buddy program, probation and review processes, a group handbook and a welcome video from the Chairman and CEO. This is an excellent opportunity for new employees to gain organisational awareness, build networks across the Group and meet key leaders within the business.

Following the completion of the probation period, Detmold’s employees are introduced to a comprehensive Performance Development Program – Success at Detmold. Detmold has invested significantly in e-training, consisting of online modules which can be accessed across all areas of their business. By up-skilling their workforce they are providing their people with the tools to be the best they can be, not just for their current roles, but also for their future positions.

Detmold undertakes a variety of initiatives designed to reward employees such as The Annual Awards Night, Christmas hampers and a social club. Detmold takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing adopting a multi-layered approach to providing a range of health and wellbeing services. Examples of their initiatives include bowel screenings, fitness camps and annual flu vaccinations. The Detmold Group also focuses on identifying and eliminating risk to ensure a healthy and safe workplace for all people. Detmold stays abreast of contemporary people policies and practices to ensure they remain contemporary in their focus of promoting a healthy and safe work environment, free from risk or harassment.

Detmold believes that due to their relatively low turnover rate, regular review of programs, service award recipients and feedback from long serving employees, that they are delivering and constantly evolving processes to support the changing needs of their workforce.

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