• Employer of Choice Awards 2016

Distribution Central

Distribution Central 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.

Distribution Central (DC) was established in 2004 and is a leader in digital distribution and a provider of specialised, technical-service orientated distribution and channel support for contemporary IT products. DC places significant emphasis on company culture and recruitment. They aim to provide staff with the best environment, support and training so they are able to deliver customer success.

DC’s vision is to create a culture where employees are all contributors to the company’s strategic objectives and initiatives. Employees’ day to day feedback, innovation and input are required. They need to not only work “in” the business, but “on” the business so that they can provide opportunities for improvement and continual development of processes, systems and procedures. To really embrace DC’s culture, all employees must live by the company’s core values. Their values are professionalism, profit, candour, fun, attitude, leadership not management, unlimited expectations, celebrate success and embrace change. Senior managers are encouraged to lead by example instead of micro managing and all leaders provide regular coaching and mentoring to their teams. DC also has an open door policy which includes access to the directors and to the Head of People. Every staff member is treated with respect, courtesy and strong bonds much like those present in a small family business.

One of DC’s core business strategies is to provide employees with education, training and development on an ongoing basis. The Learning Management System (LMS), is DC’s online tool which is used for training such as induction and refresher modules. If a member of staff wishes to complete relevant externally provided training, a training budget is in place to assist in facilitating these aspirations. Employees are hired at above average industry remuneration rates, whilst employees whose performance is exceptional are approved for remuneration increases beyond the standard. Furthermore, commissions for account managers are uncapped, so should they overachieve on their targets and are paid for their overachievement.

DC encourages healthy lifestyles for all employees by providing a range of wellbeing benefits. Fresh milk and fruit baskets are delivered twice per week and DC also organises weekly team sports of soccer and basketball. In addition to promoting a healthy lifestyle, each non-smoking employee is entitled to a “Non-smokers Day” of paid leave. Once a fortnight, employees also have the option of having a DC-funded ten-minute massage.

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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