• Employer of Choice Awards 2016

Flight Centre Travel Academy

Flight Centre Travel Academy 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.

Flight Centre Travel Academy (FCTA) is part of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG). FCTA was specifically established in recognition of the travel industry’s need to promote the benefits and opportunities associated with a career in tourism and travel. The FCTA provides education pathways, delivered by recognised and highly experienced travel industry professionals, that are linked to unique travel experiences.

FCTA’s primary strength is the focus on its people. A component of FCTA’s unique culture is that the Managing Director’s strong belief in egalitarianism and unity. All staff wear uniforms and sit within the same office environment. The Managing Director has the same size desk and office set up as all other employees and there are no designated car spaces or individual offices. Staff are recruited from a broad range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and average female earnings are on par with their male counterparts. Employees are always open to socialising. From Friday night drinks around the office, to a get together on a global scale in an exotic location, all coordinated events are designed to recognise and reward success at every level.

All FCTA employees are encouraged to further their professional development, which is facilitated through an internal Learning Centre. FCTA also promotes an Emerging Leaders Program whereby staff are offered the opportunity to progress to a leadership position. FCTA adheres to a policy of ‘recruiting from within’ which ensure all staff strive to reach their personal and professional potential. FCTA has also implemented a stringent performance review and support system so all employees feel comfortable and clear on how their performance is tracking.

FCTA was established on the belief that all of its employees should be supported in becoming healthy, wealthy and wise. Healthwise provides staff with access to fitness and discounted health services, whilst Moneywise ensures employees are able to pioneer their own financial success. FCTA also offers employees access to an internal travel department called Travelwise. Travelwise offers staff the full agency service at heavily discounted prices, with no commission charged.

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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