• Employer of Choice Awards 2016

Glen Eira City Council

Glen Eira City Council 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.

Glen Eira City Council is a medium sized local government council located in inner south east Melbourne, approximately 10 kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district. Employing 1386 staff across casual, part-time and full-time roles, Glen Eira emphasise employee engagement and development.

Glen Eira have developed strategic partnerships with Swinburne University of Technology and Holmesglen TAFE to deliver tertiary training within their organisation. Over the past five years more than 100 staff have participated in the partnership programs, complimenting e-learning programs and regular leader meetings also provided by Glen Eira. These programs exist as a part of the Council’s corporate training calendar, which is developed annually and reflects the diversity of the services provided by the Council. All staff are encouraged to participate, with learning opportunities offered in a range of methods.

Glen Eira seeks to actively and regularly engage with its employees, keeping them informed with news and events through regular correspondence from management as well as maintaining an open dialogue for feedback. Performance reviews are conducted annually and staff are rewarded through a dedicated program that sees recognised employees presented with awards and given gifts.

As part of their enterprise bargain agreement Glen Eira offers flexible work and leave arrangements for all employees, including Job Share, paid emergency leave and the ability to purchase additional leave. Hours of work can often be arranged so staff can share family responsibilities and team meetings are also scheduled in recognition of these needs. Working from home is also accessible to staff where applicable.

Additionally, Glen Eira is also firmly committed to the health and safety of its employees, developing the ‘BEE WELL’ program which organises health and safety related programs and initiatives throughout Council. This program is promulgated from the moment of induction and contributes towards Council’s high satisfaction rate of 92%.

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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