Kingfisher Recruitment 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.
Kingfisher aim to provide a respectful team environment where the expertise individuals bring to their roles is recognised and valued. Workplace culture is designed to provide for a supportive environment with structure, process and the best tools available for staff. By providing this environment, Kingfisher are able to operate with a consistent approach that’s designed to deliver consistent results. Consultants are encouraged to participate within the industry, whether its industry functions or taking active roles within industry associations. Ongoing training and development is also important to Kingfisher, who provide consultants with a career path plan that aligns to their personal goals.
This development is undertaken in a two stream approach. First, through an annual training budget that’s allocated to each consultant and grows in value alongside their time with the company. Secondly, they work closely alongside an industry coach who provides consultants with one-on-one support and development on a quarterly basis. All Kingfisher employees are subject to an annual review, where their performance is assessed and new goals and targets are set for the coming year which are in line with the company’s and individuals’ objectives.
Management is also committed to communicating with the team and the head office has been fitted out with this in mind. There are several break-out spaces, including a 14-seat table for the team to interact and convene. Kingfisher believe that inspiring the team is great for focusing on our future goals, acknowledging the work that everyone has put in by providing opportunities for the team to enjoy some relaxation together. One of the main incentives offered is an overseas trip. This is not only offered to staff who achieve a certain level of performance, but also includes a ‘directors’ choice’ for staff who show particular commitment to the company’s goals and values.
These values extend to employee safety. In order to ensure a safe and secure work environment, Kingfisher have implemented an extensive policies and procedure manual which each new employee has a focused training session on via their Talent Manager. Additionally, regular internal seminars are run to refresh and educate staff on any new wider policies and procedures.
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.
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.
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.