• Employer of Choice Awards 2016

Klohn Crippen Berger

Klohn Crippen Berger 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.

Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) is an international consulting firm providing technical expertise in a range of engineering and geoscience capacities, particularly in relation to mine waste and mine water management services. The company has been operating in Australia since 1993, emphasising the importance of a respectful, satisfying and fun workplace for its employees.

Collaboration and open communication are the key focus of KCB’s workplace culture, which has been designed to provide employees with numerous avenues to provide feedback and make decisions that affect their work. Australian operations strive to foster an open culture of respect, trust and inclusion through numerous activities and initiatives related to health, safety and engagement. Included in this is a company-wide mentoring program and an internal transfer initiative, which makes use of KCB’s global presence by providing employees with opportunities to work and learn overseas. These programs aim to help staff develop technically and in a managerial sense, with a focus on creating the company’s future leaders.

KCB Employees are provided with career pathways through these internal education programs and are rewarded with share options, which have seen KCB position itself as an employee owned company. Complimenting this are employee engagement and review initiatives, which see managers and staff members set annual goals to meet both personal and professional objectives. This process focuses on being forward-thinking, further strengthening internal career development pathways.

KCB are also committed to the health and safety of their workforce, visitors and subcontractors, reinforcing the belief that safety is a way of work and not just an additional task. Regular safety meetings are conducted across the company’s organisational spectrum to ensure that all employees understand and can carry out their safety responsibilities. This process includes information sessions that adopt a “from the team, for the team” philosophy, within which employees share anecdotal and factual information on the topics of health and safety, technical procedures and field work.

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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