McMullen Nolan Group
McMullen Nolan Group 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.
MNG’s relationship with their people focuses on recognising their value by helping to ensure work-life balance and participation in a continuous learning environment through an ‘employee value proposition’. This strategy focuses on building efficient and effective communications to achieve MNG’s strategic objectives, which are identified in a way that all employees can identify, articulate and commit to. To do this, MNG have placed a heavy emphasis on building organisational capability through professional development framework. Starting at the induction stage, MNG provide in-house corporate and on-the-job training that’s extended through leadership and mentoring programs designed to operate under a 360-degree feedback mechanism.
A key feature of MNG’s learning philosophy is to encourage employee’s students and graduates to be pro-active in discovering information and learning, thereby promoting a sense of ownership over their induction to their role and the company. Developmental programs are tied closely to career pathways and the strategic direction of MNG, helping to ensure that the company can develop its skill base whilst also encouraging employees to reach their full potential.
These programs operate under a comprehensive competency framework, which also provides the basis for development review and reward processes. Remuneration initiatives are designed to reward employees who contribute to MNG’s success in alignment with performance objectives, including a benefits structure and personal recognition. This works in close conjunction with employee engagement programs, which are designed to foster a culture of continuous improvement from both management and the wider team.
The company has also adopted an approach of zero harm to people, property and the natural environment. The aim is to eliminate all workplace injuries, illnesses and incidents through continuous improvement of practices and compliance with statutory obligations. An integral part of this is MNG’s focus on employee health, which is achieved through the operation of a safety committee, routine safety meetings, fatigue management plans and routine drug/alcohol testing. Safety-centric education activities are also conducted, including seminars, workshops and training courses tailored to individual roles.
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.
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.