• Employer of Choice Awards 2016

Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group

Newcastle Coal Infrastructure 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.

Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Pty. Ltd. (NCIG) owns and operates one of Australia’s major coal export terminals with proximate rail, storage, ship loading facilities and associated infrastructure. NCIG have focused heavily on effective and innovative job design at all levels of their business by assigning decision making authority to lower levels of their business. This approach was designed to promote a multi-skilled workforce with limited demarcation that’s empowered to make a difference. The success of this approach has hinged on employee engagement, which is emphasised in the company’s ethos and values and has manifested through employee involvement in the development of key policies.

NCIG is committed to the education and development of their people on a number of different platforms. From an organizational perspective, the company has invested in workshops and development days on several site wide initiatives including culture, leadership and teamwork. NCIG offers a study assistance policy to encourage employees to undertake external studies of a nature that will enhance the skills of workforce. This aims to provide staff with the opportunity to enhance their career development while making a greater contribution to overall company performance. Their Study Assistance Policy includes reimbursement of fees, time off for exams and financial support for text books and other materials. The company expect the best from their employees and in return they offer a range of services to employees that include bonuses, gym memberships, novated lease options, additional leave and discounts with local businesses.

NCIG has also developed and implemented an extensive safety system, recognising that safety is not only a product of the environment and the processes put in place, but is also a product of people’s individual behaviour towards safety. As a result, they’ve implemented a behavioural-based safety program called “Zero Incident Process” which focuses on fostering positive safety habits amongst their workforce. This work has correlated with only three lost-time injuries in over 12 million hours worked onsite. Safety regimes are complimented by other health-focused programs that include workplace weight-loss regimes and voluntary health assessments, which all work towards promoting employee wellbeing.

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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