• Employer of Choice Awards 2016

Quintessential Equity

Quintessential Equity 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.

“Recognition as an Employer of Choice reflects our core principles and our commitment to the amazing team we have.

“We are honoured to have been selected as an Employer of Choice and are particularly thrilled to have been recognised for our workplace culture, which is the foundation of our business and success.

“We constantly strive to be the best in all areas and aim to attract and keep the best talent by offering a career that allows staff a work place to enjoy what they do and who they do it with. With an ever-expanding team, it is an exciting time for Quintessential Equity and we are committed to continuing to enhance our internal culture while providing our people with the opportunity to prosper and grow within the organisation.”

Shane Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, Quintessential Equity
Established in 2010, Quintessential Equity provides wholesale clients investment opportunities in medium to large scale property assets capable of returning high yields and strong capital growth. Quintessential Equity employ a team of 15 people, who work within a company ethos that emphasises integrity as the essence of success.
Quintessential base their workplace culture on integrity, respect, responsibility, innovation and sustainability – which are designed to foster a collaborative company culture where staff support one another and enjoy working together. Workplace culture aims to nurtures talent, embrace diversity and reward outstanding performance. Managers strive to be un-bothered by mistakes, rather they are almost encouraged as there is a belief that they breed from innovative thinking, which they believe is always worth the risk.

This is closely tied to the company’s professional development commitments, which include an internal mentorship program that allows junior members to work alongside co-directors. The importance of celebrating success is recognised by a practice that includes a large brass-bell in the middle of the office, which is rung to mark achievements by staff members. Quintessential have also introduced an employee incentive scheme referred to as the ‘Quintessential Profit Share and Direct Investment Scheme’. The incentive scheme allows employees to co-align their own successes with that of the company. It also allows employees to invest in properties they are directly involved with every day.

The company is preparing to significantly overhaul its HR practices, with the launch of a new online system that will act as a centralised platform to house all HR and talent management processes. This system will help to ensure the effective continuation of existing HR principles including tailored induction processes that include one-on-one meetings with all employees, flexible working arrangements and a $200-dollar allowance towards health related items such as gym memberships.

Employees are encouraged to undertake external professional development including post-graduate qualifications, which is designed to complement internal peer-to-peer training. Additionally, regular two-way performance reviews are conducted allowing staff to give and receive feedback with management. Employee health and safety is a shared responsibility at Quintessential and is embodied through their ‘don’t walk past something that’s broken’ which encourages OH&S initiative and vigilance.

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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