• Employer of Choice Awards 2016

Swisse Wellness

Swisse Wellness 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.

“We are absolutely delighted to be named an Employer of Choice. This is a huge honour for Swisse and a recognition of the unique culture we have which has attracted some of the best talent from all across the globe. People are at the forefront of everything we do, we fundamentally believe if you focus on people, principles and passion – profit will follow.

“As we continue to grow and expand our business and team globally we remain committed more than ever to ensuring our culture and brand values remain strong. We are on a mission to make millions around the globe healthier and happier and this starts with our team. It is one thing to build a strong culture and business plan on paper, but without the backing and support of its leaders and people each and every day, it won’t be brought to life. I am extremely proud of what we have built here at Swisse – it is a testament to our wonderful team.”

Catherine Crowley, Director of People & Culture, Swisse Wellness
Established in 1969, Swisse Wellness is an Australian provider of health and wellness products that strives to make the world happier and healthier. Employing more than 250 people, Swisse pursue a growth based strategy founded on their “4P’s” culture.

All team members participate in this culture of ‘people, principles and passion before profit’ from day one of their journey with Swisse. This is achieved through the implementation of the company’s culture plan, which works alongside their business plan to help ensure that every team member is empowered and can actively contribute in a healthy and happy way. Swisse’s culture plan articulates initiatives that develop, support and engage their people through a leadership-culture-performance model based on human synergistics.

As part of this model, performance is regularly and comprehensively tracked. Areas that are identified as lacking are addressed through multi-tiered professional development initiatives targeted at team development, middle management and senior leaders. Each target area services different types of professional development needs, from sales and product training for the wider team to business school training for senior leaders. This approach is designed to ensure that Swisse can foster appropriate skills across the board.

Employees can track their development progress through their “My Plan” which clearly outlines their individual goals and targets. New starters, for example, have three-month probationary goals, whereas for all other team members these are annual goals that are revisited on a quarterly basis. Employees who demonstrate outstanding performance are rewarded with benefits that include gifts or tickets to experiences like AFL football finals or the Spring Racing Carnival. Financial rewards are also distributed via a formal bonus scheme.

Swisse have made it their mission to promote health in the wider community through the provision of their products, but this also extends to their internal focus. The company budgets $1000 annually for each employee to undergo nutrition consultation and training, and provide an office café that specialises in healthy meals. This commitment to health and safety also includes anti-bullying and first-aid training.

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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