• Employer of Choice Awards 2016

Telstra

Telstra 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.

Telstra strives to offer a safe and supportive environment where employees are valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. To bring these ambitions to life, Telstra developed a company-wide Values program, designed to support their leaders and their people to agree on a set of behaviours for which teams then hold each other accountable.

In 2015, Telstra invested more than $1200 per employee in developing key business skills, such as driving change, strategic thinking and planning, commercial acumen, business partnering and coaching. Overall employees have completed more than 220,000 learning courses in the first half of 2016.

Telstra’s approach to its employees has been designed to empower its people to take ownership of their professional growth and workplace contributions. This contribution is recognised by reward and recognition programs, which include a range of discounts on Telstra products, services and applications, as well as salary packaging and employee share plans.

Telstra also has a comprehensive company-wide approach to workplace flexibility and leave, where flexibility is considered to be the starting point for all roles for employees across the company. Telstra have a broad range of progressive leave policies covering parental leave, personal (including carer’s) leave, cultural leave and the ability to purchase additional leave. In addition, Telstra has ambitious employee diversity targets led by a Diversity Council. Through this forum and our leadership framework, leadership expectations are clear and reinforced so that employees lead inclusively and value difference.

Telstra has also integrated its values into its policies and processes. One example is recruitment where Telstra has recently streamlined its processes, removing unnecessary bureaucracy. These enhancements are designed to reduce the average recruitment process by one to two weeks, exceeding global best practice timeframes whilst driving a significantly improved candidate experience. A focus on removing bureaucratic processes across the company (reflecting one of the Telstra Values – “Make the Complex Simple”) reinforces trust in managers and frees up employees.

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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