Amicus has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2017.
The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Amicus is a small to medium enterprise with 3 offices across the eastern seaboard of Australia, employing approximately 70 staff, with aligned international partnerships. Amicus provides a fully integrated 360 degree solution to commercial property; workplace design, office fit out and maintenance, and ongoing facility requirements.

Amicus are growing rapidly offering a comprehensive approach to organisational transformations for clients who want to improve the performance of their organisations through the best “living office” situations available. Aiming to ensure that clients are aware of the huge opportunity for company culture and behavioural change when a physical change such as an office move or refurbishment occurs.

Amicus take the time to understand a company’s DNA and their drivers for change before forming the fit out brief. Amicus has developed relationships with partners internationally and are currently about to launch the United Workplace which is a collaboration with aligned partners in the UK.

Activity Based Working ABW is a key characteristic of Amicus’ organisational culture and working environment. A philosophy that when organisations change the physical spaces in which their employees work, they also introduce change in culture, processes and technology. ABW is a strategy for ensuring these elements are working in harmony and providing the organisation and its employees with an agile workplace platform for future growth.

Development, both professional and personal is very important to Amicus. Amicus applies a holistic approach to education, training and development. Adopting an approach that revolves around the ‘Amicus Conversations’ guide to ensure the employee experience is individually focused. Monthly themed conversations relating to goal setting, reviewing and feedback channels to ensure personal and professional development. These developmental conversations are then integrated into internal company wide programs and talent review initiatives.

A strong focus by Amicus is on wellbeing and a positive work culture. Amicus have a developed a wellbeing program which includes external speakers on a variety of topics from diet, exercise, sleep as well as more sensitive subjects such as bereavement. As part of this philosophy management provide in-house yoga sessions, participate in office gym challenges, enter fun runs and/or walks to aid fitness and foster team bonding.

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Organisational participation into the Employer of Choice Awards 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.

Employers of Choice are required to demonstrate their achievements the across the key areas of Organisational Culture & Leadership; Employee Education, Training & Development; Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition & Remuneration.

Entries are assessed utilising a rigorous and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The Employer of Choice Framework (EOC Framework) is a structured model of assessment that consists of specialised assessment criteria and sub-criteria that provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

The key attributes of the EOC Framework outline the characteristics of well-managed, high-performing, industry leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace.

The Australian Business Awards are the regional chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership program conducted on a national and international level. Eligible organisations from each region are invited to participate in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards. Conducted annually and currently in the second year of its international launch, The World Business Awards seeks to engage with the world’s business, innovation and technology leaders through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework. The program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum of their products, services and initiatives and to review their business performance. The cycle culminates in the recognition and celebration of organisations that implement world-class business initiatives and industry leading products and services on a prominent and far-reaching scale. All entries must be entered in the regional chapter where the organisation is based.

Organisations that participate are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally. The recipients are acknowledged for their achievements and recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their products, projects, initiatives, contributions and achievements recognised on a prominent and far-reaching scale. The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing brand awareness, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige. This establishes a valuable resource that can be used extensively to create opportunities for publicity, positive organisational profiling and heightened brand awareness within the respective industries both nationally and internationally.

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