Compass Housing Services Company Limited (Compass) is an international community housing provider that provides social and affordable housing for low to moderate income households. We undertake all aspects of tenancy and property management, including allocations and wait-list management, and have a proven track record of managing a wide range of tenancies under a variety of housing programs.
To achieve a positive workplace culture, high employee engagement and to foster the growth of future leaders Compass views education and training as a key element. Compass continually scans the external environment for innovative ways to further support learning and development opportunities for their employees.
With this objective in mind Compass provides an annual training budget of $1,200 per employee and five paid study days which are made available to employees to encourage continuing professional development. Their human resource department also works in consultation with departmental leaders to identify relevant training opportunities for employees.
Compass continues to invest in the professional development of its employees; with a training spend in the 2015-16 financial year of over $136,000. This figure does not include mandatory training provided to employees or the cost of paid study day’s which forms a component of the employee benefits.
Compass works closely with training providers to ensure any mandatory training provided is relevant and will provide our employees with tools to more effectively and safely undertake their day to day work tasks.
Compass has in place human resource strategies that support the development of a culture of high performance, accountability and responsibility. These strategies are aligned with their annual performance appraisals, KPI bonus scheme, opportunities for employees to undertake higher duties or participate in a Buddy Program (where experienced employees are buddied with a new employee during their probation period), as well as opportunities for contributing as a member of a project work group.
Compass also contributes to industry remuneration surveys. These surveys then provide accurate remuneration data to allow Compass to benchmark and compare their salary levels against other organisations within their sector.
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.