Detmold Group

Detmold Group 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.

The Detmold Group is an innovative, family owned and operated Australian company supplying specialist packaging solutions to some of the world’s largest and most iconic brands. Established in South Australia in 1948, the Detmold Group grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of paper packaging products in the Australasian region.

The company has a strong global network with geographical reach. They have manufacturing facilities in 7 countries and sales offices in over 24 countries, which employ over 2,500 people worldwide.

Detmold are focused on creating a culture which fosters development, accountability, leadership and success. Being part of a “One Company, One Culture” philosophy means their team deliver on their commitments and take responsibility for their actions.

Detmold’s human resources team have implemented a global engagement initiative. Utilising a tailored online platform that has been translated to into local languages, the organisation engaged 2500 employees worldwide to achieve a participation rate of over 90 per cent.

The company e-learning training modules are essential for staff development, particularly new starters to the organisation to help them learn core skills and product ranges. Detmold are developing further modules on key management practices across all business areas. The ongoing development of the organisations e-learning training modules, which are globally accessible ensures Detmold staff in all regions have access to training and education opportunities.

Detmold’s Graduate program continues to grow, with three engineering graduates joining the business in 2016. The program provides rotation throughout the business with challenging assignments and on the job experience across a range of departments and functions.

On-the-job training and job rotation initiatives have been utilised to maximise their people development.  The organisation has invested in LEAN training through the University of South Australia (UniSA). The organisation is committed to ongoing training to ensure their workforce remain at the forefront of the necessary technologies, knowledge and skills to continue delivering innovative solutions for their customers.

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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