FCB Group

FCB 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.

For more than 25 years, FCB Group has supported some of Australia’s leading organisations reach their internal goals around people management and staff satisfaction. FCB Group is made up of some of Australia’s leading workplace relations lawyers and consultants.

They take a holistic approach to workplace relations, offering not just assistance whenever workplace legal problems arise, but strategies that prevent them arising in the first place. They offer a full suite of workplace relations and HR advisory services to ensure that businesses manage their people efficiently and minimise the chances of things going wrong.

In short, they offer smarter ways for businesses to manage their people.

FCB’s recruitment and workforce management approach is to have “the right people, doing the right work, in the right locations, using the right tools, at the right time”. Maintaining “the right fit” across teams and individuals has the added benefit of a higher number of staff choosing to stay with the company long term. The average tenure of employees at FCB is 5 years and 20% of their employees have been with the company for 6 – 20+ years.

As they believe strongly in both their culture and values as an organisation and in alignment with the “Right People” vision statement, they apply a lot of time, consideration and care to their recruitment processes, performance management processes and internal progression decisions made in the business.

FCB are committed to continuous improvement through staff feedback. In 2016 after an extended period of growth in the business we conducted a communications survey asking staff about communication in the business generally – seeking feedback on types of communication, content of communication, style, channels and frequency.

The twice yearly online performance reviews are conducted on the enableHR platform, which they built and developed in-house. All professional staff are allocated a senior Mentor who is committed to their development. Formal mentoring frameworks guide the coaching relationship and cover elements of a professional’s development.

The organisation encourages learning and development to support and enable employees at all levels to increase their competencies and knowledge. Individual training needs are identified and form part of an individual’s personal development plan, which is captured in enableHR, monitored and progressed by the employee and their manager.

They are committed to facilitating external training and development through a range of initiatives which include providing for paid study leave, covering the cost of approved training courses, and granting staff members time off to celebrate major study milestones.

For further information about FCB Group go to fcbgroup.com.au

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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