Rockcote Enterprises

Rockcote Enterprises has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2023. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Established in 1979, Rockcote is a family-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality building and construction products. Its headquarters remain in the small town of Yandina, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Over the past 25 years, Rockcote has either been a finalist in or has won more than 40 business awards at a regional, state, national and international level across various areas, including health and sustainability, entrepreneurship, manufacturing and innovation.

Rockcote is a customer-focused organisation that is dedicated to providing practical and environmentally responsible solutions to the building and construction industry. With a team of experienced and dedicated professionals, Rockcote offers a wide range of products and services, including render systems, paint systems and textures and coatings. For decades, Rockcote has set the industry benchmark for its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

The organisational culture at Rockcote is characterised by a strong sense of family, teamwork, open communication, and a commitment to the company’s mission, vision and values. Rockcote team leaders empower their employees by pushing decision-making down to the factory floor wherever possible, promoting collaboration, teamwork, and mutual respect throughout the company.

Rockcote understands the importance of investing in employee development and career growth, providing employees with opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and experience through training, coaching, and development plans. The company offers a variety of training courses, assessments, and development plans to help employees, regardless of their length of service or seniority. This commitment to helping all employees maximise their potential is fundamental to the overall company’s strategic direction.

Employee’s health and wellbeing are supported through a range of resources as part of its Employee Wellbeing Program. This includes an Employee Assistance Program, financial advisor assistance, relaxation, fitness and nutrition sessions, and a dental discount program. The company recently initiated a research project with the University of the Sunshine Coast to investigate the viability of alternative workplace arrangements regarding its blue-collar workforce. The project explores the effects of flexible work practices in a manufacturing environment on employee wellbeing, burnout risk, and organisational performance.

Rockcote offers competitive remuneration and benefits, including a positive candidate experience, flexible work arrangements, and development opportunities to attract and retain top talent. All new employees undergo an induction process that facilitates a sense of belonging and inclusion from their first day.

Rockcote also prioritises the health, safety, and wellbeing of its employees through its People & Culture Team, a dedicated Workplace Health and Safety Officer and clear policies and procedures designed to maintain a healthy, safe, secure, and supportive work environment where every employee has the opportunity to maximise their potential.

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