AbbVie

AbbVie has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2019.
The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

AbbVie is a global biopharmaceutical company designed and committed to improving the lives of the patients it serves. It was born six years ago when it separated from Abbott Laboratories. AbbVie has redesigned the typical culture of a pharmaceutical company. It combines the inquisitive spirit of a biotech combined with the deep expertise of an innovative medicines leader.

In Australia, AbbVie is the fifth largest pharmaceutical company , and has about 320 employees dedicated to developing and delivering a consistent stream of innovative new medicines with distinct and compelling benefits to more than 31,500 patients. Science and innovation are the cornerstones of the business.

 These specialist medicines cover a broad range of therapeutic areas including immunology, virology, oncology and neuroscience and treat some of the toughest health conditions in the world. AbbVie is committed to pioneering medicines where there is great unmet need and currently, in Australia & New Zealand alone the company has 22 compounds in 104 clinical trials, across more than 286 clinical trial sites.

While the medicines are highly innovative, so too is the way the company supports patients and adds value ‘beyond the pill’. The AbbVie team works collaboratively with patient groups to help patients better understand and manage their health.

In recognition of this, Patient View, an independent global survey of patient groups perceptions of pharmaceutical companies, ranked AbbVie 3rd overall in corporate reputation. 

In 2018, The Reputation Institute Global Pharma RepTrak® named AbbVie the 4th most reputable pharmaceutical company in the world.

The Australian Business Awards are an annual comprehensive awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

The Australian Business Awards are the national chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership initiative conducted on a national and international level. The Employer of Choice Award recipients will participate in the international chapter of the program at the World Business Awards whereby participants are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally.

The process culminates in the selection of organisations which maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. The recipients are recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their achievements acknowledged and celebrated.

Organisational eligibility 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.

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

The Employer of Choice Framework is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The key attributes of the Employer of Choice Framework define the characteristics of high-performing, industry leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

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

The program provides a notable opportunity for high-performing organisations which implement world-class human resource management practices to be acknowledged and celebrated for their achievements both nationally and internationally.

Conducted annually, the program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum human resource management practises and to review their business performance through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework.

The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing employer brand awareness. reputation, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige.

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