Australian Catholic Superannuation

Australian Catholic Superannuation 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.

Since 1981, Australian Catholic Superannuation has helped people who work in Catholic education, healthcare, aged care and welfare plan for their future by providing excellent superannuation, insurance, retirement planning and financial planning services.

The organisation supports more than 93,000 members and over 13,000 contributing employers with more than $8.8 billion in funds under management.

Australian Catholic Superannuation is self-administered, meaning the administration of all contributions and benefit payments are handled internally focussing on delivering member outcomes and excellence in customer service.

Guided by the values Australian Catholic Superannuation shares with their members, they provide a superannuation service that focuses on providing excellent retirement planning outcomes. It is the super fund of choice for the Catholic sector, and as a public offer fund, it is open to anyone who is eligible for super.

Their mission is to provide our members with appropriate superannuation benefits, which make a positive contribution to their retirement strategies and goals. To achieve this, fees are kept low, investing responsibly and offering members access to additional benefits through their partner network.

As dividends are not paid to shareholders, all profits go back to members in the form of improved services and support, strong investment performance, a variety of choice in investments, self-service over-the-phone access, secure online portals, free seminars and workplace visits.

To improve productivity, improve efficiency and enhance the employee experience, Australian Catholic Superannuation created an inaugural intranet site, SuperHub, which was launched to all staff in December 2018. SuperHub is now the new communication platform and digital workspace providing a new way of working for all employees, further developing the organisational culture by improving communication, knowledge management, efficiency and productivity.

Australian Catholic Superannuation ensures effective remuneration by conducting independent and external benchmarking annually to ensure remuneration is comparable and competitive within the markets in which they operate. The Voice engagement survey found that Australian Catholic Superannuation is 25% higher than the Australian Financial Services norm and 22% higher than the Australian National Norm when it comes to reward and recognition. This standout result looked at the use of monetary and non-monetary rewards to foster high engagement.

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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