CoAct

CoAct 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.

Job Futures Ltd, trading as CoAct, is a not-for-profit community organisation, which has been working with its members (known as Service Partners) to deliver employment and employment-related services to disadvantaged Australians for over twenty years. CoAct currently has 92 staff, operating primarily from three offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. The trading name ‘CoAct’ (i.e. Community Activation) reflects CoAct’s collaborative, community-based model.

CoAct was formed to assist the most vulnerable in our communities to successfully move out of poverty and disadvantage by developing their supports, capabilities and securing sustainable employment. Established in 1997 in response to the government’s outsourcing of employment services, CoAct believes that solutions to unemployment are best delivered at the local level by grassroots organisations (Service Partners) who know and are embedded within their community.

CoAct’s proven partnership model, called the ‘power of many’, has been in place for over 20 years. It successfully brings together all the specialist knowledge and experience of our partners into one central location to share across the network. This unique model also delivers the best of local and national qualities. Acting locally, Service Partners are employment experts who know their community, the local job market and are well-connected with local employers and supports. CoAct works alongside our Service Partners to improve services, share knowledge, provide best practice guidance and design innovative solutions for employers and customers.

Employment Services is a highly competitive industry with success dependent on gaining the right to deliver services at contract tender time (usually 3- to 5-year contracts) and then developing and maintaining the business through the acquisition of customers (job seekers) and strong business performance, along with prudent financial management.

The power of many is a powerful combination of shared expertise and focus which delivers better results for everyone. As a Company Limited by Guarantee, CoAct is owned by its member Service Partners and governed by an independent Board of Directors.

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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