Compass Housing

Compass Housing 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.

Compass Housing Services Co Ltd (Compass) is an international community housing with a proven track record of managing a wide range of tenancies under a variety of housing programs.

Compass believes community housing is about much more than providing accommodation. It’s also about building communities. Compass’ vision is for a world in which all people have access to safe, affordable and adequate housing and are actively engaged in their communities. Compass is dedicated to making sure tenants are empowered to have their voices heard and to participate in the social and economic life of their communities. In addition to professional tenancy management, Compass delivers a range of wraparound services that help sustain tenancies as well as offering innovative tenant engagement initiatives that help foster a sense of social inclusion.

Compass understands that the best outcomes are achieved through an integrated service which understands and respects the people, place and potential of communities. Compass currently manages a total of 4514 properties across 11 locations throughout New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand supported by a head office in Newcastle. Compass is a registered Tier 1 provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing and hold full accreditation under the National Community Housing Standards.

To achieve a positive workplace culture and to develop empowering leadership Compass focuses on three key elements’ in everything it does: People, Place and Performance.

Tenants and employees are the foundation of the business. Investing in employee learning and development as well as delivering capacity building programs and environmental sustainability initiatives ensures continuous improvement is sustained across the organisation.

Compass focuses on delivering best practice tenancy management services which connects its clients to their “place” and their local community.

Through personal and professional accountability and by providing ongoing professional development opportunities Compass is recognised as a provider of excellent client services and an employer of choice.

Compass develops and maintains a culture consistent with its vision “that all people have appropriate and affordable shelter and are engaged in sustainable communities” by ensuring it continues to challenge the norm, provide leadership in areas of housing affordability and look at new ways of igniting discussion on housing both nationally and globally. Compass supports employees to become involved in and support a range of community initiatives both as part of their employment and as volunteers. This helps strengthen its culture where making a difference to others is viewed as an important part of working within Compass.

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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