Employsure

Employsure 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.

As Australia’s largest provider of workplace relations services, Employsure works with over 25,000 small and medium businesses (SMEs) across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). At its core, Employsure provides Workplace Relations and Health and Safety solutions to SME’s through a four pillared approach: Compliance – Bespoke Document and policy creation; Advice – Day and Night advice on an unlimited basis for all clients; Representation – Provided by Employsure Law around Employment Claims; Insurance – Business Indemnity insurance provided by QBE that covers any out of pocket expense related to claims made by employees of clients.

Small businesses can sign up for two different types of product. Either an Employment Relations or Health and Safety Subscription for either one, three or five years. The cost of the subscriptions are based on a percentage of the SMEs payroll and is a fixed fee, paid monthly via direct debit with all pillars included in the service.

The Legal team administer 70+ conciliations, mediations, and hearings per month and settled 1,176+ employment claims in the last financial year. 850+ responses drafted to the Fair Work Commission, Fair Work Ombudsman and various other State and Federal tribunals. On average, every year we manage 5% of the total unfair dismissal claims with the FWC and 9% of the bullying complaints. Overall, employer success rates in unfair dismissal cases are approximately 40%, compared to an 86% successful outcome for Employsure’s clients.

Employsure deal with more Fair Work Act matters every day than any other organisation in Australia, with a team of over 258 Advisers, Consultants and Lawyers, who provide independent advice to clients on their employment relations and workplace health and safety obligations.

Employsure is built on the principle of “simplifying the small business owner’s world to build better business,” says founder and Managing Director, Ed Mallett. Employsure has challenged, transformed, and reshaped the legal industry. “If we disrupt an age-old industry along the way for the benefit of our clients, then all the better,” says Ed. SMEs can access workplace law experts in ways that suit them and at a price they can budget. In this way, Employsure is having a profoundly positive impact on businesses, helping create fairer and safer workplaces, which in turn optimise a business’ chances of long term success, achieving peace of mind, without risk of failure if they get things wrong.

Without question, the north star for Employsure are its Values and Behaviours. A set of Four Values: Honesty, Adaptability, Commitment & Client is King, supported by 12 behaviours, setting the foundation for every approach followed within the business. Employsure is a Values led organisation, so much so, that the majority of the quarterly review that is conducted for every employee is weighted almost entirely into an individual’s achievement to these values. Employsure currently has over 750 employees across Australia and New Zealand, increasing from 300 employees just three years ago.

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.

Employsure is proud to receive the recognition of being an Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards 2019. Creating great workplaces for clients, starts with our own. We have challenged the status quo and have built a culture where we empower our people to do the same. Our people
want more than a job and want to be part of something bigger, envisioning a different future for workplaces. Their commitment and adaptability creates our unique culture and makes Employsure a great place to work. Thanks to each and every one of you.

Michael Morris, Head of Talent, Employsure