FCB Group

FCB Group 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.

FCB Group is a specialist workplace relations business with a multi-disciplinary approach, supporting clients in all areas of Workplace, Industrial and Employment relations through the delivery of services via a specialist legal team, a bespoke and built in-house HRIS system – enableHR, specialist HR consultants, Migration specialists and the unique HR Assured offering which launched in 2015.

FCB Group’s advice covers everything from enterprise bargaining and underpayment auditing (the exclusive PayCheck product) to workplace investigations and workplace relations/HR advice. As a group, over 11,500 organisations rely on the proactive compliance advice to minimise the risk of expensive legal challenges, to protect their brand image and to maintain professional reputations.

The current practice at FCB consists of a team of over 65 staff including seven partners and 35 professionals based in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. FCB was recently recognised in the Legal 500, ranking as top performers in the Employment Law space, ahead of most of the world’s large global providers. FCB are also the only workplace relations firm in Australia with five Accredited Employment and Industrial Law Specialists in their team with Managing Partner Campbell Fisher, as the only lawyer in Australia to be recognised as an Accredited Specialist by both the Law Society of NSW and the Law Institute of Victoria.

FCB are constantly challenging themselves to innovate, improve their client journey and achieve landmark results in their field. In 2018 FCB introduced a specialised Account Management Program which has taken their commitment to Client Excellence one step further. The 100+ clients who fall into this program receive 2 complimentary strategic meetings per annum with a sole focus on helping the law Partners have a proactive hand in helping them drive employment relations strategy with a view to help them achieve best-practice and head off any compliance or commercial risks before they manifest into problems for the business. A key deliverable of the Account Management program is to ensure key stakeholders in each business have 24/7 access to their nominated Partner with short telephone-based advice a value-added service.

In order to ensure thought leadership and communication campaigns remain at the cutting edge, 2018 also saw the launch of the FCBTV You Tube Channel; a new medium which allows clients and prospects to hear firsthand from the experts at FCB and step away from the traditional newsletter communication.

In 2018, Campbell Fisher (Managing Partner & Solicitor Director) had the opportunity to feature in the Foxtel segment “Industry Leaders”. This opportunity showcased the journey of FCB Group over the last 25 years and reflected on how FCB has thrived on the cornerstones of strong values, an amazing group of colleagues, their ability to think outside the box – especially when it comes to embracing new ways of harnessing technology – and a passion for helping clients.

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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