Klohn Crippen Berger

Klohn Crippen Berger 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.

Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd (KCB) is an international consulting firm with a strong reputation for quality service and technical excellence in a range of engineering and geoscience capabilities.

KCB’s Australian operations opened in Brisbane in 1993 and Perth in 2011, and have worked on some of the largest and most challenging resource sector projects in the region. KCB is recognised as a technical leader for mine waste and mine water management services across Australia and in remote and equatorial environments, including Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Fiji, Mongolia and the Philippines.

KCB’s engineering and geoscience consulting services comprise a variety of technical specialties, including geotechnical and civil engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, and geochemistry. KCB strives to balance social, environmental and economic considerations to meet the needs of clients, the community, employees and other key stakeholders.

The business is governed using an integrated management system consisting of quality, health and safety, and environment (QHSE) procedures. The management system is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards, which steers business conduct and the manner projects are undertaken. The QHSE Policy includes goals of developing a culture of quality, fostering a safe and healthy workplace culture, while reducing environmental impact. As a part of our integrated management system (IMS) KCB uses a Quality Management System (QMS) to provide a consistent and disciplined approach to project management and to engineering, geoscience and environmental consulting service provision. The QMS has been registered to the ISO 9001 standard since 1999.

KCB’s culture, leadership style and strategy is driven by the company charter, which defines who they are and what they do. The charter consists of a Mission statement, a Vision statement and a set of core Values. To continue to grow and sustain the organisation, KCB is committed to developing its next generation of talented professionals by providing them with the training, tools and resources that will enable their professional development.

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.

We are honoured to receive The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice for the 5th year in a row. An on-going commitment to our employees, clients and the business, is key to our success. I would like to thank all of our staff, for their contributions to the success of the company. Our recent move to an open office environment is further improving the satisfying and collaborative work environment which we strive to achieve, as our growing team provides practical solutions for our worldwide clientele.

Len Murray, President, Klohn Crippen Berger