Swisse Wellness

Swisse Wellness 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.

Swisse’s mission is to make people around the world healthier and happier. This core philosophy is brought to life through a wellness focus on Movement, Nutrition and Mind. Not only does Swisse invest heavily in enabling these three pillars of health and happiness in its own team members, but this is also reflected in its marketing and communications, including expert content on diet and nutrition, exercise and movement and mind and mental health.

The evolution of Swisse Wellness is an Australian success story that began with founder Kevin Ring being inspired after a trip to Switzerland, to start selling pollen tablets in his Melbourne bakery in 1969. From this beginning, Kevin’s dream of making people healthier and happier was embedded in the Swisse DNA and drove the evolution of the product range it has today. The Swisse products are formulated to support optimal health and wellness across all life stages.

Since it’s acquisition in 2015 by Hong Kong listed infant milk formula company Biostime ( now Health & Happiness Group), Swisse has now become an integral part of the global H&H house of wellness brands.

Swisse is the Australian market leader in the vitamins, herbal and mineral supplements (VHMS) market and a primary contributor to the growth of the category. The organisation has expanded its product range over time to cover a broad suite of health and wellness products. With the backing of the H&H Group, Swisse is well on its way to becoming a leading global wellness brand.

Swisse’s marketing campaigns aim to engage and inform consumers about our exciting and innovative product offerings, looking to encourage and inspire people to invest in their own wellbeing through education around Nutrition, Movement and Mind. Swisse partners with numerous research organisations to ensure product claims are supported by science. Swisse is the only VHMS company that publishes evidence of product claims on its website.

As part of its commitment to mitigating its environmental impact, Swisse monitors and reviews its supply chains – including ingredient production, supply planning, transport methods and end-of-life evaluations – to ensure best practice.

The role of Swisse’s organisational culture has always been integral to this success. It has received ongoing recognition of its commitment to the health and happiness of its people and has a very strong employer brand within the Australian market. Swisse’s organisational culture has always been humanistic and progressive, a key enabler of its business strategy. The Swisse mission and the brand’s leadership within the VMHS category in Australia mean that there are authentic synergies between Swisse’s external offering, and how it lives and breathes as an organisation.

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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