Rork Projects

Rork Projects has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2021. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

“Rork Projects is proud to achieve this award a third year in a row. As a company we attribute our success to stable leadership and consistent delivery of key objectives, the proof of which is growth of headcount during challenging times. Employees are drawn to our commitment to social enterprise, competitive remuneration, work/life balance, positive culture and career development. Investing in business technology and upskilling of our people through training has enabled us to transition and scale effectively. We are grateful for their support of one another and our shared determination to succeed. Winning this award will give clients, business partners and prospective employees continued assurance of our strength and capabilities. We look forward to building on our achievements as we expand into emerging markets.”

Brian O’Rourke, Managing Director, Rork Projects

Rork Projects is an Australian-owned construction company with over 20 years’ experience delivering construction management services in commercial and government sectors. It is a nationally accredited Indigenous business delivering a range of projects from fitouts through to multi-level new build projects.

With offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Company has been fortunate to experience growth across the company on a national scale throughout COVID-19 pandemic, in part due to the critical role that construction has in stabilising our economy.

In its market, Rork Projects attributes success to factors including strong leadership, focus on a niche in which it delivers successfully and profitably, the recruitment and effective management of committed and capable employees, maintaining good relationships with subcontractors and suppliers and the support of professional internal systems and processes. Growth of the company to its current size has been organic, well considered and opportunities are carefully assessed using a weighted decision tool to bring value to the company and mitigate risk.

Rork Projects has a culture that is relaxed yet professional, inclusive and collaborative. Employees are encouraged to work together as a team to achieve project delivery as one entity and success is celebrated together. Whilst the four offices operate independently there are synergies and communication between them allowing optimisation of knowledge, relationships and talent.

In line with its CSR policy Rork Projects launched the Wa initiative to contribute to the education and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. As an Indigenous business, the company supports employees to develop a deeper awareness of the culture of Indigenous Australians as well as partner with other key stakeholders on social initiatives that create opportunities and improve the lives of First Nations people.

Prospective employees are drawn to Rork Projects’ commitment to social enterprise, competitive remuneration, work/life balance, positive culture and career development opportunities. Through career development, the Company creates pathways for employees to learn and grow to their full potential in a managed and supportive environment.

Rork Projects delivers pay parity for male and female employees in equivalent roles. Like many Australian organisations, it is committed to closing the industry-wide gender pay gap through addressing female participation in traditionally male-dominated roles and in leadership.

When surveyed employees demonstrate engagement and commitment to the company with high numbers of employees stating that they feel supported and valued, appreciate the work/life balance and would recommend the company as a great place to work.

Rork Projects align it’s positive safety cultures values with those of the Government regulatory authorities. As an essential service provider, business continuity measures ensure that those unable to work from home are protected with appropriate controls in place. Safety and employee wellbeing remain at the forefront of Rork Projects’ strategy for managing through challenging times with Covid-19. Throughout various stages of lockdown and changes to the way of work, it’s IT capabilities have enabled employees to work flexibly and seamlessly.

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