ACCENTURE, Teachers Credit Union, Sparke Helmore and Glen Eira City Council were named as Australia’s top employers of choice at the Australian HR Awards 2008.
Held on Thursday 30 October in Sydney, the awards also recognised as winners ANZ, Janssen-Cilag, St.George Bank, Vodafone and National Australia Bank.
The awards, which recognise excellence across 16 categories of HR, are organised by Human Resources magazine and sponsored by Aon Consulting.
Accenture took out The Full Circle Feedback Award for Employer of Choice (more than 1000 employees) for implementing a broad suite of strategies to create an attractive work environment and demonstrating a forward-thinking approach to its people and future business plans.
Teachers Credit Union and Sparke Helmore were joint winners of The Frontier Software Award for Employer of Choice (fewer than 1000 employees). Teachers Credit Union was recognised for a unique people-focused culture that emphasises personal growth and learning and caring for others, while Sparke Helmore was acknowledged for its strong focus on leadership, people management and a reward system that helps encourage behaviours based on the firm’s values system.
Glen Eira City Council won The Capital Monitor Award for Employer of Choice (public sector) award for having a well-rounded HR strategy that is linked closely to its business strategy in addition to a strong customer service-oriented culture, reflected in above-average customer satisfaction surveys.
On an individual level, Harry Stout, CEO of ING Australia, took out The Neller HR Champion (CEO) Award in recognition of his inclusive management style, as well as his championing of issues such as diversity, talent management, staff engagement and health and wellbeing.
Kerrie Field, general manager of human resources for St Vincents & Mater Health, won The HR Partners Award for Best HR Leader, for helping her HR team make a significant contribution to the business by focusing on the specific challenges and opportunities facing them in the healthcare industry.
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