Peoplebank a Best Employer
Appeared in: The Australian
Date: June 2012
The 2012 accredited Aon Hewitt Best Employers were announced at an awards evening on on 31 May 2012 and published in The Australian in the Weekend Professional.
Aon Hewitt's top rankers encapsulate their achievements:
BEST OF THE BEST
Microsoft Australia Pty Ltd
We cannot always control the circumstances in which we find ourselves, but we absolutely control how we choose to respond. Where we invest our time and our money in an organisation speaks volumes for what we value.
Rose Clement, HR director Australia and New Zealand
ACCREDITED (Alphabetical order)
Chorus New Zealand Limited
It is not hard (to develop a highly engaged workforce) but you do have to commit to it and treat it just like any other business priority that needs to be revisited regularly.
Sara Broadhurst, GM, human resources
Our greatest differentiator in a highly competitive environment is the quality of our team.
David Gage, Chief executive
FedEx Express (New Zealand), FedEx Express (Australia)
I always aim to walk the walk and not just say that we put our people first, but demonstrate this every day in real, tangible ways.
Kim Garner, Managing director, Australasia
Frucor Beverages Australia
Being a Best Employer will provide a great platform for the next stage of our growth.
Jonathan Moss, Chief executive
We continuously communicate and pursue our own vision and strategy, set high expectations and celebrate success.
Jan Pacas, Managing director
Janssen Australia and New Zealand
Our organisation has been able to measure a strong positive correlation between employee engagement, customer satisfaction and business performance.
Bruce Goodwin, Managing director
Peoplebank Australia Limited
There is clearly a very strong link between being a Best Employer and business performance.
Peter Acheson, Chief executive
If you can help people understand how their individual contribution plays a role in achieving company success and reward them for doing agreat job, they will become passionate about contributing more. This results in outstanding performance and, ultimately, business success.
Meahan Callaghan, Group HR director
Shire Australia Pty Ltd
Being a Best Employer is 99 per cent controllable.
Dominic Barnes, General manager and vice-president
Starlight Children's Foundation
Our investment in our people has truly delivered and we have just posted our best business performance in Starlight's 25-year history.
Louise Baxter, Chief executive
Trilby Misso Lawyers
Put yourself in the shoes of your team and think about what value, as an organisation, you are offering that person.
Lisa Rennie, General manager
Wood & Grieve Engineers (Limited)
Being a Best Employer enables us to compete more effectively in the marketplace by attracting quality employees. Quality staff equals quality output and improved client satisfaction.
Morgan Phillips, Human resources manager