Enable Professional Services has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2020. Now in their fifteenth year, The Australian Business Awards (ABA) are an annual all-encompassing awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of comprehensive award categories. 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.
Rachel Sparkes, Head of People and Culture says the award provides recognition of the organisations ability to turn the idea of a ‘people-first culture’ into a successful reality.
Every decision we make is tied to our vision and our people-first culture. Our people are our business. Just like user-centred design in software development we consult and consider the employee experience when designing all people programs, polices and platforms at Enable.
We also created a north star, ‘The Enable Way’ to be our guiding principles on ‘how we do things around here’. They are the commitments the company has to our Enablers, how we agree to behave with each other and customers, as well as how we all contribute to creating the atmosphere at work.
The Enable Way is part of our everyday vernacular with the vision, mission, and values playing lead roles in on-boarding, internal communications, career development, performance appraisals, leadership development and town halls. Something that has been crucial for our disparate technical workforce across 5 countries and even more important as we moved our entire workforce online within days and continued to deliver 100% virtual ‘people programs’ during COVID-19.
“ Winning this award is a testament to putting people at the heart of everything we do at Enable.”
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.
“Fifty-four organisations have been selected in this year’s ABA Employer of Choice Awards. These organisations have demonstrated adaptability in the workplace by utilising flexible and new ways of working and learning,” said Ms Tara Johnston, Program Director.
“The landscape of the workplace environment has changed rapidly as technology has gained momentum, coinciding with businesses navigating a broad range of interrelated issues from the impact of the current challenges facing the global economy. The ability to work from anywhere, combined with the advances in connectivity tools makes us geographically neutral.
“Leading organisations have begun to implement an entirely new working environment that breaks down communication barriers, positioning organisations to harness the talent within their organisation, transform the employee experience and position businesses to be more resilient,” Ms Johnston added.
Organisational participation includes private companies, public companies, multi-national subsidiaries, non-government organisations, educational institutions, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.
For more information on The Australian Business Awards and the 2020 EOC® Winners, visit employerofchoiceawards.com.au