In an industry with an exceptionally high staff turnover rate and much stigma around work culture, ZACK Group (an Australian Digital and IT Vendor Recruitment Firm) has been recognised as Employer of Choice 2017 by the Australian Business Awards among a selection of industries and companies. Being a people-first business instead of revenue-first, ZACK Group are the fastest growing digital and IT vendor recruitment firm in APAC.
The EOC accolade 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.
Zvi Azimov and Colin Kleine, the Directors of ZACK Group say the award provides important recognition of the organisation’s human resource management practices. As a people-first business, rather than revenue-first, ZACK Group recognise their excellent staff retention and strong, united work culture as a result of a collection of ‘workplace happiness’ initiatives.
“As a recruitment agency, we are humbled to be recognised for our amazing work culture and putting the wellbeing of our employees at the forefront of our business model,” says Zvi, “success does not breed happiness, happiness breeds success.” With initiatives such as ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’, breakfast and lunch catering, monthly team builds with events chosen by their employees, international travel, table tennis and countless additional rewards, ZACK Group has established a workplace which feels like a “home”, despite doubling their headcount in the past 12 months.
“Innovative human resource management practices play an increasingly important role in sustaining leading edge competitiveness for organisations in times of rapid change and increased competition,” said Australian Business Awards Program Director, Ms Tara Johnston. “There is a close relationship between innovation and employee engagement. Engaged employees often perform at a higher level and bring dedication and interest to their job, which often leads to innovation in the workplace. “Organisations that incorporate employer branding as an integral part of their overall business strategy will gain a competitive advantage by taking a long-term approach to investing in talent acquisition. Never has current and future talent been more important to business success than it is today,” Ms Johnston added.
Now in their twelfth year, The Australian Business Awards 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 Awards program provides notable opportunities for high-performing organisations to be acknowledged and honoured for their achievements both nationally and internationally.
The Employer of Choice Framework (EOC Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework. The key attributes of the Employer of Choice Framework define the characteristics of well-managed, high-performing, industry leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace. 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. Organisational participation includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multi-national subsidiaries, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.
For more information on The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice and the 2017 EOC Winners go to www.employerofchoiceawards.com.au.
For further information or comment, contact: Zvi Azimov, Director of ZACK Group on 0421 921 926 or become a part of the ZACK Group journey by following the company on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3148359/
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