Rockend wins Employer of Choice at the Regional NSW Business Chamber Awards
Rockend has been awarded the winner of the Employer of Choice award at the North Eastern NSW Business Chamber Awards. The honour was delivered on 26 June 2015, in front of 300 guests in a ceremony which was hosted Luna Park.
As stated on the official NSW Business Chamber Awards website, the Employer of Choice award “recognises excellence in HR and Workplace Health and Safety initiatives and programs that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace for the benefit of the organisation and employee. Programs include employee education, training and development, as well as employee performance, remuneration, recognition and reward initiatives”.
Over the course of the year Rockend has invested heavily in the development of each individual by reinvigorating the internal learning and development program and introducing a Health and Wellbeing program. These programs include activities and opportunities such as access to the gym, daily breakfast, snooze rooms and access to online learning tools.
Rockend’s HR Manager, Dean Carpenter, explains the significant impact these programs have had on the business. “Since implementing these programs we have seen Business Engagement rise from 84 per cent in 2013 to 98 per cent in 2014. Personal Engagement has also risen, from 81 per cent in 2013 to 97 per cent in 2014.
“Our business philosophy is to create a supportive and engaging environment for all staff. We believe that if our staff are engaged with the business they will provide a premium level of service to our customers, which in turn leads to a successful business,” Dean explains.
“Winning this award is an exciting acknowledgement of the great workplace culture Rockend has created and continues to maintain. As a result of the win, we are now entered into the State NSW Business Awards, to be held in Darling Harbour on 27 November this year. “