‘Employer of Choice’ win reward for efforts

CANTERBURY Bankstown Council has been named an Employer of Choice at the Australian Business Awards.

Mayor Khal Asfour welcomed the news.
“This recognition is a testament to our approach of ‘putting people at the heart of what we do’, to create a positive employee experience, which make things safer, simpler and better for our people,” he said.
“Our organisation prides itself on its unique approach towards organisational solutions being developed for its people, by its people. They also played a significant role in establishing council’s values – we are committed to safety, we work as one team, we act with integrity, we care about our customers and we continually improve.
“This year alone, they have also set themselves the task to deliver the council’s record $100 million capital works program, consisting of more than 380 projects.”
The council was critiqued on its organisational profile; culture and leadership; education, training and development of staff; health, safety and satisfaction.
On average, employees stay with CBCity for 13 years.
“In particular, our Learn@CBCity supports employees to achieve their potential through education, training and development opportunities,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Our vision of being a leading workplace where every employee is valued, respected and supported by holistic systems of safety, health and wellbeing is achieved through a range of initiatives including RUOK Day, fund-raising, nutrition and step challenges and the introduction of the fitness passport.”