Now in their fifteenth year, The Australian Business Awards (ABA) 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 Employer of Choice (EOC) accolade rewards workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices, demonstrating effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. The Training Excellence award recognises organisations who have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that demonstrate excellence in workplace training and development.

“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, Programme Director at The Australian Business Awards.

“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.

“This is the second year running that PHD has made the EOC list and our first time being recognised in the Training Excellence category. We put a huge amount of time and effort into our People programme and ensuring all PHD’ers have the best possible opportunities to grow. We believe this has been crucial in our wider business success over the past few years,” said Mark Jarrett, CEO of PHD Australia.

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 Awards and the 2020 ABA100 Winners go to www.australianbusinessawards.com.au.