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How Employsure became the beacon of HR innovation.

12 September 2018 3 minute readShare

Promoted by Employsure.

Employsure’s string of accolades illustrates people are at the heart of any successful business.

Employsure has been recognised for its exceptional culture and outstanding work in recruiting and onboarding, taking out HR team of the Year at the prestigious 2018 Australian HR Awards.

The Head of Talent at Employsure Michael Morris sits at the heart of Employsure’s expansion, tasked with attracting, retaining and managing people. Under his stewardship, the business has grown to over 700 employees across Australia and New Zealand in just seven years.

People are at the heart of Employsure according to Michael, “As one of the fastest growing companies in Australia, we recognise that we can only achieve our strategic goals if we invest in our people. This investment covers a wide arc, from talent acquisition and onboarding, through to team engagement and developing future leaders for the business. We are incredibly focused on protecting and enhancing that investment through forward thinking and innovative programs,” he said.

Employsure Managing Director Ed Mallett, said he couldn’t be prouder of his exceptional team of professionals, “Sourcing the right people to keep up with that growth is difficult, but doing so whilst building an excellent culture is a level of challenge that most HR professionals will never experience in their career.”

Notably, Mallett says, “We are changing the way in which HR advice is accessed by small business and becoming the largest Australian based HR organisation in the process.”

The HR Team of the Year win represents the latest in a string of accolades showcasing Australia’s leading workplace specialist firm, Employsure, as a beacon of innovation. The proof of their ongoing success can be seen in the accolades received by Employsure, from being named Australian Growth Company of the Year 2015, 2016, and 2017, 8th on Financial Times Fastest Growing Companies, to being recognised last year by the Australian HR Awards as having the Best Reward and Recognition Program,and one of few companies to make the 2018 Aon Hewitt Best Employer list. Further, Employsure have been recognised by Glassdoor as the highest scoring Australian based employer by employee feedback.

With an overall engagement score of 86%, Michael shares the key ingredients to becoming an employer of choice.

Create a positive candidate experience.

“Ensure your selection process is engaging, thorough and fit for purpose. Over the last 12 months, we have on-boarded people every second Tuesday without fail (except Christmas). We kick start induction on a Tuesday as we like to give all our new starters a long weekend before they start, that way they are refreshed for the start of their Employsure journey. Our aim is that at the end of week one, new starters have the confidence and resources they need to be successful in their role. We have a strong track record of great feedback for induction, highlighting its success for helping new starters integrate effortlessly.”

Put organisation values at the heart of your offering.

“Candidates are increasingly becoming attracted by an organisation’s culture and values, so ensuring that your values are clearly communicated and shown to be at the centre of your employee and customer experience will likely reap benefits. We help employees see the impact their work has for clients and their business. Throughout our offices we have client quotes and framed pictures, sharing their story and why they joined Employsure. Every single employee plays their part for delivering that impact on a client.”

Focus on career growth opportunities.

“Career development and growth opportunities matter to candidates and employees alike. There are plenty of ways we develop people with opportunities for cross-function working, working on special projects, short or longer-term secondments and internal training schemes. We also run a Future Leaders Program with a cohort of 20-25 employees. Those who wish to become a future leader at Employsure can apply for the program designed to train, develop and coach individuals in line with the Employsure leadership ethos.”

Thank your employees. 

“Build a unique approach to rewards and benefits to increase your appeal to new joiners and employees. We’ve developed an award-winning program called the Ambassador’s Club - recognising those people who have been with the company for two years, made a significant contribution to the overall culture, growth and progression of the company. Ambassadors unlock additional benefits such as additional annual leave, funds towards further education, funds to spend on their family and home to name a few.”

Find out more about Employsure’s award winning reward and recognition program: The Ambassadors’ Club.

Create a unique employee experience.

Develop distinctive ways to help employees balance their work lives with their personal and family life. At Employsure we call it the Enhanced Employee Experience. We know that our people are committed to Employsure and work hard so we wanted to provide them exceptional service in return. We’ll help them with their dry cleaning, postage, toiletries including hair straighteners and personal grooming and generally ensuring that any small, trivial errands throughout the day could be taken on to allow our people a better experience.”

To discover more about what life is like at Employsure, visit Employsure’s Careers.

How Employsure became the beacon of HR innovation.
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