CHEP Australia

The Australian Business Award for HR Management recognises organisations that execute initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to excellence in human resource management.

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CHEP is the leader in Pallet and Container pooling solutions in Australia with over 50 years of pooling experience. From the results of an annual engagement survey in 2011, it was identified that the perceived lack of career development opportunities was an area of concern for the staff and this had a major impact on their engagement. CHEP Australia’s Human Resources team then embarked on a journey in 2012 to improve and enhance the career and development opportunities for the organisation’s employees.

The Human Resource team created The Inspiring Careers Program. This framework was designed to re-educate employees around the meaning of career development within CHEP, the career pathways available and how best to explore these. The focus was to ensure that employees had greater career freedom to work with their talents and interests, and highlight that career development could mean not only moving up the corporate ladder, but also develop skills by moving across the business. The Inspiring Careers Program is now embedded in the annual people calendar of activities globally.

The strongest measurement of the framework was a significant increase in the career opportunities question score in CHEP’s annual engagement survey. Additionally, there has been an increasing number of internal employee movements due to promotion or career development. In order to sustain the Inspiring Careers benefits, CHEP have also broadened their general people offerings to include a highly successful Mentoring Program to provide even greater development opportunities.

The Inspiring Careers Program has been an incredibly successful initiative that has positively and measurably benefited CHEP Australia’s employees over the last three years and is positioned to continue to drive value in the years to come. By helping their employees to think differently about their careers they have been able to build a more engaged and adaptable workforce.

CHEP Australia is being recognised for a Human Resource Management award in the Australian Business Awards 2016.

The Australian Business Awards are the regional chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership program conducted on a national and international level. Eligible organisations from each region are invited to participate in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards. Conducted annually and currently in the second year of its international launch, The World Business Awards seeks to engage with the world’s business, innovation and technology leaders through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework. The program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum of their products, services and initiatives and to review their business performance. The cycle culminates in the recognition and celebration of organisations that implement world-class business initiatives and industry leading products and services on a prominent and far-reaching scale. All entries must be entered in the regional chapter where the organisation is based.

Organisational participation includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.

Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.

Entries are assessed utilising a robust and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The World Business Awards Framework (WBA Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards. The Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the evaluation criteria for each of the award categories. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

Organisations that participate are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally. The recipients are acknowledged for their achievements and recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their products, projects, initiatives, contributions and achievements recognised on a prominent and far-reaching scale. The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing brand awareness, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige. This establishes a valuable resource that can be used extensively to create opportunities for publicity, positive organisational profiling and heightened brand awareness within the respective industries both nationally and internationally.

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