Rapid Global: Rapid Contractor
The Australian Business Award for Product Excellence recognises leading products and services that provide exceptional solutions for new and existing market needs.
The product includes functionalities designed to meet the needs of modern day clients including: online accessible systems, the ability to actively consult with contractors to promote workplace safety, consistent and centrally stored record management and rapid induction processes to help ensure all contractors are appropriately trained.
Rapid Contractor Management is designed to be dynamic, allowing for client packages to be configured to suit the unique needs of each client, whilst also maintaining the breadth to be able to meet however many sites and divisions a client may have. This aims to ensure that the platform is relevant to all businesses, no matter the size, industry or risk profile. The product can also be used in conjunction with other applications and hardware, such as key dispensers, touch screens and ID cards, providing for more holistic solutions. Unique branding options are also available, alongside an administrator mobile application that is designed to allow searching via name, QR code, ID card or certificate on the go. On the spot checks and audits can then be conducted on individuals to help ensure higher onsite compliance rates.
By striving to improve work health and safety compliance, improve communication between contractors and administrators and automate manual processes, Rapid Contractor Management has seen more than 1.6 million people use the system since launch. As a result, Rapid Global have been recognised with a Product Excellence 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.