Date: 22 August 2016

Whiddon is honoured to have been named an Employer of Choice in the 2016 Australian Business Awards. The award recognises Whiddon’s commitment to learning and development, innovation and positive workplace culture.

“It is an honour and a fantastic achievement to be recognised as a 2016 Employer of Choice through the Australian Business Awards. Whiddon has long been acknowledged as being an innovative, people-centric and industry leading organisation. This award speaks to the effort we make to recognise the outstanding people throughout all of our services that make Whiddon the wonderful organisation it is today,” Whiddon’s Chief Executive Officer Chris Mamarelis shared.

“As a provider of aged and disability care, people are at the very centre of everything we do. Aligned to this is Whiddon’s commitment to serving the communities we are a part of and this is underpinned by our long and proud history. It is paramount that we acknowledge the significant role our people play, not only in caring for others but also by enriching lives; our people are truly at the heart of our organisation”.
The Australian Business Awards is proud to recognise employers who continue to transform what it means to be an effective employer. These organisations have maximised the potential of their workforces by adopting approaches predicated on employee engagement and workplace improvement.

“The fast-paced world of modern business demands dynamic workplace environments that enable creativity and innovation. Organisations that closely tie these values to their culture and leadership can provide employees with challenging and rewarding workplaces. Employers who are able to provide world-class workplaces will attract and retain the most talented employees,” said Australian Business Awards Program Director, Ms Tara Johnston.

Entrant organisations are required to demonstrate their achievements in line with these core values across the key areas of Organisational Culture, Leadership and Strategy, Employee Education, Training and Development, Employee Health, Safety and Satisfaction, Performance Management and Recognition and Remuneration.

Whiddon offers a diverse range of initiatives, opportunities and benefits for employees, including:

  • Leadership development program
  • Scholarship Program to support employees to access tertiary qualifications
  • Conferences, external education and on-the-job learning
  • Additional leave benefits such as long service leave, grandparents leave and community service leave
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing programs, including our own employee Wellbeing Program and an Employee Assistance Program


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For further information on Whiddon’s Employer of Choice award contact Amiria MacKinon, Communications Manager, 02 9827 6631.