BSBLED502 Manage Programs 2 (2)
BSBLED502 Manage Programs
Becoming an employer of choice is a great way to source and retain talent, increase productivity and transform the organisation’s culture. It’s something usually associated with big business but it can also apply to small and medium sized companies. A company’s culture has nothing to do with size. Becoming an employer of choice should be a core strategy for CEOs. It’s not something that’s necessarily easy and there is no quick fix. It requires effort, and lots of follow-through and back-up. And consistency is the key. Otherwise, the company and CEO would be accused of being fakes.
Triple bottom line
Companies that follow the triple bottom line way of doing business think about the impact their actions have on all the people involved with them. This can include everybody from farmers supplying raw materials, on up to the CEO of the company. Everyone’s well being is taken into consideration. The company offers health care, good working hours, a healthy, safe place to work, opportunities for advancement and education, and does not exploit their labor force (by using child labor or offering sweatshop wages). In some cases, the “people” bottom line can also include the community where the company does business.
Triple bottom line companies take pains to reduce or eliminate their ecological footprint. They strive for sustainability, recognizing the fact that “going green” may be more profitable in the long run. But it’s not just about the money. Triple bottom line companies look at the entire life cycle of their actions and try to determine the true cost of what they’re doing in regards to the environment. They take pains to reduce their energy usage, they dispose of any toxic waste in a safe way, they try to use renewable energy sources and they don’t produce products that are unsafe or unhealthy for people and the planet.
The financial bottom line is the one that all companies share, whether they’re using triple bottom line or not. When looking at profit from a triple bottom line standpoint, the idea is that profits will help empower and sustain the community as a whole, and not just flow to the CEO and shareholders.
Training and competency
The Company in consultation with employees identifies training needs in relation to performing work activities competently, including health and safety training.
The Company determines the competencies, training and experience required by employees and others for the safe performance of the various tasks at the workplace. Job descriptions outline specific qualifications and competencies (including any prescribed by legislation) required.
An annual program of training courses in health and safety is displayed in the HR Services training calendar and are organised and run on demand.
Consultation between the Company and employees is an essential part of effectively managing health and safety in the workplace. The Company consults with employees so that they may contribute to decisions about the implementation of safety practices and systems designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees. Employee involvement at all levels is critical for ensuring a safe workplace.......
The Company ensures that there is a sharing of relevant information about health, safety and welfare with employees; that the employees are given the opportunity to express their views and contribute in a timely fashion to the resolution of health, safety and welfare issues in the workplace; and the views of employees are valued and taken into account.
The primary method of consultation is through Health and Safety Representatives (HSR’s) who are set up in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
THE COMPANY measures and reports its health and safety performance on a regular basis via:
Communication and creating awareness of each option
The company‘s WHS Policy, health and safety documentation and other relevant health, safety and welfare information is communicated to staff, students, contractors and visitors through the following media:
What do you need to communicate? How would you communicate it?
The company needed to improve its communications with its internal and external stakeholders. Internal stakeholders are those individuals and groups within the organisation. They include the employees, the managers and directors of the business and its owners or shareholders.
Communications with internal stakeholders help to create a positive attitude within the company. This is particularly important when times are tough as employees may become de-motivated if they see negative stories about their company in the media.
Obtain senior management support
Reinforce management support
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