The Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) was inducted as a Employer of Choice at a event in Hobart on Thursday 27 June.
The annual Employer of Choice Awards recognise Tasmanian organisations that demonstrate contemporary workplace practices and outstanding support for their staff.
TasCOSS, along with twelve other new inductees, was commended for demonstrating a commitment to supporting a work-life balance, employee engagement, communication, leadership and continuous improvement.
TasCOSS has been on a four year journey of change that has values at its core. Both management and staff collaborate on distributing leadership and knowledge, empowering each other to take on challenges and share what they learn. There is a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, flexibility and development. TasCOSS has fully embraced a coaching culture which recognises individual difference and provides an environment where employees feel valued for who they are and the skills they bring to the organisation. The supportive environment allows everyone to feel safe, to speak up, to challenge ideas, and to work together to achieve the best outcomes for their clients.
The Tasmanian Employer of Choice program is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Skills Tasmania, and program partners the Australian HR Institute, Australian Institute of Management, Business Action Learning Tasmania, Business Tasmania, Institute of Managers and Leaders, MAS National, Swinburne Professional, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UTAS Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, and Worksafe Tasmania.
The full list of Tasmanian Employers of Choice is available at www.business.tas.gov.au/eoc.