Illawarra-based national not-for-profit health fund, Peoplecare has been listed as one of 16 leading Australian and New Zealand organisations on the Aon Best Employer list for 2017.
This recognition has solidified Peoplecare’s national status as an employer of choice, and sees the listed alongside giants such as Nova Entertainment and SEEK Limited. Peoplecare Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Bassingthwaighte said the recognition by Aon as a Best Employer across Australia and New Zealand demonstrates the commitment that all employees have to Peoplecare, and affirms the organisation is out-working its vision to be a customer service company without peer.
“The culture within Peoplecare is what sets us apart. A positive, inclusive culture that strives for continuous improvement, exceptional customer service and positive workplace relations is a clear driver of outstanding performance.
“From the initial recruitment and induction phase to ongoing learning and development, mixed with a fun and engaging work environment, plus spontaneous recognition of work well done, the employees at Peoplecare are genuinely our most precious asset and the positive culture is emphasised and encouraged every working day,” Bassingthwaighte said.
Peoplecare’s Head of People & Culture, Maree Morgan-Monk said appearing on this coveted list of Australia and New Zealand Best Employers validates Peoplecare as an employer of choice, supporting them in continuing to attract the best people to the organisation.
“Being recognised as an Aon Best Employer is great recognition for our leaders and confirms for our CEO and Board that the strong commitment to our Peoplecarers is the right organisational focus. We are glad that our wonderful Peoplecarers appreciate their work environment, the opportunities given to them and the teams they work with.
“This recognition also provides our members with confidence that Peoplecare is an organisation that invests in the people that are servicing and helping our members often during difficult times in their life. We have a high-performance culture and that is undoubtedly reflected in the way we help our members, deliver exceptional customer service and be a secure, financially healthy organisation,” Morgan-Monk commented.
The Aon Best Employers program is conducted annually by Aon Hewitt. It seeks to recognise the elite group of organisations that record high employee engagement scores and deliver outstanding people practice. Organisations are assessed via Aon’s credible study that measures employee engagement, effective leadership, aligned employer brand and high-performance culture to identify those organisations who truly stand out from the rest.
Peoplecare is the only health insurance provider to be listed in the history of the annual Aon Best Employer list and the survey results see Peoplecare sitting firmly above both the benchmark of Australia and New Zealand insurance companies and the benchmark of all organisations surveyed in the top quartile. The results show Peoplecare is also exceeding the top quartile in the areas of work/life balance, effective leadership, a high-performance culture and safety.
In addition to Aon’s engagement survey, companies featured on the Best Employers list were also required to complete a submission detailing business practices, philosophy, initiatives and financial health. Within this submission, Peoplecare attributed their high employee engagement to their ‘personal is best’ philosophy and the initiatives and workplace programs and policies that stem from that including flexible working conditions, leadership programs and a robust mental health program.