The team at Charterhouse are proud to announce that we have been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards (ABA) 2021. In their sixteenth year, the awards are an annual all-encompassing awards program that recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice (EOC®) recognises organisations that develop leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Employer of Choice

Charterhouse CEO, Jason Darbyshire says the award provides recognition of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to its practice of people over practices.

“Charterhouse is proud to be recognised as an Employer Of Choice in the Australian Business Awards 2021.Our success has always been, and will always be down to our people.They care, they are authentic and they believe wholeheartedly in our credo of “people over placements always”.This credo is often articulated more simply as “people first” and its this philosophy that has allowed us to create a culture and a workplace where people can be themselves, where people are supported and developed and where feedback and transparency is actively encouraged always.Our people and this culture that everybody has helped create and maintain, helps to provides the capability, the belief and the direction to allow us to deliver the best experience for our customers, every day.” Jason Darbyshire, Chartehouse CEO.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented one of the most significant business challenges ever faced by employers across Australia. It created a critical need for leading organisations to adapt to new working environments and adopt new approaches to employee engagement whilst navigating the technical and operational constraints imposed by the lockdown,” said Ms Tara Johnston, Program Director.

"Fifty-six organisations have been selected in this year's ABA Employer of Choice Awards. Many of these organisations have demonstrated new ways of working and learning, refining workplaces and careers with new systems to improve employee experience and efficiency.

“As the world changes, these organisations have implemented new business tools, practices, and policies to facilitate productivity beyond the physical office, presenting unique opportunities to grow personally and professionally,” Ms Johnston added.

Charterhouse Employer of Choice

Participation is open to all private and public companies, multinationals and their subsidiaries, non-government organisations, educational institutions, government departments, government agencies, government authorities and statutory bodies operating in Australia. Participants must demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture & Leadership; Education, Training & Development; Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance, Recognition & Remuneration.

Entries are assessed utilising a robust and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The Employer of Choice Framework (EOC Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world-class performance standards. The EOC Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the award category. Entries in this category are evaluated utilising the EOC Assessment module. The EOC Assessment module provides a robust set of requirements used as the methodology for benchmarking and knowledge building among the participating organisations.

Everything that Charterhouse does starts with a brilliant and united team of impassioned, highly qualified and fun, professional consultants, who have chosen recruitment as their career. They’re dedicated to their clients and candidates while championing diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.