KU recognised as an employer of choice for fifth consecutive year in business awards

KU recognised as an employer of choice for fifth consecutive year in business awards

by Freya Lucas

November 05, 2020

KU Children’s Services has been recognised as an Employer of Choice at The Australian Business Awards 2020, a significant achievement given that it is the fifth year in a row that KU has won the prestigious citation.

 

The award recognises KU as a leading workplace that has maximised the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

 

After becoming the first early education provider to ever win the award five years ago, and having over 2,000 employees across 140 services, KU has established itself as a leading early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider in Australia. 

 

Commenting on the award, KU Children’s Services CEO said the provider was “delighted” to have been named as an Employer of Choice at The Australian Business Awards for five years in a row. 

 

“As a sector leader with 125 years of experience in early education, we have long recognised our employees as key to our ongoing success,” Ms Legg said.

 

“Together, we are driven by the ardent pursuit of quality early education for children and encourage others to join us as we work to ensure that every child can experience high quality early childhood education in a place where they feel a sense of belonging, and where they can discover their sense of self, learn to respect others and find their voice.” 

 

To be in line for the award, organisations must demonstrate their achievements 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.

 

Entries were then assessed through a rigorous and dynamic framework consisting of specialised assessment criteria and sub-criteria, enabling the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

 

In the ‘Employer of Choice’ framework, entrants were asked to demonstrate characteristics of high-performing, industry leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace.

 

Further information about the Employer of Choice winners can be found here.

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