Make it Work Report

30 Apr 2012

Make it Work Report


The ideal of 'Employer of Choice' (EOC) has been promoted as something employers should aspire to in order to attract and retain staff, and even as a way to increase profits. But does being an EOC deliver all that it promises? The answer is as complex as the question is simple. Genuine EOC principles are those which truly grasp the needs of actual employees and deliver outcomes designed to benefit them. For this reason EOC principles which work in one organisation may not work in another.

As part of a wider regional workforce development strategy occurring in northern New South Wales, the WRC evaluated a workplace survey with a dual purpose. While collecting information from employees and employers on operational improvements, it also facilitates dialogue about EOC practices. A second report was also commissioned to examine the underlying concepts of EOC, and evidence on what it has been found to deliver.

 

An Executive Summary of this report will be available to the public shortly.