Award Categories


The Elizabeth Broderick Workforce Flexibility Award recognises outstanding people management strategies and initiatives which allow diverse groups of employees to flourish through flexible work practices.

Award Criteria

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FlexibilityThe program or initiative identifies and addresses issues within the organisation, impacting on the attraction, retention and development of employees.Evidence of how the initiatives supports/benefits different groups of employees and the communication/ delivery of the initiative to those employees i.e. individually through meetings, nomination etc. or through group communication i.e. newsletters, intranet etc.
Engagement and ProductivityThe initiative has a significant and attributable impact on the productivity, engagement and effectiveness of employees.Links between initiative and productivity/engagement i.e. ROI from learning initiatives, sales figures from high performance programs, staff feedback etc.
Employee ConsultationThe organisation values feedback and consultation at all levels of the organisation, in order to create and maintain a flexible workforce.Details of employee engagement i.e. survey results, notes from 1:1 meetings, and examples of what has been implemented or improved based on employee consultation.


InnovationThe program or initiative represents a new and creative approach to the challenge faced by the organisation.Evidence of how initiative was developed and what resources were drawn on i.e. brainstorming sessions, proposals from employees etc.
CultureThe program or initiative incorporates principles which are embedded in the DNA of the organisation.Examples of cultural change programs, relating to the initiative i.e. how the organisation has introduced the initiative so that they are embraced by staff and become a way of life.
Impact, Metrics and OutcomesThe program or initiative has addressed the challenge, achieved the desired outcomes and/or positively impacted on the business.Evidence of improvements and outcomes identifiable as resulting from the program or initiative, including metrics on engagement, retention, climate surveys etc.
SustainabilityThe program or initiative and its impacts or outcomes are sustainable and replicable for the organisation.Evidence of how the program or initiative will be repeated within the organisation i.e. planned roll out to other divisions, sites, ongoing scheduled activity, commitment within organisational strategy/budgets etc.
LeadershipThe program or initiative is supported or led by the CEO and/or senior leadership team within the organisation.Statement of support from senior leadership team, evidence of their participation in driving and implementing diversity policies etc.