Workplace Wellbeing Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Sponsored by  GUHealth

IBM Australia

Addressing the global technical skills shortage and anticipate new kinds of jobs in the future, IBM Australia partnered with government to make P-TECH Ballarat the first college of its kind in Australia. 

The P-TECH school model is an innovative education initiative, earning graduates both their high school certificate and a two-year post-secondary Associate Diploma directly aligned to industry needs.

What began as a high school redesign demonstration co-created by IBM and global educators, is demonstrating significant scale and promise.

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Inclusive Workplace Award

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Level Crossing Removal Authority Training for the Future Program

Melbourne’s population growth of 7.8 million by 2051 has resulted in unprecedented investments in major transport infrastructure projects. In response to the challenge of an ageing male workforce with critical skills shortages, the Victorian Government established Training for the Future, a skills and industry capability development program for rail and infrastructure.

The program aims to create a sustainable, capable and inclusive talent pipeline and supply chains reflective of Melbourne’s communities and customers, to deliver this significant investment.

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Allan Fels Mental Health Award

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Pearson Australia

After a significant rise in stress claims at Pearson Australia, stemming from global and local changes within the organisation and shifts in market conditions, senior leaders created Pearson WELL, a three-tier, research-based approach to mental health, that covers prevention, intervention and recovery.

With Pearson WELL, EAP referrals grew and a reduction in claims saved more than $1 million per annum. Research showed an average reduction over two years of 17% for depression, 27.3% for anxiety and 13.3% for stress.

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Martin Seligman Health and Wellbeing Award

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HomeStart Finance

When HomeStart Finance’s People & Performance Leader attended a workshop on a preventative approach to psychological and overall wellbeing, it sparked a thought bubble about how this could be applied in the workplace to benefit employees and increase engagement.

2017 saw the Wellbeing Strategy launched and KPIs developed to measure the efficiency of the Wellbeing initiatives. The primary measure was a six-monthly employee engagement survey. The May 2018 survey reported employees’ level of engagement with the initiatives at 86%.

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