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Employers of choice – what makes them different?

Ever wondered why some organisations consistently earn the employer of choice title? Experts from Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) call out the reasons.

Ever wondered why some organisations consistently earn the employer of choice title? What is their secret?

Putting heart in all they do

Very often, companies focus on managing the systems and infrastructure which support the growth of the organisation. While all of these are essential to growing the business successfully, what really gives you a strong competitive edge are your values and how well you care for employees. There is no greater motivation than for your employees to work in an environment where they are treated with dignity and respect.

Values define the 'heartware'

Good organisations create a culture that strongly reflects their values. They recognise the importance of treating their employees with respect and taking their feelings into consideration when making decisions.

Beyond treating their employees fairly through proper compensation for their contributions, they have practices that establish that personal connection with their employees. For example, implementing programmes that are tailored to the long-term development of your employees highlights your willingness to invest in their future.

Aside from that, cultivating an environment that provides employees the autonomy to solve problems, contribute ideas, and provide recommendations will also allow employees to feel appreciated and trusted. Most importantly, good employers understand how small actions can make a big difference in the lives of employees. These actions could be simple things like being flexible and responsive to their personal situations or publicly recognising their good work.

After all, employees are at the heart of your business.

Know a progressive employer? Nominate them for the Tripartite Alliance Award today!

The Tripartite Alliance Award recognises and celebrates outstanding employers who have effectively implemented fair, responsible, and progressive employment practices. They have gone above and beyond, to create a workplace that enables their employees to thrive, have fulfilling careers, meaningful roles and personal success.

This award is a good opportunity for employees who have benefited from such practices to give their organisation due recognition and also to inspire other organisations to create good workplaces for all. If you think your organisation fits the bill, be sure to nominate them for the Tripartite Alliance Award at by 16 March 2018.

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