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Employer of Choice Workshop

Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast (RDALC), through the Region Ready program, is delivering a full-day Employer of Choice workshop for small to medium businesses on Thursday 30 March 2023. The workshop, to be held at Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre in Mount Gambier, will be the launch of RDALC’s employer of choice framework and toolkit.

In simple terms, ‘employer of choice’ describes a business or organisation that people actively choose to work at. RDALC have developed an employer of choice framework built around what research shows are the things that make businesses stand out from the crowd.

“In a globally competitive market, we want businesses in the Limestone Coast to become employers of choice, and through this workshop and toolkit, we want to help them get there,” said RDALC Chair Evan Flint. “With the cost of replacing staff upwards of $18,000, retaining employees is important to a business’s bottom line”.

“From our work developing this program, we know that there are key identifiers in businesses and organisations that are employers of choice. These include quality leadership, excellent communication, a high level of operational organisation, a positive workplace culture, and staff that are cared for,” said RDALC CEO David Wheaton. RDALC encourages Limestone Coast businesses to attend the workshop to upskill and build their capacity as employers of choice and create a workplace culture that attracts and retains the best people.

“We hope to see a full house at the workshop on the 30 March as I am confident that even the best businesses in the region have a few small things that they could work on,” said Mr Wheaton. “Sometimes it is improving the little things that can make a huge difference to your workplace culture”. Di Ind from Di-Monty Training and Karen Bryant from Latitude Recruitment are working with RDALC to design and deliver the workshop which is supported by the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science.

If you are a small to medium sized business interested in attending the Employer of Choice workshop, please contact Rebecca on (08) 8723 1057 or via email at rebecca@rdalc.org.au


For more information, please contact:

Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast on (08) 8723 1057

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