Employer of Choice

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Last updated on August 14, 2017

The Tasmanian Employer of Choice program aims to assist employers to attract and retain skilled workers to support the growth of their business.


Employers that care about their people and build well-managed, inspiring workplaces gain a positive reputation among their staff. These organisations have an edge in the competition for skilled labour and a better chance to achieve high performance because talented people want a great place to work. Satisfied staff, whose ideas are valued, are more productive and provide better services, helping to win new customers.

The Tasmanian Employer of Choice program is widely regarded as recognising Tasmania’s best practitioners in creating a work culture that attracts, retains and grows the best people by actively promoting and catering for positive work life balance. The following Tasmanian case studies explore the strategies and initiatives successful organisations do to promote and support a great working environment for their people.

Tasmanian Employer of Choice Work Life Balance Case Studies


The annual Tasmanian Employer of Choice Awards recognise businesses, large and small, that demonstrate contemporary workplace practices and outstanding support for their staff, including opportunities for employees to build an effective work-life balance.
Entries for the 2018 Employer of Choice Awards will be open in early September. An online entry process is in place. Details will be available soon.

An overview of the guidelines, eligibility and criteria can be found here.

Events and workshops

Recognised Employers of Choice and business leaders generously share their knowledge and ideas on successful workplace practices at regular forums, workshops and networking sessions around the State.
Program partners and subject matter experts also offer learning and development opportunities for organisations that want to improve the ways they support their staff.

Hit the links below to see what’s coming up

  • Launch of the 2018 Employer of Choice Awards

    A range of practical workshops and café conversations that will help your organisation attract, retain and develop your people.
    Hobart - Wednesday 6 September - morning
    Devonport – Thursday 7 September - afternoon
    Launceston – Friday 8 September - morning

Recognised Employers of Choice

There are many ways an employer can create a great place to work and be formally recognised as an Employer of Choice. For some examples and ideas see

Since 2008, Tasmanian organisations from a range of industry, business and community sectors have won awards and continue to be acknowledged as Employers of Choice. For details and a list of organisations see


Employer of Choice program partners

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