Employer of Choice
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.
2018 Employer of Choice Awards
An Employer of Choice is a workplace with a reputation among its staff as a great place to work. The Awards recognise and promote Tasmanian organisations that, regardless of their size, successfully attract and retain skilled employees.
Entries for the 2018 Employer of Choice Awards are now open until December 15, 2017.
Please see the 2018 Employer of Choice Awards Fact Sheet for information about the Awards process and the entry questions.
When you're ready to apply, use the online entry form
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.
- Managing your ageing workforce business cluster program – a series of 3 workshops to be held on 29 Aug, 26 Sep and 31 Oct 2017
- Mental Health in the Workplace for Leaders and Managers - this practical 4 hour interactive workshop supports leaders know what to do or not do, say or not say. 25 and 26 Oct 2017.
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