Employer of Choice

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Last updated on October 8, 2018

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


2019 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 2019 Employer of Choice Awards are open until 20 December, 2018.

Please see the 2019 Employer of Choice Awards Fact Sheet for Entrants for information about the Awards process and the entry questions.

When you're ready to apply, use the online entry form

Upcoming Events

Launceston Business Networking Breakfast

Productive thinking and supporting our staff – successes, challenges and working together

Where: Tramsheds Function Centre, Invermay
When: Thursday 18 October
Time: 7.00 am to 8.55 am
Cost: $15

  • Café conversations with Launceston’s Employers of Choice on building great places to work
  • Annette Griffin, General Manager, Bank of Heritage Isle - a case study on productive thinking
  • Clare Desira, mindset coach at Top Five Movement - tools and tips to fuel productive thoughts.

Register now at https://eocbreakfast-launceston.eventbrite.com.au

Recent workshops

The 2018 Employer of Choice Awards were presented recently, along with a program of practical workshops designed to help Tasmanian businesses to build better workplaces.

Presentations from the event held on 3 July at Wrest Point here

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

Action Learning InstituteAHRI logoAIM logoMAS logoSwinburne University of Technology logoIMLTCCI logoWorkSafe Tasmania logoUTAS logo

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