Australia’s largest employment services provider, MAX Solutions, has named Compass Group its Large Employer of the Year in recognition of the food and support service company’s campaign to promote workforce diversity.
Rural bank and agribusiness, Rabobank, won our Medium Employer of the Year. Precision engineering business, Hilton Manufacturing, won our Small Employer of Year Award.
The annual award was introduced by MAX in 2018 to highlight employers who encourage inclusivity and diversity in their recruitment programs. For the first time this year, the awards included Medium and Small Employer of the Year categories.
The MAX Employer of the Year winners
- Compass Group won the MAX Large Employer Award for its commitment to provide high quality, permanent employment opportunities to people of all backgrounds, including the long term unemployed. It is the second time the business has won the award [link]. In total, Compass supported 98 MAX customers into work in 2020, including 50 Indigenous Australian customers.
- Rabobank won our Medium Employer of the Year Award, which is open to businesses with between 100-2,000 employees. The bank is a disability confident employer that works with MAX to provide intensive pre and post-placement support to our customers, including health and in-work support. In total, it supported nine MAX customers with a disability into employment last year.
- Hilton Manufacturing won our Small Employer of the Year Award, which is open to businesses with less than 100 employees. The precision engineering business has bases in Victoria and Queensland. In 2020, Hilton supported seven MAX customers into rewarding careers, including five people with a disability. It stood out for its commitment to support candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Promoting inclusive cultures
MAX Solutions Managing Director, Deborah Homewood, said: “This year’s awards have been incredibly competitive so congratulations to each of our Employer of the Year winners.
“MAX would like to thank all our finalists for giving so many of our customers life-changing opportunities during one of the most turbulent periods in modern economic history.
“Compass, Rabobank and Hilton Manufacturing stood out for their commitment to attracting and supporting talented Australians from all backgrounds. In the process, each has had a profoundly positive impact on individual lives and local communities.”
The other employers shortlisted for the Large Employer of the Year Award were Adecco and Spotless. Finalists in the Medium Employer of the Year category included Multhana Property Services, Aussie Broadband, Edmen Community Staffing Solutions, and the Kali Group.
In the Small Employer of the Year category, finalists included GutterVac, Swimart in Shellharbour, O'Driscoll Coaches in Tasmania, L L Wanless, Modinex, Bunbury Harvey Regional Council, Woolkabunning Kiaka Aboriginal Corporation and La Porchetta in Traralgon.