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We won - Employer of Choice

Publish Date 09/09/2013

Over the weekend, Port Stephens Council was awarded the prestigious title of Australian Employer of Choice in the Public Sector and NFP category at the Australian HR Awards.

Beating worthy competitors such as Australia Post, Council was announced the winner at The Westin Hotel, Sydney on Friday night after undergoing a rigorous nomination process for the title.

Council's General Manager, Peter Gesling accepted the award and claimed that winning the category was extremely rewarding given the calibre of finalists.

"Just to be recognised as a finalist among national public sector and NFP organisations was rewarding in itself, but to be named the overall winner is just incredible.

"Our organisation works really hard to focus on providing the best possible work environment for our people and we place priority on continually improving employee engagement," he said.

"This, coupled with our strong Enterprise Agreement, our learning and development programs plus the cohesive culture driven by our leaders and our dedicated HR team are what has led us here tonight.

"I am very proud to be accepting this award," Mr Gesling said.

The Australian HR Awards celebrate excellence among industry leaders in the HR profession, recognising individuals, teams and companies for their outstanding achievements in people management.