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Latrobe City Council named an Employer of Choice

Latrobe City Council, recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2020.

By Portal Admin - 8th November 2020 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2020.

Now in their fifteenth year, the awards recognise organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement.

The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice (EOC) recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Being recognised as an EOC is only available to a select group who are able to demonstrate their achievements across key areas of Organisational Culture and Leadership; Employee Education, Training and Development; Employee Health, Safety and Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition and Remuneration.

Latrobe City Council is the only Council recognised by The Australian Business Awards in this category this year. Council is one of the largest employers in Gippsland’s Regional City.

Latrobe City Council Chief Executive Officer Steven Piasente said the award provides recognition of the organisation’s management practices.

"We are proud to be formally recognised as an Employer of Choice with The Australian Business Awards amongst such high calibre candidates. Latrobe City Council provides employment to over 1000 individuals and we are committed to continuing to provide a rich and rewarding employment experience within the local government sector," he said.

Fifty-four organisations were selected in this year’s ABA Employer of Choice Awards. "These organisations have demonstrated adaptability in the workplace by utilising flexible and new ways of working and learning," Program Director Tara Johnston said.

"The landscape of the workplace environment has changed rapidly as technology has gained momentum, coinciding with businesses navigating a broad range of interrelated issues from the impact of the current challenges facing the global economy. The ability to work from anywhere, combined with the advances in connectivity tools, makes us geographically neutral.

"Leading organisations have begun to implement an entirely new working environment that breaks down communication barriers, positioning organisations to harness the talent within their organisation, transform the employee experience and position businesses to be more resilient."

Organisational participation includes private companies, public companies, multi-national subsidiaries, nongovernment organisations, educational institutions, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.

Council will now be able to proudly display and promote the EOC Winners Mark.

For more information on The Australian Business Awards and the 2020 EOC Winners, visit


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