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Great Place to Work: Creating a Trustworthy Environment

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Zrinka Lovrencic from Great Place to Work, a sponsor company at the marcus evans HR Summit 2012, on providing employees with a trustworthy environment to better allow them to succeed.

Interview with: Zrinka Lovrencic, Director, Great Place to Work

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Great Place to Work: Creating a Trustworthy Environment

  1. 1. 4 - 6 March 2012 | RACV Royal Pines Golf Resort & Spa | Gold Coast | QueenslandGreat Place to Work:Creating a Trustworthy Environment Zrinka Lovrencic from Great Place to Work, a sponsor company at the marcus evans HR Summit 2012, on providing employees with a trustworthy environment to better allow them to succeed. Interview with: Zrinka Lovrencic, Director, Great Place to WorkFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEvery company has the potential to become a great What methods of rewarding top talent would you suggest?workplace, says Zrinka Lovrencic, Director, Great Place toWork. Employees will feel secure in their environment if the Zrinka Lovrencic: Every employee will value different types oforganisation has a reputation of being trustworthy and rewards and it is HR’s job to discover what will work best.honourable. From a sponsor company at the upcoming Organisations may opt to link their rewards and recognitionmarcus evans HR Summit 2012, in the Gold Coast, programme to an API (Australian Post-tel Institute) system,Australia, 4 - 6 March, Lovrencic discusses why Human which provides employees with a wide range of benefitsResources (HR) must have a meaningful relationship with including insurance and healthcare. In other workplaces,employees to ensure their growth and satisfaction within the having a simple culture of saying “Thank You” may be enough.organisation. Employees must enjoy their work and be fond of those aroundWhat makes an organisation a great place to work? them. If they feel that they are being respected by management and have a comfortable working environmentZrinka Lovrencic: Every company has the potential to become then they will feel rewarded for their services to the organisation.a prosperous workplace. If organisations want to change, theymust aspire to become their best rather than relentlessly fixing How can organisations successfully retain top talent?what is wrong. By focusing on the examples set by other greatworkplaces and following in their footsteps, they can prosper. Zrinka Lovrencic: The labour market in Australia is very shallow and organisations are having a tough time finding relevantRegardless of the culture, industry, age or size, trust is the key employees with the right skills and cultural traits. Althoughdifferentiator in a great workplace. If an organisation is retaining talent is essential to success, we must first find waystrustworthy then employees will feel secure and will flourish in of attracting this talent. HR managers must clearly understandtheir environment. the employee’s needs and what it is that they are looking to gain from their work. We must know where they would likeWhat drives an employee to success? to go, what their career development plans are and help them on that route to success.Zrinka Lovrencic: There are two types of employees: thosewho work from nine-to-five and those who have a succession What is your outlook for the coming years?plan in place and know where they want to be in five yearstime. We can better understand what drives employees by Zrinka Lovrencic: There must be more focus on diversitycreating an honourable relationship with them. After management. There are such distinct generations in play atrecognising who wants to strive, we can ensure that they are the moment, who all work, learn and want to be rewardedon the path to success through the appropriate learning and very differently. The Baby Boomers are close to retirement,development programmes. Generation X is trying to grasp the constant changes online and Generation Y consists of graduates who are nowIt is crucial to identify the leaders in the workforce. This can be beginning their career.done by first categorising what the characteristics of a leaderare. HR will then be able to recognise which employees have HR must get to know employees at a deeper level if it wishesthese features, and help them plan out their career more to integrate all generations within the workplace.efficiently. Employee will feel thankful and be encouraged toreach their full potential. www.hranzsummit.com
  2. 2. 4 - 6 March 2012 | RACV Royal Pines Golf Resort & Spa | Gold Coast | Queensland Contact: Stacey Melvin, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: press@marcusevanscy.com About the HR Summit 2012 This unique forum will take place at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 4 - 6 March 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes visionary presentations and interactive forums on aligning business priorities with employee needs, the increasing demand for labour and the long-term impact of demographic changes. For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.hranzsummit.com marcus evans group - hr sector portal Complementing our summit format, the HR Network – marcus evans Summits group delivers peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional trends and breakthrough innovations. Please note that the summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited. About Great Place to Work Great Place to Work Australia is a global research and consulting company helping organisations understand their employees and become employers of choice. www.greatplacetowork.com About marcus evans Summits marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced – kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.com www.hranzsummit.com

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