Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has once again been
named Employer of Choice for the fourth year running in the annual
Australian Business Awards 2020.
The accolade comes in a year of immense challenges for the business
events industry worldwide, but especially for Melbourne as the city was
shut down for several months, and the convention centre forced to close,
following a spike in Covid-19 cases.
MCEC chief executive Peter King says the award serves to highlight
the centre's ongoing commitment to employee health and wellbeing, and
"the culture of support that we have built as an organisation".
“Our people play a big part [in this award]; without them we wouldn’t
be acknowledged as an Employer of Choice. I want to thank them for
everything they do every day to deliver not just for our customers, but
also for one another.”
The annual Employer of Choice awards recognise workplaces that
maximise the potential of their workforce through effective employee
recruitment, engagement and retention.
Workplace benefits for MCEC employees include a range of health,
wellbeing and learning benefits such as onsite yoga, exclusive food and
beverage offerings and a comprehensive employee assistance programme.
With the onset of the pandemic, the health and wellbeing resources
have been further accentuated, including a learning credit programme for
training outside of work and support through regular mental health
“Our inclusive culture, wide range of health and wellbeing
activities, and in-depth career development programmes are key to our
success not just as an employer, but as a business overall,” said Amanda
Wilson, director of people and culture.