Crown Melbourne champions diversity

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Crown Melbourne is one of Australia’s most visited tourist destinations with over 17 million visitors a year. An industry leader in tourism, hospitality and the events sector, Crown Melbourne provides accommodation, cafes, bars and restaurants, casinos, event and conference facilities, concerts, shopping and leisure facilities and employs over 6,800 staff.

As Victoria’s largest single-site employer with an annual payroll of $400 million, Crown Melbourne is committed to investing heavily in their employees with a dedicated recruitment team, comprehensive induction, a highly successful learning and development arm, and many reward and recognition schemes. This robust set of initiatives has seen Crown be recognised as an ABA100 Winner for the Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards 2014.

At Crown, Over 4,600 qualifications have been issued to Crown employees on Learning Pathways programs. “Last year, over 780 employees were enrolled in training that led to a qualification,” said Alicia Gleeson, executive general manager of human resources.

In addition, Crown Melbourne offers numerous employee benefits, such as a gym, free meals, fully maintained tailored uniforms, frequent and varied forms of communications, and well-developed employee recognition programs.

Diversity is championed at Crown Melbourne with employees representing over 40 nationalities. The Indigenous Employment Program has increased the number of Indigenous Australians employed by 1,850% and over 31 per cent of managers are female. A Disability Employment Services Program has steadily increased the number of employees knowingly employed with a disability.