Glen Eira City Council’s prioritises its staff

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Glen Eira City Council is a local government body located 10kms from Melbourne CBD, serving a diverse community of more than 141,000 people. The body covers a range of services, from planning, building and maintain city roads, footpaths, parks and leisure facilities to providing economical advice to local businesses and collecting waste. For its support to its workforce, in 2015 Glen Eira City Council has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards.

The Council values its employees as much as the community that it maintains, providing them with a work life balance as well as an environment for personal and professional growth. Glen Eira City Council bases its values on customer service, leadership, initiative, teamwork and respect.

Council employees are awarded for contributions that closely support the upholding of these values and are employed based on displaying these qualities as individuals. Employees are offered education and training, wellbeing programs, are publicly recognised for achievements and compliments received and regularly advised of upcoming social events. Each year performance reviews are conducted and, based on employee’s success relating to performance objectives, higher salaries are awarded. Parents are awarded up to two years of parental leave and child care, with additional leave offered to cover school holidays, elder care or lifestyle pursuits.