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Greater's people focus recognised as finalist for three national HR awards

The Hunter-based Greater Building Society is showing itself to be a leading people-focussed Australian employer after being nominated for three awards at the upcoming 2014 Australian HR Awards.

The Greater has been nominated for Best Reward and Recognition Strategy, Best Employee Value Proposition and Australian HR Team of the Year. Only national consulting firms Deloitte and Accenture are finalists for more awards than The Greater (four each).

The Greater is a finalist for more awards than any Australian financial institution. Other finalists include Commonwealth Bank, Heritage Bank and CUA as well as other major companies including Optus, PepsiCo, Telstra, Schweppes Australia, Google, KPMG, and Woolworths Limited. Port Stephens Council is the other Hunter-based finalist.

This year’s awards received a record nominations for the 19 awards on offer. The winners will be announced at a gala event in Sydney on September 5. 

The full list of awards and finalists is here

The Greater’s head of people and culture Doug Williams congratulated The Greater’s staff and HR team on the nominations. Mr Williams said The Greater’s HR strategies are designed to ensure it has the right skills to meet the rapidly changing nature of the banking sector and the needs of its customers. 

We invest heavily in the recruitment and retention of our staff because we know that great staff is one of the key reasons we have such high customer satisfaction ratings,” Mr Williams said. 

The HR Awards news follows other recent recognition for The Greater's people. Last month two Greater staff members were recognised as emerging leaders at the World Credit Union Conference (WOCCU), held on the Gold Coast. The Greater's HR Manager Kristy Bagnall also attended WOCCU as the winner of 2013 Australian customer owned financial institution's Emerging Leader of the Year.

Media information: Craig Eardley on 0437 477 493.

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