Values-driven high performing culture

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City of South Perth, Western Australia, recognises its workforce is one of its most valuable resources, and must have the right skills and knowledge to deliver services that meet the community’s current and future needs.

The City is committed to creating a values-driven, high-performing culture where everyone is encouraged to thrive. 

The organisation’s efforts were recently recognised for its employee Health and Wellbeing Program at the inaugural Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards.

The City received the national award for the Enterprise Health and Wellbeing Initiative ahead of three other finalists in the category.

The awards provide national recognition to organisations and individuals who demonstrate excellence and innovation in Workplace Health and Safety.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said this award is fantastic recognition for the great work achieved by City staff.

“The City believes that providing an environment that supports the physical and mental wellbeing of all employees is an essential part of creating a safe and healthy workplace.”

A variety of health and wellbeing initiatives are available to all employees through the City’s Health and Wellbeing Program. 

These include a Safe Spine program which aims to reduce the risk of sprain and strain injury for their outside workforce, flu vaccinations, skin screenings, ergonomic assessments and healthy team activities.

The City also provides holistic wellbeing initiatives aimed at encouraging movement such as fitness and lifestyle challenges, and small group health coaching sessions covering diet, exercise, sleep and meditation.

In 2020 ‘lunch and learn’ workshops on mental health, resilience, alcohol and drug awareness, and men’s health were offered as the City further expanded its Health and Wellbeing Program to greater emphasise mental health and wellbeing. 

The City also continues to offer Disability Awareness and Confidence Training to build and promote an inclusive, diverse workforce.

Many programs planned for the third quarter of 2020 were offered in an alternative format to accommodate COVID-19 social distancing requirements.