Coates Hire wins ABA Recommended Employer Award
9 August 2012
The Australian Business Awards are delighted to recognise Coates Hire as recipients of the Recommended Employer Award in its industry classification for 2012.
The achievements of Coates Hire in supporting their employees in training, safety and health initiatives have seen them become an industry leader in this area.
“This Award recognises the incredible amount of work and effort that the team at Coates Hire have invested to develop and foster a collaborative working environment” Phil Caris, Executive General Manager of Human Resources- Coates Hire.
Coates Hire is the market leader in the Australian hire equipment industry and is the 5th largest hire equipment company globally. By providing clear goals, direction and career development for staff, empowering them to make decisions and providing them with the tools and resources to do their job effectively, including training and regular and honest feedback plus recognising and rewarding staff, they have created a positive and safe work environment.
Coates Hire’s commitment to safety is evidenced by being the first general equipment hire company in Australia to receive all 3 key international Safety, Environment and Quality Standards. To focus on health, they introduced their ‘Fitness to Live’ program that provides access to an online health assessment and wellbeing database, supported by a monthly Lifestyle magazine.
Coates Hire is dedicated in the development, deployment and management of people strategies and initiatives nationally. This is demonstrated by the extensive suite of training channels and development programs available through the Coates Hire Academy. These include the Coates Hire Induction Program, Sales and Customer Service Training, Product Training, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and a range of Leadership and Management Development Programs.
“Attracting and Retaining the best people in the Industry is critical to our ongoing growth strategy- being recognised as an Australian Business Recommended Employer will further help us do this. Making Coates Hire a great place to work is a priority for me and the Leadership Teams in this business” Leigh Ainsworth, Chief Executive Officer of Coates Hire Operations .
The Australian Business Awards congratulate Coates Hire for their success in the category of Recommended Employer in 2012.