Singleton Council has been recognised for its ‘visionary leadership’ as one of 35 organisations selected as Human Resources Director’s (HRD) 2022 Employers of Choice
It is the second time Singleton Council has excelled in the human resources awards, gaining a five-star employer of choice for organisations with 100 to 499 staff alongside some of Australia’s biggest businesses.
General Manager, Jason Linnane, said the award reflected the shift to collective leadership to drive outcomes for the community as well as the organisation’s commitment to keeping employees healthy, safe, and supported.
“We take an approach to empower all of our employees to have input into how our organisation delivers on our purpose to create community,” Jason said.
“This approach builds on our philosophy for an engaged workforce operating in a safe and sustainable workplace that supports a performance-based culture.”
“We have created a collective leadership framework and invested in building leadership qualities which started at the top levels of the organisation and are now being rolled out to develop leaders of the future.
“That was a significant advantage to help us keep our staff connected and engaged during the pandemic, when there was the issue of isolation to consider along with the diversity of the services we deliver under challenging circumstances,” said Jason.
Jason said the award reinforced Singleton Council’s commitment to attracting and retaining staff with the best skills and experience by offering more than just a pay cheque.
“The results from the collective leadership approach, which are reflected in the five-star Employer of Choice, have contributed to improvements in recruitment and selection, learning and development, managing performance, succession planning, and career development to create an environment where our staff can succeed and excel.”
“There are a number of positions currently available at Singleton Council and I encourage anyone who’s looking for a rewarding career to consider working with us,” Jason finished.
IMAGE | Singleton Council General Manager Jason Linnane.
Founded on agriculture, driven by coal and sustained by the Hunter River, Singleton holds an important place in NSW. From its unique beginnings as a significant Aboriginal then European settlement, Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the state and a centre of industry, heritage and community.
Flanked by farm land, wineries and framed by the Wollemi and Yengo National parks, the Singleton local government area embodies a warm welcome that is only found in regional Australia.