Employee engagement – creating a great place to work
AGL recognizes that maintaining a high level of employee engagement is key to attracting and retaining talented people and, ultimately, for the delivery of business results.
To keep in step with the evolving workforce and provide a great place to work, AGL provides a range of benefits.
- All roles flex: We recognise how important it is for people to balance their work and personal commitments in a way that enhances their wellbeing and meets the needs of the business. We are creating a workplace where working flexibly is the norm, rather than the exception, which means that we consider flexibility (in some form) for all new and existing roles. 60% of respondents to AGL’s 2016 Engagement Survey said they had worked flexibly in the previous 12 months, with flexible start and finish times the most popular form of flexible work (39% of respondents).
- Dress for your day: Recognising that dress is an expression of individual difference and that diversity is a driver of success, in March 2017, we introduced a new ‘Dress for your Day’ policy for our office-based people. Where an employee’s role does not require personal protective clothing to be worn for safety purposes, ‘Dress for your Day’ provides our people with the opportunity to wear smart casual attire, subject to their work requirements for the day.
- Digital transformation: Through the digital transformation project, we are investing in our people and business through new processes that transform the way we work by unlocking value and uplifting capacity and performance. The program will focus on transforming our employees’ experience, our processes and our performance with advanced tools that allow us to focus on what we do best. AGL will be able to make better decisions by having one source of truth to enable us to be agile and prepare for the changing face of the energy sector in Australia. The program will transform the way we work and bring the employee digital experience to life across many processes from procurement of goods and services, and work management at our operational sites, through to recruitment, performance management, payroll, health and safety, and financial reporting.
- Smarter working: For more than three years now, we have been transitioning our corporate offices to ‘smarter working’ environments, combining people, places and technology to facilitate the development of an anticipatory culture. During FY17, we moved into new, smarter working environments in Sydney and Brisbane. Our new head office at 200 George Street, Sydney, has been awarded the 6-Star Green Star Rating – Interiors Certification, which represents excellence in environmentally sustainable design.
For further information on AGL’s performance see the Employee Engagement page in the FY17 Sustainability Report.
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