3rd August, 2018

Winner for Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2018.

Cotton On Group: People and Performance team members are proud to be recognised with the Employer of Choice Award
Cotton On Group: Recognised as an Employer of Choice in the 2018 Australian Business Awards.
The Cotton On Group: Recognised as an Employer of Choice in the 2018 Australian Business Awards.

The Cotton On Group is proud to have been recognised as a winner for Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2018.

The accolade is granted to businesses considered to offer workplaces which maximise the potential of their team through effective recruitment, engagement and retention initiatives.

At the Cotton On Group, team members are always at the forefront as the Group’s Head of People – Human Resources Haylee Newton explains:

We believe in creating a workplace where our team members can be the best version of themselves; where they will hustle hard but have fun; an environment where you can see our values on display every day across the business.

It’s these passionate and driven individuals who help us deliver an exceptional retail experience to our customers every day; they come first in every decision we make.”

This culture is driven by the Leadership team who actively champion a people-first philosophy, spearheading an extensive range of programs dedicated to empowering and creating meaningful opportunities for everyone.

The Group’s entrepreneurial spirit and global reach offer a no-limits environment. Our ‘Start here, go anywhere’ philosophy manifests itself every day as team members are supported to develop their careers – whether stepping into management or heading overseas.

In the spirit of personal development a bespoke digital learning platform, YOU Learning hosts over 1,000 learning bites developed by the Group in areas of leadership, culture, technical skills and health and wellbeing.

Recognition of achievements is paramount as shown by real-time acknowledgement of wins, quarterly ‘Employee of the Quarter’ awards, paid trips all over the world, and promotion of high-performing team members with more than 400 promotions and 50 retail team members celebrating 10 years with the Group in 2017 alone.

A business built on family values, the Group advocates flexible working hours, and return-to-work programs for parents including part-time and job sharing opportunities; team members are encouraged to enrol their children in school holiday programs funded by the Group, extend their employee discount to family and friends, and bring their dogs to work.

The Group’s People team acknowledge that physical and mental wellbeing is important for team performance. This is prioritized by providing an inclusive workplace where a healthy lifestyle for everyone is encouraged through on-site gyms or subsidised memberships, personal trainers and a full schedule of fitness classes, health services such as osteopaths and nutritionists and support through an external counselling service are just some of the services available to the team.

With 22,000 innovative, passionate and optimistic team members globally, the Group is committed to delivering engaging, exciting and fulfilling experiences and will continue to strive to empower them to be their best, both at work and in their personal lives.


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