Schlam has been awarded the prestigious Western Australian Employer of the Year at the RISE Business Awards hosted by Business News. The RISE Business Awards, held at Crown Perth on December 1, recognise businesses for their Resourcefulness, Imagination, Sustainability, and Excellence (RISE). They are among the most prestigious awards available to businesses in Western Australia.
The Employer of the Year award aims to acknowledge businesses that prioritise and invest in their team and use this as a tool for organisational growth. The judges were also looking for evidence of the positive impact of employee strategy, recruitment and retention strategies, excellence in people management and workforce motivation.
Schlam has inherited a progressive mindset that ensured our growth beyond what most would think possible. The business has continued to go from strength to strength, largely on the back of dedicated staff and innovative ideas around doing business.
Whilst there are two arms to our business, People Solutions have worked hard in their division to ensure that the candidates they attract and the employees they retain, live and breathe it’s strong values. It is the very essence of what makes Schlam People Solutions deserving of the win.
Over the past 24 months, Schlam People Solutions (including TPCM) has undergone unprecedented growth. Couple this with an economic crisis, a labour market shortage and a global pandemic, our business has seen a myriad of changes and adaptations. Despite all this, we have on average, an outstanding 95.6% retention rate and 44% growth in our workforce. We have learnt that building a culture of respect, trust and recognition means everything to our employees.
Matthew Thomas, CEO, attributes the success of Schlam’s achievement to the dedication and commitment of every individual in the team. We value staff from all walks of life and encourage them to be who they are, to challenge the status quo and play a role in making us an outstanding company.
After all it is staff that make the company, not the other way around.
"As CEO of the group it’s been inspiring to watch the leaders of People Solutions and TPCM grow as individuals, taking their team along this incredible journey."
Meanwhile, Ryan Schlam, took this moment to reflect on what this award means for our company.
"To be recognised as the employer of the year is a proud moment. This is a true gauge of success for our business, as an ideology led business, connecting, understanding and sharing common values with all employees is at the forefront of our purpose."
"Our ability to attract, retain and ultimately grow, is proof that we are fostering the positive and empowering workplace culture we are striving for." Ryan said.
Schlam People Solutions General Manager, Mat Rigby, is also very proud of his team and their achievement.
"This award is a credit to the hard work, passion and commitment from the entire Schlam People Solutions team to build and drive a culture that ensures we deliver a best-in-class employee experience." Mat said.
Congratulations to all the winners of the evening and thank you to Business News for recognising our achievements.
To our entire Schlam team, near and far - this one is for you!