The Australian Business Awards has recognized Coates Hire as recipients of the Recommended Employer Award in its industry classification for 2012.
Coates Hire, a market leader in the Australian hire equipment industry, is the fifth-largest hire equipment company globally. The company says that by providing clear goals, direction and career development for staff members, 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 recognizing and rewarding staff members — they have created a positive and safe work environment.
Coates Hire says its commitment to safety is evidenced by being the first general equipment hire company in Australia to meet all three key international aafety, environment and quality standards. To focus on health, the company also introduced a “Fitness to Live” program that provides access to an online health assessment and wellbeing database, supported by a monthly lifestyle magazine.
“Attracting and retaining the best people in the Industry is critical to our ongoing growth strategy. Being recognized 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 team in this business,” said Leigh Ainsworth, CEO of Coates Hire Operations.