Mercy Health has won the AHRI R U OK? Workplace and Age Diversity in the Workplace categories at the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Inclusion and Diversity Awards 2014.
The prizes were awarded on Thursday 30 October with Mercy Health acknowledged ahead of peers including Austin Health, Bristow Group, Monash University and P&O Maritime Australasia.
Mercy Health Chief Executive Officer Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen said both awards were a testament to the organisation's human resources staff in making a difference to the lives of others.
Adj Prof Cornelissen said the R U OK? Workplace award was acknowledgment partly due to Mercy Heath's six-week promotional campaign, which encouraged employees to build resilience and manage stress. He said Mercy Health was committed to caring for its staff so that they can then care for others.
"R U OK? Day gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of physical, emotional and mental health,'' Adj Prof Cornelissen said. "It reminds us of the important role we each play in the lives of others.
"By showing compassion and concern we make a real difference to those around us and the impact of this is immeasurable."
He said the Age Diversity in the Workplace award was a reflection of the organisation's values and the implementation of a number of programs focused on supporting staff of all ages.
"We strive to give our employees a safe, meaningful and enjoyable working environment, giving them the opportunity to contribute and excel regardless of their age or experience'' Adj Prof Cornelissen said.
Mercy Health was also a finalist in the Gender Equity in the Workplace category.
The awards dinner was held at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne.
Details: www.mercyhealth.com.au or www.ahri.com.au