DOFA aims to be an
employer of choice by offering a range of challenging career options
within a flexible working environment. Over half of DOFAs
staff have elected to take up Australian Workplace Agreements, which
has enabled working arrangements to be tailored to individual needs.
As an indication of DOFAs position as a workplace of choice,
advertised vacancies consistently attracted a range of high calibre
DOFAs continued commitment
to diversity in the workplace is demonstrated by active initiatives
for staff. Through providing competitive remuneration arrangements,
encouraging a flexible workplace environment and supporting initiatives
to improve and maintain a good work and home life balance, we continued
to build a high performance team.
management system introduced in 1997 remains an integral part of
our vision of becoming a high performance organisation. Performance
agreements for each staff member outline the outputs each person
will deliver and their development needs. These agreements result
in every staff member taking an active role in DOFAs corporate
performance. Since performance agreements were introduced, each
year the average rating for employees throughout DOFA has improved.
and Home Life Balance
DOFA continued its
active Work and Home Life Balance Programme, recognising the organisational
importance of a well balanced and healthy workforce. Initiatives
under this programme include health assessments, provision of a
carers room, various activities involving families and flexible
working arrangements. We are considering other important initiatives
so we continue to build on the good results of the current programme.