Recently amaysim was named as a winner in the Training & Development category in the 2016 Human Resource Director Employer of Choice Awards.

The awards aim to gain insights into Australia’s best companies across areas like engagement, career progression and employee wellbeing. One of the best things about this award is that votes are made by employees and the winners are decided based on their votes. This essentially means that we’ve been recognised by our staff for helping them upskill and progress in their careers.

amaysim’s approach to Training and Development can be summed up as Social Learning and we’ve got a few different ways we bring this to life for our staff including:

  • amaysim ideas
  • Brown bag sessions
  • Meet-up programs
  • Partnerships

amaysim Ideas

For these sessions we invite thought leaders from a range of industries and organisations to talk to our people about technologies they use, challenges they have faced and the future vision for their respective industries. We’ve had everyone from Atlassian and Facebook to Uber and Buzzfeed speak at our Friday arvo talk-fests.

Our amaysim Ideas team are always on the lookout for speakers, and have recently opened up the sessions to the Aussie Meetup community, so our people have the chance to network with like-minded folks in the Sydney area. If you’re interested in speaking or attending one of the events, let me know by commenting below. Like all good meet-ups, there’s usually beer and pizza (just saying).

Brown Bag Sessions

For these sessions our team present on a topic of their choice - it could be a project they’ve completed, something they’re passionate about or a summary for their department or the wider business of an industry event or conference they’ve attended. The team particularly likes hearing from their peers when they’ve jetted off to an international event like CES, Google Performance Summit or Call Centre Week.

Meet-up Program

Our program provides all staff with an opportunity to attend industry related meet-ups such as tech and thought leadership talks, panel discussion and Q&A sessions. Staff are not only encouraged, they’re remunerated for their pursuit of knowledge and additional skills (ninja skills are regarded highly around the amaysim HQ).

Partnerships

amaysim combines this approach with a more structured learning strategy, partnering with a range of technology and program vendors to ensure a robust continuous learning environment that is embedded into everyday life at amaysim.

In 2015 we took out the Bronze award in the 100-499 employee category so we’re stoked to hang another HRD award on our wall and see this win as a big feather in our cap.

I would like to personally thank HRD Magazine, my peers in the HR team and most importantly our amaysim people for this recognition. Victories like these gives us the inspiration to continue our work to make amaysim a “learning company.”

Cheers,
Mark - amaysim’s HR Director

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