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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been named an ‘Employer of Choice’ for the third year running in the Australian Business Awards 2019.

The annual awards recognises organisations which have developed workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Diverse and inclusive culture

MCEC’s diverse and inclusive culture, a wide range of health and wellbeing activities, and a variety of career development opportunities were key to its recognition as an Employer of Choice.

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MCEC Chief Executive, Peter King recognised the role of all employees in contributing to the achievement.

“This is a tremendous acknowledgement of our employees here at MCEC,” Mr King said.”

“To again be named an Employer of Choice demonstrates the pride, diligence and genuine passion our people have for our customers and achieving industry excellence. I truly believe it’s the strength of our people that differentiates us from our competition.”

As a winner of the Australian awards, MCEC will again be benchmarked in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards.

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MCEC Director of People, Culture and Business Improvement, Helen Fairclough said the awards provide a unique opportunity to benchmark MCEC against top organisations nationally.

“To be named Employer of Choice for the third year in a row is a remarkable achievement,” Ms Fairclough said.

“This accolade is a testament to our hard-working employees, who share a commitment for building a culture that fosters collaboration and creativity.

“It is important for us to continue to focus on our employee experience and invest in our talent, so we can maintain our status as a leading employer of choice in both the Australian and wider global events industry.”