Entries in the 2011 NESA Awards for Excellence close on Monday
18 July. Don't miss the opportunity to be recognised for your hard
work; or to nominate a colleague, former job seeker, or exceptional
Finalists receive return flights to the awards, overnight
accommodation, ticket to the pre-dinner Champion's Reception,
ticket to the gala awards dinner, national recognition and a framed
If you nominate a job seeker who then becomes an Achiever of the
Year finalist, you'll also receive a return trip, overnight
accommodation, ticket to the Champion's Reception and the
National winners also receive a prestigious, valuable NESA award
trophy and additional benefits.
For more information, read through the attached Entry Kit or go
Questions? Hopefully we've answered some of
them, below. Otherwise, contact the Awards Convenors on 1300 88 22
59 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Q: Who nominates someone for the Employment Consultant
of the Year award?
A: An employment consultant, or their NESA-member employer, can
nominate and complete the submission.
Q: Who is eligible to be nominated for the Employment
Consultant of the Year award?
A: The employment consultant must be employed by a NESA-member
organisation on the date that submissions close - Monday 18 July -
and have been delivering employment services (through JSA or DES)
Q: Who nominates someone for the Achiever of the Year
A: An employment consultant, or employment services provider, can
complete the submission process for the Achiever of the Year award.
We strongly recommend that the former job seeker be encouraged to
participate in the nomination process.
Each finalist in this category, along with their Employment
Consultant, will be flown to Brisbane for the awards dinner - with
complementary flights, tickets and accommodation.
Q: Who is eligible to be nominated for the Achiever of
the Year award?
A: Job seekers who were unemployed as at 1 May 2010 and then found
employment through a NESA member before 31 May 2011 are
Q: Who nominates a Champion Employer?
A: An employment consultant or the employment services provider
(with consent and assistance from the employer) can complete an
awards submission on behalf of a business.
Q: Who is eligible to be nominated for the Champion
Employer of the Year Award?
A: Employers that used employment services offered by a NESA
member in 2010 are eligible.
Q: Does it cost anything to enter the
A: No. Entry is free and the benefits are many. For example, all
finalists will receive a free return airfare to Brisbane, overnight
accommodation, and a free ticket to the VIP Champions Reception and
the Awards Dinner on Tuesday 9 August.
Q: Do submissions need to be sent, or received, by the
A: Submissions must be received by the Awards Convenors, Awards
Absolute, no later than close-of-business on Monday 18 July. Since
submissions must be posted or couriered, ensure you allow enough
time for your entries to arrive. Awards Absolute are located in
Coolum, Queensland. Late entries can not be accepted.
Q: Will I get feedback from the judges?
A: Yes, each judge will make comments that may assist you in
recognising opportunities for personal or business improvement, or
recommendations for writing future award submissions. A copy of
this feedback will be mailed to you after the awards dinner.
Q: Where can I go to get more information and
A: You'll find detailed information to make it easy to enter the
awards in the Entry Kit, attached. Alternatively, contact Awards
Absolute at email@example.com or on 1300 88 22 59.
Brookfield Multiplex & Stockland
NESA welcomes Brookfield Multiplex and Stockland as the new
joint sponsors of the Achiever of the Year and Champion Employer of
the Year award categories.
The support of these large organisations - who are proactively
leading the way, working within communities to provide
opportunities to unemployed people - is encouraging other companies
to do the same. NESA understands that their leadership will lead to
many more partnerships and programs between other corporations and
NESA members which will benefit job seekers and communities across
Australia. We applaud Brookfield Multiplex's and Stockland's
initiative and hope that through their relationship other NESA
members will gain useful insights.
Brookfield Multiplex's business is built on their people who
strive to outperform in everything they do.
The firm has an established reputation as a leader in socially
responsible employment practices. Partnering with The Salvation
Army Employment Plus (TSAEP) since 2009 they have developed
cutting-edge employment programs which foster future job
opportunities for Australians currently disadvantaged through
With a proud track record in safety, corporate social
responsibility and quality, Brookfield Multiplex actively works to
improve social, economic and environmental outcomes in a manner
that exceeds industry standards.
Find out more about Brookfield Multiplex at:
Stockland is Australia's largest diversified property group,
actively managing a portfolio of assets including residential
communities, retirement living, shopping centres, office and
industrial assets. It has a long and proud history of creating
places that meet the needs of its customers and communities.
The organisation is currently undertaking a $330 million
redevelopment of Stockland Shellharbour, a sub-regional shopping
centre on the South Coast of NSW. Stockland is working with
Brookfield Multiplex, partner builder on the redevelopment, and The
Salvation Army Employment Plus to create the Shellharbour
This initiative provides learning, experience and long-term
employment opportunities for local people, changing lives for the
better and meeting the Illawarra Region's unemployment challenge
Find out more about Stockland at: www.stockland.com.au.