In order to achieve our goals for company growth and further position ourselves as a leader in IT Infrastructure, Managed Services, Cloud Computing and Resourcing, we need to maintain our focus on our people.
“Our Mission is to strive for operational excellence to benefit our customers and provide rewarding careers for our people”
Craig Bishop, Chairman, Harbour IT
Focus on our People
Our employees are essential to the success of our business. In recognising this, we consistently attempt to engage with our employees in a way that is fair, clear about mutual expectations and responsibilities, and that is responsive to our stated aims of providing the highest standards of ethics, integrity and behaviour, and in always acting in a professional and courteous manner, adhering to our stated set of ‘core values’.
Our ‘core values’:
- Fairness and respect
- Honesty and integrity
We therefore strive to uphold our employer commitments, including:
- Valuing our employees as the core of our business and success
- Building and maintaining a strong relationship in the communities in which we operate
- Providing opportunities for career progression and growing our business from within
- Striving to provide a structured and competitive remuneration system
- Offering our employees training and development programs to enable them to up-skill
- Positively contributing to the communities in which we operate
- Securing a diverse workforce and equal opportunity across all of our offices
This Policy outlines the ways in which our labour practices contribute to our working operations and achieving these aims.
We recognise the International Labour Organization (ILO) standards concerning employment, labour relations, occupational health and safety, equal opportunity and training and education, through the national labour laws of the countries in which we operate. We support our Australian clients from our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Norwest, and Manila in the Philippines.
All our offices operate in accordance with the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of 1998, and our obligations extend to our contractors and subcontractors.
We recognise the conventions and declarations constituting the International Bill of Human Rights and do not condone forced, bonded or child labour of any kind in any of our own businesses or those of our contractors and suppliers. Along these lines, we are also keen to ensure that our employees have a strong understanding of human rights and are aware of our commitment to upholding them.
Our approach is governed by our written policies and procedures encompassing compliance, anti-corruption, anti-discrimination and equal employment opportunity (incorporating sexual harassment and bullying), occupational health and safety, and a commitment to attaining the maximum level of transparency and accountability that is consistent with normal commercial confidentiality.
We have a recruitment and employment standard in place in accordance with local employment laws in both our countries of operation. We have an employee grievance mechanism in place to facilitate employees’ raising complaints with the Company in an effective manner.
Harbour IT strives to ensure that our workforce is provided with a supportive, challenging, and positive environment – with safety central to everything we do – and where employees can reach their full potential via formal and ongoing training and development plans that are implicit in the Performance Review process provided individually to all employees.