Excellence in Business, Employer of Choice & Regional Business of the Year
The Rocks-based digital agency Sitback Solutions claimed 3 top honours at the Sydney City Regional Business Awards in July, in recognition of its continued growth in the past 2 years and its strategies and initiatives that create a stimulating and supportive workplace. The company also won Employer of Choice at the state awards on 25 November.
The website and UX development company allows its hardworking staff to place a doggie bed next to their desk and bring their dog to the office.
“Having dogs in the workplace creates a nice, relaxed atmosphere for both our staff and clients,” the agency’s founder Paul Armstrong says.
“It increases cooperation and productivity, creates necessary employee breaks involving light exercise and offers a nice element for recruitment that many offices can’t provide,” he says.
The company’s commitment to being a great place to work has seen it retain 100% of its 37 full-time staff members.
Established in 2006, Sitback has also experienced a 16% year-on-year revenue growth, and over the past 24 months has exceeded productivity targets.
“Our industry is fast-paced, often ‘churning and burning’ its employees to reach a short-term solution,” Paul says.
“We’re different because we realise the cost of employees leaving is huge. We can’t be a sustainable business if the people who work here don’t want to be here – we can’t give the best to our clients.
“We’ve found the longer employees work with a client the more they learn about their business, establish trust and best service their needs. This in turn builds a lasting business relationship.
“By cultivating working conditions of joy, hard work and professionalism ... we can retain our employees and work with our clients long term.”
Last updated: Monday, 28 November 2016