ICC Sydney ramps up employee benefits as labour market tightens

With borders still closed to overseas workers and businesses seeing a swift recovery as restrictions recede employers are launching new initiatives to attract and retain staff.

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is the latest employer to ramp up its commitment to its employees with an expanded employee benefits program to include provisions for both its permanent and casual workforce.

The venue has developed its benefits scheme to span work-related, health, lifestyle, and learning and development areas.

To enhance casual employees’ work conditions, ICC Sydney has also updated and registered its Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with Australia’s Fair Work Commission.

“Since opening ICC Sydney in 2016, we’ve been proud to foster a culture of respect and fairness for the many people employed with us across a range of trades and positions,” said ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy.

“With the increase of in person events, we are also adding new team members across a spectrum of skills to meet the needs of clients. Our employee benefits program coupled with our upgraded Enterprise Bargaining Agreement will continue to help us meet our ambition to be more than a venue for the customers and community we serve.”

Among ICC Sydney’s employee benefits program are paid parental leave and paid exam leave; an internal rewards and recognition program; discounted car parking; multi-hire opportunities; access to a free employee assistance program; and an Employees Referral Program.

Expanded benefits in ICC Sydney’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement included annual wage increases and enhanced work conditions for certain operational roles.