The WIS team employs over 4,300 employees in Australia and New Zealand and we are part of Wesfarmers Limited which is one of Australia's largest listed companies and employers.
At WIS we offer Personal Development Plans which outline important key performance indicators and measure performance throughout the year. This allows the employee and manager to agree on appropriate targets and discuss potential development areas, then agree upon review dates.
All of our WIS and Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety businesses advertise our vacancies internally to provide our employees with the opportunity to keep their career moving forward within the Group.
We have number of development programs for our up and coming leaders which include Regional and Branch Manager Development Program as well as a group-wide Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety Development Program.
We have recently introduced a new online learning management system called iLearn, which provides all WIS employees access to online, self-paced training at their convenience.
All permanent employees within WIS have the opportunity to apply for educational assistance prior to enrolling in a course. This is available to support our employees undertaking formal study to further their development.
At WIS we offer market competitive salary packages. All permanent employees are eligible to participate in one of our incentive schemes which reward outstanding performers in the business.
WIS employees who are eligible for the Wesfarmers Employee Share Plan are invited on an annual basis to participate in the Wesfarmers Employee Share Plan. The offer is made at the discretion of the Board of Wesfarmers Limited and in accordance to the plan rules.
WIS is proud to offer 4 weeks paid Maternity/Adoption leave for eligible employees in addition to the Government-funded Paid Parental Leave scheme.
This program allows eligible employees to receive great discounts on products and great brands (including our own exclusive brands) with even further discounts provided on some of our most popular items.
We acknowledge employees are at different stages of their lives and where possible we offer a range of flexible work arrangements that will help you achieve that desired work/life balance. Whether you are an experienced employee seeking a more appropriate work/life balance, transitioning to retirement or a parent returning to work, there are a range of options to suit you.
WIS believes in celebrating the outstanding performance of our employees through a reward and recognition program, which is designed to appreciate team members who have made a positive difference by displaying the businesses key values and behaviours. We also offer rewards for our long serving team members to convey our thanks to those employees who have provided a long-term commitment and dedicated service.
Our employee engagement survey is an opportunity for our business to gather important feedback regarding our values and company strategy. The survey gathers the current views of our people and gauges whether opportunities for further improvements are possible. Once we collect the survey, we workshop the results with our team and develop proposed actions to address the areas for improvement. Suggested actions are then taken into consideration in the development of key business initiatives to address the feedback from the survey.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides assistance through short-term professional counselling and consulting for employees and members of their immediate families who face problems of a personal, family related or employment nature. The EAP offers confidential and professional assistance, is voluntary and is free of charge to the employee.
WIS has committed to diversity awareness and creating a focus in the workplace. In Australia, we are supportive of and committed to the WIS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy and within our area of influence and means to effect change, we make genuine efforts to contribute to the goals through practical efforts which can result in positive sustainable benefit.
There is a current focus on issues related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, supporting communities to improve Aboriginal health and services and advancing Aboriginal employment opportunities in Australia.
WIS contributes to a number of local community programs and activities. In Australia, WIS has built a strong relationship with The Fred Hollows Foundation, supporting their indigenous program.
In New Zealand we are proud to support the protection and reintroduction of the highly endangered Hihi or Stitchbird.