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Edwards Lifesciences ANZ recognised as Employer of Choice

In its fifth year the HRD annual Employer of Choice Awards again recognised Edwards Lifesciences as a great place to work. This is now the third time that Edwards has been recognised.

The online survey of 191 companies and almost 3,000 employees asked respondents questions around what career paths employers provided, what learning and development opportunities are available and what rewards and recognition are given for a job well done.

For example, Edwards is committed to welcoming Diverse Perspectives, and has hosted a series of unconscious bias workshops for its employees.

In the workplace, it has found that personal bias affects many of the daily choices we make and is, therefore, quite prevalent, but it is mostly unconscious choices that we make. Although bias occurs unconsciously, if there is no awareness and it is left unchecked, these biases can have a negative impact on an organisation’s effectiveness. Thus, examining of unconscious bias and the role it plays in workplace decisions may provide better understanding for all employees.

In order to increase awareness of unconscious bias and its impact on decision making in the organisational setting, Edwards has heavily invested in providing its employees training and development using the SEEDS Model by the Neuroleadership Institute to help break those biases.

Managing Director of Edwards Lifesciences ANZ, Pat Williams said:

“This is a fantastic achievement as the only medical technology company to be recognised sets Edwards Lifesciences apart in the industry.

“Our HR team deserves the recognition for delivering training and professional development programs across our ANZ organisation that align to our patient-centered Credo.

“It’s no surprise that our Director of HR, Yolanda Mallouhi, was awarded the MTAA women in MedTech Champion last year. This was reinforced recently when in front of 300 HR peers across Edwards Lifesciences, Yolanda was awarded the 2018 HR Innovative Contribution Award Winner.”

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