MAX Employer of the Year Finalists

Published by MAXSolutions on April 20, 2021
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We’re delighted to announce the final nominations for our 2020-21 Employer of the Year (EOTY) Awards.

Our annual EOTY awards recognise Australian businesses around the country that encourage workplace diversity and inclusion. Previous winners include major employers like Woolworths and Compass Group. 

Our latest nominations include outstanding national businesses, as well as regional and local employers in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria.

MAX Managing Director, Deborah Homewood, said: “I’d like to congratulate all the MAX employer partners who’ve been nominated for this year’s EOTY awards.”

“Diverse, inclusive workplaces enjoy significant advantages. Both in terms of business performance and employee engagement. But it is, fundamentally, the principle of inclusivity that EOTY celebrates. All businesses should reflect the communities that they serve. 

“Each of the employer partners we’ve nominated has created, or is creating, life changing opportunities for Australians. On behalf of everyone at MAX, I would like to thank them for all their support.”

MAX has nominated employers in each quarter for its EOTY awards, across three categories of employer partners – large, medium and small.

The overall 2020-21 EOTY winners in each category will be announced on May 5.

Shortlisted employer partners

Large Employer category

Compass Group, a previous winner of the MAX Employer of the Year Award, continues to provide national leadership on diversity and inclusion, with a track record of recruiting and retaining employees from different backgrounds across the country.


Medium Employer category

Rabobank has excelled in both the recruitment and retention of employees from a range of different backgrounds, with a particular focus on creating a disability confident workplace. 


Small employer category

Next Gen Cleaning has bases in both Sydney and Melbourne. Over the last year, it has committed to recruit MAX customers from all backgrounds, with a true focus on giving every person, every chance. 

Hilton Manufacturing, in Wacol, Queensland, has worked with MAX over several years, providing opportunities to people from a wide variety of backgrounds. It’s commitment to supporting its workforce has also resulted in exceptional retention rates.

Pivotal, in Sydney, has worked with us to support dozens of MAX customers – from all backgrounds – into rewarding and sustainable careers. It has been rewarded by high levels of staff loyalty.

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