EMM is our people. We are committed to providing them with a work environment where teamwork is pivotal, diversity is embraced, employees are promoted and rewarded on their merits, and everyone treats each other with mutual respect and dignity.
We have some 150 dedicated professionals and support staff working together across disciplines and states. We fully encourage cross-discipline support and actively discourage the silo mentality of hoarding information and knowledge instead of sharing it with others in the company.
EMM offers excellent professional development opportunities. These include but are not limited to: working on projects of state significance; core internal training modules led by directors and executive leaders that give genuine training tailored to consulting and business; and support for attending external training courses.
We are not a hierarchical company. All employees, including those just starting their career, have direct access to our most senior and experienced leaders and mentors and are given the opportunity to work side-by-side with them on projects.
EMM encourages individuals to present professional papers at conferences and seminars and supports them with financial sponsorship and giving them time to attend.
Professional memberships are a way of connecting individuals to a larger, more diverse professional group within their chosen area of expertise. We encourage individuals to become members of an industry association most relevant to their area of expertise. These commitments form part of our EMM’s Learning and Development Guideline.
Health and wellbeing
Our team’s health and wellbeing is of paramount importance and, accordingly, is a specific focus at EMM.
All staff (including directors!) are encouraged to participate in programs and activities that promote good health. These include bicycling to and from work, running, gym, swimming, yoga and meditation.
We are committed to giving everyone the opportunity to have a healthy balance between their professional careers and responsibilities with their time with family, friends and their own personal physical and mental health needs.
EMM offers an employee assistance program that provides all staff with confidential access to professional counselling. EMM has instigated the program to support our team through work and personal problems that may harm their wellbeing, or which may be prevented by early action.
We offer flexible working arrangements, such as hours worked (considering family responsibilities, peak traffic times etc.) and opportunities to work from home/off-site.
We sponsor many events throughout the year, including fun runs and triathlons such as the Sydney City2Surf, Newcastle Harbour Run, corporate triathlons, ocean swims and obstacle races. They provide a great opportunity for staff to be active and maintain a healthy work/life balance. Staff who get involved in these events mix with each other outside the office and help each other to reach their own personal fitness goals and milestones.
Our annual family picnic and bushwalk is a great way for staff and their families to come together and socialise.
EMM’s people are the company’s most valuable asset. Their health and safety is our foremost priority.
We are committed to ensuring the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees, and develop and implement health and safety procedures to achieve the objectives of our Health, Safety and Rehabilitation Policy. Our supportive leadership team and positive company culture empowers our staff to be proactive safety leaders in the field as well as in the office. EMM is also committed to managing work-related injuries and illness effectively, and in helping to rehabilitate our employees.
Our Workplace Health and Safety System is third-party accredited by cm3, and has been externally audited by many of our clients with positive results.
Claire Bolton chairs our Work Health Safety Committee where representatives from each office meet monthly. The WHS Committee and the Board and senior management continuously review our WHS systems to make sure that we comply with regulatory requirements, and employee and client expectations at the highest level.