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Wimmera Health Care Group is offering local businesses the opportunity to gain direct access to over 850 new customers by becoming part of their Employer of Choice Business Partnerships program. 

 The Program aims to provide a range of employee benefits that offer incentives to work at Wimmera Health Care Group and is an important part of recruiting, engaging and retaining high-quality staff.

Employer of Choice programs can include benefits for staff such as discounts, reduced membership rates and loyalty programs with local businesses. Additional advantages such as professional development opportunities, attractive leave provision and salaries, as well as supporting staff involvement in community activities also form part of the Employer of Choice program.

Wimmera Health Care Group Human Resources Advisor, Jacinta Matthews, said that a number of local businesses were already part of the Employer of Choice Business Partnerships Program.

“So far we have about half a dozen local businesses who have recognised the benefits of tapping into staff of the largest employer in the region. For example, Planet Feelgood and the Horsham Aquatic Centre offer discounted membership and the National Australia Bank also provides benefits to WHCG staff.

“We are committed to providing the best possible conditions and benefits for our staff, and putting in place partnerships with local businesses is a well-recognised way of achieving that. To be seen as an Employer of Choice means that we recognise our staff are our most valuable asset.

“We also recognise the important role WHCG plays in the local economy, and we are keen to explore opportunities for a win-win situation with local businesses,” she said. 

One local business Manager who sees the advantage of partnering with WHCG is Anytime Fitness. Chris Sheehan from Anytime Fitness says the program is ideal for those who have a health and fitness goal in mind and looking for an easy and beneficial way to start their journey.

“Our aim is to help people find their way to a happy, healthy and holistic lifestyle through not only exercise and nutrition but more importantly education, so there is a great fit between Anytime Fitness and the Wimmera Health Care Group. We offer corporate memberships at a discounted, affordable rate to WHCG staff and feel that the arrangement we have is definitely helping not only us but everyone who comes through the door to achieve their goals,” he said.

Local business who would like to explore the possibility of partnering with WHCG can call Jacinta Matthews, Human Resources Advisor, on 5381 9080.

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