Our ability to attract high quality professionals across all our operations is key to our success to date and into the future. SYC employees enjoy a sense of doing something meaningful, whatever their role, as they each know that by doing their job they are contributing the great work SYC does.
Our size, multi-state presence and diverse range of our activities enable us to offer a wide range of employment opportunities.
What SYC employees say about working for SYC:
- 87% of SYC employees say that they get a personal sense of accomplishment from their work
- 91% of SYC employees say their team is committed to achieving common goals
- 96% of SYC employees say that gender is not a barrier to opportunities at SYC
Supporting and encouraging Diversity
At SYC we are proud of our diverse workforce and are committed to supporting cultural diversity, gender equity and equal opportunity for all our employees irrespective of background, creed or race. Employee training and professional development initiatives at SYC promote inclusiveness and raise awareness of the value of diversity in the workplace, helping us to attract and retain employees from a broad cross section of cultural backgrounds. This in turn enhances the scope and quality of the service we provide to our client base, which is also very diverse.
Commitment to professional development for all employees
SYC is committed to helping and supporting its employees to grow and develop professionally. We provide ongoing training and career advancement opportunities to all employees with the view to helping them be successful in their role and to develop their own pathway to the role(s) they aspire to. SYC also offers a number of management and leadership development opportunities.
Employee Assistance Program – Supporting employees when they need it
SYC understands that sometimes an employee’s personal life may involve challenges and upsets that can impact on their family and working world. The SYC Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free, confidential counselling to eligible employees to help them through these challenging times.
Salary Packaging is offered to permanent full time, part time and some casual employees of SYC. This enables staff to reduce the amount of income tax paid and therefore increase their disposable income. Employees can salary package expenses such as rent or mortgage payments, household utilities and loan payments. Staff can also make use of additional Entertainment benefits that can be spent on expenses like restaurants, holiday car hire and accommodation.
Employee Referral Scheme
SYC’s Employee Referral Scheme rewards employees who refer talented people who subsequently secure a position with SYC. This encourages employees to actively help SYC find and attract people who represent a good match with its culture, purpose and skill requirements.
Discounted Corporate Private Health Cover
SYC has teamed up with leading private health insurance provider Bupa to offer SYC employees access to discounted private health cover.
Promoting Work Life Balance
SYC recognises that a healthy work life balance is essential to the long term wellbeing of our employees, which we support by:
- More Personal Leave
SYC provides employees with 12 days (rather than the National Employment Standards allowance of 10 days) of personal leave which covers sick leave and carer’s leave.
- Loyalty Leave
SYC rewards loyalty by offering an additional five days leave per annum to eligible employees after they have worked for SYC continuously for two years. This means that eligible employees who stay with SYC for two or more years have access to 5 weeks leave per annum.
- Birthday Leave
Full time and part time employees who have been at SYC for one year or more are entitled to an extra day of leave, to be taken in the month of their birthday.
- Extra Annual Leave at half pay
SYC employees can request to take five or ten days annual leave at half pay, potentially maximising the available annual leave to six weeks. If combined with the extra week from Loyalty Leave, it can allow employees to take up to seven weeks of leave per annum.