At the AHRI (Australian Human Resources Institute ) Awards dinner on 2/12/2014, at The Star in Sydney, awards were given in 11categories. Peter Wilson, the AHRI Chairman, stated these awards celebrate business leadership and excellence in human resource practice. He stated that the 2014 category winners were exceptional in their achievements.
The Alfred ICU won the Wayne Cascio award for organisational change and development. There were 2 winners in this category, the other one being the Australian Government Department of Human Services.
The other finalists in this category were Centrecare and Dental Health Services Victoria.
The Wayne Cascio award for organisational change and development recognises the outstanding people management initiatives that incorporate a responsible approach to organisational change and development.The award is named in honour of Dr. Wayne Cascio, who is a professor of management at The University of Colorado at Denver. He received his PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1973. He is the past chair of the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management and was the past president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Professor Cascio is the author or co-author of 16 books and numerous articles on Human Resources. In 1999, he received the Career Achievement Award given by the Human Resource division of the Academy of Management. In addition to Responsible Restructuring, published in 2002, he recently published Managing Human Resources: Productivity, Quality of Work, Profits.
Dr. Cascio has been a visiting professor all over the world, working at prestigious universities in Australia, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong to mention a few.
The award was actually judged by Wayne Cascio, who stated:
“The implementation of self-initiated and targeted interventions to help transition the functioning of the ICU from a silo of specialists to a well-coordinated team is particularly impressive for its breadth and comprehensiveness. The collective development of a vision statement, auditing according to evidence-based guidelines for common conditions, the focus on continual improvement, emphasis on continual professional development, and finally, mentoring, coaching, and feedback, led to sustained quality improvements and numerous awards.”
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