Aust & NZ
21st Oct 2021


Pentana Solutions has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards (ABA) 2021.

In their sixteenth year, the awards are an annual all-encompassing awards program that recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice (EOC®) recognises organisations that develop leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Tammy Kokkinos, Executive of People and Culture at Pentana Solutions says

“We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. Pentana Solutions is an organisation that always strives to improve. Our key focus is enriching our employee experience to bring out the best in ourselves and in others. This is a reflection of our great people whose passion and dedication allow us to create a thriving workplace.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented one of the most significant business challenges ever faced by employers across Australia. It created a critical need for leading organisations to adapt to new working environments and adopt new approaches to employee engagement whilst navigating the technical and operational constraints imposed by the lockdown,” said Ms Tara Johnston, Program Director.

“Fifty-six organisations have been selected in this year’s ABA Employer of Choice Awards. Many of these organisations have demonstrated new ways of working and learning, refining workplaces and careers with new systems to improve employee experience and efficiency.

“As the world changes, these organisations have implemented new business tools, practices, and policies to facilitate productivity beyond the physical office, presenting unique opportunities to grow personally and professionally,” Ms Johnston added.

Participation is open to all private and public companies, multinationals and their subsidiaries, non-government organisations, educational institutions, government departments, government agencies, government authorities and statutory bodies operating in Australia. Participants must demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture & Leadership; Education, Training & Development; Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance, Recognition & Remuneration.

Entries are assessed utilising a robust and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The Employer of Choice Framework (EOC Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world-class performance standards. The EOC Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the award category. Entries in this category are evaluated utilising the EOC Assessment module. The EOC Assessment module provides a robust set of requirements used as the methodology for benchmarking and knowledge building among the participating organisations.

For more information on the ABA Employer of Choice Awards 2021, visit