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Corporate Choirs—WITH ONE VOICE

From a corporate perspective spiralling costs, low productivity and low job satisfaction lead to high employee turnover. High-intensity work environments, heavy workloads and financial pressure lead to thousands of stress-related WorkCover claims every year. With One Voice is a holistic new program offering the opportunity to build a harmonious employee community and improve your bottom line. It can also have the positive effect of reducing the risk of illness and improving the well-being of employees. And one of the big areas where it can return on the investment is in improving employee morale and engagement, creative leadership and resilience skills.
A recent estimate claims that when recruitment, training, specialist knowledge and productivity are considered, it can cost up to 200 percent of an employee's salary to replace a skilled position (2007 Vedior Asia Pacific Employment Trends survey). The ABS estimates Australia has a workforce of 10.1 million people. Given that 18% of employees leave their jobs annually and with a conservative figure of 150 percent of an average salary of $55,660.80, the national cost of staff turnover to organisations is estimated in the order of $100 billion annually. (Info. from John Asquith, TalentDrain and "Love Them Don't Lose Them", published by AHRI)

Benefits to the Organisation
  • A positive and caring image
  • Improved staff morale
  • Improved communication between business units/integrate teams post-restructure
  • Greater sense of company as a community
  • Improved creativity and thinking "outside the box"
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced healthcare/insurance costs
  • A unique program that will attract talented employees to the company - "Employer of Choice"
  • A corporate choir who can perform together at key company and community events and assist charitable organisations through the program.
Benefits to the Employees
  • A creative, healthy work environment
  • A greater connection to other employees and the company
  • Improved freedom of expression and communication
  • Improved self awareness
  • Enhanced self-esteem, resilience and sense of wellbeing
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved morale
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Increased skills for work/life balance and health protection
  • Improved health
  • A healthier family and community
  • Being part of a united team (choir) who perform together at key company and community events and assist charitable organizations
Related Programs
  • An annual corporate choir challenge -- Battle of the Corporate Choirs
  • Corporate choirs can help fund community choirs for less fortunate members of the community or partner with them.
  • Guest artists can be engaged to perform with the choir for key events.
  • Choirs can perform at key company events including company awards nights, launches, Christmas parties and at local hospitals, community festivals, aged care homes etc.
  • Choirs can create a recording which can then be used on the company's intranet and as a marketing tool.
  • Choir members will be encouraged to complete wellbeing surveys every six months to assess the outcomes of the program.
  • Choirs from 20 to 300 people
  • Recommended for a minimum of 12 months delivered weekly by outstanding choir leaders during school terms.
  • Also available for 3 and 6 month programs and one-off CHORAL experiences at meetings, retreats and conferences.

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