Life at SAS
SAS ANZ prides itself on being a Great Place to Work. We believe it is not one single program or benefit but a collection of these programs and offering built into our culture at SAS. Below are a few of our offering SAS ANZ has to offer.
Welcoming New Employees
A 2 day induction program is held monthly at the SAS Sydney Office. All new employees attend induction in their first month to help gain understanding and insight on the business, and to make them feel comfortable and welcome. The induction covers all aspects of the business from customer engagement to back office policies and procedures, and provides an introduction to the various departments and managers of the business.
During the induction program a lunch is held with the Directors, and all SAS employees are invited to an " Induction Drinks Meet and Greet ", an opportunity for newcomers to meet and engage with their peers.
The quarterly staff forum “SAS Live” is used as a regular communication channel to inform staff of financial results, upcoming programs and to celebrate successes and present awards. All employees are required to attend SAS Live updates as an opportunity to hear what is going on in all facets of the business. It encourages team participation and emphasises the importance of team work and how each employee contributes to the business. That afternoon staff head out for an off-site team building activity. In the past we have participated in bowling, golf, charity activities, game days and lawn bowls.
Each year SAS holds a Sales Kick-Off conference at an off-site location, for all Australian and New Zealand staff. This is where SAS ANZ provides its employees with the various strategies, messages and objectives for the upcoming year. In addition to this, Kick-off provides the means for SAS staff to meet and socialise with each other. Recent SAS Kick-offs have been held at locations on the northern and central NSW coast and generally held over a 3-day period.
Healthy Lifestyle Program
SAS understands that by maintaining a work/life balance, employees will feel energized, motivated and happy within their work and personal environment. SAS supports employees in achieving a work/life balance through its Healthy Lifestyle program. The three pillars to a healthy lifestyle model are finance, mental and physical health. We aim to run programs throughout the year which target these areas.
This program is funded by SAS ANZ and includes a range of programs. Some iniatives we have run are:
- Exercise and fitness classes
- Flu vaccinations
- Ergonomic assessment
- SAS Walkabout challenge (Pedometre Challenge)
- SAS Biggest Loser (5kg in 5 weeks Challenge)
- Weight Watchers - At Work
- Health assessments
- Stress Management seminars
- Fresh fruit delivered to work
On Site Benefits
SAS provides various onsite benefits that are considered part of the daily work life at SAS. Complimentary Breakfast and drinks are provided for staff in each SAS location with kitchens also being equipped with espresso coffee machines, water filters, fresh fruit biscuits and snacks.
SAS Head Office also has a tennis court, squash court, table tennis and pool table for staff access at any time. There is also towel and laundering services available in various locations. The SAS offices provide free onsite parking for all employees in Sydney, and the SAS Sydney office has an onsite cafeteria "Jacksons" where staff can purchase subsidised lunches cooked fresh every day.