Small Employer of the Year

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Winner: Hot Tamale Mexican Cantina

Award winning Hot Tamale Mexican Cantina has embraced a 'pass it forward' attitude when it comes to training staff. Hot Tamale staff undergo rigorous training processes involving online training modules and on the floor practical training with a mentor.

Since opening in 2006, Hot Tamale has won a number of awards including the 2016 AHA Gold Plate Award for Best Cocktail List and the 2017 AHA National Award for Excellence in Service. David knows that his staff are his biggest asset.

With 15 staff producing a high calibre of work and customer service, the company is proud of its training procedures, having trained countless people who have gone onto to bigger things around the world.

Runner up: YouthWorX NT

YouthWorX NT has been providing services and support to young people in the Territory for 20 years. While providing advice on social issues in the community and promoting employment of young people across the Territory, YouthworX NT practices what it preaches by supporting its own staff and their career choices.

YouthWorX NT supports capacity building and professional development in its employees, with 10 staff undertaking a range of skills training over the past 12 months, including qualifications in alcohol and other drugs, first aid, mental health, leadership and management, counselling, community services and exercise and sports science.

The different skill sets showcased by YouthWorX NT’s 14 employees are celebrated and staff are encouraged to pursue training to build their capacity.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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