Employee Engagement

The opening of the Clubs newest venue the Central Social Club resulted in an increase to the Groups workforce by over 20% on the previous year. It has been wonderful to welcome so many new team members to the Group and support them in building skills in our industry. We are very proud of the hard work that our team have put in to create this magnificent venue. Members and guests are delighted with the feel of this new club and also with the standard of service our staff are providing them. The catering team have developed a wonderful menu under the direction of our fabulous AwardWinning Executive Chef, Sam McCarthy.


With the opening of the Central Social Club in early 2023 and business improving post-Covid, our staff attended the Careers Expo and O-Week Market Day at the University of Canberra to provide information to students in relation to the employment opportunities available across the Canberra Labor Club Group. This was a very successful recruitment campaign, where we welcomed several new team members who are also studying at the University of Canberra.


Our staff attended the University of Canberra Careers Expo and O-Week Market Day todiversify recruitment strategies. There were many students approaching our team asking aboutemployment opportunities within the Canberra Labor Club Group

Employee Recognition

Our Employee Rewards and Recognition Program recognises and acknowledges the hard work, dedication and contributions that our employees make to the overall success of our organisation. We are very proud of all our team members and their contributions. Our most deserving contributors to service excellence and commitment to our workplace are recognised at the end of the year for the service they provide. This year we came together to celebrate with a themed event at Weston Creek Labor Club which was a fabulous event, where everyone embraced dressing-up, and having a great time.

ward winners for 2022 across the Group:

  • Milan Paudel was awarded Employee of the Year for the Belconnen venue.
  • Phoebe Hewertson was awarded Employee of the Year for the City venue.
  • Mikaylah Dukes was awarded Employee of the Year for the Ginninderra venue
  • Isabella Meere was awarded Employee of the Year for the Weston Creek venue.
  • Caitlin Genner was awarded Employee of the Year for Mercure Canberra Belconnen.
  • Caitlin Fegan was awarded the overall Employee of the Group for her outstanding contribution, leadership and dedication to the Canberra Labor Club Limited.

The Canberra Labor Club continues to promote a workplace that is fair, equitable and family friendly. We strive to be an employer of choice and support our people and celebrate our diversity. As we evolve in a post-covid world, we have seen a change in the way people want to work as people focus on healthy work-life balances in their personal and professional lives. We are proud to be able to offer flexibility in our employment to support that integrated approach. The Canberra Labor Club continues to support full time career pathways in our industry and will pursue a focus on creating permanent employment opportunities.

Women in Club Operations Program

Nadine Micallef was our first team member to complete the Certificate IV in Business with the Barringtons Women in Club Operations Program. Every unit Nadine completed was of the highest quality. Nadine said that this program not only provided her with confidence in her existing skills, but also an in-depth knowledge of all elements of management and connection to a fantastic network of female leaders in our industry.

The Canberra Labor Club has provided an opportunity for another two deserving women in our team to participate in the program. Sonu Basnet and Sarah Martin are in the early stages of the program, and we look forward to them completing this over the next 12 months.

Health and wellbeing

The Canberra Labor Club has been involved with ACT Healthier Work, an ACT Government initiative, since 2015, which has supported promoting and maintaining health and wellbeing in our workplace. Every year we develop a program that offers a focus on healthy minds, bodies and relationships for our employees. We are committed to providing access to resources, and assistance aimed to develop and implement lifestyle programs and policies that support both the physical and mental health of our employees. One of the activities we coordinated for our team members this year was Employee Wellness Day.
In line with Global Wellness Day, we distributed hampers to our staff that we packed full of healthy treats, useful resources, gym membership deals and superannuation health checks.