FCB Group has been recognized as a WBA Leading Employer in the World Business Awards 2022. The key attributes of WBA Leading Employers outline the characteristics of well-managed, high-performing, industry leading organizations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace.
FCB is a specialist workplace compliance solutions provider, traditionally known for its strengths in delivering employment and industrial relations services for over 28 years. The company is made up of five core businesses that complement each other in providing a comprehensive compliance solution for their clients. The team of workplace relations lawyers and consultants provide a suite of solutions spanning legal services, HR consulting, contracting and management, migration services, as well as HR technology solutions.
The advice FCB provides covers everything from enterprise bargaining and underpayment auditing, workplace investigations, and workplace mediations to workplace relations advice and ISO certification.
The current team at FCB consists of over 100 staff including eight partners and 37 professionals based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand. FCB is the only workplace relations firm in Australia with five Accredited Employment and Industrial Law Specialists in their team, with Managing Partner Campbell Fisher as the only lawyer in Australia to be recognised as an Accredited Specialist by both the Law Society of NSW and the Law Institute of Victoria.
In 2021, FCB was acquired by The Citation Group – a UK based employment law, outsourced HR and WHS business. Since FCB was acquired by The Citation Group, FCB committed to accelerating growth across Australia and New Zealand and in early 2022, made their first acquisition. As of 1 February 2022, FCB acquired QMS Certification Services, a leading provider of assessment and certification services.
FCB is a “values driven” and “culture first” company. Their values reflect the behaviours which are repeatedly seen in the people at FCB and were recently refreshed and relaunched with input from all staff members across the company. The positive culture at FCB is evident throughout the business and a huge part of their success is that it is supported and driven by all senior leaders in the business. The culture at FCB has been described by staff and clients as “Inclusive”, “Fun”, “Open door”, “Supportive”, “Encouraging”, “Modern”, “Progressive”.
FCB encourages learning and development to support and enable employees at all levels to increase their competencies and knowledge. Employees who join FCB experience equality of opportunity in all aspects of their development through external study and training opportunities, peer mentoring, personal development programs, secondment opportunities and six monthly and annual performances reviews dedicated to discussing personal development plans and objectives.
At FCB, the mental and physical well-being of its staff is a main priority, and they take every measure to go the extra mile to provide support in the workplace. Employees of FCB have access to EAP services, flu vaccinations, flexible working arrangements, ergonomic office equipment, COVID safe office spaces, community flex days and Paid Parental leave opportunities which were recently introduced in 2021 based off staff feedback.