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Local Business Sessions Podcast: Employer of Choice

Welcome to ‘Local Business Sessions,’ a Mornington Peninsula podcast series where local businesses share their success stories, innovative approaches, and practical insights. Tune in to discover how excellence can ignite inspiration and inspire fresh ideas.

Episode overview

Employer of Choice: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent 

Nick MacDonald of Prestige In Home Care, Tas Dunton from Dunton Electrical, and Sam Keck of Commonfolk Coffee delve into innovative business practices and workforce management strategies. They explore topics such as work-life balance and flexible work policies, reflecting on the challenges employees face. Their insights provide valuable perspectives on adapting to modern workforce demands while ensuring productivity and enhancing employee satisfaction.


Nick’s expertise offers insights into managing staff in healthcare. His perspective on workforce managementis crucial for understanding the dynamics of service delivery and employee satisfaction in a demanding sector.

Tas’s insights provide invaluable perspectives on effectively managing a specialised workforce within a contemporary business framework, emphasising the cultivation of a positive work culture.

Sam illuminates the challenges of staff management, emphasising the importance of maintaining equity and boosting morale in diverse work environments.

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Meet the guests

Nick McDonald, Prestige in Home Care

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Nick McDonald, Founder and CEO of Prestige Inhome Care, spearheads Australia’s premier in-home care provider. With 25+ years’ experience, he oversees a 700-strong team delivering top-tier care services across Victoria, NSW, and Queensland. A pioneer of 24/7 in-home care, Nick is committed to enhancing quality of life for clients. 

Tas Dunton, Dunton Electrical

black and white headshot of Tas Dunton from Dunton Group

Tas, a qualified electrician and CEC accredited solar technician, serves as Director of Dunton Group Electrical and Solar with his brother Sam. Together, they cultivate a robust company culture centred on employee development, emphasising upskilling and providing support both professionally and personally. 

Sam Keck, Commonfolk Coffee

black and white headshot of Sam Keck from Commonfolk

Sam Keck, entrepreneur and founder of Commonfolk Coffee, operates a roastery in Mornington’s industrial estate, with venues in Frankston and South Yarra, and wholesale accounts nationwide. Beyond coffee, Keck spearheads social enterprises like Zukuka Bora, aiding Ugandan coffee growers, and HomeGround, providing hospitality training and jobs for local youth. By blending coffee excellence with social impact, Keck showcases the transformative power of a well-brewed cup. 

Content updated June 2024

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