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2023 Winners will be announced on the 9th November 2023

Interested in making Australia's Best Workplaces™ for Women List?

Our Best Workplaces for Women™ List 2024 will highlight organisations across the country committed to fostering equity in the workplace ensuring their women employees feel safe, heard, challenged and valued. 

The Australia’s Best Workplaces™ for Women List announcement will take place in November, 2024 however parts of the application process are due by May 2024 so if you’d like to be considered contact us today! 

How It Works

1. Companies that want to be on a Best Workplace™ list start by getting Great Place To Work-Certified™.

2. Through the Certification process, we capture the employee feedback that highlights what makes your workplace unique for women.
 

*Note, if you have already been Great Place To Work-Certified™ by the Best Workplaces™ deadline for 2024, and you meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be considered for the Best Workplaces for Women™ List 2024 as well. If you’re not yet Certified follow the prompts below! 

Survey your Employees

Select a 2-week period to launch the Trust Index™, our research-backed employee survey.

Complete the Culture Brief™

Provide details about your company’s programs and practices on our Culture Brief™ (if required)

Ready to Get Started?

Australia’s Best Workplaces™ for Women 2024 List FAQs

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviours proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. We help companies around the world survey their employees, benchmark their results, identify gaps and improve their workplace culture. Ours is the only national recognition program based on a rigorous methodology and validated employee feedback.

Australian companies that: 

  • Have a minimum of 100 employees, of which a minimum of 50 are women. 
  • Are Great Place To Work Certified™. 
  • To become Certified, companies must survey their employees using our flagship assessment, the Trust Index™. 

The process is very easy and straight-forward. To Get Certified, businesses will run our Trust Index™Survey with their employees and will complete a short 30-minute questionnaire, in order to Get Certified. 

We use ourFor All™ Model and Methodologyto evaluate our pool of Great Place To Work Certified™companies. 
To determine the Best Workplaces for Women™, Great Place To Work® will analyse confidential feedback provided by Australian employees through the Trust Index© survey. 

Employees will respond to over 60 survey questions examining the extent their organisation has created a Great Place To Work For All™. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what women report about their workplace – whether people trust the management that they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the camaraderie with their colleagues. The survey also measures if employees are able to maximise their potential in the workplace regardless of who they are or what they do. We will also consider the consistency of women’s experiences in the areas of innovation, andthe effectiveness of their leaders as well. 

The remaining fifteen percent of the evaluation will be based on how well-represented women are in the workforce and throughout management, taking into account industry trends. To be considered, companies need to employ at least 50 women. 

To ensure survey results truly represent all employees, Great Place To Work® requires that the Trust Index© survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better. Companies with at least 100 employees will be considered for the list. 

First, rest assured, we keep results completely confidential. We never disclose the names of companies who participate in the process but do not get recognised. You have nothing to lose. 

You gain the benefits of employee feedback and can use our helpful reports and analytics to gain actionable insights about your business. 

How to Apply for the List

Step 1. Tell us about your company

One of our team will review your details and be in contact shortly.

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Great Place To Work® Best Workplaces™ in Australia 2023 Evaluation Methodology

Great Place To Work determines the list using our proprietary For All methodology. To determine the Best Workplaces in Technology list, Great Place To Work analyses the survey responses of tens of thousands of employees from Great Place To Work Certified™ companies in the technology industry.

Our survey enables employees to share confidential quantitative and qualitative feedback about their organization’s culture by responding to 60 statements on a 5-point scale and answering two open-ended questions. Collectively, these statements describe a great employee experience, defined by high levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. In addition, companies provide organizational data like size, location, industry, demographics, roles, and levels. Great Place To Work measures the differences in survey responses across demographic groups and roles within each organization to assess both the quality and consistency of the employee experience.

Statements are weighted according to their relevance in describing the most important aspects of an equitable workplace. Survey data analysis and company-provided datapoints are then factored into a combined score to compare and rank the companies that create the most consistently positive experience for all employees in this industry.

To be considered for the list, companies must be Great Place To Work Certified™ and nominate as a company in the technology industry.

We require statistically significant survey results, review anomalies in responses, news, and financial performance, and investigate any employee reports of company incompliance with strict surveying rules to validate the integrity of the results and findings. 

Great Place To Work® Best Workplaces for Women™ List Methodology

The Best Workplaces for Women™list is determined using Great Place To Work’sFor All™methodology to evaluate hundreds of Certified™Great Place To Work®organisations across Australia.   

Data is based on over 40,000 employee survey responses from women in Great Place To Work® Certified™ organisations across Australia. 

The survey 

The survey enables employees to share confidential quantitative and qualitative feedback about their organisation’s culture by responding to 60 statements on a 5-point scale and answering two open-ended questions. 

Collectively, these statements describe a great employee experience, defined by high levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. In addition, companies provide organisational data like size, location, industry, and the number of women in the workforce and management positions. 

Considerations 

Great Place To Work analysed the gender balance of each workplace, how it compares to each company’s industry, and patterns in representation as women rise from front-line positions to executive/C-suite roles. 
Survey data analysis and women’s representation figures are then factored into a combined score to compare and rank the companies that create the most consistently positive experience and opportunities for all women, regardless of their role or demographic background.   

Eligibility   

To be considered for the list, companies must be Great Place To Work Certified™. Companies must also employ at least 50 women. We require statistically significant survey results, review anomalies in responses, and investigate any employee reports of company in compliance with strict surveying rules to validate the integrity of the results and findings. 

Please note this list is NOT ranked. 

Great Place To Work® Best Workplaces™ in Australia 2023 Evaluation Methodology

Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determined the Best Workplaces™ Australia 2023 List by conducting annual workforce studies through our Trust Index Survey™ and Culture Management platform Emprising®, representing the voices of almost 50,000 employees across Australia.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organisation creates a great place to work For All™, meaning that the company empowers all individuals to reach their full human potential. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organisation, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyse these experiences relative to each organisation’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry and region. The remainder of the evaluation is an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of the company’s values, people’s ability to contribute new ideas, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, we require enough people in each organisation to respond that results are accurate to a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

 

Categories

These organisations’ assessment is based 100% on employee responses to the Trust Index survey.

For larger organisations with more than 100 employees, we also use our Culture Audit™ tool, asking organisations to share with us their practices, policies and programs to creating a great workplace For All™ and evaluating the approach they take.

Why do you say in one place your national list scoring is based on 85%/15% and in another place that it is 75%/25%?

We are explaining two different things:

1.  The criteria we evaluate

2.  Where the data comes from