2022 Australia’s Best Workplaces™ Live Reveal


Community Impact Webinar

Insights from Cisco - Australia’s Best Workplace™ 2020 & 2021

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Ajay Gopal
Community Impact Manager, Global Strategy, Operations & Thought Leadership Lead Cisco
Samantha Huddle
General Manager Great Place to Work Aus/NZ
Tim Fawcett
Director of Government Affairs Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd
Sean Aylmer
Journalist, Host - Fear And Greed business podcast

Community Impact Webinar – Insights from Cisco Australia’s Best Workplace™

Great Place to Work’s research shows that corporate giving and social responsibility is a top driver of employee experience. Our data highlights employees are 1.9 times more likely to feel proud of their organisation, and 1.7 times more likely to say their work is more than “just a job,” when they feel good about how their company contributes to the community.

This is certainly the case for Cisco Australia, Australia’s Best Workplace™ for the second consecutive year, with 95% of employees saying they feel good about the ways their company contributes to the community.

In 2020, Cisco announced its renewed purpose to Power an Inclusive Future for all which helps to bridge gaps of inequity and exclusion worldwide through Cisco’s technology, scale and extended ecosystem- a purpose which has guided their actions during this extraordinary time.

For Cisco employees in Australia this both empowers and provides meaning and purpose to the team by creating opportunities for them to go beyond their day job, and make a difference in their community. They can invest their time and resources into activities and programs working with non-for-profits, mentoring, fundraising and giving back within a Country Impact framework.

Cisco’s programs such as Time2Give and Brightfunds, are instrumental in supporting and engaging Cisco employees to leave an impact in their communities and are collectively contributing right across the organisation.

Listen to this podcast and hear from Tim Fawcett, Director of Government Affairs and Ajay Gopal, Community Impact Manager at Cisco – as they share the Community Impact experience for employees at Cisco, along with insights from Great Place to Work data by Samantha Huddle, Aus/NZ General Manager. The session will be moderated by Sean Aylmer, one of Australia’s most experienced and respected journalist.

Here are some articles on community impact that may also interest you:

May 2021 – Workplace ESG: How purpose in the workplace drives performance – Great Place to Work Australia

Corporate Giving Is Top Driver of Employee Experience at the Best Companies to Work For – Especially Now – Great Place to Work Australia

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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.