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As the world’s largest private optical retailer, Specsavers was founded almost 40 years ago by optometrist husband and wife team, Doug and Dame Mary Perkins. Since then, Specsavers has grown from two eye care professionals with a powerful vision, to a family of well over 35,000 colleagues around the world, looking after the eye health of more than 40 million people.
Almost 15 years ago, Specsavers launched in Australia and New Zealand with the aim to make eye care accessible and affordable for every Australian and New Zealander. Specsavers now has more than 400 stores across both countries, with over 6,000 team members, making Specsavers the leading eye care provider in Australia and New Zealand.
In addition, Specsavers has grown its offering to communities across ANZ, providing audiology services to more than 2 million Aussies and New Zealanders for hearing loss. Having launched Audiology five years ago, Specsavers now has 250 Audiology businesses and supported 140+ audiology professionals to start and run their own businesses.
Source: Great Place to Work® 2021 Australia National Employee Engagement Study
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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.
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The Best Workplaces in Asia List
Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces in the Asian and Middle Eastern regions with the publication of the annual Best Workplaces in Asia list. The list recognizes companies in three size categories:
To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and UAE. For the 2021 Asia List, companies ranked on the national list in the Philippines will also be included. Multinational organizations must meet the following requirements:
Multinationals also receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in multiple countries in the region. The data used in the calculation of the regional list comes from national lists published in 2019 and early 2020.