Best Workplaces list applications are due soon.
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We publish 4 Best Workplace Lists Nationally and winners are announced throughout the year. For upcoming application deadlines, see the table below.

To be eligible for a list, you need to become Great Place To Work® Certified™ before the cutoff date for that list. Once Certified, your company will be automatically considered for all the lists that you’re eligible for over the following 12-month period.

Start your Great Place To Work Certification today or you could miss out on being eligible for upcoming lists. Your future self will thank you.

When are Australia’s Best Workplaces™ List's announced?

Click on a list below to learn more and apply

Best Workplaces ListEligibilityCertification Survey Close DeadlineList Announcement
Best Workplaces in Technology 2024
  • In the Technology industry

  • Current Great Place To Work Certification™

31st March 2024 May, 2024
Best Workplaces 2024
  • Have at least 10 employees

  • We have four company size categories that we use for this list; Micro (10-29), Small (30-99) , Medium (100-999) and Large (1000+)

  • Current Great Place To Work Certification™

  • Culture Audit - Due Date May 15th 2024

31st May 2024August, 2024
Best Workplaces for Women 2024
  • Minimum of 100 employees

  • Minimum of 50 are women

  • Current Great Place To Work Certification™

31st May 2024March, 2025
Best Workplaces in Healthcare, Biopharma & Social Assistance 2024
  • In the Healthcare, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals or Social Assistance industries

  • Current Great Place To Work Certification™

31st July 2024October, 2024

To be considered for a specific list, you must complete your Great Place To Work Certification™ by the corresponding “Certification Survey Close Deadline” date and meet the additional eligibility requirements. Please keep in mind that you’ll need 3-4 weeks to complete your Certification. Once Certified™, you’ll be considered for all subsequent lists while your Certification is valid.

International List Publication Dates

ListPublication Date
World's Best Workplaces™ *November, 2024

How to Apply for our Lists

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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