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July 2022: What connects the best employers – a recap of the Best Workplaces and beyond

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It’s that time of year again!

In just a few short weeks the 2022 list of Australia’s Best Workplaces™ will be revealed. It is a great event and fittingly rewards organisations that have excelled with a genuine commitment to a people-first culture.

But before we turn to the 2022 winners, it’s important that we look back and explore the themes that emerged from last year’s list.

And in a year that was marked by bushfires and pandemic, the standout theme in 2021 was trust.

Great Place to Work’s research shows that when employees feel that they can trust their leaders, they repay the company with higher levels of commitment and engagement. This can have a marked effect on an organisation’s bottom line.

Last year’s list was also characterised by purpose — why people come to work each day, not what they do.

Organisations with real purpose can transcend the day-to-day by giving employees a meaningful goal other than profit.

Winners recap

The winner of last year’s large category, global tech giant Cisco, was a good example.

Some 93% of employees at Cisco Systems Australia say it is a great place to work, empowered by a company that provides them resources and support they need to succeed and in return expects people to take bold risks, innovate and collaborate.

Cisco’s giving program has an extraordinary target of helping 1 billion people worldwide — aiming to solve critical developing world issues of access to food, water and shelter as well as developed world problems like education, career skills and financial self-sufficiency.

Last year’s medium category winner, fast-growing tech consulting firm Mantel Group, has a simple purpose statement underpinning all work: to change the way the world works for the better.

Mantel uses purpose, values and principles to guide its people making day-to-day decisions, allowing its disparate operating businesses to work side by side and its people to make their own decisions.

Small category winner in 2021, Bellroy, also leans into trust, encouraging its people to find new ways to solve problems, grow the business and help fix the world’s social and environmental problems.

It’s a similar story at last year’s micro winner, The Recruitment Company, which gives its people wide autonomy to achieve their goals.

Looking forward

Much has changed in the year since we released last year’s list, but the principles of trust and purpose remain eternal.

On August 17 at 11am AEST, we will be releasing the 2022 list of Australia’s Best Workplaces  and you can click here to watch the reveal yourself.

Australia’s Best Workplaces have had a remarkable year in 2022.

It has been a year of change and adaptation as we all adjust to living with the pandemic.

Great Place to Work’s 2022 Best Workplaces are characterised by a genuine care for their people’s wellness – mental, emotional and physiological.

They also show a desire to wrestle with what it means to offer flexibility as we adapt to living with the pandemic.

We look forward to sharing the list with you.

Great Place to Work® has published the definitive annual list of the best places to work in Australia since 2008. Join the celebration as we unveil Australia’s 2022 Best Workplaces List.

“Our team acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we meet and work. We wish to pay our respects to their Elders – Past, Present and Emerging – and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within Australia and within the Great Place to Work For All Community”

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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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