In August, Great Place to Work Australia released its annual publication 50 Best Places to Work. The best 50 is determined by research based on surveys and evaluation of the company’s policies and procedures.

A key finding is that the hiring process plays an important role in the retention rates of employees. The report states that almost 80% of organisations consider employee retention as their biggest challenge. With the future rapidly progressing, AI is assisting in the acquisition of skilled workers in most organisations. It can analyse, predict and filter what the organisation needs from each employee, and it’s certainly helpful in finding out what are the best places to work in Australia.

The best places to work in Australia are listed into three different categories: over 1000 employees, between 100–999 employees and fewer than 100 employees.

1,000+ employees

IT giant Salesforce is number one on the list. By powering the world’s number one CRM, it empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Salesforce believes that honouring their 1,473 employees is key to leading an organisation. The organisation starts every presentation with a ‘thank you’ slide in recognition of their peers’ hard work and efforts.

Finishing second, Cisco Systems Australia develops tech equipment to consumers and other businesses. Their employees believe in Cisco’s culture that promotes learning and personal and professional development. Hilton has climbed up the ladder this year, finishing third. This global hospitality chain prioritises team recognition and that occasionally includes positive shout-outs from the president and CEO, guests and team members.

100–900 employees

Healthcare manufacturing company Stryker takes number one, living up to their mission statement: ‘Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better’. The organisation installs different development programs for their employees, such as the Women Without Limits program and the Emerging Leaders Program for high-potential employees. Canva has come in second after finishing first in 2018. Upon hiring new employees, Canva introduces a ‘treasure hunt’ ice-breaking activity where they’re given clues to look for certain locations and staff members.

Fewer than 100 employees

Finishing first was Avenue Dental, an Australian company that aims to ‘positively transform dentistry’. Their 65 employees claim that the organisation reinforces positive values and recognises and rewards staff who perform well. During their weekly meetings, employees recognise each other’s efforts by reading aloud positive feedback given by their patients or co-workers.

RankOver 1,000 EmployeesBetween 100 and 999 employeesFewer than 100 employees
1SalesforceStrykerAvenue Dental
2Cisco Systems AustraliaCanvaLogMeIn Australia
3HiltonIntuit AustraliaInsentra
4MECCA BrandsOMD AustraliaAmicus
5MARS AustraliaAbbVieCobild
6REA GroupAdobeSC Johnson & Son
7SAP AustraliaEnvatoVersa
8Service NSWOptiverAltis Consulting
9AtlassianNous GroupBeaumont People
10Campbell Arnott’sRichard Crookes ConstructionsMorgan McKinley

By: The Good Universities Guide

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