Uncover the secrets of Australia’s best workplaces…
The results are in for this years Best Places to Work in Australia. And the winners were…
Top 5 employers (100+ employees)
- Salesforce (IT/Software)
- Stryker (Healthcare/Medical Sales & Distribution)
- Atlassian (IT/Software)
- Mecca Brands (Retail)
- Adobe Systems (IT/Software)
Top 5 employers (less than 100 employers)
- Rackspace (IT Storage/Data Management)
- Wavelength International (Professional Services)
- 4mation Technologies (IT)
- Altis Consulting (IT)
- Zinc (Advertising & Marketing)
What makes a great workplace?
Data taken from the 50 'best places to work' showed:
- 96% offered employees individual development plans
- 64% offered unpaid career leave
- 64% offered education leave
- 44% offered work-related course subsidies
- 58% offered an exchange program with international affiliates
- 74% offered paid time off (not including holiday leave) for the purpose of volunteering in a community project or charitable organisation, with a maximum of 20 hours per year.
The companies also offered an average of 124 hours of on the job training.
What does work look like?
The traditional 9-5 Monday to Friday routine is practically a relic in the best workplaces.
The new dynamic yielding the best employee performance consists of:
- 55% flexible scheduling
- 44% work from home or telecommuting
- 20% compressed work week (e.g. work four 10-hour days and take Fridays off)
- 22% of companies offer compressed work weeks during Summer
- 4.6% job sharing
Work-life balance is a hot button issue and job flexibility is the way to handle it.
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