Welcome to the 2019 50 Best Places to Work benchmarking study.
This year has highlighted how the digital dissemination of fake news and alternative facts enables the corrosion of political discourse and the trust on which it depends, offering us all an opportunity to pause and reassess our terms of reference. What does trust mean to us, and for our study, what is the role of trust in organisations? Since 1981, Great Place to Work has been researching workplaces.
What began as an unexpected discovery has remained the same for almost 40 years now; the core of creating great workplaces is building high-quality relationships in the workplace, relationships based on trust. What has changed over the last four decades is the landscape in which organisations operate, and how they prepare themselves to tackle the obstacles of building and maintaining trust in the digital world.
Over the last 12 months we surveyed 85,471 Australian employees from 163 companies to bring you our 12th edition of the annual 50 Best Places to Work Study. We are expanding our learning and understanding of workplaces by introducing new technologies which bring global learning closer through close partnerships. Let’s celebrate those who are dedicated to building great workplaces and congratulate the companies on this year’s 50 Best Places to Work list. These organisations have set themselves apart from their competitors where employees are respected and treated fairly, leaders are credible, and trust is nurtured.
How The 50 Best Are Selected The 50 Best Places to Work are selected and ranked by Great Place to Work Australia, a global workplace research and consulting firm. Each company participating in the study for this list earns a score based on two factors. Two-thirds of the total score comes from employee responses to a 58-statement survey.
The survey is distributed on a census basis and minimum completion rates are calculated using a 95% confidence interval.
The remaining one-third comes from our evaluation of the company’s policies and procedures in nine specific practice areas created by Great Place to Work Inc.