The ultimate guide to the best places to work in Australia in 2018

SuppliedThe founders of Canva. From L-R: Cameron Adams, Cliff Obrecht and Melanie Perkins.

The competition between companies seeking to attract the best talent is more fierce than ever.

Over the last year, the market for jobs in Australia grew by 21.4% — that’s an additional 45,000 vacancies.

The number of those employed also grew by 2.5%, and yet the market for jobs increased by 2.8%.

There are literally more open positions and less competition, giving job seekers more choice and flexibility.

For businesses, that means providing a top-notch workplace environment can be the difference between making that great hire and watching a competitor snatch them up.

Great Place to Work has just released its 2018 50 Best Places to Work study which uncovers the workplace in Australia that provide awesome experiences for employees.

As part of the research it surveyed 63,740 Australian employees from 160 companies between May 2017 and May 2018.

Each company participating in the study for this list earns a score based on two factors. Two-thirds of the score comes from employee responses to a 58-statement survey. The remaining one-third comes from its evaluation of the company’s policies and procedures in nine specific practice areas.

Here’s a look at the top 10 for companies larger than 1,000 employees

1. Salesforce
2. Atlassian
3. Cisco Systems Australia
4. Hilton
5. Mecca Brands
6. Mars
7. Kennards Hire
8. DHL Express
9. SAP Australia
10. Campbell Arnott’s

The top 10 for companies between 100-999 employees

1. Canva
2. Stryker
3. Intuit
4. The Bluerock
5. Zendesk
6. OMD
7. Abbvie Australia
8. The Physio Co
9. Summit Homes Group
10. Nova Systems

And the top 10 for companies under 100 employees

1. Avenue Dental
2. Insentra
3. Altis Consulting
4. Rackspace
5. Invest Blue
6. Amicus
7. Maple Event Group
8. Cobild
9. Melbourne Real Estate
10. Bluefin Resources

Read the report in full here >>

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