Most Attractive Australian Companies For 2012
May 28, 2012 Leave a comment
It was announced recently at the notorious Randstad Awards: the most attractive companies to work for in 2012, based on the public perception of their image and branding.
The results stemmed from Randstad’s annual, ‘people’s choice’ survey, with approximately 7,000 respondents between 18 and 65 years of age completing the questionnaire. The survey of 150 companies focused on ten key factors for each company, including financial stability, job security, training opportunities, management, work/life balance and a stimulating work environment.
Notable organisations included in the survey were: Allianz Australia, Ausgrid, BlueScope Steel, Cadbury Schwepps, Chubb, David Jones, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Fairfax, Flight Centre, Hungry Jacks, Jetstar, LinFox, Optus, Rio Tinto, Tabcorp and Westfield. And of course, almost all of the major banks and communications providers were included, too.
So who were the winners for 2012?
Victoria’s Newcrest Mining took out the number #1 spot, while the ABC came in second and Virgin Australia, who won in 2011, came in third.
The fourth spot was awarded to GHD, the fifth to Wesfarmers and the remaining top ten to Cadbury Schweppes, BAE systems, Rio Tinto, IBM and the Australian Leisure & Hospitality Group, respectively.
In the banking and financial services, Westpac, St George and NAB were the three finalists listed, with Westpac taking home the award.
The success of Newcrest Mining, along with Randstad’s recognition of BHP Billiton, signify the growing success of the mining and resource industries across the nation. Notably, job security was also the most important factor for the general public in 2012, marking a 15% increase from last year.
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