Best Workplaces 2022


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Howden Insurance Broking Australia ranked #1 in the annual 2022 Australia Best Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work® Australia 

On Wednesday 17 August 2022, 11AM AEST - Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture honored the top companies in the categories of micro, small, medium and large organisations in the annual Australia Best Workplaces Virtual Reveal on 17 August. The companies were shortlisted using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. In curating what makes a Best Workplace™ in Australia, we have used the same bar as we do in curating the renowned Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in the US and Fortune World’s 25 Best Workplaces.  

Howden Insurance Broking Australia ranked #1 in the Small Business category.

The Great Place to Work methodology is one based on building a high-trust workplace culture that can be a great workplace For All TM. The Best Workplaces badge – a globally recognised accolade – is awarded to Certified™ companies with a high-trust, high-performance workplace culture. This is evaluated through the Great Place to Work® Trust Index™ survey data which measures the three key relationships that drive an employee’s experience in their workplace - relationships with management, colleagues, and their job. The Trust Index score represents the percentage of employees who consider their company to be a great workplace and is an indicator of their actual workplace experience.

“The Great Place to Work philosophy and methodology is one based on building a high-trust workplace culture that can be a great workplace for all. This means that companies should go beyond perks and the benefits when thinking of building a strong employer brand. It is about building quality relationships and employees having a consistently positive workplace experience,” said Ms Evelyn Kwek, Managing Director of Great Place to Work ASEAN and ANZ.

Matt Bacon, Howden Pacific CEO said “When establishing Howden in the Pacific, we always set out to create a broking environment that was a great place to work and this win is the realisation of that. There is a real sense of energy here and indeed across the Pacific, and we have taken some huge strides since starting in March last year, and I think being voted as one of Australia's Best workplaces really does reflect what our people feel.”

“We are fortunate being a newly launched business, so one of the first things we did was set out what we wanted our cultural framework to look like, and we engaged the entire business to do that. There was ownership pretty much from day one and our culture has been designed by our people for our people and it is affirmation of what they have built – a great place to work.”

Both Howden Australia and Howden New Zealand were accredited under the Great Place to Work program earlier this year. This recognition signifies that creating a great workplace experience is consistently a top strategic priority for Howden.

About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognised worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognising outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 97 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.  

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. 
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