As more and more employees consider a business’s purpose and its ability to have a positive social impact when making employment decisions, the Best Workplaces to Give Back competition aims to highlight the best companies and businesses doing their bit for a better world.
The competition is run by GoodCompany and will showcase the best purpose-driven brands in Australia. First launched in 2018, GoodCompany invited organisations of all sizes and from all industries to participate in a survey, explaining how they help their staff make a difference. The surveys were then assessed and ranked across three main criteria, impact, context and innovation. 2018 winners included Small Giants, Origin Energy and Flight Centre.
As the be-good movement continues to flourish, CEO and founder of Good Company, Ash Rosshandler said today’s employees were looking for a workplace where meaning and purpose matters. Rosshandler believes the days of ‘greed is good’ are now long gone and he says GoodCompany has the stats to back this up; with 60 per cent of workers saying they would take a pay cut to work for an empathetic employer and almost half of the employees surveyed (46 per cent) saying they want to have a positive impact on society through their work.
Rosshandler suggests these trends pose a bigger question for job seekers as to what are the best workplaces to give back?
To enter your business or a company you think is doing a good job go to http://www.bestplacetogiveback.com.au/ Entries close June 30.