Brisbane-based recruitment marketing specialists Employment Office have been honoured with a place on the 2012 BRW Great Places to Work list, featuring at number 25.
Employment Office is one of only three Queensland companies to earn a place in the top 25 prestigious list of Australia’s best employers.
Compiled by Business Review Weekly (BRW) Magazine, the Great Places to Work list is widely acclaimed in Australia and is based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture, The Great Place to Work Institute. The success of the top 50 is a testament to each organisation’s willpower and innovation to retain a loyal, happy and engaged workforce during challenging times.
Employment Office Managing Director, Tudor Marsden-Huggins, said it was a privilege to be recognised as one of Australia’s best employers for a second year running.
“We are extremely proud of our inclusion in the BRW Great Places to Work list. We put a lot of effort into creating a great working environment for our employees, and to receive this recognition is fantastic,” Mr Marsden-Huggins said.
“Some of the benefits offered to members of the Employment Office team include 250 hours of training and education courses per year and flexible working arrangements offered to Mums and Dads returning to work.
“We also offer key staff members access to our business ownership scheme which gives employees the opportunity to own part of the business and share in the profits. It definitely helps to keep employees engaged when they have a vested interest in reaching company goals and hitting growth targets,” he said.
Employees are also motivated by the company’s commitment to corporate philanthropy.
Last year, Employment Office raised more than $20,000 for Diabetes awareness programs in an annual cycling relay event.
“Our people feel like they are a part of something bigger than just working towards a company’s bottom line. Our commitment to worthy causes fosters a sense of community and team camaraderie that our employees love,” Mr Marsden-Huggins said.
“We also provide lifestyle perks including free financial planning, discounted massage, physio, meditation and personal training. The staff kitchen is always stocked with free healthy snacks for employees to enjoy, and an on-site gym is available for the team to let off steam during their lunch hour or after a long day.
“At Employment Office we believe we have the best employees on offer in the marketplace, and it’s vitally important to keep them happy and reward them for their outstanding efforts,” he said.
Last year, Employment Office debuted on the Great Places to Work list at number 27, moving up two places to 25 in the 2012 list.
Established by Tudor Marsden-Huggins and Susanne Mather, Employment Office is not a recruitment agency. Instead, Employment Office specialises in an innovative approach to recruitment marketing, tailoring each campaign to an individual clients’ needs.
Employment Office employs 60 staff and has offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Vancouver and Toronto. There are plans to have 2,500 Employment Office staff by 2020, with offices operating in all Australian capital cities and eight overseas locations.