This year’s top winner is responding to the COVID-19 crisis with innovation, creativity and generosity
Global tech group Cisco topped Australia’s list of the 50 Best Places to Work (1,000+ employees) for 2020, which was ranked by workplace research and consulting firm Great Place to Work.
Cisco – maker of video-conferencing tool Webex – has been scoring great wins in the era of remote working, logging more than 5.5 billion minutes’ worth of meetings over the platform.
But Cisco is also well loved by its own employees: 97% of respondents endorsed the company as a “great place to work”.
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“During the pandemic, Cisco launched a ‘Your Response to COVID-19’ campaign on their platform, and asked their employees to submit their ideas on how they can take action to respond to this crisis with innovation, creativity and generosity to their teams, customers and the most vulnerable in their communities,” workplace analysts wrote.
Employees were able to donate masks, shields, meals and laptops, while sharing their technical know-how with schools and hospitals.
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Because of Cisco’s purpose-driven approach to business, 98% of its workers feel proud of their employer and their contribution to the community.
The annual citation traditionally honours a diverse roster of companies from industries such as health care, finance, legal, management consulting, transport and logistics, and manufacturing. This year, however, tech companies dominated the list.
Here are the 2020 honourees:
- Mars Australia
- DHL Express
- BPAY Group
- OMD Australia
- Mantel Group
- Intuit Australia
- Starlight Children’s Foundation
- North Construction & Building
- Nova Group
- U Bank
- Coleman Greig Lawyers
- Corin Australia
Under 100 employees
- SC Johnson & Son
- Morgan McKinley
- Beaumont People
- LogMeIn Australia
- EBay Australia
- Lundbeck Australia
- Recovery Partners
- Invest Blue
- Green Building Council of Australia
- Macquarie Cloud Services
- Beam Suntory Australia
- Bluefin Resources
- Fitness Playground