Deloitte ranked Australia’s most credible company in ‘Great Places to Work’ survey
04/07/2011
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Deloitte ranked Australia’s most credible company in ‘Great Places to Work’ survey

After a strong year of double digit growth and record recruitment, professional services firm Deloitte has been rated as the most credible company to work for in Australia in a survey by the Great Places to Work Institute.

The annual survey, which identifies the 50 best places to work in Australia through a combination of staff survey and written submissions, ranks businesses according to the perceptions of their employees under the criteria of respect, fairness, pride, camaraderie and credibility. Credibility is defined as “the extent to which employees see management as believable and trustworthy.”

Deloitte was also ranked as one of Australia’s 50 best places to work for the third year in a row. Ranked at No. 26 with its 5,700 partners and staff, it was the only organisation with more than 700 people to be represented in the top 50. Over half those ranked on the list have less than 100 employees.

Giam Swiegers, Deloitte Australia CEO, said: “I am very proud of our result in this survey. We placed people management at the top of our strategic priorities eight years ago and have never shifted from that focus.

“Deloitte has transformed itself over the last five years. It has built a successful and different firm that offers its clients a more diverse portfolio than its competitors,” continued Mr Swiegers. “We have also focussed on providing opportunity for career options that are challenging and different to other professional services firms.”

Deloitte has grown by 1000 people and 100 partners in the past 12 months, proving that the firm’s growth strategy and relentless focus on people and talent is working. A large portion has been organic growth with investments in human capital, consulting, data analytics, and its Deloitte Private brand starting to pay big dividends.

Deloitte Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, David Redhill commented that the No. 1 ranking for credibility testified to the investment Deloitte has made in building a culture of open and transparent internal communications, and to the power of Deloitte’s culture.

“We have always believed that people have valuable ideas and insights to contribute at every stage of their career, and that it’s the responsibility of our firm’s leaders to give them ways of making that contribution,” said Mr Redhill.

”That’s why we encourage and listen to feedback from our people for every key decision we make as a business, using internal communications, social media and staff engagement strategies that put our people at the centre of the equation.

“Our No. 1 ranking confirms for us that it’s the right approach, given that the 5, 700 people of Deloitte Australia have rated their own leaders as trustworthy and competent.”

Alec Bashinsky National Partner, People and Performance, commented that Deloitte received a record number of job applications this year, 10,000 of which were graduate and 33,000 experienced hire applications.

“Our No. 1 ranking for credibility and our presence for the third year in a row on the list of Best Places to Work reaffirms our belief in consistent two-way communications between leaders and employees,” said Mr Bashinsky. “Talking straight, transparency and openness are key tenets for sharing information across our business and will always be a priority for us.”

“The BRW ranking will help us to attract high performing talent to the firm and provide stretch opportunities to ensure the growth of our business. Developing and sustaining an open dialogue with our people is vital for employee motivation and an important reality check to ensure we are meeting the needs of our people.”