Australia's best workplaces for 2022 revealed

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Network solutions provider Cisco again leads the way in the large business category of best workplaces. (Source: AP)

Australia's best workplaces of 2022 have been revealed by Great Place to Work, showcasing a wide range of businesses, from a recruitment agency to a multinational technology conglomerate.

The annual survey compiled by the research institute revealed the new winners of different business categories, with Cisco taking first place in the large business category for the third consecutive year.

Software company Mantel was named best medium-sized workplace for the second year in a row, while Howden Insurance Brokers Australia topped the small category.

Employment agency The Recruitment Company claimed top spot for the second year running in the micro category.

Wellness, flexibility keys to employee satisfaction

Roland Wee, managing director of Great Place to Work Australia, said employees working for the companies in this year's list were seven times more likely to stay in their company for a long time, and were 15 times more likely to endorse their company as a great place to work, adding the emphasis of wellness by employers.

"The best employers are focusing on wellness beyond the physical – providing benefits that support their employees' total well-being – mental, emotional and physiological," Wee said.

"We are seeing a concerted effort to take care of the mental health of people, supporting leaders and normalising mental health conversations.”

He added that, apart from this, they had also seen great strides in flexibility.

"The best employers are proactively offering flexible, hybrid work arrangements for their employees," Wee said.

"They recognise that employees appreciate and thrive in this model of flexible working. The very best are engaging their people in designing what the future of work looks like, experimenting and adjusting policies as they go."

Australia’s best workplaces 2022: Full list

Micro category (companies with fewer than 30 employees)

1. The Recruitment Company

2. SustainAbility Consulting

3. This Is Flow

4. Lotus People

5. Cullen Jewellery

6. Stamford Capital Australia

7. Pragmateam

8. Amstelveen

9. Inspire Accountants

10. ICD Property

11. HiBob

12. Four Drunk Parrots


14. Glaukos

15. Pendula

16. Creative Cubes


18. Neolink

19. Banna Property Group

20. Entourage

Small category (companies with 30-99 employees)

1. Howden Insurance Brokers Australia

2. Response Security Services


4. BRAVURE Pty Ltd.

5. Miro

6. Displayr

7. Dovetail

8. Sixpivot

9. AvePoint

10. Attach2 Pty Ltd

11. FSC Group

12. Cobild

13. Kasada

14. KM Tech

15. Commission Factory

16. Beaumont People

17. Quorum Systems

18. TKV Group

19. Scalapay

20. Struber

21. PhoenixDX

22. Meltwater Australia

23. EstimateOne

24. Propel Ventures

25. Zoom Recruitment

26. Cordelta

27. Baringa Partners

28. Sensei Project Solutions

29. Icomm

30. Cloudwerx

Medium category (companies with 100-999 employees)

1. Mantel Group

2. Adobe

3. SafetyCulture

4. Jaybro Group

5. Abbvie ANZ

6. Robert Half

7. OMD Australia

8. Infotrack

9. NeuroRehab

10. Alluvium

11. Intuit

12. DiUS

13. Medtronic

14. Red Hat

15. Bristol Myers Squibb

16. Insight Australia

17. Thoughtworks

18. Carnival

19. HealthEngine

20. HP

21. Swisse Wellness

22. Tic Toc Online

23. Centorrino Technologies

24. Henry Schein

25. CrowdStrike

26. Swyftx

27. Smokeball

28. Carlisle Homes

29. Ansarada

30. Avenue Dental

Large category (companies with 1,000 or more employees)

1. Cisco

2. Salesforce

3. Atlassian

4. REA Group

5. Hilton

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