Newcrest Mining has been voted Queensland’s most attractive employer at this year’s Randstad Awards, closely beating fellow mining company Xstrata and national broadcaster the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, to the top spot.
The Randstad Award winner for Queensland was announced in Brisbane last week in front of leading public and private sector organisations, revealing which employers and industries were deemed the most attractive by over 1,900 of the state’s workers.
Organiser, Frank Ribuot, says Newcrest Mining should be extremely proud of being voted Queensland’s most attractive employer this year.
“Newcrest has been a standout in the Randstad Awards over the past two years, after winning the national awards in 2012 and being recognised as The Most Attractive Employer in the Mining & Resources Sector over the past two years.
“This year, Newcrest Mining ranked as the most attractive company in Australia when it comes to competitive salary and employee benefits. It also ranked extremely favourably across other key criteria including strong management, career progression opportunities and financial health.”
Aviation was voted the most attractive industry to work for in Queensland followed by the mining & natural resources, and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries.
Almost two thirds (61%) of Australians identify competitive salary and employee benefits as the most attractive attributes in an employer, followed by long-term job security, (55%), pleasant working atmosphere (50%); good work-life balance (47%) and interesting job content (41%).
Working for a business that is conveniently located is also high on the list according to 37% of Australians, and this is partly because commuting time to and from work plays a major part in being satisfied with your employer and achieving a good work-life balance.