Each year more than 10,000 companies apply to become a recognised Great Place to Work®. A global authority on workplace culture, Great Place to Work® certification is based on current team members’ feedback about their daily workplace experience. Certification is a two-part process including a survey of team members and a summary of company values and benefits offered.
Breaking the results down, the SOCO team scored very high for the evaluating elements; 96% for community, 94% for camaraderie and hospitality, 92% for teamwork and leadership, and 91% for caring and fairness. Overall, 94% of respondents said that SOCO was a great place to work. These results reflect SOCO’s values of focusing on people first and technology second, putting people at the very centre of everything that they do.
SOCO highly prioritises team wellbeing and provides a lot of unique perks.
One of SOCO’s strongest policies is their ‘work from anywhere’ approach, enabling the team to make choices about working arrangements.
At SOCO, we deliver transformative business outcomes with the human-centred use of information technology. Our mission is to elevate our clients, partners, and people to become the heroes of their stories.
We have a big, audacious goal to become a global top 100 great place to work. It won’t happen overnight, but the Great Place to Work® certification is one more step towards that end.
– Sebastian Rizzo, SOCO Chief Executive Officer
Our people are incredible and deliver meaningful change to our clients every day. We are proud of the caring and supportive culture we’ve built at SOCO and The Great Place to Work® survey results validate that we are on the right track.
We live our values in many ways, including offering our team members flexibility, and recognising and rewarding their hard work, teamwork, and achievements. We also create a work environment where we all feel safe to be our authentic selves, share our ideas and respectfully challenge each other, confident in the knowledge that we actively support each other’s success.
– Karen Kennedy, SOCO Head of People + Culture
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is recognised world over by employees and employers alike and is considered the ‘gold standard’ in identifying and recognising great workplace cultures.
Every year, Great Place to Work® partner with more than 10,000 organisations across 60 countries and help them build a great work culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. They found that the best companies care about their communities and their people. They trust their people.
The survey precisely measures the underlying level of trust within an organisation and consists of statements that cover credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.
Great Place to Work® has found there are five underlying qualities that magnify the success of best company suites of programs: their variety, originality, all-inclusiveness, degree of human touch, and integration with the culture at large. The Culture Audit captures data on various aspects of culture and people practices. Scores are plotted against the top workplaces in Australia and compared with the relevant employee survey scores.
Significant care is taken to ensure team members have a good work life balance.
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