The 97% score is attributed to the statement that SOCO is a great place to work, a remarkable improvement of 3 points higher than 2022 results, further highlighting the company’s commitment of creating an exceptional work environment for its employees.
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® provides certification based on current team members’ feedback about their daily workplace experience.
The survey measures the underlying level of trust within an organisation and consists of statements that cover credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. Breaking the results down, the SOCO team scored very high for the evaluating elements; 94% for camaraderie, 93% for fairness, 91% for respect, 90% for pride, and 89% for credibility.
I think SOCO is leading the way in terms of work/life balance, flexible work and inclusivity – which is awesome!
One of SOCO’s strongest policies is their ‘work from anywhere’ approach, enabling the team to make choices about working arrangements.
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
We are thrilled to have once again received this recognition as a Great Place to Work. It is even more gratifying to see that our score has surpassed last years, reflecting our continuous efforts to create an exceptional work environment for our team.
This achievement reaffirms our commitment to foster a culture of collaboration, growth, and employee well-being. It also inspires us to strive for even greater success in the future. On behalf of SOCO, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our team members for their contributions in making SOCO a truly Great Place to Work.
– Simon Forth, Chief Executive Officer
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.
I have found SOCO to be inclusive, collaborative, where hard work & creativity is acknowledged.
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