Specsavers named great place to work

Specsavers Australia is thrilled to have been named a Great Place to Work®, after receiving certification in May this year.

Produced each year by research institute Great Place to Work Australia, the Great Places to Work list features Australian and international companies that have been ranked based on employee surveys and an evaluation of the employers’ policies and procedures.

More than 39,000 Australian employees from over 124 companies were surveyed for the 2020 edition, with data for the study collected during the pandemic.

According to the research institute, a great place to work is one “where you trust the people you work with, have pride in what you do, and enjoy the people you work with”.

This is the first time Specsavers has participated in the annual survey.

78% team members from the Specsavers support office completed the survey – above the average for the retail industry – and gathered 436 responses, across all departments of the support function.

The survey revealed what Specsavers support office colleagues felt were the strengths and opportunities for the business across key areas of culture and employee engagement.

The team identified a number of strengths, including the way Specsavers contributes to the community, the rewards and benefits on offer for employees, and the friendly nature and camaraderie among colleagues as some of the key reasons why Specsavers is a great place to work.

Specsavers Director of Human Resources Karen Clancy says the survey not only highlights the positives of working for Specsavers, but also helps identify areas that the business can improve to ensure all team members feel good, feel cared for, and feel smart.

“This achievement is another way we can continue to support our team and ensure that we are actively listening to our team and reviewing our strategies to ensure Specsavers is and continues to be a great place to work for all our colleagues,” she says.

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