Wavemaker Australia has cemented its position as one of the country’s top employers by retaining its number 18 ranking on Best Places to Work 2019, for companies with more than 100 employees.
The consecutive ranking demonstrates Wavemaker’s consistent excellence in workplace culture, just 18 months following the merger of MEC and Maxus to form GroupM’s newest agency specialising in media, content and technology.
MEC previously appeared on the list for three consecutive years, ranking 13thin 2017 for companies with more than 100 employees, while Maxus also made the cut, ranking15thamong companies with fewer than 100 employees.
This is the 12thyear The Best Places to Work has been published by the list’s creator, Great Place to Work Institute, a global workplace research and consulting firm. The list recognises organisations leading the way in workplace culture, with two-thirds of the scoring based on employee responses to an anonymous survey.
Peter Vogel, Chief Executive Officer of Wavemaker Australia & New Zealand, said: “Future-proofing our agency as we lead the way in this digital, data-driven world is at the heart of our vision. We can’t do that without creating an environment where our people feel valued, supported and inspired. But it’s not just about business results. As an employer, we are responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of our employees, and so we work hard on the things that count, including providing the right support and recognising and rewarding good work.”
Wavemaker’s culture initiatives are inspired by the agency’s Care, Create & Grow focus and include external and internal training; a mentoring program for younger employees; an Employee Assistant Program (including professional counselling); wellness classes; the Globetrotters Programme, through which Wavemaker Australia employees can immerse themselves for 2-3 weeksin an overseas Wavemaker office; and enhanced maternity and paternity leave benefits, among other benefits.