The 9th annual list of great places to work in Australia is based on surveys of close to 52,000 employees from 135 companies, which were conducted between October 2015 and July 2016, as well as an evaluation of the employers’ policies and procedures by Great Place to Work Australia.

Whilst almost 50% of “great places” were software development and information technology organisations, companies in the healthcare and biotechnology also appear on the list.

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

Creating a great workplace is not about generous pay and benefits, work environments in state-of-the art offices with perks and freebies. Yes, many of the great workplaces have these, but what they also have is a strong sense of purpose, mission, culture and values. These determine what the organisation is about, where it is going, how it is going to get there, and the kind of culture it needs to help them achieve the organisational goals.

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As an employer, how can you promote your organisation as a “great place” to work?