ACER wins workplace awardACER news 21 Apr 2021 2 minute read
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has been recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s best places to work.
ACER ranked first on the 2021 AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list for Government, Education & Not-for-Profit, one of 10 industry lists contested by almost 700 organisations across Australia and New Zealand.
Published by the Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, the AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list is judged and compiled by behavioural science consultancy, Inventium, using unique research-based methodology.
The assessment comprised a staff survey and a written submission, with questions relating to policies, practices and programs that exist within our organisation to support and get the best out of our employees. The methodology is underpinned by Inventium's Workplaces of the Future framework, which identifies 10 key factors that are critical to employees feeling motivated and engaged at work.
Announcing the results, Inventium founder Dr Amantha Imber said, ‘We have undertaken extensive research into what truly makes a brilliant workplace and we are thrilled to recognise many organisations who are leading the way with innovative practices that drive key elements such as flexibility, wellbeing and equality.’
Director of Human Resources Joanna Brown said ACER employees have a high level of autonomy and have the trust of management and colleagues.
‘At ACER, we are fortunate to be involved in the meaningful and interesting work of improving learning. Along with flexible work arrangements and a pleasant, well-resourced work environment this contributes to making ACER a great place to work.’