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The top 15 employers in Aus, NZ announced

The top 15 employers in Australia and New Zealand has been announced. Results show that this years’ top performers have an increased focus on employee engagement, communication and strong leadership.

In its eighteenth year, the Aon Best Employers program is an accreditation and research program looking at the people practices of high performing organisations. In 2018, 15 organisations across Australia and New Zealand have been recognised as Aon Best Employers, from a total of 143 organisations.

Organisations in healthcare, property and delivery services were among a variety of other sectors identified as Aon’s Best Employers.

The 2018 Aon Best Employers are (in alphabetical order):

BPAY Group

Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand

Colliers International

Eden Brae Homes


FedEx Express (New Zealand)

Four Square (Foodstuffs North Island Ltd)

Geeves Scaffolding Ltd

Peoplecare Health

Plush Sofas


SEEK Limited

Wood & Grieve Engineers


Z Energy

On a global level, Marriott Australia has gained Best Employer status under the Aon Best Employers global programme. The 2018 Aon Best Employers results revealed new trends and initiatives in companies that set Best Employers apart from the rest.

Organisational agility has proven to have a significant impact on employee engagement, retention and the bottom line. Best Employers have a constantly evolving future focused culture, enabling agile work practices. Such organisations also demonstrate an open mindset to Innovation and technology, and equip leaders to be successful in continuously changing environments.

“We are seeing companies placing increasing value on empowering their employees with the relevant skills to adapt to changing workplace environments. We really value the people-first approach Aon Best Employers are taking as they continue to make their talent more engaged by understanding what is important to them and enabling agile working environments,” said Gerhard Diedericks, Head of Talent Practice at Aon.


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Gali Blacher

Gali Blacher

Gali Blacher, editor, Dynamic Business

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