Specsavers Celebrates Being Ranked 8th in Australia’s Best Workplaces List 2023 by Great Place To Work Australia

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Australia, 18th August 2023

Specsavers has been named as one of Australia’s Best Workplaces™ for 2023 by Great Place To Work®, the global authority on workplace culture.
Specsavers was ranked 8th in the Best Workplaces in Australia list in the large (1,000+ employees) category.

This prestigious recognition not only acknowledges Specsavers commitment to delivering exceptional eye and hearing care to all Australians, but also highlights its ongoing dedication to fostering a positive, inclusive, and vibrant work environment where all our employees can flourish and thrive.

Australia’s Best Workplaces™ List is determined using The Great Place To Work For All™ methodology. The Great Place to Work Trust Index Survey enables employees to share confidential quantitative and qualitative feedback about their organisation’s culture by responding to 60 statements on a 5-point scale and answering two open-ended questions. Collectively, these statements describe a great employee experience, defined by high levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

“We congratulate the companies on this List and they are indeed Best Workplaces, as validated by the voices of their employees. In today’s talent market businesses need to put their best foot forward to showcase their great workplace culture to retain high performing employees for the years to come. Companies who have made it onto this years’ Best Workplaces list are a testament to consistently improving and maintaining their great workplace culture practices,” said Mr Roland Wee, Managing Director of Great Place To Work Australia and New Zealand.”

This is the first time Specsavers has been listed among Australia’s Best Workplaces, though it has been an accredited Great Place to Work organisation for the past three years.

Specsavers Managing Director Paul Bott said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be recognised as one of Australia’s Best Workplaces. Our people – our Store Partners and team members in store and support office, are the heartbeat of our organisation, and this achievement is a reflection of their dedication and passion for what they do.”
“Specsavers is, and has always been, a company built on great people. Our vision is to change lives through better sight and hearing, and it is our people who help make the difference to the lives of Australians every day.”

Some of the key qualities that were reviewed as part of the culture survey included Specsavers’ ongoing commitment to team development, how we live by our values and behaviors, its approach to diversity and inclusion, and customer service.

Specsavers People Director Karen Clancy added, “We are proud of the diverse and inclusive culture that we have nurtured together, where every individual is respected, valued, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Every single person at Specsavers has played a part in creating a workplace culture that empowers everyone to be the best versions of themselves.”
“This recognition is not just an end in itself, but a stepping stone on our journey to create an environment that fosters continuous growth, learning, and innovation.”


About Great Place To Work
As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work brings 30 years of ground-breaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified™ or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces List. Follow Great Place To Work on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram or visit greatplacetowork.com.au to learn more.

About Great Place To Work Certification
Great Place To Work Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place To Work Certification™ is recognised worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognising outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 97 countries apply to get Great Place To Work Certified™.