NSW’s Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) has been ranked Australia’s top public sector employer.
It was also ranked the third-largest employer overall in a nationwide survey by recruitment agency Randstad Australia.
The results are based on the opinions of 6,000 people who evaluated and ranked 75 organizations in terms of attractiveness.
The study looked at 10 key attractiveness factors, including meaningful work, opportunities for career progression, job security and work-life balance.
DCJ Secretary Michael Tidball said the results of the Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) demonstrated that DCJ is an employer of choice.
“DCJ staff live by our values of service, trust, accountability, integrity and respect,” Mr. Tidball said.
Catherine Carvolth, DCJ’s acting director of human resources, said the research reflected a positive culture within the department, which employs 24,000 people.
“Employees in workplaces with values-driven cultures are happier and more motivated, leading to better business and customer outcomes, and that’s reflected in the findings of this study,” Ms. Carvolth said.
“We are very proud to be recognized as the first public sector employee in Australia.”
According to DJC, Randstad Employer Brand Research is the largest independent employer brand study in the world.
Seventy-five of Australia’s largest private and public sector organizations by headcount took part in the study, conducted by data analytics and brand consultancy organization Kantar Australia.
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