Peoplebank Shines As A Best Employer

Australia’s largest IT and digital recruitment company, Peoplebank has achieved Best Employer accreditation in Aon Hewitt’s rankings, for the fourth consecutive year. The only recruiter to consistently achieve this ranking, Peoplebank has managed – in a year of monumental changes – to retain engagement levels at around 80%.

Aon Hewitt’s rankings of outstanding people practices rank organisations on four measurable factors: employee engagement, a compelling employer brand, effective leadership and high performance culture.

According to Aon Hewitt research, Best Employers achieve better business results than other organisations, with higher growth in both sales and shareholder value. The company assesses that a performance culture is where most employees feel truly energised by their job – a measure that Peoplebank has surpassed by maintaining eight out of every 10 employees in the high engagement zone.

Staff feedback on engagement included that employees value: “Giving me work flexibility and showing great confidence and trust in my abilities…”, that “My company also does a great job of recognising my skills and talents and giving opportunities to share these…”, and that “The organisation has been doing an excellent job in building a healthy working atmosphere.”

Peoplebank’s achievement is all the more striking given that the past 12 months has been one of profound, sustained change for the recruiter.

Peoplebank’s CEO, Peter Acheson comments, “Over the past year, we’ve dramatically expanded Peoplebank’s footprint: entering the frenetic Malaysian market while continuing to grow our operations in Hong Kong and Singapore to service booming demand across the Asia Pacific.

“At the same time, we have developed new business models and have outperformed a truly competitive Australian market. Most recently, Peoplebank has also become part of the global Recruit Holdings organisation, a move that has dramatically increased our scale and capacity to deliver.”

“While all of these changes have been positive, they have exerted pressure on our teams. Staff have risen to the challenge brilliantly, continuing to bring their all to the business and achieving the best outcomes for our clients and candidates, regardless of what else is going on in the business.”

“I have no doubt that our success in 2014-15 has been almost entirely due to Peoplebank’s outstanding teams: and I am proud that, through our deliberate strategy of putting people first, Peoplebank has built a workplace where staff delivering their best work every day means we, as a company, are demonstrably heading towards market leadership in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region.”