Best place to work – media release

By April 22, 2021April 30th, 2021Media Release, News

Leading disability organisation makes coveted Best Places to Work List 

Achieve Australia is proud to announce that it was this week included on the 2021 AFR BOSS Best Places to Work List. Achieve has been ranked in the top 10 of the Government, Education and Non-for-profit category. 

“We couldn’t be happier to receive this public recognition,” said Jo-Anne Hewitt, Achieve Australia CEO. “Every one of our people works incredibly hard toward creating a workplace which supports both their own sense of personal and professional fulfilment and that of our clients.” 

Published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, the prestigious annual list spans organisations in Australian and New Zealand. It is awarded following rigorous assessment by leading behavioural science consultancy, Inventium, including both a staff survey and written submission detailing information about workplace policies, practices and programs. This year’s list was drawn from nearly 700 organisations which were invited to make submissions.  

Achieve Australia’s approach and practice to develop leadership, culture and engagement to support the organisation and its clients into the future are just some areas in which its efforts have been recognised.  

“As the only disability organisation included on the list we are especially proud. However, our feelings go beyond that to hope that this is the beginning of a broader trend of recognition of our sector and the essential contribution we make to our community,” said Ms Hewitt.  

“These kinds of achievements don’t happen by accident,” said Lorraine Salloum, People, Performance and Culture Executive at Achieve. In the last 18 months, we’ve focused on organisation design, culture, leadership and engagement and we’re really pleased to be recognised for our work. The very best workplaces consciously create cultures, policies, structures and environments that enable people to do their very best work. And in today’s rapidly changing world, that includes fostering agility, creativity and resilience in their workforce in the face of unprecedented challenges.”  

Both the survey and written submission are assessed against the Inventium’s Workplace of the Future Framework, which is based on Harvard and Stanford University research that demonstrates ten key factors necessary to critical to employees feeling motivated and engaged at work.  

“We are thrilled to work in conjunction with The Australian Financial Review to recognise many organisations who are leading the way with innovative practices that drive key elements such as flexibility, wellbeing and equality,” said Dr Amantha Imber, Founder, Inventium.  

For more information: https://afrbestplacestowork.com/   

Contact details 

Heidi Sola
Communications & Public Relations Officer 
Achieve Australia 

M:0418 582 929 
E: hsola@achieveaustralia.org.au 

Achieve Australia is a for-purpose community organisation that has been providing services and support for people with disability in New South Wales since 1952. Our passion is social inclusion for people with disability and our purpose is to build extraordinary lives, supporting people with disability to be well, have a home, choose a career, learn new skills, participate in the community and enjoy a full life.  

We offer a range of essential services for people with disability and their families, including community living and drop-in support, short term accommodation and respite, community and lifestyle services, wellbeing, employment, and support coordination. achieveaustralia.org.au  

The AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list recognises and ranks the best places to work in Australia and New Zealand, by industry, and is the premier list of its kind. The list is judged and compiled by leading behavioural science consultancy, Inventium. mostinnovative.com.au   

Inventium is Australia’s leading behavioural science and innovation consultancy. Since 2007, Inventium has helped hundreds of thousands of people become more innovative and more productive at work. Inventium applies the latest findings from science (psychology, behavioural science and neuroscience) to help organisations unlock growth through innovation and to create brilliant workplaces that get the very best out of their people. Inventium is the official methodology partner of the AFR Boss Best Places to Work List and the AFR Boss Most Innovative Companies list. Inventium is also a proud BCorporation. inventium.com.au   

For more than 50 years The Australian Financial Review has been the authority on business, finance and investment news in Australia. It has a reputation for independent, award-winning journalism and is essential reading for Australia’s business and investor community.  


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