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GoodCompany to launch “Best Workplaces to Give Back Awards” this September

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GoodCompany's Best Workplaces to Give Back Award

Work Perks that Work – GoodCompany’s Best Workplaces to Give Back Awards is a national award that addresses the purposeful perks that workers want; the ability to contribute to the greater good.   

Now in its 4th year, the Award celebrates outstanding corporate giving by companies of all sizes by measuring how companies give back via Payroll Giving, Paid Volunteer Leave, Matching Donations, Fundraising, Sponsorship, Staff Rewards, Pro social initiatives and Diversity and Inclusion. 

Despite the country’s economic headwinds, Australia’s unemployment rate persists at around 3.9%, its lowest since 1974. As a result, HR managers continue to prioritise employee retention and engagement. According to studies, employees are no longer motivated by novelty perks such as table tennis tables, beer taps, and titbits, but rather by a higher purpose.

According to Atlassian and the Australian Institute of Management 66% of Australians agreed that companies who engage in actions to tackle social and environmental change are more attractive employee resignation rates are significantly lower in companies that have a strong CSR policy.     

“People are burned out and are looking for work that’s meaningful and fulfilling. When companies encourage and reward their workforce for supporting the causes that they’re passionate about, it helps to boost employee morale and contribute to positive workplace culture. This Award helps companies demonstrate their pro-social initiatives and impact so that they retain and attract the right talent through their employee value proposition (EVP),” says Ash Rosshandler, GoodCompany CEO. 

This year’s GoodCompany Best Workplaces to Give Back Award winner will also receive a complimentary ride on the GoodCompany Volunteer Mystery Bus that takes teams of up to 10 corporate volunteers to the area of greatest need.   

Nominations will be accepted – starting Monday, August 8th, 2022, and winners will be announced on Thursday, September 8th, 2022.

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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