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Mars Australia places first in 2017 Great Place to Work Study

M&Ms officeMars Australia has been named the top multinational company for the most conducive place to work at in the Over 1,000 Employees category by Great Place to Work Australia (GPTWA).

Best Places to Work have released their annual Study for 2017, which showcases the 50 best organisations across three categories.

“It’s Mars Australia’s ambition to be a great place to work, so being recognised by the national body is news we’re delighted to share with our Associates. It allows us to reflect on the steps we’ve taken to achieve it and to celebrate the impact our Associates make every day in creating a working environment that we’re proud of. It also lets the outside world know what kinds of company we are, which we believe helps to increase our ability to attract the best talent into the organisation,” said Jim Brodie, divisional director – People & Organisation at Mars Australia.

Mars Australia is known worldwide for its leading brands such as Milky Way, M&M’s, Skittles, Whiskas, Pedigree and Royal Canin. The 2017 Study into trends in the workplace reveals that efficiency and innovation are two of the key issues that are top of mind for today’s business leaders.

“Being a great workplace is no longer seen as ‘nice to have’; today it is imperative to business vitality and success. Leaders at the companies involved in the study know that what is good for the workplace is also good for business, and that being a great workplace and having great employees leads to increased client retention, customer satisfaction, and in turn, a healthier bottom line,” said Zrinka Lovrencic, managing director of GPTW Australia.

According to GPTW’s company statement, as the world embarks on the 4th industrial revolution, being able to optimise efficiency is crucial to success and this goes together with the promotion of innovation. In 2017, organisations are employing people to produce solutions to problems that have yet to arise, and developing innovative products. It takes great leadership to foster and promote this type of creativity.

“Congratulations to the companies on this year’s 50 Best Places to Work list. We commend the leaders, managers, and employees at these companies for their extraordinary efforts they take to sustain great workplace cultures. We hope that this study is an invitation to introspection – a useful tool for all business leaders to think about their company’s strengths and opportunities,” said Lovrencic.

Driven by a desire for long term success, GPTW Australia says Mars knows that means continuous improvement. “They actively seek feedback from their associates, act upon it and benchmark themselves again other best companies to provide insights that can make Mars even better.”

FMCG company Arnott’s came fourth in the list.

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