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After a strong year of double digit
growth and record recruitment,
professional services firm Deloitte
has been rated as the most credible
company to work for in Australia in
a survey by the Great Places to Work
The annual survey, which identifies
the 50 best places to work in
Australia through a combination of
staff survey and written submissions,
ranks businesses according to the
perceptions of their employees
under the criteria of respect, fairness,
pride, camaraderie and credibility.
Credibility is defined as “the extent to
which employees see management
as believable and trustworthy”.
Deloitte was also ranked as one of
Australia’s 50 best places to work for
the third year in a row. Ranked at No.
26 with its 5,700 partners and staff, it
was the only organisation with more
than 700 people to be represented in
the top 50. Over half those ranked on
the list have less than 100 employees.
Giam Swiegers, Deloitte Australia
CEO, said “I am very proud of our
result in this survey. We placed
people management at the top of our
strategic priorities eight years ago and
have never shifted from that focus.
“Deloitte has transformed itself
over the last five years. It has built
a successful and different firm that
offers its clients a more diverse
portfolio than its competitors,”
continued Mr Swiegers. “ We
have also focussed on providing
opportunity for career options that
are challenging and different to
other professional services firms.”
Deloitte has grown by 1000 people
and 100 partners in the past 12
months, proving that the firm’s
growth strategy and relentless focus
on people and talent is working.
A large portion has been organic
growth with investments in human
capital, consulting, data analytics,
and its Deloitte Private brand
starting to pay big dividends.
Investments in tertiary education have been
linked to economic benefits in countries around
the globe. Yet, in recent years, spending on higher
education has come under increasing pressure.
Tighter national budgets have reduced sector
funding, weak market conditions have diminished
endowment value and economic hardship has
resulted in lower enrolment levels.
At the same time, educational institutions must
meet a host of costly demands to stay competitive
– from self-service administration options and
technology upgrades to newer infrastructure
and enhanced faculty recruitment programs.
Amidst shrinking resources and rising demands,
it is becoming clear that higher education
institutions can no longer maintain the status
quo. To achieve their mandates and serve their
constituencies, they must transform the way they
To help, Deloitte education practitioners around
the world collaborated to create ‘Making the grade
2011: A study of the top 10 issues facing higher
education institutions’. In this report, educational
institutions will find essential strategies they
must consider as they seek to address their
challenges, as well as some fresh thinking on
key institutional drivers. Beyond simply helping
colleges and universities survive current economic
hardship; these steps can help institutions reinvent
themselves to meet evolving educational needs.
Information sourced from Deloitte
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