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AFR BOSS Best Places to Work 2022: Top professional services firms

The Australian Financial Review and BOSS Magazine have released the 2022 edition of their BOSS Best Places to Work list, in which 10 professional services firms make the prestigious cut.

The annual AFR BOSS Best Places to Work Awards recognize organizations in Australia and New Zealand that excel at providing a great place to work for their employees and are pioneering new ways of working in areas such as wellbeing, flexibility and diversity, equality and inclusion.

More than 750 organizations were evaluated for this year’s list based on 10 key factors critical to keeping employees feeling motivated and engaged at work. A total of around 100 companies received awards in ten industry-specific categories.

The top 10 employers in the professional services category:

1) Slalom

Areas of expertise: technology consulting
Number of employees: 200

Brooke Adams, Slalom Human Resources Director: “At Slalom, we want to empower every team member to pursue their passion, with flexible career paths and meaningful work. Our culture, learning programs, innovation mindset and leaders are all working to make this a reality for everyone.”

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2) accent

Areas of expertise: consulting, technology, outsourcing, creative
Number of employees: 6,000

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3) LEK advice

Areas of expertise: strategy consulting
Number of employees: 120

Simone Weston, Chief Talent Officer at LEK Consulting: “There has always been something very special and unique about the LEK culture. We are very proud to have been recognized with this award – a culmination of a conscious and individual approach to our people and their needs, combined with significant leadership commitment.”

4) Talent Web

Specialties: Recruitment & Staffing
Number of employees: 30

Colin Fannon, CEO of TalentWeb: “We have spent over a decade making TalentWeb a collaborative, innovative and supportive workplace that has made us all family. Our TalentWebbers show up every day for their clients and candidates, but most of all for each other. We are delighted with the recognition.”

5) Dice group

Areas of expertise: management consulting
Number of employees: 30

Ben Schramm, Founder of Cube Group: “We are honored to be part of such an amazing group of companies that are leaders in workplace policies and practices.”

“We haven’t worked hard to build a culture of continuous growth, flexibility and equality for the awards, but it’s definitely worth celebrating when we’re recognized as one of the best places to work! It demonstrates Cube’s commitment to ensuring a culture that enables our Cubies to thrive. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for our incredible team who put so much passion into their work every day.”

6) aginic

Specialties: IT consulting and project management
Number of employees: 110

7) Portable

Areas of expertise: social and nursing services
Number of employees: 90

Andrew Apostola, CEO of Portable: “We are delighted with this recognition. It’s been a great few years for all workplaces and employees, and we’re proud that we’ve adapted well at Portable, having invested in policies that support mental health leave, flexible and mobile working, and robust professional development and feedback processes .”

8) Bendelta

Areas of expertise: management consulting
Number of employees: 90

Natalie Archer, Director at Bendelta: “We are pleased to announce that we have made the AFR BOSS Top 10 list of Best Places to Work for Professional Services for the second year running. We care deeply about our culture and since founding Bendelta in 2003, we have made it our mission to empower our people and create an empowering, collaborative and inclusive environment in which we feel passionate about work can use.”

9) The entourage

Specialties: Entrepreneur Services
Number of employees: 80

Jack Delosa, Founder of The Entourage: “Creating the inclusive, collaborative and high-performing environment that we have here at The Entourage has been one of the most rewarding aspects of our company’s growth over the past 12 years.”

Since the beginning of The Entourage’s journey, our priority has been to develop a vision for the future that represents something important and intrinsically motivated people. With our vision of moving the world forward through entrepreneurship, we were able to bring together an incredible team of people.”

“Our culture grows and evolves with us, and we can’t wait to continue finding new ways to bring our team together, celebrate personal and professional growth, and drive innovation.”

10) Bridging management consulting

Areas of expertise: Cloud and data consulting
Number of employees: 20

John Desmond, Managing Partner at Bridge Business Consulting: “We are very proud to have been recognized for our efforts in creating a great place to work. Congratulations to our amazing team, you all make Bridge the best place to work.”

All winners

A list of all winners of the AFR Best Places to Work 2022:

Overall the best place to work: in debt
Best Employee Experience: Vista
Most Outstanding Practice | Employee well-being: affinity
Most Outstanding Practice | Diversity & Inclusion: Wisr
Most Outstanding Practice | Employee Flexibility: SixPivot

Best Employers | Farming, mining and utilities: Nufarm
Best Employers | Banking, Super & Financial Services: Future Super
Best Employers | Government, Education and Nonprofit Organizations: Elevation Secondary College
Best Employers | Healthcare Industry: Arriba
Best Employers | Manufacturing & Consumer Goods: Unilever
Best Employers | Media & Marketing: Affinity
Best Places to Work | Professional Services: Slalom
Best Employers | Property, Construction & Transport: Mirvac
Best Employers | Retail, Catering, Tourism & Entertainment: Kathmandu
Best Employers | Technology: in debt

The AFR Boss Best Places to Work 2022 list was created in collaboration with assessment partner Inventium, a behavioral science consultancy.