Lockton Australia and New Zealand achieve Great Place To Work Certification™

Lockton is proud to announce that it has been Certified™ by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, in Australia and New Zealand.

“We’re thrilled to be recognised as a great place to work – it’s a testament to the incredible efforts of our teams across the Pacific region,” said Fiona Bridge, Head of HR, Lockton Australia and New Zealand. “At Lockton, we have worked diligently over the last couple of years to cultivate a positive workplace culture, and it’s an absolute delight to receive recognition, reaffirming our commitment to making our company culture a top priority.

The Great Place To Work Certification™ is based on results of the Trust Index™ survey, which is administered by the Great Place to Work Institute. The Survey enables employees to share confidential quantitative and qualitative feedback about their organisation's culture by responding to 60 statements on a 5-point scale and answering two open-ended questions. Collectively, these statements describe a great employee experience, defined by high levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

In Australia, 148 people responded to the survey, 91% of which agreed that Lockton is in fact a great place to work. Top statements included:
• “This is a physically safe place to work” – 98%
• “People here are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation” – 95%
• “When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride” – 93%

In New Zealand, 25 people (86% of the workforce) responded to the survey, 100% of which agreed that Lockton is a great place to work – the average score of all statements was 94%. Top statements included:
• “People here are willing to give extra to get the job done” – 100%
• “Management has a clear view of where the organisation is going and how to get there” – 80%
• “People are encourages to balance their work life and their personal life” – 80%

Lockton Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Paul Marsden, thanks all Lockton employees for their dedication and contribution to making Lockton a great place to work, “Let’s continue to build upon this success and strive for excellence together.”

Here’s an overview of the key areas of focus for Lockton:

Perpetually private: At Lockton, our dollars are reinvested in our people
As a privately-owned business, our flat structure fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and empowers our Associates to drive decisions and influence the direction of the business – anyone can raise ideas and we’re all encouraged to think creatively. We thrive as a truly collaborative organisation where everyone feels valued and understands their role in the process, allowing us to be flexible and support each other along the way.

Empowered people: At Lockton we don’t let red tape get in the way of our people’s growth
Lockton empowers and inspires its team members in the Pacific region (Australia and New Zealand) through tailored learning and development programs. We foster a culture of excellence and innovation, building expertise and driving success. Our learning and development opportunities, include:
• Mentoring Program
• Leadership Essentials Accelerator Program (LEAP)
• Ignite Cohort – a professional growth community for 35s and under
• Career Allies
• Lockton Study Assistance Policy

Caring Culture: At Lockton, come as you
Lockton is committed to ensuring our Associates feel comfortable being themselves at work. Building ally relationships can help people feel less isolated and have a sense of belonging. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Associate Resource Group recently launched allyship training to ensure all employees are seen, heard, and valued.

The Associate Resource Group also arranged Acknowledgment of Country training delivered by Evolve Communities, a trusted authority for Indigenous Cultural Awareness & Ally Training. This was an inspiring and interactive learning experience with Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Munya Andrews and experienced Ally, Carla Rogers.

At Lockton, we are committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative environment where difference is valued, and everyone can realise their potential and contribute to our success. This includes supporting associates in their decision to become parents. Our Paid Parental Leave policy is designed to help Australian and New Zealand associates understand their eligibility and entitlements to parental leave, which can be accessed to care for a growing family.

Shared beliefs & values: At Lockton, what’s important to our Associates, is what’s important to us
Our commitment to our people and the community has always been a central part of Lockton’s strong and caring culture. As Lockton continues to grow, our shared values allow us to take care of our clients, ourselves, and the communities we are a part of and create a culture of caring that binds us together. 

Thanks to the generosity of the Lockton shareholders the Lockton Cares Community Impact Award recognises an individual in each region that has gone above and beyond to make their community a better place through volunteering, philanthropy, or a combination of both.
The winner of each region receives a $25,000 USD donation for a charity of their choice, because at Lockton, we want to show our associates we care about what they care about. This year, the Lockton shareholders have also introduced a Grand Prize whereby $100,000 USD will be donated on behalf of the Associate who has made the greatest impact globally.

As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work brings 30 years of ground-breaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified™ or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces List. Follow Great Place To Work on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram or visit greatplacetowork.com.au to learn more.

Great Place To Work Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place To Work Certification™ is recognised worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognising outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 97 countries apply to get Great Place To Work Certified™.

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