Get Your Company Recognised For Its Outstanding Culture

And become the employer the top talent wants to work for.

Get Your Company Recognised For Its Outstanding Culture

And become the employer the top talent wants to work for.

Do you have an incredible company culture and an exceptional brand?
Are you looking to attract, retain and nurture the best talent in your market?
Then it’s time to get noticed.

We’re calling on all companies who understand the importance of creating a thriving workplace culture. Attracting the best employees for your company is difficult in today’s market. You spend a lot of valuable time, effort and money ensuring the top talent comes to you and sticks around because it’s the key to creating satisfied, motivated and unstoppable teams. A great culture is the essential aspect of any successful business. That’s why we’re introducing…

The Outstanding Culture Certification

The certification recognising employers in Australia who put culture first. This is the certification that rewards employers who:

Dedicate resources to building an environment where everyone is happy, stimulated and at the top of their game.

Take unparalleled efforts to build a strong, cohesive team of outstanding, high-performing individuals.

Understand that a flourishing workplace environment is fundamental to running a great company.

The ‘Outstanding Culture’ certification is the opportunity for your business to gain a one-of-a-kind endorsement that recognises your commitment to creating a culture that encourages your people to be their best.

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The ‘Outstanding Culture’ certification is the opportunity for your business to gain a one-of-a-kind endorsement that recognises your commitment to creating a culture that encourages your people to be their best.

What makes us different to other Certifications?

We understand that a great workplace culture goes far beyond the perks and benefits offered. While flexible working hours, remote work options, and additional leave days are undoubtedly valuable and contribute to a positive environment, they are not THE BIG PICTURE. Our perspective extends to the broader outlook. We take a holistic approach by examining how the actions and behaviors of your senior leaders and managers shape the culture within your organisation. We emphasize the alignment of your leaders with the organisation's values, how they foster a psychologically safe environment for team growth and collaboration, and if they possess the human skills required to lead a modern team.
That's what makes us different.

What are the benefits of becoming ‘Outstanding Culture’-certified?

You’ll attract the best talent

Now more than ever, talented jobseekers are looking for companies that don’t just provide them opportunities but are amazing places to work. Getting certified for your culture is therefore a highly effective way to flood your pipeline with highly attractive candidates who want to work with you.

You’ll learn what your people care about most

Applying to become ‘Outstanding Culture’ certified will give you an easy way to survey your employees and gain actionable insights you can use to help nurture your team and continue building an environment current and future employees will love.

You’ll learn what your people care about most

Applying to become ‘Outstanding Culture’ certified will give you an easy way to survey your employees and gain actionable insights you can use to help nurture your team and continue building an environment current and future employees will love.

You’ll scale your culture as your company grows

When a company expands, it can become challenging to maintain a great culture. A certification binds your company together, providing a statement that no matter how big you get, your people and culture will always come first.

And you’ll build an unforgettable brand

By becoming certified, you’ll make yourself known to your staff, your clients, your competitors, and the public that you’re not only good at what you do – but your people love doing it with you.

And you’ll build an unforgettable brand

By becoming certified, you’ll make yourself known to your staff, your clients, your competitors, and the public that you’re not only good at what you do – but your people love doing it with you.

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast, operational excellence for lunch and everything else for dinner”.
Peter Drucker (1909-2005), world-leading expert on management

How does the certification process work?

Register your interest

The first step is to register your interest in the ‘Outstanding Culture’ certification. You can do that by clicking any button on this page and answering a few questions.
It’s completely free!

Assessment

You’ll get an email with further information and a link to move forward with a formal assessment – we’ll look at the efforts you’ve made to create an incredible workplace. This includes policies and procedures relevant to culture.

Discussion

Once this has been submitted, we will review your application responses and schedule an informal discussion with one of our certification co-ordinators to discuss the process and costs of becoming certified (including the benchmarks we set).

Employee Survey

Next, we’ll conduct detailed survey of your current staff. We’ll ask them what they think of the culture at their workplace. All answers provided are confidential.

Analysis

After gathering data from both management and staff, we’ll apply the information you’ve provided against our benchmarks (this is further outlined below).

Results

We will then present the results of the surveys to you, an analysis of they key data we found and whether your organisation will be
‘Outstanding Culture’ certified!

Our Benchmarks

When ‘Outstanding Culture’- certifying a company, we’ll apply a handful of simple yet important benchmarks.

#1: Your Goals & Values

Does your company have a clear, well-defined set of goals and values? Do you live up to those values? And, importantly, are your employees invested in those values?

#2: Employee Satisfaction

Are you employees happy at work? Do they feel that they are valued for the work they put in? Do they see a future at your organisation, and opportunities for continuous improvement?

#3: Collaboration & Teamwork

Does your workplace encourage people to work together? Is there a sense of unity and collective accomplishment that is driving your business forward?

#4: Open Communication

Is there a clear, open line of transparent communication between management and staff? Do employees feel comfortable to speak about matters that affect them?

#5: Diversity & Inclusion

How inclusive and diverse do you perceive the workplace culture to be? Are employees from diverse backgrounds are treated with respect and fairness?

#6: Leadership

Does your team focus on creating outstanding leaders? Do the managers in your team exemplify the traits of outstanding leadership?

By applying these benchmarks against your organisation, we’ll conduct a thorough analysis of your culture, provide detailed feedback, and promptly inform you if you’re getting certified.

Why we’re the best team to certify your company

In-depth analysis of your workforce

We conduct a full-fledged qualitative analysis of your workplace culture in order to provide you reliable results you can action – regardless of whether or not you get certified.

30+ years of recognising outstanding leaders

For the past three decades, we’ve been responsible for hosting the Outstanding Leadership Awards – where we’ve recognised and rewarded the most incredible workplace leaders across Australia.

We’re “people experts”

Our team are qualified experts in human resources, management consulting and talent acquisition. We know what it takes to build a thriving culture, and we’re going to help you do the same!

We “walk the talk”

Our team is driven by a single mission to recognise incredible cultures across the country. We know what it takes for teams to thrive, and we’re ready to recognise you for the work you’ve done to nurture an extraordinary workplace.

Meet the Certified Companies for 2024

Join our growing list of certified companies today!

Brands who know our team

Outstanding Culture is a new certification – but these are the brands whose staff have been recognised at the Outstanding Leadership Awards, and trust our team:

“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.”
- Simon Sinek, Author of Start with Why

Registering your interest is easy, and free.

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