North Construction voted one of the best places to work

Matthew Cook of North Constructions

Tuggerah-based company, North Construction & Building, has been voted one of the best places to work in Australia.

The 100% employee-owned commercial construction company ranked 17 in the 2020 edition of Best Places to Work study, conducted by Great Place to Work Australia, in the 100-999 employee category.

The benchmark study attracted comments from 39,156 Australian-based employees from 124 companies. North Managing Director, Matthew Cook, accepted the award virtually. “To be named as one of the best companies to work for in Australia is such an honour,” Cook said.

“As a business, we have always strived to be an employer of choice, creating a culture of trust that not only nurtures and develops each individual but also embrace excellence, camaraderie and fun. “Employees flourish in hightrust workplace cultures; trust is the foundation of all that we do and all that we are.

“This award and recognition are the culmination of our efforts over the past 30 years and a wonderful acknowledgement of our dedication to our people, our subcontractors, our clients and our community.”

The data collected for this year’s study was unique in its nature as it was taken from before and during the coronavirus outbreak.

Great Place to Work Australia Managing Director, Zrinka Lovrencic, congratulated the Central Coast company for its achievement. “The organisations in the study are leading the way amid the pandemic, demonstrating care for their employees, customers and communities during this challenging time,” Lovrencic said.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge facing organisations across the globe, and it puts a premium on being a high trust people-first culture. “We celebrate the companies that earned places on our 2020 Best Places to Work benchmarking study and we hope this will inspire more companies to continue maintaining and building trust with their team members.” 97% of North’s employees took part in a survey to help determine the results.

Great Place to Work said North Construction & Building stood out as a company which has been transforming the construction industry by doing business differently. When introducing new initiatives in the current changing landscape, they were seen to be inspiring, inventive, and innovative.

North Site Manager, Ryan Wheele, said there was a great culture of trust, learning, growth, and opportunity for those on- and off-site. “I’m supported by senior management and my colleagues both professionally and personally,” he said. “I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.” Other notable areas of recognition were its competent, honest and ethical senior management team; strong employee sense of responsibility; and fair, nondiscriminative; and comfortable working environment.

Source: Media Release, Jul 22 North Construction & Building

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