ABC voted Australia’s most attractive employer

ABCPublic broadcaster the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has been voted Australia’s most attractive employer in the annual Ranstad Awards.

The ABC has this year beaten out the likes of Virgin Australia and BAE systems after finishing second a year ago.

“Winning the Randstad Award this year, following a strong result last year, means the ABC can confidently lay claim to being Australia’s most attractive employer,” said Deb Loveridge, managing director Randstad Asia Pacific.

Channel Seven also performed well taking out fourth place in the awards. This is the first time the television network has made the award’s top 20 list.

Many of Australia’s leading brands also made the list of most attractive employers. Among those included are: Qantas,  Coca-Cola Amatil, Nestle, Lion and Westfield.

This is the first time the Federal Government departments were included with the Department of Immigration & Citizenship taking out sixth place, the Department of Health & Ageing seventh while the Department of Defence  and Australia Post took out eleventh and twelfth place respectively.

“With people increasingly looking for employers who will reward their efforts and contribution to the organisation, being viewed as an employer who cares for and invests in their people has never been more important to secure and retain top talent in the years ahead,” said Loveridge.

“The stakes for organisations in Australia are high. The market is becoming more and more competitive and people won’t wait around if there is a more attractive option available to them.”

Randstad Award Top 20 most attractive organisations in Australia for 2013 are:

1.    ABC

2.    Virgin Australia

3.    BAE Systems

4.    Channel Seven

5.    Qantas

6.     Department of Immigration & Citizenship

7.     Department of Health & Ageing

8.     Newcrest Mining

9.     Coca-Cola Amatil

10.  GHD

11. Department of Defence

12. Australia Post

13. Rio Tinto

14. Wesfarmers

15. WorleyParsons

16. BHP

17. Nestle

18. Lion

19. Westfield

20. Computershare

Nic Christensen



  1. Unsurprised
    27 Mar 13
    2:05 pm

  2. …that the ABC tops the list and so many other government departments are in the top 20… a) you cannot get fired, b) long-term service is rewarded, not aptitude or achieving results, and c) they are so over-staffed that the 2 hour lunch and 9.30am-4pm hours are standard practice!

  3. w3b3d1g1
    27 Mar 13
    2:15 pm

  4. Of course, they offer the best news coverage and deal with unearthed talent. Most impressed with quality of content being distributed from ABC. I’m surprised NBNco is not on there.

  5. Mike
    28 Mar 13
    2:45 pm

  6. With $1.2 Billion of taxpayer’s money to spend, and no accountability whatsoever for that expenditure, it’s not surprising it’s good time all around at the ABC!