Wood & Grieve Engineers (WGE) have just been awarded their eighth Aon Hewitt Best Employer Accreditation, becoming Australia’s longest running accredited Best Employer in the history of the prestigious program.
Every year, an elite group of organisations across Australia and New Zealand achieve Aon Best Employer status by achieving record high employee engagement scores and delivering outstanding people practices. This marks the seventh consecutive year WGE has achieved accreditation status, since receiving its inaugural status in 2009 as the first ever engineering company to be accredited. WGE’s Chief Executive Officer José Granado has paid homage to the 500-plus staff for the record achievement.
“Becoming an Aon Best Employer for the eighth time is an incredible achievement, and is a reflection of our high performing staff,” Granado shared, “when we began this process, we never set out to win Aon Best Employer accreditation status – we were genuinely interested in the areas that WGE does well and doesn’t do well.”
Granado continued by stating achievements such as this are only possible thanks to the staff at WGE who ‘continue to be highly engaged year-on-year by giving their honest feedback to the company,’ and that he takes their honest opinions and information seriously.
Established in 2000, the Aon Best Employers program offers a unique opportunity for organisations to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their people. It’s been designed to measure engagement levels by:
- Allowing to benchmark against the accredited Best Employers
- Identifying strengths and weaknesses in people practices
- Providing action-orientated consultation to help improve engagement
Last year, over than 80,000 employees from 123 organisations were surveyed with just 16 organisations receiving Best Employer status – including WGE. Since achieving accreditation status in 2009, WGE has grown by over 75 per cent, now offering 16 engineering services to a variety of industries and projects spanning Australia and New Zealand.
“I see the future for WGE as being one of growth, by creating more opportunities for our staff and clients, diversifying our service offering into other sectors, and by being a more global player now that we have established ourselves in the Australian property industry,” Granado stated, “however growth comes with its challenges. We’re only as good as our people and with just shy of 600 employees, it’s impossible for me to reach all WGE employees. I can’t do it myself, but we have a great leadership team who help drive our culture and make WGE a workplace of choice.”
Founded in Perth in 1961, WGE is an Australian engineering consultancy built on a strong culture of exceptional client service and best-practice technical solutions. With over 500 staff based in offices out of Albany, Brisbane, Busselton, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, WGE has grown to be a major national firm in the property industry.
More information on Wood & Grieve Engineers can be found here.