UM Australia named third-best place to work in Asia

By AdNews | 13 February 2015

UM Australia is the third best small to medium office to work for in the whole of Asia, according to a recent survey.

The results were released by, which is a global workplace assessment and research company.

The rankings are determined by combining results from an employee survey, which measures behaviours known to lead to a trusting workplace, with a “culture audit” that gives human resources personnel the chance to express their company’s unique culture.

It is an improvement on last year for UM, when it was voted the fourth best workplace in Australia

UM CEO Mat Baxter told AdNews said it was honoured to be mentioned in an illustrious group which included Atlassian, Optiver, The Physio Company, and The Starlight Children's Foundation, and said employee empowerment was at the centre of why UM's employees were so satisfied.

"Our perks tend to be industry standard, but I think our employees feel really empowered."

"We share financial information, we share the company vision and strategy so they really feel a part of it instead of being a faceless person doing work independently of a goal."

Baxter also said a commitment to charity gave employees a feel-good factor.

"Every so often we give people the day off to give back to their society, and the impact of that is two-fold," he explained. "Firstly it makes them feel good to do good, and secondly it gives them a bonding opportunity outside of work which doesn't involve just going down to the pub and getting drunk".


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