For more than 30 years, Great Place to Work® has studied the world’s most notable workplace cultures, from small start-ups to some of the best-known multinationals, to uncover what makes them great and demonstrating that creating a great workplace can produce superior business performance.
Erin Cramlet, Senior Director, HR for Stryker South Pacific believes creating a great workplace isn’t rocket science, but comes down to people, culture and ensuring one positively fuels the other.
“We wouldn’t be the first company to cite people and culture as key ingredients to a great workplace, but it’s what you do with these important elements that makes all the difference,” said Cramlet.
“We purposefully look to attract people who care about others and will genuinely feel rewarded by the work we do. In doing so, we have developed a culture of driven, hardworking, passionate people who love working for a company that makes a real difference in this world.”
As their mission statement suggests, Stryker is driven to make healthcare better and the company looks for the same passion amongst employees and potential applicants. Stryker places a large emphasis on looking ‘beyond the resume’ and attracts candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to take on a successful career in medical technology.
“It is our belief that our success as a company starts with our strengths-based hiring philosophy. We choose to focus on understanding whether a potential candidate’s talents and strengths align with the role they are applying for, rather than whether or not they’ve had experience in that particular role before. This approach enables our employees to do what they do best, while also providing them with the opportunity to learn and grow their career, alongside a growing company,” continued Cramlet.
“This is an exciting, transformative and competitive time for companies,” said Zrinka Lovrencic, Managing Director of Great Place to Work Australia. “With a services sector heavy economy, employers now need to make a greater effort to improve their workplace cultures in order to retain employees. This competitive pressure benefits everyone, as all workplaces can increase their levels of employee engagement. The companies that have made the 2018 study have risen to this challenge and exemplify workplace culture excellence.”