Recognition for Medtronic as 'best place to work'

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Medtronic is one of a number of healthcare companies that have been identified as amongst the best places to work in Australia.

The company was ranked twelfth of the 25 medium-size organisations (100 – 999 employees) included in the 'Best Workplaces List'. Pharmaceutical companies AbbVie (ninth) and NovoNordisk (eleventh) also made the list of 25.

The rankings are determined through an independent and detailed analysis conducted by Great Place to Work.

“It is an honour to be recognised as one of Australia’s best places to work - this is especially meaningful given the difficulties over the past year,” said Liz Carnabuci, managing director of Medtronic Australasia. “Despite multiple lockdowns and many employees working remotely, we have successfully maintained a sense of inclusion for all our teams in a virtual environment. This is a testament to the strong workplace culture we have built at Medtronic.”

The company said it has always strived to foster a sense of belonging for all employees, especially since pivoting to a remote work model.

"This includes holding virtual all-employee meetings, online training and e-learning opportunities and encouraging flexible working arrangements," it said, adding it has continued to support a broad range of employee-driven initiatives.

"These include programs where guest speakers and diversity advocates facilitate meaningful discussions across a broad range of topics, including disability in the workplace and anti-racism," it said.

“At Medtronic, our Mission is our North Star, and one of our tenets is to recognise the worth of every employee,” said Karen Newell, human resources director of Medtronic Australasia. “This helped shape our approach with our employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and it will continue to lead our day-to-day work as we continue our commitment to make Medtronic an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace.”