XAM Named a 2024 Best Workplace in Technology for Australia!

We’re thrilled to announce that XAM has been recognised as a 2024 Best Workplace in Technology for Australia! This prestigious accolade signifies our commitment to fostering a positive, rewarding, and innovative work environment for our talented team.

The companies were shortlisted using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. In curating what makes a Best Workplace TMin Australia, Great Place to Work have used the same methodology as they do in curating the renowned Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in the US and Fortune’s World’s Best Workplaces.

The Best Workplaces™ in Technology List 2024 will highlight technology organisations across the country committed to fostering equity in the workplace, ensuring their employees feel safe, heard, challenged and valued.

XAM have secured the 9th spot on the Technology list for 2024.

Getting Certified

It all begins with achieving Great Place to Work® Certification. This rigorous process involves in-depth employee surveys, customer feedback, and a thorough review of our company policies and practices. Hundreds of Australian organisations undergo this evaluation, and only a select few, like XAM, are ultimately certified. But the journey continues – certified companies then compete for a coveted spot on the coveted industry-specific “Best Places to Work” lists.

“This recognition as a Best Workplace in Technology is truly a testament to the amazing team, we are building here at XAM. We’ve always understood that our people are the heart and soul of what makes us successful. Being named to this list validates all the effort we put into fostering a positive and supportive work environment, one that prioritises living out our core values.

It’s incredibly rewarding to see how these values translate into a place where people feel empowered, valued, and excited to come to work every day,” says Quinn Van Heerden, Managing Director.

Building Trust: The Cornerstone of a Great Workplace

The Best Places to Work® methodology hinges on a core concept: trust. Their research, spanning over 30 years and surveying millions of employees globally, underscores the vital role trust plays in creating a truly exceptional workplace. The Great Place To Work Trust Model™ identifies three key pillars:

  • Trust in the People You Work For: Employees feel confident in their leaders’ vision, capabilities, and ethical conduct.
  • Pride in What You Do: Individuals have a sense of purpose and satisfaction in their daily work.
  • Enjoyment of the People You Work With: A positive and collaborative team environment fosters camaraderie and support.

At XAM, we wholeheartedly embrace these principles. From fostering open communication with leadership to creating opportunities for continuous learning and professional development, we strive to nurture an environment where each team member feels valued, empowered, and inspired.

“Being named to the 2024 Best Workplaces in Technology list validates the focus we place on our core values – Be Impressive, Own the Outcome, Love the Team, and Lead with Quality. These aren’t just words on a poster; they’re the foundation of how we operate every day.

Our ‘why’ is to create an environment where our team can thrive and push boundaries (Be Impressive), where their success is celebrated and challenges are tackled together (Own the Outcome & Love the Team), and where quality is never compromised (Lead with Quality).

This recognition from Great Place to Work shows that this approach is fostering a truly special work environment, one that attracts and retains top talent who are passionate about what we do. It’s a win for our employees, our clients, and ultimately, for XAM’s continued success,” explains Drew Alexander CO-CEO.

The Benefits of a Thriving Workplace

Rebecca Moulynox, General Manager of Great Place to Work Australia, highlighted that in 2024, the influence of leadership within organisations is more critical than ever. As Australia increasingly becomes a centre for technological innovation, the importance of cultivating trust, encouraging innovation, and ensuring fair opportunities is vital, especially in a tech industry driven by advancements in AI and cutting-edge technologies.

“What sets these top fifty-five Best Workplaces apart is the integrity of their leaders and their dedication to fulfilling commitments. This calibre of leadership fosters trust and cultivates an exceptional employee experience, which transforms organisations. Such workplaces not only attract and nurture top talent but also establish dynamic, resilient cultures that drive business growth and enhance the broader industry and the Australian business landscape,” Moulynox states.

Our commitment to building a Great Place to Work extends beyond internal satisfaction. A happy and engaged workforce translates into a number of benefits for both our employees and our clients. Here are just a few:

  • Increased Innovation and Creativity: Thriving teams are more likely to think outside the box and develop cutting-edge solutions.
  • Enhanced Productivity and Performance: Employees who feel valued and supported are more motivated to excel.
  • Improved Client Satisfaction: A positive internal culture fosters stronger client relationships and exceptional service.
  • Stronger Talent Acquisition and Retention: Top talent is drawn to companies with a stellar reputation and a focus on employee wellbeing.

Looking Forward – A Culture of Continuous Improvement

XAM remain dedicated to continuous improvement, constantly seeking ways to enhance our work environment and empower our amazing team. We believe that by nurturing a culture of trust, collaboration, and innovation, XAM will continue to be a leader not just in technology solutions, but in creating an exceptional employee experience.

“At XAM, we’re all about pushing boundaries and delivering cutting-edge solutions for our clients through intelligent design and technology.

It’s great to see this innovative spirit reflected in our company culture as well. We strive to create an environment where creativity and forward-thinking are encouraged, not just in our projects, but in how we approach work itself.

Being named a Best Workplace validates that we’re fostering a space where our teams can thrive and contribute their best ideas. This recognition fuels our commitment to continuous improvement, both for our clients and for our incredible team at XAM,” reiterates Michael Ridland CO-CEO.

Want to join our award-winning team?

Head over to our careers page to see our current openings!