General Mills Australia has announced its certification as a Great Place To Work for the fifth consecutive year.

The Great Place to Work certification applies to both General Mills Australia sites, including the corporate office in Melbourne and Rooty Hill manufacturing in Sydney, demonstrating its commitment to staff and fostering an exceptional workplace culture.

General Mills Australia was recognised as a great place to work by 85% of its employees, significantly surpassing the average rating for Australian-based companies (56%). More than 90% of staff recognised General Mills Australia as a fair and equitable employer when it comes to gender, race and sexual orientation. While 95% of staff recognised General Mills Australia as a welcoming and physically safe workplace.

Employee satisfaction has surged within the manufacturing team, with staff reporting an 81% satisfaction rate, an 8-point improvement from the previous year.

Employees at General Mills Australia also highlighted the business’ commitment to flexible work as a key factor influencing their score. General Mills Australia continues to offer a hybrid working policy, enabling teams to enjoy a 50/50 hybrid work split.

The Great Place to Work Trust Index Survey enables employees to share confidential quantitative and qualitative feedback about their organisation’s culture by responding to 60 statements on a five-point scale and answering two open-ended questions. Collectively, these statements describe a great employee experience, defined by high levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

General Mills director of human resources, Shontel Turner said, “At General Mills Australia, we champion remarkable, hard-working people and so we’re thrilled, but not surprised, to be recognised as a Great Place to Work for the fifth consecutive year. This certification is a testament to our people. Our people enable us to create a workplace where every employee feels valued, supported, and empowered to thrive.

“At General Mills Australia we also pride ourselves on our ‘Work with Heart’ philosophy. Developed here in Australia, and then adopted globally, the Work with Heart initiative enables our team to thrive in both their personal and professional lives by encouraging our people to work 50% of their time at home and 50% of their time in the office. This flexibility enables our people to always give their best, creating high performing teams, which directly correlates with strong business results.”