Keystart is among 71 companies from across the globe, and only four from Australia, honoured with a 2019 Korn Ferry Engaged Performance Award. The third-annual award program recognises employers with superior levels of performance in two key categories: employee engagement and employee enablement.
The awards are based on results from the Korn Ferry employee engagement database, which holds opinion survey data from 7 million respondents in more than 60 countries across the globe. Of the companies that qualified for the award, four firms were from Australia, with two, including Keystart, from the financial services sector.
Winners are calculated according to the percentage of respondents in the organisation who either ‘strongly agree’ or ‘agree’ with these key question statements:
- Engagement: I feel proud to work for the company. I would recommend the company as a good place to work.
- Enablement: My job makes good use of my skills and abilities. Conditions in my job allow me to be as productive as I can be.
The statements and the feedback of Keystart employees are proven measures of our organisational commitment and are strong predictors of overall levels of employee motivation, loyalty and well-being.
Keystart CEO Paul Graham is very proud of the organisational culture the leadership team and employees of Keystart have fostered.
“Diversity, equality, engagement and empowerment are fundamental to a positive and productive workplace, and I am delighted to share this news of Keystart being awarded a Korn Ferry Engaged Performance Award, in global recognition of achieving a best-in-class level of engagement and enablement,” Mr Graham adds.
Pointing to the importance of an engaged and enabled workforce, a recent Korn Ferry analysis of more than 500 companies showed a direct correlation between an engaged and enabled workforce and financial performance.
“Congratulations to our 2019 winners, all of whom clearly understand the tremendous business benefits that an engaged and enabled workforce can deliver,” said Korn Ferry Senior Principal Mark Royal. “These awards publicly recognize the great strides organisations have made in building work environments in which people thrive and want to stay.”