CommBank, Telstra, and Canva: LinkedIn reveals top workplaces for growth


Cayla Dengate: “It’s now more critical than ever that companies invest in their people’s growth and enhance their skills.”

LinkedIn has revealed the leading employers for career growth in Australia in its 8th annual Top Companies List.

Commonwealth Bank leads the rankings, followed by NAB and Telstra. Australian Super follows in fourth spot, while Rest round out the top five.

The data-backed ranking examined different aspects of career progression, such as how employees are promoted, adding new skills, gender diversity, and more.

Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., is in sixth place, followed by software company Atlassian and Danaher Corporation, which are in eighth place.

Graphic design platform Canva has moved from the top startup companies list to make its debut on the Top Companies List at the ninth spot, rounding out the top ten is software company Adobe.

Cayla Dengate, LinkedIn Career expert and senior news editor, said this year’s top companies demonstrate the importance of investing in the employee experience in today’s employment landscape.

“Whether it’s launching learning initiatives, such as upskilling their staff in artificial intelligence, or flexible work arrangements, companies that who are at the forefront in these areas not only attract but also retain workers in our rapidly evolving workplaces.”

She noted that LinkedIn’s Top Companies list is a resource for job seekers and career builders looking to identify companies that set workers up for success, explore open jobs and connect with people they may know.

Dengate added that 14 of the top 25 companies were new to the list and showed a growing focus among employers on building long-term success with their employees.

“And with the skills needed for a job in Australia set to change by 66% by 2030 due to the impact of technologies like AI, it’s now more critical than ever that companies invest in their people’s growth and enhance their skills,” she added.

25 Top Companies in Australia:

1. Commonwealth Bank 
2. NAB 
3. Telstra 
4. Australian Super
5. Rest
6. Alphabet Inc
7. Atlassian
8. Danaher Corporation
9. Canva
10. Adobe 
11. ANZ 
12. SAP
13. McKinsey & Company
14. Optus 
15. ServiceNow
16. ResMed
17. Mastercard
18. Powerlink Queensland
19. Amazon
20. Volvo Group
21. Team Global Express
22. Medtronic
23. EY
24. Halliburton
25. Vestas

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