For the third year running, JDS Australia has been recognised in the BRW Top 50 Places to Work list. JDS placed 35th in the top 50 companies. A record 291 companies entered the program this year, highlighting the increased focus leading organisations are placing on supporting their workplace environment.

JDS employees were asked to complete surveys that measured their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie within the workplace. Two thirds of our score was derived from these responses and the other third is based on management’s response to a ‘culture audit’, in which companies demonstrate their intent to create and maintain a great workplace culture.

John Bearsley, Managing Director of JDS noted, ‘We’re delighted to see JDS make the BRW Best Place to Work list for the 3rd year in a row. This confirms our high ranking isn’t a fluke, but rather that we do actually have something pretty special here that is sustainable.

Our challenge as a management team is to ensure that we keep providing a workplace that people want to be part of. We believe the behaviours we exhibit as a team day in, day out are essential in creating such an environment and are in many ways more important than any ‘perks’ that we could offer. This approach has been important in our success to date and will continue to be so going forward.’

The award is testimony of the unique, social and rewarding culture at JDS, as well as the continued growth and success of the company.