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Retail Employer Of The Year - 2021 Results

Retail Employer Of The Year - 2021 Results

We’ve had an outstanding response to Retail Employer Of The Year in 2021, thousands of nominations were received acknowledging the effort businesses across Australia and NZ put into cultivating great workplace environments for their teams. 

The market for quality candidates is tight, and so employer branding is more important than ever. To attract and retain top talent, businesses must ensure that all aspects of their employer brand are up to scratch, it’s not just about a ping-pong table in the lunchroom anymore! Many nominations from the current employees of this year’s winners were centred around leadership, with qualities of clear, honest communication and a family culture throughout the entire team. 

Another prominent theme from this year’s winners we businesses who take the team on the history and journey of their products. Whether that be their products being ethically sourced, of high quality, sustainable, locally made or good value for money. It builds a passion in their employees which is passed on to customers in the service they receive. 

Without further ado, the winners of the 2021 Retail Employer Of The Year awards are:

New Zealand:
Small Category
Finalists:
Cue
Witchery
Winner:
Ruby

Medium Category (Retail Employer Of The Year is about recognising businesses that embrace, promote and have outstanding employer brands, this category received a record number nominations this year which is why there are a few more finalists than usual)
Finalists:
Carpet Court
Red Cross
Vodafone
Caci Clinic
Spark
Winner: 
Gilmours Wholesale


Large Category
Finalists:
Farmers
Mitre 10
Winner:
Foodstuffs North Island

Australia
Small Category
Finalists:
Hermes
Pure Baby
Winner:
The Silver Collective

Medium Category
Finalists:
Cue
Spendless Shoes
Winner:
Gazman

Large Category
Finalists:
Lowes 
Baby Bunting 
Winner:
Uniqlo 

Retailworld congratulates all participating brands, finalists and winners of 2021 Retail Employer of the Year. With record numbers of retail brands participating, this reflects a positive move by the industry to attract and retain the best talent.