Alcoa named best employer in Western Australia

Alcoa has
been ranked the most attractive company to work for in Western Australia,
according to a worldwide survey conducted by recruiting company Randstad. 

The
announcement was made yesterday in Perth, where the bauxite miner managed to
narrowly beat BHP Billiton and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

The mining and
natural resources sector was named the most attractive industry to work for in
WA

Nationwide,
the most attractive employer of 2014 was the ABC, BHP Billiton slipped to
number 11, and Newcrest Mining took ninth place.

The Randstad
Award is the largest independent employer branding study, which recognises
employers around the world on the basis of their attractiveness to employees.

Randstad rates
employers by assessing key criteria such as employee benefits, competitive
salaries, training, career progression, and the degree of interest on the job.

Randstad WA
operations director of recruitment Todd Allen said Alcoa had ranked extremely
well across those criteria.

“Alcoa’s efforts are paying dividends for their
employer brand and the perceptions of the organisation amongst jobseekers and
the wider public,” he said.

Alcoa has recently committed a $4 million package to
help the 1000 workers who will lose their jobs at the Point Henry aluminium
smelter and rolling mill in Geelong and Alcoa facility in Yennora near Sydney.

Worldwide, BMW was recognised as the best employer of 2014.

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