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Finder makes Best Places to Work top 50 debut

          • Finder selected in Australia's top 50 companies to work for in 2020
          • How Finder has maintained a strong culture and supported crew during COVID-19
          • Why employee happiness and wellbeing is critical for success

22 July 2020, Sydney, Australia – Australia's most visited comparison site, Finder, has been recognised as one of the Best Places to Work in Australia in 2020, at a time when many businesses are tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finder has made its debut in Great Place to Work's annual survey based on employee satisfaction, benefits and opportunities. The study is conducted based on one of the world's most comprehensive assessments of workplace culture.

With over 200 crew based in Australia and 400 globally, Finder bagged the accreditation alongside Canva, BPAY Group and UBank.

Frank Restuccia, Founder and co-CEO at Finder, said Great Place to Work's criteria aligned perfectly with the company's core values.

"Our crew's happiness and wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds and at the heart of our '1 Crew' core value," he said.

"It is an honour to work alongside such a talented and devoted crew each and every day."

The 2020 edition of Best Places to Work comes at a time of unprecedented economic disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restuccia said the coronavirus pandemic had cemented 14 years of conscious effort put into ensuring crew are empowered to work autonomously, collaboratively and happily.

"Our 400-plus crew worldwide are working entirely remotely and are as productive as ever," he said.

Finder's Chief Operating Officer and co-founder Jeremy Cabral acknowledged that adapting to the changes brought about by the pandemic has highlighted the strength of Finder's crew and culture.

"Finder is at our core, a people-centric organisation and even though we aren't side by side in the office at the moment, we feel incredibly connected and supported by one another.

"Behind every job 'title' is a person looking to create a meaningful impact. We ensure everyone knows how they contribute to our mission and we are focused on how we can give each crew member a runway for future career growth."

Some of the ways Finder is empowering its crew whilst working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic include the introduction of #Finder_fitness – a Slack channel that provides virtual yoga and HIIT classes – weekly online All Hands meetings, and a resource hub that provides material and information about emotional and mental wellbeing.

The ranking of Australia's Best Places to Work 2020 is based on data collected prior and during the coronavirus outbreak.

"The organisations in the study are leading the way amid the pandemic, demonstrating care for their employees, customers and communities during this challenging time," said Zrinka Lovrencic, Managing Director, Great Place to Work Australia.

"The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge facing organisations across the globe, and it puts a premium on being a high-trust people-first culture."

Almost 40,000 employees Australia-wide participated in the benchmarking study.

Cabral said the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting challenges had given Finder the opportunity to innovate, discover new opportunities and further evolve distributed work practices.

"Together, through individual and collective growth, we will take Finder to new, uncharted heights. At Finder, what we do each and every day has always been about helping people make better decisions."

Some of the reasons Finder rates so well with its crew:

  • Every crew member is given a $2,000 training allocation annually to invest in relevant education for the purpose of personal/professional development.
  • A focus on social impact – all of the Finder crew are invited to do a six-month rotation in its CSR committee or to join a more focused working group like the Finder Green squad to take action on something they're passionate about.
  • Speed Saving – Finder organises sessions where the crew can book 10-minute slots with a range of different internal experts to improve their financial position.
  • Finder helped rebuild a crew member's home in Tacloban, Philippines.
  • Finder worked with one of its crew members who was president of the local Lions club to support the Nepalese through the earthquake recovery and built a small school.
  • The company donated to support crew impacted by the recent Mindanao earthquake.
  • Finder awards crew with bonuses when they go above and beyond.
  • In-office perks such as free catered lunch every day and emphasis on wellness with bike racks and showers.
  • All crew members have the option to work from home on a regular or ad hoc basis.

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The information in this release is accurate as of the date published, but rates, fees and other product features may have changed. Please see updated product information on finder.com.au's review pages for the current correct values.

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Every month 2.2 million unique visitors turn to Finder to save money and time, and to make important life choices. We compare virtually everything from credit cards, phone plans, health insurance, travel deals and much more.

Our free service is 100% independently-owned by two Australians: Fred Schebesta and Frank Restuccia. Since launching in 2006, Finder has helped Aussies find what they need from 1,800+ brands across 100+ categories.

We continue to expand and launch around the globe, and now operate in the United States and the United Kingdom. For further information visit www.finder.com.au.

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