The Australian Business Awards 2018 have recognised ALDI Australia as an Employer of Choice.
The awards recognise organisations that have developed leading workplaces. This means they maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices demonstrating effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.
“With 11,500 employees and growing, we’re proud of the motivated and passionate workforce we have created over the years,” ALDI said in a statement.
“All staff, from stores to warehouses and our corporate offices, have an important role to play in the success of our business. This is why we are excited to be recognised as a Winner for Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards 2018.”
This award follows ALDI’s recent recognition as the most trusted brand in Australia, according to Roy Morgan research. Its Net Trust Score (NTS) lifted the supermarket from third to first place, just ahead of insurer NRMA.
Last month, Dick Smith announced he was closing his food business to avoid bankruptcy, blaming the “extreme capitalism” of ALDI.
In a no-holds-barred letter to his suppliers, he called the German retail giant “secretive”, “ruthlessly astute” and “brilliant in the global stakes of ‘extreme capitalism’”.
But ALDI CEO Tom Daunt hit back. “We strive to provide our customers with high-quality products at affordable prices,” he told ABC News.