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How To Participate

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Great Place to Work® aims to make the process of participating in our best workplaces programme as simple and straightforward as possible. There are 5 basic steps:

Step 1: Registration

Take a minute to register for a Best Workplaces study and we will follow up with you to provide more detailed information to assist you through the process. You can find out more about eligibility requirements and deadlines for participation on this site, or our staff will be happy to walk you through the process personally after you register.

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Step 2: Assessment

We distribute our Trust Index© employee survey either on-line or in paper format. (Note that all employee surveys are completely anonymous.) You also submit information about your organisation’s programmes and policies through our Culture Audit©. Two-thirds of your results are based on the Trust Index employee survey and one-third on the Culture Audit management questionnaire.

Step 3: Analysis

Our evaluation team analyse the data after your employees have completed the survey and you have submitted information about your programmes and policies. We look at the results and judge them according to our global, standardised Great Place to Work® Model©.

Step 4: Feedback

Most organisations use the benchmarks, analysis and survey results generated through this assessment process to measure the health and success of their workplace and pinpoint potential activities that will help them improve their culture and business results. We can provide your Trust Index Feedback Report and other survey results within weeks of your survey closing.

Step 5: Results and Awards

Once all organisations' results have been analysed, we will rank a portion of those that apply in one of our our Best Workplaces lists. Not all applicants find themselves on the list, but all organisations have access to the Feedback Report and other survey results. Successful organisations will be notified if they have been recognised as one of Ireland's Best Workplaces and they will be included in a special magazine published annually by the Irish Times. Successful organisations are also invited to participate in our annual Best Workplaces Celebration & Awards event and in a number of Best Workplaces-specific executive events, conferences, and presentations.