EMC’s Bob Savage named Ireland’s Most Trusted Leader - Microsoft wins Best Large Company Award - Jones Lang LaSalle wins Best Medium Sized Company Award - HILTI wins Best Small Workplace Award
Wednesday, 22nd February, 2012: EMC Ireland’s VP and Managing Director Bob Savage has been named Ireland’s Most Trusted Leader at our tenth annual Best Workplace Awards which were presented by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD at a gala event at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Savage’s approachable and accessible management style at EMC, the global leader for information communications technology, sees the Most Trusted Leader accolade being awarded to a Cork native for the very first time. Previous winners include John Kennedy (Diageo – 2011) and Danuta Grey (Telefonica Ireland – 2010).
Microsoft has been listed as the Best Large Company to work for in Ireland for the fourth year in a row. The Great Place to Work organisation’s list, which is widely recognised as Ireland’s most comprehensive study of workplace culture, highlights organisations that create and maintain an environment of trust in the workplace.
Google Ireland, PepsiCo, EMC Information Systems and McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland rounded out the top five in the large organisation category. Estate agents Jones Lang LaSalle won the Best Medium Sized Company award and HILTI, the construction technology company, won the first ever Best Small Workplace award. A full list of the rankings and recognition awards is available here and you can browse a copy of the magazine, published with the Irish Independent, here.
Presenting the awards, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said, “A key part of our enterprise and jobs recovery will be ensuring that our businesses become exemplars of best practice in everything they do, including the way they treat their staff. Today I am delighted to present these awards in recognition of companies and leaders who place the quality of their workplace at the centre of their success. We will continue to support businesses who strive for excellence, not only in the quality of their products, but also in the quality of their workplaces”.
Speaking on the awards at the gala event, CEO of Great Place to Work Ireland, John Ryan said, “When you consider the backdrop in 2011, to gain and in many cases sustain high levels of workplace trust is a wonderful achievement. Organisations of all sizes are engaging with the programme and there was a substantial increase in the number of organisations partaking in the Great Place to Work process this year.
The Best Workplace rankings give progressive organisations a distinct competitive edge as only those that attain the standard make the list. More and more organisations are using our methodology to benchmark their people practices and we are particularly pleased to see so many indigenous Irish companies performing so well.”
Over half the organisations in the Best Large Company category in this year's results maintained their presence in the top ten including Microsoft in pole position, PepsiCo who improved their ranking from 4th place in 2011 to 3rd, McDonald’s who maintained 5th place for a third year in a row and Telefonica Ireland who stayed at 6th place for the second year in a row. Organisations who will be pleased with making it into this year’s top ten include; Google (2nd), Dell Ireland (7th) and Kellogg (10th).
Of the 45 organisations who achieved best workplace status in 2012, 12 were Irish companies. They include Bord Gáis, Version 1, Topaz, Ergo, Barry Group, Cluid Housing, Adrian Dunne Pharmacies, Tourism Ireland, Merlin, FCm, Vayu and Core Media.
Special recognition awards went to:
Bright Horizons received the Inspiring Award
Google Ireland received the Thanking Award
DOCMORRIS/UNICARE PHARMACY received the Speaking Award
Topaz Energy received the Great Place to Work Team Award
Boots Retail received the Developing Award
Dell Ireland received the Caring Award
The Best Workplaces in Ireland 2012 Magazine was published in the Irish Independent on Thursday 23rd February, and you can browse a copy of it here. You can see the full list of the Best Workplaces in Ireland 2012 here