Frequently Asked Questions
How can my organisation get recognised as a Best Workplace?
To be considered for Ireland's Best Workplaces™ in 2023, participating organisations are required to be Certified™ as a Great Place to Work first. Once Certified™, you'll be automatically considered for placement on the Best Workplaces™ lists throughout the year. One application is all you need. To be eligible for Ireland's Best Workplaces, if you are a large organisation (250+ employees), you will need to submit a Culture Audit. Through our assessment framework, the results of the Trust Index Employee Survey and the Culture Audit (only if you are a large organisation) will allow us to determine eligibility for recognition. The top 25 organisations in each category (small, medium, large) will be recognised as the Best Workplaces™ in Ireland in 2023.
Are there limits on how many employees can be surveyed?
The minimum number of employees needed to survey to be eligible for Certification is 10, for Ireland's Best Workplaces is 20, and there is no maximum limit of participants. All employees are invited to respond but this is not enforced.
How long does the survey process last?
We generally let the survey open for 2 weeks, but this window can be extended if needed. Overall, the Great Place to Work Certification™ takes as little as 6 weeks, from survey launch to getting Certified™ (if you meet the threshold).
Is the survey confidential?
Yes, Great Place to Work issue the Trust Index Survey invitation directly, upon completion the response is received and treated confidentially. It is important that individuals can respond in a secure environment.
How is the survey administered?
The most common mode of administration is through a secure web link. The Survey is launched by Great Place to Work to employees by invitation or secure web-link to ensure confidentiality, however paper surveys are also available.
How long does it take each employee to complete the survey?
The survey generally takes 10-15 minutes to complete. However, this often depends on how much the respondent wants to write in response to the open comment questions. The employee is then free to return to their normal duties.
How do we receive our results?
Our consultancy team will present the results to your chosen senior leadership team. This can be conducted on-site or remotely. You will then have access to your data and benchmarks to support action planning.
Is there a cost involved in the process?
There is an investment involved, this relies mainly upon the size of the organisation and the level of engagement sought. We are happy to advise you on this.
When is the best time to survey?
There is no “best time”, the Trust Index Employee Survey is a proven model & methodology that gives insight into employee perspectives at that time. Understanding where your people score versus relevant benchmark is most valuable and now is the most important time.
Does it take a lot of resources and time to complete the process?
We provide full support services and guidance to reduce the impact on time and resources. We provide the survey planning & deliver the survey for you. We can offer a lighter touch culture brief requirement also.
What if we don’t meet the requirements to be recognised?
Our consultants will work with your team to develop an action plan based on the insights received. We will assist you to create meaningful change within the organisation, through the lens of our tried and tested methodology. We believe that the journey to recognition is more important than recognition itself.
What other services do you offer?
There are a range of services available through Great Place to Work. We offer bespoke pulse surveys, GPTW Team training, management training sessions, action planning sessions, and culture change sessions through focus groups and semi-structured interviews.
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