This award acknowledges an individual who has a deep understanding of the Great Place to Work model and methodology, is a champion in helping his own organisation create and sustain a great workplace, and contributes to the Great Place to Work community. Jarlath Dooley is HR & Integration Director at Version 1 and has been integral in driving a high trust, high performance culture within the organisation. His focus on sustained success and understanding of how to drive data and feedback into action means he plays a key role in ensuring that Version 1 is consistently delivering for employees, customers and as a business overall. Embedding the Great Place to Work model through periods of rapid organisational growth takes commitment, constant communication and authenticity. Jarlath has demonstrated this commitment by acting on feedback and empowering employees to thrive and develop. Jarlath has also been central to establishing Version 1 as a top employer brand within the increasingly competitive Irish talent market. This manifests, among other things, in The DNA of Version 1, with the telling tagline: “A great place to work, not an ‘easy’ place to work.”
Creating a Listening Ecosystem
Over the last number of years, Esri Ireland has established a GPTW Team that have developed a range of practices within the business to drive their internal culture. Based on direct feedback to the team and wider input from the survey, they have set about establishing a number of initiatives from Thank You Days and Suggestion Boxes, to Salary Surveys and additional access to academic and industry research. Not only this, but the GPTW Team also have a dedicated “Great Place to Work Official Celebration Day”. In a fun, relaxed setting, the entire organisation comes together and the Trust Index Survey and Culture Audit results are shared. Updates on the various actions already taken, as well as those planned for the future, are showcased. Finally, feedback is welcomed to ensure that the measures being put in place make sense for employees. Driving trust levels year on year has worked as this strong GPTW Team, senior management, and the organisation overall work in concert with each other.