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Get Recognised as a Great Place to Work

Share your unique organisational culture and employee experience with the world.


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How it Works

Start your journey today with our simple four-step process:

Step 1: Trust Index© Employee Survey


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Select a 2-week window to survey your employees

Step 2: Culture Audit© Submission


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Provide details about your organisation’s culture & practices

Step 3: Results Presentation & Report


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Our team present your organisation’s findings, enhanced with relevant benchmarks

Step 4: Recognition



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If you’ve met the threshold, you’ll be in consideration for a range of recognition opportunities

Multiple Recognition Opportunities with One Simple Process

From the publication of the very first Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2003, we have recognised organisations large and small, international and indigenous, public and private, from a broad range of industries.

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2021 Best Workplaces for Women

Best Workplaces for Women 2021

 The Best Workplaces for Women process is a programme which aims to recognise those top organisations which, rather than provide a great work environment for everyone in general, are creating positive and supportive workplaces for women in particular.

This award takes the global standard Best Workplaces methodology as its basis, and recognises organisations that go above and beyond to ensure that the women in their workforce are treated fairly when it comes to pay, recognition, training and promotion opportunities; where they can take the time off they need to attend to childcare or other family commitments; and where they are encouraged, empowered, and supported to do their best work. 

  • Minimum of 20% of the workforce are women
  • Minimum of 20% of people manager positions are held by women
  • Minimum Trust Index score of 70% amongst female respondents
  • Minimum variance in the Trust Index score between women and men
  • Minimum variance in the responses to the statements: '"Promotions go to those who best deserve them'", "People here are treated fairly regardless of their sex", "I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary", "People are encouraged to balance their work-life and their personal life", and "People here are paid fairly for the work they do".

When determining the ranking of successful organisations on the list, we will also consider female-friendly policies and practices highlighted in your Culture Audit submission: such as supports to increase female participation in leadership, activation measures to assist returning to the workforce, or innovative approaches to developing female talent.

Timeframe & Cost

Trust Index survey completed by mid-December.

Culture Audit submission by late November.

 Included with participation in the Best Workplaces in Ireland or Certification programmes.


It Pays to be a Best Workplace

There are a number of business benefits to being recognised as a Best Workplace

Top Talent

Build an employer brand to attract and retain top talent

Competitive Edge

Indicate to customers and competitors alike your status as a Best Workplace

3x Market Returns

Best Workplaces substantially outperform the market overall


Our network grants access to global data & practices

Woodie's Case Study 

Listen to Declan Ronayne, CEO, Woodies & Ireland’s Most Trusted Leader, talk about Woodie’s partnership with GPTW

GPTW 2020 Case Study 02 Woodie

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