|By Business Wire||
|March 5, 2014 05:00 AM EST||
Globoforce® (www.globoforce.com), a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced that it has been named as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland 2014 by the Great Places To Work Institute. Announced at an awards ceremony held at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Wednesday 26th February, Globoforce was ranked number 3 in Ireland in the medium-sized workplace category. Globoforce’s position was solidified due to high scores and positive comments from the Great Places to Work survey of its employees. The company’s overall scores improved in all nine of the Great Places to Work practice areas.
“Our culture is defined by employees who are happy, inspired, and engaged. It is the foundation for who we are and is the driving force towards helping our customers achieve success,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “Being named to the number 3 spot of companies our size in all of Ireland is a proud achievement. We applaud our fellow winners and join them in our collective focus toward fostering the world’s best work environments.”
John Ryan, CEO of Great Place to Work Ireland, said, “This evening is all about recognition for both the staff and management at this year’s listed workplaces. They have proven the clear link between high trust and high performance. These organisations are ahead of the rest because they don’t deliver mere platitudes about the importance of their employees to their business; rather, they create a rich culture supported by people practices that ensure higher levels of collaboration, greater input into strategy development and vision shaping, and distributed decision making throughout their population – making sure that the people with the most relevant knowledge are tasked with making those decisions.”
The Great Place to Work Institute assesses the policies and practices in place in organisations under nine key areas: inspiring, speaking, listening, caring, developing, thanking, hiring, celebrating and sharing. These practices are benchmarked against other organisations in that country. The second key component of the assessment is an anonymous ‘Trust Index survey’ that gathers the perceptions of employees under five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Finally, there is an in-depth qualitative analysis of open ended comments from employees.
Employee findings from Globoforce’s survey results include:
- 98 percent say the company is a friendly place to work
- 98 percent report the company celebrates special events
- 97 percent feel welcome upon joining.
- 91 percent feel pride in what they do
This award comes shortly after Globoforce was named a national Great Place to Work in the United States, a list compiled in association with FORTUNE Magazine.
The 2014 full list of listed organisations and award winners, and past years’ rankings, are available at www.greatplacetowork.ie.
About the Great Place to Work Institute
The Great Place to Work Institute assesses the practices in place in organisations under nine key areas: inspiring, speaking, listening, caring, developing, thanking, hiring, celebrating and sharing. They then benchmark these practices against other organisations in that country. The second key component of the assessment is an anonymous ‘trust index survey’ that gathers the perceptions of employees under five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, redefining how companies understand, manage, and motivate their employees. Innovative companies around the world use Globoforce’s cloud-based social recognition software to reveal the true performance and influence of every employee and strengthen company culture. With Globoforce, HR and business leaders can take a strategic approach to recognition programs that result in measurable benefits to the bottom line driven by increases in employee engagement, retention, and productivity. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.
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