Esri Ireland Named One of the Best Workplaces in Ireland

As a company committed to developing high-trust relationships throughout every level of its organisation, Esri Ireland is delighted to announce that they have been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2017. This well-deserved accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland awards in the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, Dublin on Wednesday 22nd February. This is Esri Ireland’s first year to be named as a top Irish workplace, recognition awarded on the basis of an employee survey and an assessment of our policies and practices. Esri Ireland was recognised as the 13th Best Small Workplaces in Ireland 2017.

“Our leadership team work hard to ensure that everyone at Esri Ireland feel pride in the work they do, enjoy a working environment founded in teamwork & collaboration. Each person has total clarity in the role they play in the strategic direction and growth of the business”, said Paul Synnott, Director & Country Manager of Esri Ireland.

“We have always had a strong sense that Esri Ireland is a good place to work. Being officially recognised as one of the “Best Workplaces in Ireland” in 2017, we have independent evidence that not only are we a good place to work, but moreover, we are a great place to work. We are very proud to have received this prestigious award, which belongs to all of the employees at Esri Ireland for the contribution they make to our business all year round.”  

In 2017, Great Place to Work® Ireland celebrates fifteen years of recognising great workplaces through the publication of their Best Workplaces in Ireland lists, and the number of high-trust workplaces in Ireland carries on increasing; an indication that organisations are continuing to discover the business benefits of developing a culture where all employees are empowered to do their best work.

“With institutional trust in low supply throughout the globe, research is showing that business has also suffered a drop in trust”, said John Ryan, CEO of Great Place to Work® Ireland. “This will have an impact on performance and returns. It’s clear from the results of our assessment survey that employees from Ireland’s Best Workplaces, who are in a unique position to know, believe that clients and customers can trust their organisations. This is an invaluable vote of confidence from their employees, and is probably the reason why staff in the companies are comfortable releasing all their talents to the benefit of those organisations. While money was the currency of success in the past, trust is the currency of success now and into the future; we are increasingly living in a world of interdependencies where we need to be sure who we can rely on. The listed organisations this year have separated themselves from their peers by leveraging the power of trust to the benefit of all their stakeholders, and that is why I want to extend my congratulations to one and all on a wonderful achievement.”

All over the country, employees at Ireland’s Best Workplaces report a significantly greater sense of job security than those in peer organisations, with this area achieving a four year high despite a backdrop of medium-term geopolitical uncertainty. This level of employee confidence in the face of an uncertain future provides these organisations with a workforce that is engaged, focused on the task at hand, and eager to offer their contribution to future successes. The Best Workplaces in Ireland 2017 are capitalising on this increased engagement by delivering regular performance evaluations, recognising excellent performance, and providing coaching and support to poor performers.

About Great Place to Work® and the Assessment Process

Great Place to Work Ireland is part of a global network of culture consultants, with offices in 48 countries using an established methodology to publish lists at country, regional, and global levels. The best known of these is the Fortune 100 list of Best Companies to Work For in the United States.

The key defining feature of a great workplace is the level of trust that exists within it. From an employee’s viewpoint, the definition of a great workplace is one where you trust the people you work with, you have great pride in what you do, and you enjoy the people you work with. 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. 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. Finally, there is an in-depth qualitative analysis of open ended comments from employees.

The 2017 full list of organisations and award winners, as well as rankings from previous years, are available at www.greatplacetowork.ie 

For more information:

Contact:

Joanne McLaughlin, Head of Marketing, Esri Ireland: jmclaughlin@esri-ireland.ie or 01-8693900

Or Great Place to Work at 01 678 8438