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Great Place to Work Awards honours outstanding companies

By Business & Finance
04 March 2016
DHL Express
DHL Express celebrate at the Great Place to Work Awards

Salesforce, Workday and DHL Express were among the companies honoured at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Great Place to Work Ireland is part of a global network with offices in 48 countries using the same assessment methodology to publish 45 country lists, as well as regional and global lists. 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. The Great Place to Work Institute assesses the policies and practices in place in organisations under key areas. They then benchmark these practices against other organisations in that country.

Commenting on the fantastic achievement for all 65 organisations that have been recognised this year, CEO of Great Place to Work Ireland, John Ryan, said: “At this stage, most organisations have seen the importance of defining their culture and supporting its development with practices, real lived values, and a clear set of desired behaviours to drive organisational performance. This year’s listed organisations have gone one step further, ensuring there is a clear alignment between their culture, climate, structure, practices and behaviours.

He continued: “This creates an employee experience where talent can thrive, and the organisation can adapt and achieve. Personally, I would like to congratulate each and every person in the organisations who have achieved the status of ‘great’, as it is clear that leadership or HR cannot make this happen alone. It is a group effort that requires everybody’s energy, enthusiasm, and engagement.”

DHL Express was one of the companies announced on the Best Large Workplaces in Ireland 2016 list.

Trevor Murphy of DHL Express commented on what it meant to DHL Express: “This is the second year that DHL Express is to be recognised as a great place to work in Ireland and we are delighted to receive this fantastic accolade. We see it as a reflection of the collective efforts of all our staff to build a successful business where everyone is treated with respect.

“As employees, I believe we all have a desire to be successful. And as leaders of our organisation we need to continuously strive to unleash the potential of our employees to achieve this success.”

The 2016 full list of listed organisations and award winners, as well as past years’ rankings, are available at