(PRWEB UK) 3 March 2014
Bright Horizons are delighted to announce that they have been officially recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for the 7th consecutive year. The childcare company was rated 8th in the best medium sized workplace category.
This prestigious accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Awards in Dublin on Wednesday 26th February. The event was attended by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., who congratulated all of this year’s organisations on their commitment to creating great workplaces.
The Best Workplaces awards celebrate employers who follow a policy of creating positive workplaces in which management build high-trust relationships with their employees, based on mutual respect.
In addition to Bright Horizons being recognised, their Operations Director, Martina Murphy was one of three shortlisted for the Most Trusted Leadership Award, which is awarded to a leader who helps to create a high-trust culture within their organisation.
Carole Edmond, Managing Director for Bright Horizons, said:
“We are delighted to be consistently recognised as a Best Workplace – it means a great deal to us to know that year upon year our people feel supported, as individuals and as early years professionals, and that they feel such pride in their work. We’re very proud of them.”
On being shortlisted for the Most Trusted Leadership Award, Martina Murphy, said:
“On a personal level it’s humbling to receive this recognition, it’s an honour that I couldn’t have achieved without the fantastic committed team we have at Bright Horizons, who do an incredible job every day to earn the trust of our parents and children; this is as much for them as it is for me.”
Take a look at our Careers section covering Ireland at Bright Horizons – Bright Horizons Careers
Notes to Editor:
Bright Horizons is the leading nursery network in the UK and Ireland, with over 200 nurseries and a history of excellence spanning over three decades. Our mission is to provide exceptional early years care and education for children and families.
About Great Place to Work Ireland and the assessment process
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. 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 2014 full list of listed organisations and award winners, and past years’ rankings, are available at http://www.greatplacetowork.ie.