Zenith Technologies named – Great Place to Work 2017
Posted on February 23, 2017 by Helena Finnan
Zenith Technologies is delighted to announce that it has been officially recognised as a Great Place to Work 2017. This well-deserved accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland awards in Dublin on Wednesday 22nd February.
The global life science technology firm, with headquarters in Cork, has been named as a top Irish workplace for the first year. The recognition has been awarded on the basis of an employee survey and an assessment of company-wide policies and practices. Zenith was listed and recognised as one of the Best Medium Sized Workplace in Ireland 2017.
Shea Fahy, human resources director at Zenith Technologies, commented: “Zenith offers a variety of engineering career opportunities for those wishing to work for a global organisation with a world leading reputation. People are a big part of our success and we have been growing steadily for many years, currently employing more than 700 people across 16 offices worldwide.
“We are delighted to receive recognition for our commitment to fostering a positive working environment, developing our employees and helping them to reach their potential.”
In 2017, Great Place to Work® Ireland celebrates fifteen years of recognising great workplaces through the publication of its Best Workplaces in Ireland lists.
John Ryan, CEO of Great Place to Work® Ireland commented: “It’s clear from the results of our assessment survey that employees from Ireland’s Best Workplaces 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 using all their talents to the benefit of those organisations.
“Zenith Technologies, along with the other companies that have achieved this recognition, 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 on a wonderful achievement.”
Employees at Ireland’s Best Workplaces report a significantly greater sense of job security than those in peer organisations. 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.
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.
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