Home Instead Senior Care is delighted to announce that they have been officially recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces 2015. This prestigious accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Awards in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 25th February. The event was attended by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin T.D., who acknowledged the great accomplishment of all organisations present, saying:
"I would like to congratulate all of the workplaces that participated in the Great Place to Work Awards 2015. These awards reflect the hard work, commitment, drive and innovation of a diverse range of workplaces. They also recognise the importance that is placed on creating a positive atmosphere in which employees can thrive and excel. The Action Plan for Jobs 2015, which was published last month, is the next step in the Government’s multi-annual process aimed at ensuring that jobs creation remains a priority and that we deliver full employment by 2018, continuing to build on Ireland’s reputation for its talented workforce."
Commenting on the fantastic achievement for all 59 organisations that have been recognised this year, CEO of Great Place to Work Ireland John Ryan said that -
“With significantly more organisations putting themselves forward to be assessed and benchmarked this year, being accredited as a great workplace is an even more relevant marker of performance than ever. We believe that in time, being accredited as a ‘great workplace’ will be seen as an expectation from employees who believe this is the standard that should be provided. In fact, new graduates from universities today believe that they deserve to work at a truly great high trust workplace – and if they find that it doesn’t reach that level, they will simply leave, often to a competitor. No longer is being ‘great’ a nice bauble to have – rather, it is essential in the race for talent, and to ensure you have a high performing organisation that is leveraging their people talent to compete locally and globally.”
Home Instead Senior Care was announced as the 20th placed organisation on the Best Medium Workplaces in Ireland 2015 list. Speaking about the accolade, David Healy, Owner and Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care said:
“I truly believe our CAREGivers, with the support of our office team , are Home and we will use the boost to further fuel our efforts to take even better care of our clients and promote advocacy for seniors at every opportunity”.
He continues: “At a time when there is a growing need for senior care, independent assessments and rankings of care providers such as Great Places to Work , will become an invaluable reference tool to help families research care service providers for their loved ones”.
“It is an ambition of Home Instead Senior Care to serve as an employer of choice for our caregivers and office-based home care professionals. Being named a Great Place to Work is a recognition of our efforts to not only provide a quality home care service but to provide also a quality workplace and employment opportunities. This accolade easily distinguishes Home Instead from competitors as and a Great Place to Work and growing organisation, we encourage caregivers in the local community to apply for caregiving roles with our organisation”.
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 2015 full list of listed organisations and award winners, as well as past years’ rankings, are available at www.greatplacetowork.ie.
Home Instead Leopardstown enjoying being a Great Place to Work