The best place to work in Ireland? @Diageo_News scoop top Workplace Award

Pictured celebrating with the award from Diageo Northern Ireland are Gemma Bell, Corporate Relations Manager, Jorge Lopes, Country Director and Lynn Graham, HR Business partner.

The best place to work in Ireland?

Diageo scoop top Workplace Award in Ireland for second year in a row

Pictured celebrating with the award from Diageo Northern Ireland are Gemma Bell, Corporate Relations Manager, Jorge Lopes, Country Director and Lynn Graham, HR Business partner.
Pictured celebrating with the award from Diageo Northern Ireland are Gemma Bell, Corporate Relations Manager, Jorge Lopes, Country Director and Lynn Graham, HR Business partner.

Diageo Ireland Demand has been named the ‘Best Large Place to Work’ at the Annual Great Places to Work Awards 2014 for the second year in a row, beating a number of top international companies across the island of Ireland including Microsoft, PepsiCo and McDonalds in the process.

The awards now in their 12th year were the most competitive to date, with more than one hundred firms throughout Ireland participating in the audit.

Jorge Lopes, Country Director Diageo Northern Ireland said, We are delighted to receive the prestigious ‘Best Place to Work’ award and I’d like to thank and congratulate all of our employees on this incredible achievement. I am enormously proud of this award and the fantastic recognition it gives to our hard working team and our company.

“It is a priority for Diageo to continue to invest in its employees and we work closely with our teams to ensure that our business remains a great place to work. We have very talented staff who coordinate exciting programmes and events and encourage involvement across a variety of activities. Our commitment to charities and the Northern Ireland Hospice is an example of how our teams are committed to assisting and working with organisations that need significant support.

“At Diageo Northern Ireland we are also dedicated to improving employee health and well-being through our workplace health scheme, including a ‘Weight Loss Challenge’ where we donate £2 to charity for every pound lost by staff and our “Walk for Wellbeing” challenge where we provide our teams with pedometers and encourage them to walk at least 10,000 steps every day.

“This award will support Diageo’s work in providing a stimulating working environment which reflects our values and the energy, commitment and enthusiasm that everyone within our business brings to work every day,” concluded Jorge.

Operated by the Great Places to Work Institute, firms go through a rigorous selection process, including a detailed survey of staff attitudes alongside a rigorous culture assessment. According to the institute, The Great Place to Work list “highlights organisations that create and maintain an environment of trust in the workplace”.

Other award winners included:

– 3M Ireland – Best Small Workplace
– Core Media – Best Medium Workplace 
– Hewlett Packard – Caring award
– A&L Goodbody – Sharing award
– Version 1- Developing award
– Louise Phelan, Paypal – Ireland’s Most Trusted Leader award
– Gary McCabe, Kuehne+Nagel – Great Place to Work Ambassador award
– BT Ireland – Great Place to Work Team award

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