Intel Shannon named as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland, 2010

                                     Intel Shannon GPTW - Feb 2010

   Intel’s Jonathan Walsh and Camille Parachini pictured with Cliona Carroll (centre) Recruitment Head of Sales,

                        Independent Newspaper at the Great Place to Work awards evening

Intel Shannon is celebrating recognition by their employees and the Great Place To Work® institute as one of the Top 20 Best Workplaces in Ireland for 2010. “We are delighted with the news”, said Jonathan Walsh, General Manager Intel Shannon. “We have been on our Great Place to Work journey since 2007 as part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining a great working environment now and in the future.

This is an important milestone on this journey. The process is all about improving our organization and creating and maintaining a trusted environment in our workplace” he continued. “We have invested in making Intel Shannon a great place to work and our people have rewarded us by creating a first-rate work environment”.

Each year, the Great Place to Work® Institute produces Best Workplaces lists which represent workplaces in 40 countries around the world. These annual surveys are widely considered to be the most important and comprehensive studies of workplace culture undertaken throughout the world. “We are leveraging the independence and experience of the institute to guide and validate our efforts. The assessment process is a great way for us to reassure our staff that our commitment to looking after our people is constant and remains unchanged. Through this process we also have the opportunity to learn from best practice in Ireland, across Europe and around the world” said Jonathan who has worked at Intel Shannon since the company was founded and now serves as General Manager.

The objective of the Best Workplace lists is to help companies improve their workplaces and increase the level of trust between employers and employees. The institute conduct a confidential survey of employees of participating companies to measure the levels of Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie within the company. Various aspects of the organization are examined including Communication, Training & Development, Work-Life Balance, and Diversity. This is widely recognised as Ireland’s most comprehensive study of workplace culture. It offers superb national and international benchmarking, learning, and networking opportunities to all who take part.

“It has been a great learning experience so far”, said Jonathan – “the recognition helps maintain the momentum and it pays dividends in allowing us to retain and attract the best people to Intel Shannon. It also set the bar for next year” he concluded.

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