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Intel Shannon Named in the Top 20 Best Workplaces in Ireland for 2011

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 2011. The Institute each year conducts Trust Assessments and produces Best Workplaces lists in over forty countries around the world, surveying over 1.5 million employees annually and working with thousands of companies to transform their workplace cultures.

“We are really delighted with this 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. We were delighted to make the list last year and being recognised again this year is fantastic” he continued. “The process is all about finding ways to continually improve our organisation and creating and maintaining a high trust environment in our workplace. 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”.

The Shannon organisation, which employs over 200 people, is well recognised within Intel for its innovative approach and high quality cutting edge designs. The embedded Lab facility, which was founded in 2000, provides a single integrated point of focus for Intel activity in embedded market segments in the European region.

The Great Place to Work® Institute produces the Best Workplaces in Ireland list in late February each year in partnership with the Irish Independent. These annual surveys are widely considered to be the most important and comprehensive studies of workplace culture undertaken throughout the world” said Jonathan who has worked at Intel Shannon since the facility was founded and now serves as General Manager. “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 as well as learning from best practice in Ireland, across Europe and around the world”.

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 conducts 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 organisation 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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Dublin Wednesday 24th February 2011: Pictured at the Great Places to Work 2011 Awards at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, was a team of employee representatives from Intel Shannon.

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