24 February 2017
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a leading provider of high-quality childcare, early education and other services designed to help employees and families address the challenges of work and life, today announced that it has officially been recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for 2017. This is the 10th time the company has been recognised by Great Place to Work Ireland, which identifies organisations that have exceptional workplace cultures.
This prestigious accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Awards at the Clayton Hotel, on Burlington Road, in Dublin on Wednesday 22nd February.
The awards celebrate employers who follow a policy of creating positive workplaces in which management build high-trust relationships with their employees, based on mutual respect.
Bright Horizons was selected amongst hundreds of companies that applied to be included on the Great Place to Work Ireland list, with inclusion being based on an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about the company's programmes and practices. Great Place to Work then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
"We are delighted to be recognised as a Great Place to Work Ireland,” said James Tugendhat, Managing Director, International, for Bright Horizons Family Solutions. “This proves that our people in Ireland feel supported, as individuals and as professionals, and that they take such pride in their work. This award is for each member of our Bright Horizons family across Ireland and is a direct reflection of the passion and dedication they bring to work each day to make a profound and unique difference to the people they care for."
In 2017, Great Place to Work® Ireland celebrates fifteen years of recognising great workplaces through the publication of their Best Workplaces in Ireland lists, and the number of high-trust workplaces in Ireland carries on increasing; an indication that organisations are continuing to discover the business benefits of developing a culture where all employees are empowered to do their best work.
“With institutional trust in low supply throughout the globe, research is showing that business has also suffered a drop in trust”, said John Ryan, CEO of Great Place to Work® Ireland. “This will have an impact on performance and returns. It’s clear from the results of our assessment survey that employees from Ireland’s Best Workplaces, who are in a unique position to know, 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 releasing all their talents to the benefit of those organisations.”