BEST WORKPLACES 2007: The competition has already started

Monday, 02/10/2006

 

After the success of the four previous annual competitions (organized by ALBA for the years 2003 and 2004 and by Great Place to Work Institute Hellas since 2005), ALBA will be the scientific partner, for the third consecutive year, of the 'BEST WORKPLACES' competition.

The list of the top 20 Greek companies was announced last year at Kathimerini newspaper and the winners were awarded by the Minister of Employment and Social Affairs and the Minister of Development in a highly prestigious event. The company with the best workplace in Greece in the 2006 competition was also awarded as the best European workplace at Berlin. Furthermore, five Greek companies were included in the top 100 European workplaces.

All Greek companies can participate in the competition, regardless of their legal status -private or public-, with the only condition being that they employ at least 50 individuals. By participating in this competition, Greek companies will have the opportunity to survey their working environment and find out their employees' opinions about the company’s working conditions.

The competition is based on a survey which is conducted internally to the participating companies with the intention to: a) allow the employees to evaluate their workplace and b) give the human resources manager (or CEO) the opportunity to describe (and support with evidences) the company's human resources strategy and policies. In particular, a participating company is evaluated by the Trust Index employees' questionnaire (2/3 of the final score) and the Cultural Audit, top management questionnaire (1/3 of the final score). The Trust Index questionnaire, answered by the employees, is a brief opinion survey in which the employees respond regarding their workplace experience inside the company. In companies that have less than 250 employees, all of them will receive the questionnaire, while in companies with more than 250 employees a randomly selected group of 250 individuals will be defined by ALBA to participate in the survey. The Cultural Audit questionnaire provides information regarding the human resources strategies, policies and practices of each participating company. Moreover, supplementary material (e.g. video, employee handbooks, company newsletters, etc.) is requested in order to strengthen the understanding of the company's workplace culture and practices.

After the evaluation process is completed and the national top twenty list is formed, the winners will be announced (March 2007) in Kathimerini newspaper, followed by a prestigious award ceremony.

Each participating company, regardless of its place on the list, will receive a confidential summary indicating how their employees responded to the questions of the employee survey (Trust Index). The participating companies will also have the opportunity to receive a customized benchmark report comparing their results with other participants in Greece and Europe.

For more details and participation applications please contact:
ALBA
Ms. Zoe Kourounakou, tel.: 2108964531-8, email: zkouroun@alba.edu.gr
GREAT PLACE TO WORK HELLAS INSTITUTE
Ms. Anthi Tsentou, tel.: 2106971098, email: info@greatplacetowork.gr

You can download the BEST WORKPLACES 2007 COMPETITION  Brochure here.