Core Media was named as one of the best workplaces in Ireland in this year’s Best Workplaces in Ireland survey while CEO, Alan Cox, was named as Ireland’s Most Trusted Leader at an event which was held in the Burlington Hotel last night (March 7th).
Core Media came in third place in the category for medium sized companies that employ between 100 and 300 staff. Mars Ireland and MSD Ireland (Human Health) came in first and second place respectively. The only other company from the Irish marketing industry to feature was FMI, the field marketing company headed up by Charley Stoney which came in seventh place in the medium sized company category.
Diageo Ireland was named as having the best work place in Ireland in the large company category. Microsoft Ireland came in second place while PepsiCo Ireland and McDonalds Ireland came in third and fourth place respectively.
The rankings are compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute and form part of a wider global research project that is undertaken annually in 45 different countries around the world. The Institute helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures and works with both the private and public sector in each of the different markets in which it operates. The findings of the Irish survey were published in a special publication that was distributed with today’s Irish Times.
At last night’s dinner, the Minister for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton TD also presented Core Media’s CEO Alan Cox with the award for Ireland’s Most Trusted Leader. The other shortlisted contenders were Paul Armstrong from Diageo, Pat O’Sullivan from Genzyme Ireland and Brian O’Gorman from Clúid Housing. Previous winners of the award include John Kennedy of Diageo and Danuta Grey of Telefonica Ireland.
Core Media’s success in the Great Place to Work awards comes less than a week after it was named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. Twenty companies were recognised at an awards gala dinner last week.
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, recognise indigenous Irish companies across the island of Ireland that “are operating at the highest levels of business performance.”
An independent judging panel, chaired by Liam O’Mahony, measured company performance by looking at a broad range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and management performance across all key functions of the business. The Best Managed Companies Awards Programme is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective.
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte and judging panel member commented: “This year’s winning companies, which now join the growing network of Best Managed Companies, represent the best of innovation, creativity, dynamism, tenacity and excellence in the indigenous sector. Deloitte is proud to celebrate their success and potential. These awards acknowledge their hard work and commitment and we are delighted to showcase their achievements.”