03 Mar 2016 | 12.24 pm
DHL Picks Up Great Place To Work Award
03 Mar 2016 | 12.24 pm
DHL ranks high among best places to work, according to the rankings in the latest Best Workplaces of Ireland awards, which took place this week.
DHL was the 21st-placed business on the Best Large Workplaces in Ireland list. Commenting on the achievement, Trevor Murphy of DHL Express said: “This is the second year that DHL Express is to be recognised as a Great Place to Work in Ireland and we are delighted to receive this fantastic accolade.
“We see it as a reflection of the collective efforts of all our staff to build a successful business where everyone is treated with respect. As employees, I believe we all have a desire to be successful. And as leaders of our organisation, we need to continuously strive to unleash the potential of our employees to achieve this success.”
Also featuring among the 65 recipients of Best Workplaces awards was the fuel and convenience retailer Topaz which came in at number 11 on the list of Best Large Workplaces and was the only retailer to make it onto the list.
Topaz, which was acquired from Denis O’Brien by French multinational Couche-Tard last year, was presented with its gong at the Great Place To Work award ceremony in Dublin, where its group corporate services boss Paul Candon also won the ambassador award.
Candon said the key to Topaz’ business is enhancing the customer experience. “That is driven by our culture of innovation, by investing in the business, but most importantly by the professionalism and the enthusiasm of our employees. We would like to thank all our 2,000 employees for their contribution in once again making Topaz a Great Place to Work. Awards like this are a vote of confidence in the way we do business,” he said.
The Topaz network includes 444 filling stations in Ireland, the company turns over around €3 billion annually and employs 2,000 people. Owner Couche-Tard operates about 15,000 sites altogether in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with a total of 100,000 employees.
Great Place to Work Ireland is part of a global network with offices in 48 countries using the same assessment methodology to publish 45 country lists. According to GPTW the key defining feature of a great workplace is the level of trust that exists within it. The 2016 full list of constituent organisations and award winners, as well as past years’ rankings, are available on its website.
Paul Candon and Cathal Divilly, Managing Director of Great Places to Work Ireland.