Merlin is Officially One of the Best Places to Work in Ireland
Feb 24, 2012
Merlin Group is officially one of the Best Small Workplaces 2012, according to a detailed assessment by the Great Place to Work® Ireland. This prestigious honour was announced at an awards ceremony in the Burlington Hotel Dublin, attended by over 500 guests on Wednesday 22nd February.
Speaking at the awards CEO of Great Place to Work John Ryan congratulated Merlin Groupon their achievement: “I wish to congratulate you on the superb achievement of being recognised as one of the Best Small Workplaces in Ireland 2012. Your ongoing commitment to your people practices within your organisation has been an inspiration to many and has set a bar for other organisations. This is an achievement worth celebrating and communicating because by creating a great workplace you are establishing a firm base for business success in 2012 and beyond”.
The Best Workplaces study, which is now in its tenth year, uses confidential employee feedback to identify employers who follow a policy of creating positive workplaces in which management build high-trust relationships with their employees, based on mutual respect. Great Place to Work conducts similar studies in forty-five countries worldwide.
Merlin have gone from strength to strength over the last two years being awarded the Deloitte Best Managed Company in 2011, winning the Innovation of the Year trophy at the SIMI Awards in 2010 and being nominated for an Eircom Spider award.
Dave Byrne, Managing Director of Merlin Group commented, “We are delighted to have won this accolade, especially as it is the first year that the Great Places to Work Awards have included a category for businesses with less than 50 employees. We constantly strive to provide a happy and engaging environment for our employees. We scored 84% in the staff confidential surveys which reflects the work we put in to maintaining good working relationships and support for all of our employees.”