Workhuman® Ranked One of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Europe by Great Place to Work®
Dublin, September 10, 2020 – Workhuman®, the world’s fastest-growing social recognition and continuous performance management platform, today announced that it has been recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Europe for 2020. Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, has included Workhuman among its listings for the past 13 years.
The list publication comes amid the COVID-19 crisis, which has upended daily life and business operations throughout the region. Organisations on the list are leading the way amid the pandemic, demonstrating care for their employees, their customers and their communities during this difficult time.
"The COVID-19 pandemic highlights how critical it is for organisations to establish great workplaces for all employees prior to crises," said Michael C. Bush, Global CEO of Great Place to Work. "The trust, care and agility that are the bedrock of Europe's best workplaces help these organisations, their people and their communities survive and even thrive during periods of significant economic and personal stress."
To be considered for the 2020 Best Workplaces List in Europe, companies must appear on one or more of Great Place to Work’s national lists in the region, which includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Great Place to Work analysed survey results from more than 3,000 organisations across Europe, representing more than 1,500,000 employees.
“We’re proud to once again be named one of Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces in Europe for 2020,” said Eric Mosley, CEO and co-founder at Workhuman. “At Workhuman, we give organisations the tools, data, and change management solutions they need to create more human-centred workplaces and it’s so important to us that we empower our own employees by placing them at the heart of everything that we do. Investing in recognition, encouraging people to be themselves in the workplace, and helping them to learn and grow, are just some of the ways in which we inspire our employees to do their best work.”
Great Place to Work’s global research shows that high-trust cultures for all employees are the defining characteristic of great workplaces; however, there are some regional variations. Best Workplaces in Europe stand out for their unusually equitable cultures compared to most of the world. Employees in Europe believe promotions are fair, that there is equal opportunity for special recognition, and that company profits are shared fairly to a degree that is unusual around the world. The Best Workplaces in Europe also distinguish themselves through leaders whose actions match their words and who avoid workplace politics as a way to get things done.
As a result, employees at the Best Workplaces in Europe who feel their employers are committed to fair treatment reciprocate with extra effort and loyalty — fuelling greater company performance.
Workhuman® helps forward-thinking companies energize their cultures, unlock their employees’ passion and potential, and unite their workforce around a shared purpose. As the world’s fastest-growing social recognition and continuous performance management platform, our mission is to lead the movement to celebrate the power of humanity in the workplace through gratitude and peer-to-peer recognition. Workhuman® Cloud, a suite of human applications, uncovers provocative workplace data and human insights, delivering tangible results powered by our core belief — that the more motivated and valued employees are, the more they can perform the best work of their lives. Workhuman was founded in 1999 and is co-headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and Framingham, Mass.
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About Great Place to Work®:
Great Place to Work®, headquartered in the United States, is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes produce better business results by focusing on the work experience for every employee. Our research shows there’s a clear and direct relationship between employee engagement and financial performance. Over the past 25 years, we have captured the views of more than 100 million employees globally, helping organizations around the world identify and build high-trust, high-performance cultures. Through our certification programs, we recognize outstanding workplaces and produce the World’s Best Workplaces list, published annually by Fortune, as well as a variety of other Best Workplace rankings in more than 60 countries. Everything we do is driven by our mission: to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All by the year 2030.
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About the Best Workplaces in Europe:
Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces in Europe through publishing the annual Best Workplaces in Europe list. The list recognizes companies in three size categories: Small & Medium (20 – 499 employees); Large (500+ employees); and Multinational. Great Place to Work analysed survey results representing over 1.46 million employees in Europe to determine the list.
To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Multinational organizations must meet the following requirements:
- Have at least 1,000 employees worldwide, with at least 40% (or 5,000) of those employees based outside the headquarters country and
- Appear on at least three national Best Workplaces lists.
Multinationals receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in multiple countries in the region. The data used in the calculation of the regional list comes from national lists published in 2019 and early 2020. The ranking of Europe’s Best Workplaces is based on data collected prior to the novel coronavirus outbreak.