Great Place to Work Award

The Marker Hotel Named One of the Best Workplaces in Ireland

As a company committed to developing high-trust relationships throughout every level of its organisation, The Marker Hotel is delighted to announce that it has been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2018. This well-deserved accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland awards in the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, Dublin on Wednesday 21st February. This is the hotel’s second year to be named as a top Irish workplace, a recognition awarded on the basis of an employee survey and an assessment of their policies and practices. 

Charlie Sheil, General Manager of The Marker Hotel, said, “After entering the awards for the first time two years ago, we are delighted that The Marker Hotel has been recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland. Our team works tirelessly each day to deliver a five star service to our guests and, in return, we are committed to providing our employees with a workplace where they enjoy working and have pride in what they do.”  Kevin McGillycuddy, of Brehon Capital Partners said “I’ve had the great fortune of working with Charlie and his team through the development, opening and ongoing operations of The Marker Hotel. This prestgious award is a testament to their unwavering professionalism, creativity and dedication, and to have received this award in such a short period of time is exemplary.”

In 2018, Great Place to Work® Ireland celebrates sixteen years of recognising great workplaces through the publication of their Best Workplaces in Ireland lists, and the number of high-trust workplaces in Ireland carries on increasing; an indication that organisations are continuing to discover the business benefits of developing a culture where all employees are empowered to do their best work.

“With institutional trust in low supply throughout the globe, research is showing that business has also suffered a drop in trust”, said John Ryan, CEO of Great Place to Work® Ireland. “This will have an impact on performance and returns. It’s clear from the results of our assessment survey that employees from Ireland’s Best Workplaces, who are in a unique position to know, believe that clients and customers can trust their organisations. This is an invaluable vote of confidence from their employees, and is probably the reason why staff in the companies are comfortable releasing all their talents to the benefit of those organisations. While money was the currency of success in the past, trust is the currency of success now and into the future; we are increasingly living in a world of interdependencies where we need to be sure who we can rely on. The listed organisations this year have separated themselves from their peers by leveraging the power of trust to the benefit of all their stakeholders, and that is why I want to extend my congratulations to one and all on a wonderful achievement”

All over the country, employees at Ireland’s Best Workplaces report a significantly greater sense of job security than those in peer organisations, with this area achieving a four year high despite a backdrop of medium-term geopolitical uncertainty. This level of employee confidence in the face of an uncertain future provides these organisations with a workforce that is engaged, focused on the task at hand, and eager to offer their contribution to future successes. The Best Workplaces in Ireland 2018 are capitalising on this increased engagement by delivering regular performance evaluations, recognising excellent performance, and providing coaching and support to poor performers.

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