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OCSC Named the 14th Best Medium Workplace in Ireland

As a company dedicated to building trust in every relationship throughout its organisation, O’Connor Sutton Cronin Multidisciplinary Consulting Engineers is delighted to announce that we have been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2018. OCSC were recognised at the annual Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland awards in the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, Dublin on Wednesday 21st February. This is our first year to be named as a top Irish workplace, based on the findings of a robust employee survey and a thorough assessment of our policies and practices by the Great Place to Work Institute. OCSC was recognised as the 14th Best Medium Workplace in Ireland 2018.

Group Managing Director, Tony Horan, expressed his delight in achieving this globally recognised and hard-won accreditation. Horan stated “we knew when we started that it was always going to be difficult for a high-pressured, deadline-driven organisation like OCSC to achieve Great Place to Work accreditation. We entered into this process 3 years ago with a 4-year plan to work towards accreditation. Each year, from 2015 onwards, saw a steady increase in OCSC’s Great Place to Work rating as the company continued to change its organisational behaviour and its work environment based on communication with, and feedback from, work colleagues across our five offices. Indeed achieving this accreditation is a huge vote of confidence in all our work colleagues and their vision for what makes a Great Place to Work.” Horan ended “the fact that we have become a Great Place to Work in our 30th Year in Business is an added bonus which we hope to celebrate with our clients and colleagues later in the summer.”

Pictured: Vula Vasiliou, Rebecca Galvin, Patrick Raggett, Susan Mullane, Conor McCarthy, Carrie Poettcker, Tony Horan (MD), Siobhan Moloney, Keith Knox

In 2018, Great Place to Work® Ireland enters its sixteenth year of recognising great workplaces with the publication of their Best Workplaces in Ireland lists, and the number of workplaces who are realising the benefits of empowering their employees to flourish in a supportive high-trust culture continues to increase.

“It’s been a mixed year for Irish workplaces”, said John Ryan, CEO of Great Place to Work® Ireland. “who have seen good trading growth is tempered by ongoing uncertainty over the impact Brexit will have. Infrastructure challenges are making planning for expansion difficult, and we’re on the threshold of full employment in our cities which creates a real headache for organisations who are trying to attract and retain top talent. The organisations on this year’s list know that beyond a certain point, employees aren’t going to be tempted by a slightly more generous financial package: they want an environment where they feel psychologically safe, encouraged to grow, provided with opportunities to develop, and empowered to do their best work. Rather than simply throwing money at their staff, Irish workplaces should take advantage of reward and recognition opportunities as a chance to develop their employer brand; enhancing and amplifying their unique culture.”

About Great Place to Work® and the Assessment Process

Great Place to Work Ireland is part of a global network of culture consultants, with offices in 48 countries using an established methodology to publish lists at country, regional, and global levels. The best known of these is the Fortune 100 list of Best Companies to Work For in the United States. Our media partner in Ireland is The Irish Times, who develop the annual Best Workplaces Special Report.

The key defining feature of a great workplace is the level of trust that exists within it. From an employee’s viewpoint, the definition of a great workplace is one where you trust the people you work with, you have great pride in what you do, and you enjoy the people you work with. The Great Place to Work Institute assesses the policies and practices in place in organisations under nine key areas: Inspiring, Speaking, Listening, Caring, Developing, Thanking, Hiring, Celebrating, and Sharing. They then benchmark these practices against other organisations in that country. The second key component of the assessment is an anonymous Trust Index survey that gathers the perceptions of employees under five dimensions: Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie. Finally, there is an in-depth qualitative analysis of open ended comments from employees.

The 2018 full list of organisations and award winners, as well as rankings from previous years, are available at www.greatplacetowork.ie.

For more information:

OCSC Contact Carrie Poettcker, O’Connor Sutton Cronin

Or Great Place to Work at 01 678 8438