A decade of success as Deloitte receives Best Workplaces in Ireland award for ten years in a row!
23 March 2013 - Deloitte, the leading business advisory firm, is delighted to announce that it has been named one of the ‘Best Workplaces in Ireland’, according to a detailed assessment by the Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland, for the tenth year in a row. Not only is it the only professional services firm in Ireland to receive this award ten times, it is also one of only two companies in Ireland to do so.
Deloitte is one of Ireland’s leading professional services firms and provides audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance services through over 1,200 people in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte said: “We are thrilled and extremely proud to receive this award for the tenth year in a row. The importance that we place on being an employer of choice cannot be overstated. Our goal here at Deloitte is to attract and retain the brightest people, and we feel it is extremely important to ensure that our people are given the necessary support at every stage in their career to fulfil their potential, while also understanding the priorities that we all have in our lives. This is something we invest considerable energy in and we are delighted that this has once again been recognised. But most of all huge thanks must go to all our people for making Deloitte such a great place to work!”
Over the course of the last decade, a number of programmes have been implemented which focus on the career development and progression of the people that work in Deloitte. These have evolved and been added to as a result of the feedback that is received from the results of the annual survey. This year, in particular, the firm enhanced its talent development programmes across all levels, with a particular focus on building advisory skills at an earlier stage in people’s careers. There continues to be a strong focus on developing people’s capability in the areas of leadership, management skills, innovation and client service. Similarly, Deloitte has implemented and continued to add to its HR policies which help in facilitating a work-life balance and ensuring the wellbeing of its people.
Orla Graham, Head of HR, Deloitte, also highlighted staff engagement as a particular focus over the last 12 months. “We find the feedback that we receive from the Great Places to Work Institute invaluable, and this year we made a concerted effort to ensure that all people within the firm could put forward suggestions and ideas on areas for improvement. It was important that everybody had a chance to be involved in improving our workplace and that this was not seen as a job for a specific department or group of people. We were delighted with the response that we received, and I am sure the initiatives that have been implemented as a result of this process have contributed greatly to our success this year,” she said.
The Best Workplaces in Ireland study sets out to identify and recognise the finest employers, and therefore the most satisfied workforces in Ireland and throughout the European Union. All employees in Deloitte completed a confidential questionnaire, rating their employers on almost 60 elements covering communication, training & development, pride, work life balance, diversity and teamwork in the workplace. The questionnaire aims to find out what the employees’ views are on the policies and practices that are in place in their organisation. Surveys are returned directly to the Great Place to Work® Institute by each individual employee, therefore ensuring confidentiality.