The 2005 Best Workplaces in Greece competition has been successfully concluded!!! On March 25th the list with the twenty companies - best workplaces in Greece was published in the Greek edition of THE ECONOMIST (a supplement of KATHIMERINI newspaper). The Awards Ceremony took place on April 6th 2005 at AEGLI (ZAPPEIO).
The companies with the 20 Best Workplaces in Greece are:
The 2005 competition was organised this year by the GREAT PLACE TO WORK HELLAS INSTITUTE in cooperation with ALBA. The institute was established last summer and it belongs to the PRC Group of companies. ALBA was responsible for the evaluation of the companies while GPW Hellas for the organization and the promotion of the competition. Dr. Olga Epitropaki, as the academic supervisor of the evaluation, was the leader of the evaluating team, consisting of: Aristotelis Alexopoulos, Panagiotis Tarsinos, Valia Papadea and Zoe Kourounakou.
The competition began in July 2004 when the first announcement - call for participations was made in KATHIMERINI newspaper (competition's media partner). Great Place to Work Institute Hellas sent invitations - letters for participation to more than 3.000 companies. The only criteria of eligibility for participation in the competition are: the company to be operating in Greece and having more than 50 employees. In the 2005 competition, 49 companies participated. Companies' evaluation was based on a) answers of a randomly selected sample of employees to the specially designed Great Place to Work Trust Index questionnaire and b) answers provided to a series of questions (Culture Audit) by the Head of Human Resources Department, concerning human resources management practices, training opportunities, benefits, rewards etc. The processing of the questionnaire data was conducted in Denmark by Great Place to Work Europe Institute, whereas the Culture Audit evaluation was conducted by the ALBA evaluation team, based on a specific coding system of qualitative data provided by Great Place to Work Institute. 6.424 questionnaires were sent to employees of the participating companies, from which 4.199 were returned to ALBA (employees' response rate outreached 65%)
The 20 top companies included in the Greek list will automatically participate in the European competition for the 100 Best European Workplaces List. The European list will be published in Financial Times on April 27th.
ALBA wishes to congratulate all participating companies of the Greek competition. Especially, we would like to congratulate the 20 winning companies for their ability to create a people-centred culture and promote HR practices and policies.
For more information you may contact Ms Zoe Kourounakou ([email protected]), tel: 210 8964531.