BEST WORKPLACES 2005: The 2005 competition has already began

Monday, 13/09/2004

Following the overwhelming success of the two annual competitions (organized by ALBA for the years 2003 and 2004), ALBA will participate as the scientific partner in the 'BEST WORKPLACES' competition for the year 2005 which will be organized for the first time by the GREAT PLACE TO WORK HELLAS INSTITUTE. It is worth mentioning that more than 50 Greek companies participated in each of the two previous competitions, while 6 out of the 10 Best Greek Workplaces were included in the 100 Best European Workplaces and the top Greek company was included in the 10 Best Workplaces in Europe (apply to both 2003 and 2004 competitions).

All Greek companies can participate in the competition, regardless their legal status -private or public-, with the condition they employ at least 50 individuals. By participating in this competition, the Greek companies will have the opportunity to survey their working environment and find out their employees' opinions.

The competition has the form of a survey contacted internally to the participating companies with the intention to a) allow the employees to evaluate their workplace and b) give the human resources manager (or CEO) the opportunity to describe and support with evidences the company's human resources strategy and policies. In particular, a participating company is evaluated by its Cultural Audit (1/3 of the total weight) and the Trust Index (2/3 of the total weight): The Cultural Audit, completed by the HR manager, is a questionnaire that provides information regarding the human resources strategies, policies and practices of each participating company. Moreover, supplementary material as video, employee handbooks, company newsletters, etc. is welcomed in order to integrate the understanding of the company's workplace culture and practices. The Trust Index, completed by the employees of competing companies, is a brief opinion survey in which they respond regarding their workplace experience inside the company. In companies that occupy less than 250 employees, all of them are called to answer the questionnaire. In companies that occupy more than 250 employees a randomly selected group is chosen electronically by ALBA to participate in the survey.

After the evaluation process is completed and the national top twenty list is formed, the winners will be announced in Sunday newspaper OIKONOMIKI KATHIMERINI followed by a prestigious award ceremony.

Each participating company, regardless their place in the list, will receive (at no extra charge) a confidential summary indicating how their employees responded to the questions of the employee survey (Trust Index). The participating companies will also have the opportunity to receive a customized benchmark report comparing results with other participants in Greece and Europe.

For more details and participation applications please contact:
ALBA
Ms. Zoe Kourounakou, tel.: 2108964531-8, email: [email protected]

GREAT PLACE TO WORK HELLAS INSTITUTE
Ms. Konstantina Panagiotopoulou, tel.: 2106971098, email: [email protected]