The 2006 Best Workplaces in Greece competition has been successfully concluded.
On April 11, 2006, the 20 companies with the BEST WORKPLACES IN GREECE were awarded in a prestigious event organised by GREAT PLACE TO WORK HELLAS INSTITUTE and ALBA in AEGLI - ZAPPEIO.
The best workplaces in Greece were awarded by:
-Mr. Dimitris Sioufas, Minister of Development
-Mr. Savvas Tsitouridis, Minister of Employment & Social Protection
-Mr. Dimitris Kontos, Secretary General, Ministry of Employment & Social Protection
-Mr. Ioannis Drapaniotis, General Manager, Federation of Greek Industries
In their addresses, the aforementioned representatives of the government and non-governmental organizations emphasized the importance of the competition for the Greek society and its positive influence to the accomplishment of the common goal of all social partners in Greece (government, employers and employees representatives) for better working conditions for all workers in Greece. Furthermore, they underlined the critical role of human capital in the effort towards the strengthening of competitiveness of Greek companies and their more productive operation in the contemporary globalized business environment. Finally, they congratulated all participating companies, and specifically the twenty best workplaces, as well as the competition organizers.
Moreover, Mr. Dimitris Mavros, President, GREAT PLACE TO WORK HELLAS INSTITUTE, Mr. Spyros Dessylas, Managing Director, ELAIS S.A., and Mr. Nikos Ebeoglou, President, ALBA, included in their addresses a few words on the competition's history and development.
Mr. Dimitris Ganoudis, Senior Consultant, Great Place to Work Institute Hellas, and Dr. Olga Epitropaki, Associate Professor of Human Resources Management, ALBA, and scientific coordinator of the competition, described the evaluation process and gave important facts and valuable insights related to the 2006 competition.
The awards were received by the management representatives and one company employee, who in every case expressed their happiness and pride for the awards, and claimed their satisfaction for the working conditions they face in their daily working routines.
The companies with the Best Workplaces in Greece are:
1st COLGATE PALMOLIVE HELLAS
2nd PISCINES IDEALES
3rd GENESIS PHARMA
4th WYETH HELLAS
5th PROCTER & GAMBLE HELLAS
6th CHIPITA INTERNATIONAL
7th CADBURY HELLAS
8th ATHENIAN BREWERY
9th INTERNATIONAL LIFE
11th TNT (HELLAS)
13th DELTA HOLDING
15th DIAGEO HELLAS
16th JOHNSON & JOHNSON HELLAS MEDICAL PRODUCTS
17th XEROX HELLAS
18th BEE CULTURING CO. ''ATTIKI''- ALEXANDROS PITTAS
19th FRIESLAND FOODS HELLAS
20th AIG HELLAS
The twenty companies of the Greek Best Workplaces list will automatically compete with the other awarded companies from fifteen European countries for the list of the 100 Best Workplaces in Europe. The European list will be published in the Financial Times and the companies with the Best Workplaces in Europe will receive their prizes in a highly prestigious event in Berlin, Germany on May 17, 2006.
ALBA wishes to congratulate all participating companies of the Greek competition. Especially, we would like to congratulate the twenty winning companies for their efforts to create a people-centred culture and promote human resources management practices and policies.
For more information you can contact:
Ms Zoe Kourounakou (email: [email protected], tel: 210 8964531).