The Best Workplace 2015 of Great Place to Work Italia were awarded at the Triennale in Milan last 17th February. Among 98 participating companies, the best “large companies” are Microsoft, Fedex, EMC Computer System, Bricoman Lilly; the winners in the “small companies” category are Sanofi Pasteur MSD, WL Gore, Vetrya, Cisco System, Mars. The main value of this authoritative award lies in the assignment method: the voters are employees, the real users of the workplace.
The ranking is originated mostly from the evaluation of the people, by filling out the questionnaire, assigning to their company the title of Best Workplace.
Alessandro Zollo, president of Great Place to Work Italia explains “Two-thirds of Great Place to Work’s assessment of company’ workplace is based upon the confidential and anonymous feedback of employees that they receive through the Trust Index Employee survey. The remaining part of the evaluation is based on the Culture Audit management questionnaire, that provides insight into organization’s value system, programs and practices, and accounts for one-third of our total assessment.
According to the Model© which the questionnaire Trust Index© is based on, a great place to work is characterized by three fundamental relationships: a relationship of mutual trust with the company management, the pride in what people do and the quality of relationships with colleagues.
rust is the defining principle of great workplaces — created through management’s credibility, the respect with which employees feel they are treated, and the extent to which employees expect to be treated fairly. The degree of pride and levels of authentic connection and camaraderie employees feel with one are additional essential components.
The Italian list is divided into two section: Best Workplaces – SME (with companies with a number of employees between 50 and 500) and Best Workplaces – Large Companies (with companies with more than 500 employees).