ORS Named As One of the Best Workplaces in Ireland For the 2nd Consecutive Year

ORS is delighted to announce that it has been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2020. ORS was recognised at the 18th annual Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland awards in the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, Dublin on Wednesday 26th February 2020. This is ORS’s 2nd consecutive year to be named as a top Irish workplace, which is assessed through Great Place to Work’s robust ‘Trust Index©’ employee survey and a thorough ‘Culture Audit©’ assessment of their policies and practices.

Commenting on the recognition, John Brennan, Managing Director of ORS said  “We are truly honoured to receive this award for a second time. He explained “As a multi-disciplinary building consultancy, we operate in a sector that is experiencing a significant skills shortage.  This award allows us to differentiate ourselves in the market and attract superior talent.”

John concluded “Maintaining the Great Place to Work® status will continue to help us to successfully scale our business.”

“Strong economic conditions have resulted in another record year for the total number of employees participating in the Best Workplaces in Ireland process. The ‘war for talent’ is continuing apace with the best employers in Ireland competing for specific industry-critical skills, while a range of external social pressures are forcing organisations to develop innovative initiatives to help alleviate burdens faced by their employees.” said Cathal Divilly, Partner at Great Place to Work® Ireland.

“Reaching the criteria to appear on the list of Best Workplaces in Ireland is a massive achievement, and has provided a great platform for these organisations to differentiate themselves both externally and internally as employers of choice. While attractive benefit packages will go some way towards employee satisfaction, the companies on this year’s list have realised that their unique and distinctive cultures are what will mark them out in a crowded market. This year’s survey findings show that employees in these workplaces feel greater levels of organisational pride than ever before, which is being supported by internal CSR initiatives that emphasise employee ownership and decision-making. Organisations are responding to the housing crisis and commuter pressures by offering more flexible work-from-home and work-life balance arrangements. Employees are seeking a greater sense of purpose from their roles, and companies are attempting to meet this by implementing strong green initiatives with a real, authentic focus on sustainability. Overall, these companies are marking themselves out by providing a distinctive sense of meaning in both personal and organisational roles for their staff. Each and every organisation on this year’s list has reason to celebrate: I’d like to take the time to say congratulations to all of Ireland’s Best Workplaces 2020!”

About Great Place to Work® and the Assessment Process

Great Place to Work Ireland is part of a global network of culture consultants, with offices in 48 countries using an established methodology to publish lists at country, regional, and global levels. The best known of these is the Fortune 100 list of Best Companies to Work For in the United States. Our media partner in Ireland is The Irish Times, who develop the annual Best Workplaces Special Report.

The key defining feature of a great workplace is the level of trust that exists within it. From an employee’s viewpoint, the definition of a great workplace is one where you trust the people you work with, you have great pride in what you do, and you enjoy the people you work with. The Great Place to Work Institute assesses the policies and practices in place in organisations under nine key areas: Inspiring, Speaking, Listening, Caring, Developing, Thanking, Hiring, Celebrating, and Sharing. They then benchmark these practices against other organisations in that country. The second key component of the assessment is an anonymous Trust Index survey that gathers the perceptions of employees under five dimensions: Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie. Finally, there is an in-depth qualitative analysis of open ended comments from employees.

The full 2020 lists of organisations and award winners, as well as rankings from previous years, are available at www.greatplacetowork.ie.

About ORS

ORS is a prominent Irish multi-disciplinary building consultancy.  The firm offers design, planning and management advice that is supported by expert guidance in energy efficiency.  Its people are highly skilled designers, consulting engineers, planners, scientists and surveyors.

With offices in the East and West of Ireland, ORS has nationwide reach.  This allows the firm to quickly respond to on-site requirements and be available for project meetings wherever the location.  It operates in a unique work environment, growing sustainably, while enhancing the community and the lives of its people and their families.

For almost 30 years, ORS has worked in partnership with property developers, estate managers, architects, solicitors, accountants and planners from both the private and public sectors.

ORS is one of a small number of Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employers in the   country. It is also officially recognised as one of the Best WorkplacesTM in Ireland 2020 and 2019, the only building, engineering and surveying consultancy listed across all categories by awarding authority Great Place to Work. The firm is ISO certified in standards ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001.

This means that the firm is at the forefront of training and technology.  It has heavily invested in the latest cutting-edge tools to allow its experts carry out their work efficiently and to a superior standard for clients.

Details of the full range of services can found at www.ors.ie and include:

  • Consulting Engineering
  • Building Surveying
  • Assigned Certifier
  • Fire Safety
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental

For more information, contact:

ORS, John Brennan: 01 5242060