Nationwide search to find Ireland’s top employers unveiled by The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times and employee experience platform WorkL have launched a new workplace awards initiative to recognise and celebrate the very best places to work in Ireland. ‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Work’ highlights employers that recruit and retain top talent along with industry-leading best practices in areas such as engagement, wellbeing and job satisfaction.

The initiative aims to find businesses where individuals feel they have more control over their work life balance, wellbeing and environment and, as a result of this, take more responsibility for the success of their employer.

Companies can enter through the WorkL for business platform where organisations can set up and distribute a survey designed by employee experience experts. The survey includes key questions which will give an insight into the organisation and employee sentiment. The link is:

It takes under 10 minutes for organisations to set up WorkL’s survey and less than five minutes for employees to complete it. Questions cover six key drivers of engagement: Reward and Recognition; Information Sharing; Empowerment; Pride; Job Satisfaction; and Wellbeing.

The deadline for entry is the 12th April 2024 and the results will be announced in The Sunday Times in June 2024. Every organisation that enters will also receive digital subscriptions to The Times and The Sunday Times.

Brian Carey, Business Editor of The Sunday Times, says:

“A new era of employment has begun. With the morphing of kitchen tables and bedroom corners into remote boardrooms and Zoom-ready office space, workers everywhere have begun to rethink their lives.

Employees today are resetting their priorities and adjusting their goals, leaving many organisations scratching their heads over how to re-engage them. In other words, there has never been a better time to find out what makes staff tick, what motivates them and what brings them the kind of happiness at work that salary alone cannot buy.

In this evolving landscape, The Sunday Times is proud to partner with employee experience platform WorkL to deliver fresh insights into what makes a Best Place to Work.”

Mark Price, Founder of WorkL, says:

I am delighted that WorkL is powering The Sunday Times Best Places to Work Awards. Our unique Instant Action Software enables companies to benchmark their results against other organisations within their industry as well as receive detailed analysis across multiple demographics. Recognition as one of the best places to work is crucial for effective employee retention and recruitment strategies, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for organisations to enter to be recognised as the best place to work.”