PREM Group Ireland Receives 'Great Place To Work' Certification

By Dave Simpson
PREM Group Ireland Receives 'Great Place To Work' Certification

The Irish division of PREM Group has received an 80% trust index score and achieved "Great Place to Work" certification in year one of participating in Fáilte Ireland's Employer Excellence Programme.


The Great Place to Work survey measures both employee trust in management and employees' feelings about their jobs and colleagues. Fáilte Ireland, Ireland has teamed up with Great Place to Work to establish a three year "Employer Excellence Programme", which will spotlight excellent employers within the hospitality and tourism sector and help to reposition the industry as a rewarding and attractive place to work.


Speaking about the achievement, Jim Murphy, PREM Group CEO, said, "We believe we have a positive 'people centred' culture within the group and we work hard to nurture and maintain this. With a 78% response rate, this score is a true reflection of the great efforts made by many people at all levels across the group who shape the work environment into a place where respect, credibility, fairness, camaraderie and pride can flourish. These are the things that the trust index measure and it is reassuring to see that we score well in all of these areas. Of course, there is always room to improve, and we are listening keenly to the feedback given through the survey that highlight opportunities for us to become an even better place to work."

Sarah Marr, group HR manager for PREM, welcomed this initiative, commenting, "The hospitality industry is often perceived as a less attractive place to work - but like every industry there are employers who get it right most of the time and those who fall short of the mark. Hospitality and tourism careers can be incredibly fulfilling and engaging. I see this firsthand in PREM Group where so many of the team have progressed from junior roles into senior management positions - including many of us in the company leadership group. The Employer Excellence Programme is a great way of highlighting to job seekers and those considering their career that hospitality and tourism businesses are great places to work. I'm absolutely delighted that we have scored well in year one of participating in the Great Place to Work survey, and I am equally pleased to see that many industry competitors are also achieving certification. This will hopefully provide Fáilte Ireland and the broader hospitality and tourism industry with a solid platform to support positive employer brand growth into the future."

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