SOURCE: Globoforce

March 05, 2007 09:00 ET

Globoforce Named to Great Place to Work® Institute's "50 Best Companies to Work For" List

WESTBOROUGH, MA and DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- Globoforce, the leading provider of worldwide employee reward & recognition programs and sales incentive solutions for Global 2000 companies, today announced it is officially one of the 50 Best Companies to Work For in Ireland, according to a detailed assessment by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This prestigious honour was announced by Mr Mícheal Martin, TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, prior to an awards ceremony in the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, Dublin, attended by over 600 guests.

"I congratulate you and your colleagues on your achievement and wish you every success for the future," said Minister Martin. "As one of Ireland's 'Best Companies to Work For,' your profile and reputation will be enhanced. Organisations will regard you as a role model and will seek to study your practices and HR policies. I encourage you to share your experiences with a view to enhancing the quality of workplaces throughout Ireland. By so doing, you will contribute to the development of national competitiveness and help to realise Ireland's broader economic and social objectives."

The Best Companies study sets out to identify and recognize the finest employers -- and therefore the most satisfied workforces -- in Ireland and throughout the European Union. The Irish study is the largest annual labour force survey undertaken in this country. This year, over 100 Irish companies were surveyed with a total workforce of more than 90,000.

It's the views of the employees that count when deciding if a company will make the Irish top 50 list. A random selection of employees in each participating organization completes a confidential questionnaire, rating their employers on almost 60 elements covering credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie in the workplace. Surveys are returned directly to the Great Place to Work® Institute by each individual employee, thus ensuring confidentiality -- and honesty!

"Globoforce is honored to be recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute for our success in creating a supportive work environment in which each of our employees is engaged and driven to succeed," said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. "This award reflects our commitment to recognizing achievements that directly contribute to building a recognition culture -- one founded on credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie."

About Globoforce

Founded in 1999, Globoforce is the leading provider of worldwide, on-demand incentive, reward and recognition programs for Global 2000 companies. Globoforce transforms the way enterprises motivate their workforces and sales channels through its dynamic, easy-to-use, on-demand technology platform -- empowering the most successful organizations on all continents. Funded by Atlas, Benchmark Venture Capital and a number of private investors, Globoforce is co-headquartered in Westborough, MA and Dublin, Ireland. Globoforce was winner of the 2006 IMA (Incentive Marketing Association) Circle of Excellence Award for "Best Employee Recognition Program" and the recipient of the "2004 Top HR Product of the Year Award" from HR Executive Magazine. Globoforce's customers include IBM, Reuters, Dow Chemical, Avnet and Safeway. For more information, visit the company at or contact them via email at

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