Cork, Ireland (April 1, 2013) — RCI, the world’s leading timeshare exchange business, has been officially recognised as a Best Workplace 2013, following an award ceremony designed to showcase the best employers in Ireland.
Of the 49 leading companies who made the list, RCI was 12th in the large business category, making it the highest placed tourism business, and outperforming global brands like Vodafone, ebay and McAfee.
“This is a real honour for the business, and it’s a credit to our wonderful associates who make the company what it is,” said Sean Lowe, managing director, RCI Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. “As a group we work hard to ensure that everyone comes into work looking forward to the job they do, and clearly we are getting it right.
“What was also great about the award was the household names that we shared the platform with, many of them with very progressive approaches to workplace environment. I think it also helps that we are a travel business, as the industry naturally attracts lively and passionate people.”
Commenting on the awards, CEO of the Great Place to Work organisation, John Ryan, said that competition for places on the list was at its highest in 10 years as more organisations had chosen to go through the assessment process, clearly appreciating the business benefits of being a high performing workplace where employees are seen as having a critical impact. “This is a fantastic achievement particularly given the difficult economic backdrop, proving that if you invest time and effort in developing the right culture in your organisation your people will be your best asset and will be key to your business success.”
The accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Awards in the Burlington Hotel Dublin on Thursday 7th March. The event was attended by Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton who complimented all the organisations for creating high trust workplaces which she said leads to a clear competitive advantage especially when trading internationally.
For more information about RCI and timeshare exchange visit www.rci.com.
About Great Places to Work Ireland Assessment Process
Great Place to Work Ireland is part of a Global network with offices in 48 countries using the same assessment methodology to publish 45 country lists, as well as regional and a Global list. The best known is the Fortune 100 list of best companies to work for in the United States. The key defining feature of a best workplace is the levels of trust that exist within it. The definition of a great workplace from an employee’s viewpoint 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 practices in place in organisations under 9 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 5 dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Finally there is a full analysis of open ended comments from employees.
A full list of listed organisations and award winners is available at www.greatplacetowork.ie
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 4,000 affiliated resorts in approximately 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through RCI® Weeks, the traditional week-for-week exchange system, and RCI Points®, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center, rciaffiliates.com or The RCI Blog. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.