All the companies who entered the Great Place to Work survey were ranked based on their workplace values, including respect, fairness, camaraderie and credibility. The Institute’s Chief Executive, Tom O’Byrne explained: “We assess and select the best workplaces by examining how management create trust in the workplace through various policies, practices and initiatives. But the real measure of whether an organisation is a great place to work is whether employees say it is.”
He added: “This has been a particularly good year for the Best Workplace list. The standard of entry has been particularly high so getting a place on the list is a significant achievement.”
PokerStars’ accomplishment is made even more significant as the leading poker website has never taken part in the assessment before. “This is the first time we’ve participated in the Great Place to Work Survey,” said Lynn Hunter, PokerStars’ Human Resources Director, “so it’s especially gratifying to know that our efforts are contributing to the success of our business, and that employees consider PokerStars to be a Great Place to Work.”
Approximately 1,200 people worldwide are employed by PokerStars. Around half of this workforce is situated in the company’s UK-based offices in the Isle of Man and London. Employees are offered a range of benefits, as well as a good working environment and strong development opportunities.
Hunter added: “As a fast-growing company, attracting and retaining talented people is critical to our business, so we are dedicated to ensuring our employees are well supported, nurtured and rewarded.”
This was a guest post for TheEmployable