FedEx Excels As a Great Place to Work in Ireland
March 31, 2008
DUBLIN, March 31, 2008—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, was recognised as a great place to work in this year’s prestigious “Best Companies to Work For in Ireland” listing. This placing was achieved following a detailed assessment of FedEx Express by the Great Places to Work® Institute Ireland, who run the annual listing, and is the third time FedEx Express has been included in the top 50.
“We are proud that our commitment to helping our employees achieve their full potential has been acknowledged by this prestigious institution. Employee motivation is a core strategy for the success of our business, and satisfied and empowered employees are much more likely to deliver outstanding customer service,” said David Canavan, managing director of Operations, FedEx Express.
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. The company has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s most admired and trusted employers in numerous surveys and listings. In Ireland, FedEx Express employs 114 persons and has operations in Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Kilkenny.
The top 50 listing was announced by Míchael Martin, T.D., minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, at a recent event attended by 600 guests in Dublin. In congratulating the honored companies, Martin said “Ireland faces increasing challenges to maintain competitiveness, and I welcome the efforts made by Ireland’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in enhancing the quality of Irish workplaces, and in doing so helping us to achieve both our economic and social goals. Your success in this competition highlights your organisation as an employer of choice.”
The Best Companies study sets out to identify and recognise the finest employers, and therefore the most satisfied workforces in Ireland and throughout the European Union. This study is the largest annual labour force survey undertaken in Ireland. This year more than 100 Irish companies were surveyed, with a total workforce of more than 90,000. The study is conducted by The Great Place to Work® Institute, an independent organisation specialising in the study and improvement of work life.
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