• One4all and Dublin Chamber of Commerce launch first annual Spotlight Awards
  • Research reveals that 42% of staff are more likely to stay with a company that recognises and rewards staff
  • 72% of staff would be more likely to stay with a company that cared about their health
  • Four winners selected from national competition

One4all is celebrating the four winners of the inaugural Spotlight Awards, which highlight staff members who really shine in the workplace and deserve special recognition for their efforts.  One4all launched the Awards in partnership with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce late last year to reward staff and help increase motivation and productivity across companies.

Independent research, commissioned by One4all found that 42% of staff stated they would be more likely to stay with a company that cares*. With this in mind, One4all believe rewarding employees who go the extra mile is now more important than ever.  The annual One4all Spotlight Awards recognise the great work that employees do, while understanding that companies are not always in a position to offer monetary rewards to staff.

One4all’s Group Marketing Manager, Aoife Davey said: ‘The standard of entries was truly exceptional and the panel from both Dublin Chamber of Commerce and One4all were impressed with the number of staff around the country that embody the positivity and tenacity that is driving the economic recovery.  Winners were selected on the basis of: teamwork, initiative, attitude, vision and delivering results.’

Winners include Emer Lindsay from  Emer was nominated for upholding their company values of ‘happiness, respect, integrity, health, family life, caring and fun’.  Frances Killeen from SQT Training was recognised by her co-workers as being ‘one of those individuals that always puts the customer or her colleagues first, without ever thinking of herself’. The panel of judges felt that her actions were especially deserving of an award.

The staff at Maypark House Nursing Home nominated Ollie Stapleton as his ‘unique character epitomises the true nature of a nursing home ancillary worker.  He always shows care and kindness to all the residents and is a real team player when it comes to the staff, always making us laugh’.  It’s a collection of little things that made the staff at Aon Hewitt nominate Susan Hanley for the Spotlight Awards.  Susan ‘goes out of her way be it a client or a member of staff to make sure they have everything they need. She thinks of everything that anyone might need before they even realise it themselves’.

All four winners demonstrated a superlative attitude and dedication to their businesses, representing the very best of Ireland’s workforce.  Attracting and motivating the very best employees is often highlighted as a top priority for business leaders.  As the war for talent rages on, creating a workplace that prioritises staff is a win-win for Ireland’s bosses.

It is a proven fact that happy and healthy employees are more productive, therefore having a wellness programme in place that rewards staff is core to sustainable business success. The majority of Ireland’s workers (72%)* would be more likely to stay with a company that cared about their health, which highlights the need to focus not only on results and targets, but to look at how things are getting done.

*Research carried out by Atomik Research among 1002 Irish adults employed full/part time, aged 18+, 2015