ECONOMY

Local firms in best Euro workplaces

Four companies from Greece, including two that are purely Greek, earned distinction in the European competition «Best Workplaces Europe 2007,» organized by the Great Place to Work Institute Europe. The four are Piscines Ideales, Microsoft Hellas, Xerox Hellas and Genesis Pharma. Piscines Ideales (the winner of the Greek competition for 2007) and Microsoft are among the competition’s top 10. Piscines Ideales scored two more hits, as it is among the top five companies with a staff of 50 to 250 people, and among the top three firms in the construction sector, always as far as its working environment is concerned. The company is also a candidate for a special prize acknowledging respect to staff, while Microsoft Hellas is among the candidates for another prize concerning fairness in remuneration.