Brave Woman Wounded in Vukovar Wins Best Employee Award

By 17 November 2020

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Sergej Novosel Vuckovic writes on the 16th of November, 2020, Ivanka Pole, an employee of a Tisak plus kiosk from Dubrava, Zagreb, has won this year's best employee award in Croatia and as such is richer by 100,000 kuna in cash.

Ivanka won the Small Lighthouse for Big People competition, which is being held for the third year by Mazars Croatia, Tim kabel, the Rhema Foundation and the Partner Association. She received the most, 21 percent of the votes received by SMS and thus won the Dr. Drazen Glavas award, which is named after the late professor, entrepreneur and Christian intellectual.

''I will spend it on family and friends. I had to learn how to walk twice, I was wounded in Vukovar… When you go to work happy and when you get to go home happy, when you have peace in yourself, you don't need anything more,''  said the winner.

Zvjezdana Novina Repovecki, employed at the Center for Education Krapinske Toplice, won second place and received 10,000 kuna, and was third in the competition for the best employee award - she's a role model and a fine example of diligence and collegiality. Zlatko Miklec from the company Hrvatski kisobran (Croatian umbrella) from Zapresic, also won 5000 kuna. All Top 10 candidates also received gift packages from numerous project partners. A total of 572 workers were registered and the announcement of the winners of the best employee award in Croatia was held online.

"Despite the coronavirus pandemic, we haven't and won't give up. We're fighting pessimism and the belief that honest work cannot succeed. We want to send out a message that honest work does pay off, encourage everyone and draw attention to all employees, regardless of their length of service and their industry, because we have a lot of small lighthouses,'' stated Kristijan Cinotti from Mazars.

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