The IRFU is delighted to announce that we have been officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ again this year.
This is the sporting organisation’s third consecutive year to be named as a top Irish workplace, which is assessed through Great Place to Work’s robust ‘Trust Index©’ employee survey and a thorough ‘Culture Audit©’ assessment of their policies and practices.
Human Resources Director, Aileen Bailey said, “All organisations have been impacted by COVID 19 and it has been a tough year for everyone.
To achieve the Great Place to Work award in what has been another hard year for our people is very rewarding. Hopefully the next year will see us keep the learnings we have had over the past two years in relation to how we work, and blend them with some of the more traditional work practices that people enjoy, so that we can ensure that the IRFU remains a great place to work.”
Cathal Divilly, CEO at Great Place to Work® Ireland said, “In a year that looked like a second edition of the previous one, putting people at the centre of organisations’ strategies has been more challenging than ever. More than keeping the businesses economically on track, companies have faced numerous changes in health restrictions that have constantly required flexibility, adaptation, and resilience. Coping with digital fatigue and mental health difficulties among the teams has been an extra concern for leadership teams.
Organisations that had invested in their culture and people before the pandemic have overcome these challenges with flying colours.
Being certified as a great place to work demonstrates these organisations commitment to improving their culture and putting their people first, whatever challenges they face. Certified companies can be very proud of their achievement in this particular year and have shown once again that working on the basics and with committed leadership dialled in on improving their culture will reap rewards when it comes to talent attraction and retention.”