Irish Rugby Football Union

Following the huge success of the Ireland Rugby team during the Guinness Six Nations recently, we’re delighted to announce that the Irish Rugby Football Union has just been certified as a Healthy Place To Work for the fifth consecutive year!

The IRFU is the governing body for the sport of Rugby in Ireland, and are responsible for all aspects for the game from schools and clubs to the professional and international teams, with their role being to promote rugby and the values of the sport at every level of the game.

Commenting on the IRFU’s achievement, John Ryan, our CEO, said:

The IRFU were the first company in the world to be certified as a Healthy Place To Work and I am delighted to recognise them as a Healthy Place To Work® for the fifth consecutive year, an incredible achievement and one that everyone at the IRFU should be extremely proud of. Our global research informs us that it is imperative that business leaders prioritise the health and well-being of their staff and they should employ a strategic approach to do this and this is exactly what the IRFU have been able to do over the past 5 years. A massive congratulations and well done to everyone at the IRFU.

Aileen Bailey, HR Director at the IRFU, had this to say about their accomplishment:

Becoming a Healthy Place to Work was a significant milestone for our company. To be certified as a Healthy Place to Work for 5 consecutive years is a very proud moment for everyone at the IRFU and emphasises the positive results of working strategically with our culture and every employee. We have been able to benchmark our progress through the data provided during the process and are now updating and creating initiatives and strategies across our operations to ensure our workforce is the healthiest it can be.

We are delighted to certify the IRFU as a Healthy Place To Work for another year, and hope their sustained commitment to employee health and wellbeing will inspire other like-minded organisations throughout the world.