Crowleys DFK has become the first indigenous accountancy firm to be awarded the prestigious Ibec KeepWell Mark; an evidence-based accreditation and award that recognises Irish employers for investing in workplace health and wellbeing.
The aim of the KeepWell Mark is to help businesses benchmark workplace wellbeing activity focusing holistically on eight key areas: leadership, absence management, smoke free, physical activity, health and safety, mental health, healthy eating and intoxicants.
Speaking about this achievement, Colette Nagle, COO and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility said:
“I am delighted and very proud that Ibec has awarded us The KeepWell Mark accreditation. At Crowleys DFK, we have long recognised the importance of making the health, wellbeing and safety of our employees a top priority. We have made a strong commitment to improve our workplace wellbeing practices across all levels of the business which will positively impact our current team and new recruits including those who will join us through our Graduate Recruitment Programme.”
The robust accreditation process for the award culminated with a personalised report outlining strengths and areas for improvement which will assist Crowleys DFK to chart its way to further success when it comes to employee wellbeing.
The firm’s initiatives as part of their Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme include flexible working hours, safeguard policies and supports, professional development and training, birthday leave, early Friday finish during the summer, sports and social activities and employee wellness events.
In the current pandemic, the firm has responded to the Covid crisis by introducing virtual fitness classes and sports and social events, healthy recipe competitions, wellness and mental health webinars and an Employee Assistance Programme.
James O’Connor, Managing Partner said:
“This is a wonderful achievement. Not only has it reassured us that our health and wellbeing strategy is on the right path but it has also strengthened our commitment to strive for continuous improvement. We now have clear guidance on what we need to focus on to achieve the ultimate goal of providing the highest standard of workplace health, wellbeing, and safety.”
Commenting Sophie Moran, Programme Manager of The KeepWell Mark in Ibec said:
“We’re delighted to award Crowleys DFK with The KeepWell Mark™ accreditation. The commitment they have demonstrated to supporting the health and wellbeing of their employees is to be highly commended, and we hope their efforts will inspire many other organisations to approach wellbeing as a strategic priority both now and in the future.”
The closing date for applications to the firm’s Graduate Recruitment Programme is November 1st.