Best Workplaces for Women

CluneTech Named as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for Women

Kilkenny-based CluneTech is delighted to have been officially recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for Women ™ in 2023. The Best Workplaces for Women recognises those top organisations which, while providing a great work environment for all employees, are creating positive and supportive workplaces for women in particular. This is CluneTech’s 4th consecutive year to be recognised.  

Speaking about the recognition, Rachael O’Shea, Head of Employee Experience at CluneTech said:

“At CluneTech we pride ourselves on being a globally diverse organisation that provides fair and equal opportunity to all our people. Recognising the factors that can hold women back in their careers, we’ve worked incredibly hard to create a culture of belonging that epitomises flexibility, inclusion, and work-life balance, ensuring that everyone can bring their best self to work”

This is reflected in CluneTech’s modern approach to flexibility whereby employees can work in a way that works best for them, be that on-site in CluneTech’s newly revamped offices, remotely or hybrid.

In 2022, CluneTech further strengthened its commitment to work-life balance by increasing annual leave allowance and introducing flexible benefits including Life Work Days, an additional half day’s leave per quarter where employees can get their life jobs done, Summer Flex Hours, Meeting Free Days and more.  

Speaking at the time, CluneTech CEO and Founder, Terry Clune, commented:

“My hope, and that of the rest of CluneTech’s leadership team, is that these additional benefits help our people to make the most of their free time, all while knowing CluneTech cares about them and their wellbeing.”

Focusing on their female workforce, CluneTech have a number of specific supports available which include fully paid IVF, pregnancy assistance leave, and pregnancy loss/miscarriage leave. These family-related leaves go hand in hand with the aforementioned approach to flexibility, which is especially beneficial to those with families.  

Boasting a strong female representation at leadership level, women account for 58.8% of CluneTech’s global workforce, which is well above the industry average of 33% overall female representation in global technology firms, as predicted for 2022 by Deloitte Global.  

Rachael O’Shea comments:  

“As an employer, it’s incredibly important to us that we not only celebrate the milestones in our employees’ lives, but also support them through the more challenging times. We appreciate that no two people are the same and with this in mind, our aim is to take a human approach to everything we do.”

The positive impact of these measures is clearly demonstrated in CluneTech’s most recent Trust Index Survey© results where:  

  • 94% of employees agree with the statement: “People here are treated fairly regardless of their gender.”
  • 95% of employees agree with the statement: “People here are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation
  • 85% of employees agree with the statement: “People are encouraged to balance their work life and their personal life.” This result alone saw a 9% increase from 2021 – 22.  

CluneTech’s recognition as a Best Workplace for Women comes just a fortnight after the company was recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for 2023. In addition, CluneTech was awarded Ireland’s best Great Place to Work Team.

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