Designated a Great Place to Work for four years running!
Our business is made up of talented people that are driven by the same values as our Members and customers and we work hard to protect their interests. The loyalty of our employees, management and board of directors has led to a truly collaborative approach. Our progress on a day-to-day basis is measured and recognised by Great Place to Work (GPTW) where we ranked 8 out of 20 in Ireland’s Best Medium Workplaces in 2021.
We have a strong focus on workplace development to attract and retain the best talent in the market and we actively promote and encourage an environment of inclusivity, development, and wellbeing through our workplace practices.
By joining IPB you will be part of a team that has a strong commitment to two-way communication, engagement, and celebration. Throughout the year we hold quarterly Town Halls, monthly coffee clubs and various themed awareness programmes that keep you informed about things you need to know! We value employees’ thoughts and ideas and consistently seek feedback, encourage employees to make suggestions, share their ideas, ways of thinking and to become involved in making decisions that affect their role and environment.
Employee recognition serves as a key characteristic within our workplace culture activities. We believe it is important to recognise and celebrate key employee milestones and successes, bringing people together, and ensuring our workplace is a friendly place. We have been doing this for a long time and are celebrating our 95th anniversary in 2021!
In supporting our value of ‘Service Driven’ we embarked on a programme of customer service development. In 2019, all employees came together to develop a Member Service Charter underpinned by a focus on internal service excellence ensuring our continued commitment to support each other in delivering for our Members.
We successfully transitioned to working remotely as a result of the pandemic, and employees can continue to operate as normal while working remotely as much as possible. Like many other companies, the pandemic has changed the way we work, and we are finalising our Hybrid Working Model that works for our business and our employees.
IPB has a vibrant Sports and Social Club, and its purpose is to provide a fun and social outlet for all employees. It’s a great way to get to know people from across the Company and to try new things. The Sports and Social Club arranges a wide array of events and activities to suit everyone’s interests with an emphasis on getting to know each other in a fun environment. Activities include golf, football, theatre nights, wine tasting, yoga, cookery classes, quizzes and much more.
Our aim is to create a healthy work environment where employees feel supported and valued. We are committed to taking a proactive approach to wellbeing and regularly review our approach in line with internal and external developments that can impact employees’ well-being.
With a focus on a holistic approach to wellbeing, we know that looking after your physical health is vital and we also place a strong emphasis on the psychological components of well-being offering information and interactive sessions and programmes covering mental and spiritual wellbeing, financial management, peer support and other topics that support social connections and resilience.
As everything went virtual as a result of covid-19, the fitness experience was also brought to people’s homes and lives as part of our Winter Wellbeing Series.
Our wellbeing framework provides access to free health screening periodically, flu jabs and a confidential independent employee assistance programme 24/7 that provides information, resources and counselling to address real issues that affect employee’s wellbeing.
A wellness room is available for employees that need a quiet private space for their own individual needs as well as on-site shower and changing facilities, dry cleaning services and a serviced café.