We are delighted to announce that for a second consecutive year, WALK has picked up an award from the independent and highly respected HR body, CIPD.
WALK took home the award for "Embedding a culture of workplace well-being" with our initiative "WALK with Well-being".
The judging process was executed under the independent guidance of Bill Roche, Full Professor of Industrial Relations & Human Resources at the UCD School of Business. Prof. Roche said, “I believe the CIPD HR Awards process was exemplary in terms of recognising real HR innovation, rigour and robustness. All finalists should congratulate themselves, as the quality was extremely high and reflects positively on the HR practices in organisations in Ireland.”
During the recent judging process, teams from over 40 organisations presented to a panel of judges. The finalists were from organisations that demonstrated innovation, energy and collaboration to make a positive and sustainable impact on employee lives and on their organisation’s performance. Each finalist had to account for their approach and business impact.
According to CIPD, "In one of the largest fields of entries of the Awards, the WALK with Well-being programme stood out as it was judged to have not only embedded well-being, but to have enhanced credibility and trust in the organisation as well as demonstrating sustainability. The judges were impressed with how the team consulted staff, dealt with priority hygiene issues first, had good metrics and powerfully used internal and external benchmarking. With limited resources, they worked to embed well-being, showing it matters internally and mandated powerful "Well by Conversation” across the organisation... WALK is a community and voluntary organisation that support adults with intellectual disabilities to live self-determined lives in socially-inclusive communities. WALK impressed the judges by delivering on their Strategic Plan 2015-2017, which had a specific aim to increase the consistent well-being of all persons in WALK and they delivered measureable outcomes in staff retention, sick absence and subjective measures of wellbeing throughout the organisation.
WALK are delighted to have won this award and will continue to embed the well-being practices to develop a healthy workforce.
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