Ibec, in partnership with Business & Finance, launches its annual ‘top 100 companies leading in wellbeing’ Index 2022

April 27, 2022

Today, Ibec in partnership with the Business & Finance media group has launched an index of the top 100 companies leading in wellbeing. 

In recent years, employee wellbeing has continued to rise further up the agenda for employers. Those organisations who embed a culture of wellbeing that prioritise measures that support the mental and physical wellness of their workforce, are the same ones who are more effective at ensuring the attraction and retention of employees. 
This index, in its second year and the first of its kind in Ireland, recognises the top businesses of all sizes who are leading the way and have improved their performance in supporting employee mental health and wellbeing. We hope this will encourage others to follow.

Speaking about the launch, Ibec CEO, Danny McCoy commented: “It is encouraging to note the diversity of industries spanning the full breadth and scope of the Irish economy that are represented in this index. These 100 companies that we are celebrating today are leading the way in workplace wellbeing and their commitment to instilling a best practice approach to wellbeing has made a lasting impact on their employees.”

Ian Hyland, Publisher of Business & Finance and President of Catalyst Media Group, commented on the launch: “As the world opens up and we start to return to the office, the importance of wellbeing in the workplace takes on an extra dimension. Working with our partners Ibec, we are delighted to support this very worthwhile initiative. As we navigate these new opportunities, it is critical that companies continue to place employee wellbeing at the heart of their strategy and priorities. Employees are, after all, our greatest asset.” 

Sophie Moran, Programme Manager of Ibec’s KeepWell Mark added: Workplace wellbeing has risen to the top of the agenda for companies, and more frequently being called out as a core component of their business strategies. This is reflected in an increased focus by businesses on their workplace culture and ensuring it is conducive to staff attraction and retention.

We’ve seen an increase in businesses seeking support in adapting their approach to new ways of working and getting strategic when it comes to embedding employee wellbeing. Our KeepWell programme and broader wellbeing supports are designed to support employers in implementing best in class wellbeing strategies. This is done through the accredited KeepWell framework, research insights, member forums, and specific training supports.”

The index is comprised exclusively of companies in Ibec’s KeepWell community. The list focuses primarily on those companies who hold an active KeepWell Mark accreditation with exception being made to include a limited few companies, who upon entering the programme had already demonstrated a high standard of wellbeing performance and have put the appropriate measures in place to meet the standards of the KeepWell Mark and are scheduled for formal assessment.

For more information about Ibec’s KeepWell programme, please visit: www.thekeepwellmark.ie