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Making a Great Place to Work


Lynn Callan, Senior Client Manager

by Lynn Callan, Senior Client Manager

Spark Foundry

We are delighted to be recognised again this year within the top 10 large Great Places to Work (GPTW) in Ireland. As a member of the GPTW committee at Core alongside the HR team and senior management, we as a collective are committed to bettering our workplace for all employees.

The Great Place to Work committee is a team representing each area of the business to ensure everyone has a voice and a safe space to be open and honest. We are continuously striving to do better through creating a positive and supportive environment for all Core members. We exist to support all employees and to offer a space of understanding. Over the years we have achieved a lot – some changes we have introduced over the years, include paid maternity leave, paid paternity leave, working from home and flexi-hours. These have been welcomed by senior management and we will continue to work together to implement further employee-led ideas.

I spoke to my colleague Colm about the past 12 months and why we were awarded Eighth Best place to work in large workplaces.



The past 12 months has no doubt been a challenge for every employee within Core. As a GPTW committee, we wanted to embody our value of togetherness to truly show that this is a great place to work.

We celebrated the little things, the big things and all the new norms in between. It was a year of positioning our colleague’s mental health at front and centre. Understanding that everyone had their own challenges whether at home or in the workplace, the I Am Here initiative was introduced.

The main aim of creating this tribe was to build a culture within Core that prioritises all of our mental health and wellbeing. It is our way of saying it’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help.

As a committee, we will continue to embody our value of togetherness throughout the next twelve months and look forward to representing the wider Core team.



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