Kilkenny, Wednesday, 1 June, 2022. It’s been an exciting few weeks for CluneTech after subsidiary, TransferMate, the world’s leading provider of B2B payments, became Ireland’s latest tech unicorn, and CluneTech was recognised as a Best Workplace in Tech for the accreditation’s second year.
Now, the Kilkenny-based software technology group has announced significant changes to its employee benefits package, placing a clear emphasis on employee wellbeing and work-life balance.
The enhancements reaffirm the company’s commitment to creating a flexible and responsive working environment where people feel valued for their individual skills and contributions, and where they are supported to truly reach their full potential.
New global benefits include “Lifework Days” ̶ an additional half day’s leave per quarter where employees can get their life jobs done without having to use their hard-earned annual leave. Whether it’s renewing insurance, getting the car NCT’d, or taking the kids to the beach, all can be done during this additional leave.
CluneTech is also introducing summer flex hours where employees can work their standard five-day week across four and a half days. The company expects that most people will take a half day on a Friday, giving them a longer weekend through the summer, but where possible, employees will be able to choose whichever half-day suits them.
Other initiatives introduced by the company include Meeting Free Days, to help free up employees’ time and enable them to carry out focused work without disruption, or take that time off without missing important meetings.
With increasing competition in the jobs market, CluneTech aims to stay ahead of the curve in attracting and retaining talent across its companies, and these additional benefits reinforce CluneTech’s commitment to its employees and to being a Great Place to Work™, having been listed as the 20th Best Large Workplace in Ireland this year. In addition, as well as being listed as a “Best Workplace in Tech”, the company has also been recognised as a Best Workplace for Women™, which recognises those organisations that are creating positive and supportive workplaces for women in particular.
Speaking about the benefit enhancements, CluneTech CEO and Founder, Terry Clune said:
“At CluneTech, our focus is on making business better for our customers worldwide and we aim to be the best at what we do. Our employees are the key to our success and we strive to be the best employer we can be, soliciting regular feedback from our people to ensure that we truly are a great place to work. As with our customers, we regularly ask our people “what could we do better?” and in our recent Great Place To Work Focus Groups and surveys, flexibility and work-life balance came out on top. Our enhanced employee benefits are a direct result of that feedback, designed to provide flexibility and improve work-life balance. 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.”
Rachael O’Shea, Head of Employee Experience at CluneTech also commented:
“These updates are not simply “improved benefits” and instead, represent a hugely positive shift in our culture. Just over two years ago, before the onset of the pandemic, the extent of our flexibility was staggered start and finish times. To now be in a position where our people are trusted and empowered to decide what works best for them is truly incredible. We’ve worked very hard to get to where we are now and we will continue to place the voice of our people at the core of everything we do.”
CluneTech has also enhanced its country-specific benefits for employees in Ireland, who are set to enjoy more annual leave days, increased sick leave support and earlier access to top-up salary for maternity leave and paternity leave, among a range of employee supports and benefits.
CluneTech is currently hiring across all functions, particularly Finance, Development, Compliance, Marketing and Operations. Learn more about CluneTech career opportunities here.
CluneTech is a suite of software technology companies providing cutting-edge solutions that simplify global business. Our technology streamlines business processes such as digital sales, global payroll, tax compliance, global VAT & cross-border payments, making business better for our customers worldwide.
Established in 1996 by entrepreneur Terry Clune, CluneTech is headquartered in Ireland with a footprint across four continents, and does business in more than 100 countries on a daily basis. The group has offices in 21 countries, and over 1,500 employees globally. The group encompasses TransferMate, Immedis, Taxback International, Taxback.com, Sprintax, Visa First, Benamic and Gradguide.
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Group Head of Communications, CluneTech