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Employer Excellence Programme

Drive business growth, employee engagement, and a stronger employer brand through strategic development and people investment.

A 3 year strategic business development and people investment programme that supports you to build better employee engagement and performance and strengthen your Employer brand reputation. 

Who is it for?

  • Open to all tourism and hospitality businesses in Ireland that either provide a tourist experience or produce a product that caters to domestic and/or international visitors. 

  • Eligible businesses must also have at least five employees.


Eligibility is subject to terms and conditions.

What do you get?

  • An independent confidential annual Employee engagement survey with rich insights to inform shared ownership of improvement actions across the business
  • A structured programme of support to enhance employee participation, support their development and strengthen Employee Engagement and performance.
  • A range of training and employee development tools to enhance managers and team leaders people management and communication skills 
  • Access to Expertise to support participating businesses to strengthen the development of career pathways in the Industry, while building your Employer Brand proposition and reputation as an Excellent Employer

What can it be used for?

  • To enhance your employer brand reputation 
  • To improve employee satisfaction leading to improved customer service and visitor experience 
  • To upskill management through best-in-class people management training 
  • To develop a tailored action plan for your business 
  • To access continuous support and resources provided by HR experts to help drive and implement change in your business

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