How SMEs can build progressive workplaces in Ireland
13 July 2022
Linda Hynes shares her insights on how SME’s can build progressive workplaces in Ireland. Employees are more vocal than they have ever been about what they expect their employer to do to support them. They expect their workplace to be environmentally sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and accommodating.
Large employers are always at the vanguard of new ways of working and developing progressive employment policies to attract and retain talent. Being progressive can be more challenging for SMEs who don’t have the same resources as larger employers. SMEs can, however, pivot quickly to trial new ways of working.
“The workplace is no longer just somewhere employees go to work; it’s a major part of their personal lives. A good employer will recognise that they need to support employees’ individual needs and life stages”.