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20 01 2023

Crowleys DFK Announce Aware as Charity Partner for 2023-2024


Crowleys DFK is delighted to announce that Aware has been selected by their employees as its Charity Partner for 2023-2024. 
Aware is the national organisation providing free support, education and information services to those impacted by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions.

Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar disorder and mood related conditions are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies.

Commenting on the announcement, James O’Connor, Managing Partner at Crowleys DFK, said:
We are delighted to have Aware as our Charity Partner for 2023 & 2024. The work that Aware does has never been more important. We are looking forward to working with this great charity to help raise much needed funds and raise awareness of mental health issues.
We believe that this partnership will also help us further embed mental wellbeing into our corporate culture and build on what we have already achieved in terms of our awareness initiatives, manager training and the supports available to our employees. Reducing the stigma associated with mental health in the workplace is a key goal for the firm
.” 

Stephen Butterly, Head of Fundraising & Business Development at Aware said:
We are delighted to have been selected as charity partner of Crowleys DFK for the next two years. Aware exist to support people impacted by depression and bipolar disorder all across Ireland, and the support of organisations like Crowleys DFK is vital to ensuring that we can be there for people when they need us, 365 days a year. We look forward to getting to know the teams in Dublin and Cork, and to working together on initiatives over the coming years.

In the coming weeks, Crowleys DFK will work with Aware to develop a fundraising calendar for this two-year partnership.  
Please keep an eye on their website and social media feeds (LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram) to follow their journey supporting Aware throughout 2023-2024.

20 01 2023

Crowleys DFK Awarded Bronze Investors


Crowleys DFK is proud to be awarded with the Bronze Investors in Diversity Mark from the Irish Centre for Diversity. This is Ireland’s only Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Mark.

In recent years Crowleys DFK have committed to advancing their EDI journey, embracing it as a top priority in everything they do, from hiring to developing talent to client engagement and internal communications.

Commenting on the achievement of the Bronze Investors in Diversity EDI Mark, Vincent Teo, Partner and EDI Lead in Crowleys DFK, said:
We are on a very exciting EDI journey and achieving the Bronze Investors in Diversity EDI Mark is a great step forward. This award recognises the strong foundation we have built for embedding Diversity and Inclusion in the firm and demonstrates our full commitment to an equitable and inclusive workplace to our employees and our clients. We are proud to add the Mark to our name as an Investor in Diversity.”
Crowleys DFK know they are on a journey but attaining the Bronze Accreditation Mark is a great recognition of the progress they’ve made and the momentum they’ve built
.

If you are interested in working with a firm committed to diversity and inclusion, please check out Crowleys DFK’s careers.

12 12 2022

Crowleys DFK Reaccredited with the KeepWell Mark


Crowleys DFK are delighted to announce that they have been reaccredited with the prestigious Ibec KeepWell MarkTM; an evidence-based accreditation and award that recognises Irish employers for investing in workplace health and wellbeing.

In 2020, Crowleys DFK became the first indigenous accountancy firm to be accredited with The KeepWell MarkTM. The robust accreditation process for the award enabled the firm to benchmark their workplace wellbeing activity on eight key areas – leadership, absence management, smoke free, physical activity, health and safety, mental health, healthy eating and intoxicants – and provided them with a roadmap to further success and continuous improvement.

Commenting on their reaccreditation, Paula McCann, Project Lead for the KeepWell MarkTM said:

“It’s fantastic to be reaccredited with The KeepWell MarkTM. Our reaccreditation journey was made easier thanks to our leadership team, who lead by example in their continued support for promoting and prioritising wellbeing across the firm.”

Since 2020, Crowleys DFK built on their already strong commitment workplace wellbeing practices and introduced a Hybrid Working Policy, Flexible Working Hours, Right to Disconnect Policy, and Early Finish Friday Initiative. Annual Employee Workplace Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Training was added to their annual programme of health and wellbeing initiatives and events.

Earlier this year they also launched their Learning & Development Programme. The aim of the programme is to create a culture and environment for employees and the firm to learn and grow. It supports their revised Competency and Career Paths Development Framework which was launched at the same time. By knowing the current and future capability needs of the firm, they can create a learning culture that ensures employees have the knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil individual and organisational needs and ambitions.

To ensure the validity of their practices, The KeepWell MarkTM Assessor conducted a thorough audit of their wellbeing practices, spoke with key stakeholders across the firm and held focus groups with a sample group of employees and management.

The Assessor noted:

“A consistent theme from the focus group was that staff regard Crowleys DFK as a good employer and acknowledge the efforts the company is making in promoting wellbeing and facilitating a work life balance. Attaining reaccreditation demonstrates Crowleys DFK’s ongoing commitment to promoting and embedding a wellbeing ethos, and that the company is forward-thinking in cascading wellbeing practices.”

Sophie Moran, Programme Manager of The KeepWell MarkTM in Ibec commented:

“We’re delighted to once again award Crowleys DFK with The KeepWell MarkTM accreditation. The consistent effort they have made in supporting the health and wellbeing of their employees is to be highly commended, and we hope their commitment and efforts will inspire many other organisations to approach wellbeing as a strategic priority both now and in the future.”

Crowleys DFK’s wellbeing journey does not end with reaccreditation. The firm’s focus now turns to working towards the next stage of their KeepWell MarkTM journey. They will continue to make improvements in all areas of wellbeing, following best practices and using feedback from their employees.

If you are interested in working with a firm that has a core focus on wellbeing, please check out Crowleys DFK’s careers.

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