Kilkenny-based software technology group, CluneTech, has been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland™. CluneTech was listed as the 18th Best Medium Workplace in Ireland at the annual Great Place to Work Awards on Wednesday 28th February 2024. This is CluneTech’s 9th consecutive year to be named as a top Irish workplace, which is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience. This was a notable year for the Best Workplaces Awards, as it is the first time that 100 companies were recognised. 

Speaking about the recognition, CluneTech Founder and CEO, Terry Clune, said: 

“To be recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for nine years running is an achievement that the leadership team and I are immensely proud of. Our people are our greatest asset, and this accreditation is testament to their willingness to collaborate with us in order to really make a difference. 

Over the last nine years, we have seen a tremendously positive evolution in our culture which wouldn’t have been possible without our people, their feedback, and their overall dedication. Thank you to each and every one of our employees all over the world who go and beyond every single day to ensure that CluneTech truly is a great place to work.” 

Rachael Quinlan, Head of Employee Experience, CluneTech said: 

“As Head of Employee Experience, I have an incredibly unique perspective on the value that CluneTech places on being a truly great place to work. On one hand, I see the willingness of our people to share their feedback on what we’re doing well and what we could be doing better as their employer. And on the other hand, I seethe value our leaders place on this feedback, and we work together to bring about tangible change that puts our people first. 

The goal of our #OneTeam culture is to foster collaboration, recognise and reward innovation and encourage entrepreneurship and seeing the full circle, from feedback to implementation, is a fantastic demonstration of it being brought to life. By collaborating with our people, and empowering them to shape our culture, our aim is to deliver a best-in-class employee experience, while simultaneously fuelling growth and innovation right across our suite of global businesses.” 

Cathal Divilly, CEO of Great Place to Work® Ireland said: 

“I’m delighted to extend a huge congratulations to all the exceptional companies recognised as a Best Workplace in Ireland 2024. These organisations’ dedication to fostering an environment where all employees can thrive is inspiring, and this recognition is a testament to their unwavering commitment to maintaining this. They have exceeded expectations in their dedication to their employees and cultivated a great workplace culture where everyone can be themselves and thrive at work. 

This achievement is not just a milestone but a reflection of their tireless efforts at crafting workplaces where talent not only flourishes, but also feels valued and empowered. I’d like to congratulate these organisations once again on this outstanding achievement, and may this recognition fuel their continued journey towards excellence and innovation.” 

The recognition follows a very successful year for the organisation which saw CluneTech company Immedis, a leading global payroll platform, acquired by UKG for €575M, a deal which went on to win Deal of the Year at the Irish Times Business Awards earlier this month. 

CluneTech are renowned for their commitment to their people, having won Overall Excellence in HR at the 2023 HR Leadership & Management Awards for their innovative flexible working strategy which offers a unique suite of benefits including Life Work Days, an additional half day’s leave per quarter where employees can get their life jobs done, Summer Flex Hours, an extensive and unique lead offering, and more. 

In November 2023, they further strengthened their commitment to supporting their people, announcing improvements across compassionate leave, with notable enhancements featuring paid leave for the loss of an employee’s spouse or child being increased to 4 weeks and the introduction of “Pet Compassionate Leave” where employees can avail of up to 2 days paid leave for the loss of a beloved pet. In addition, paid leave granted for both IVF / Pregnancy Support and Miscarriage / Pregnancy Loss were both increased to 5 days paid leave per year and extended to the partner. According to CluneTech, their aim is to not only celebrate the good times with their people, but also ensure that as an employer, they are supporting their teams during the more difficult times they may face in life. 

About CluneTech 

CluneTech is a suite of 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 1,200employees globally. The group encompasses TransferMate, Taxback International, Taxback, Sprintax, Benamic, Visa First and IDLF.   

About Great Place to Work® and the Assessment Process 

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace experience. It boils down to trust. Great Place to Work helps organisations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognise Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the U.S. and more than 60 countries, including those on the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best lists published annually by Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build abetter world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work. 

The full 2024 list of organisations and award winners, as well as rankings from previous years, are available at Join the community on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. 


For more information, contact: 

Rachael Quinlan 

Head of Employee Experience, CluneTech 

Great Place to Work: 01 678 8438