ORS wins ‘Best Company to Work For’ Award

2 May , 2024  

ORS, one of Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary building consultancy, has cemented its reputation as an employer of choice within the construction sector, having won multiple awards. The Mullingar-based firm recently took home the ‘Best Company to Work For’ Award at the prestigious Irish Building and Design Awards. 

Additionally, the firm has been recognised by Great Place to Work for the sixth consecutive year as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces. Receiving special recognition for their best-in-class Cultural Development Team, which was awarded the Great Place to Work Team Award. Initiated in 2015, this team is integral to ensuring employees live by the ORS values and mission to create a supportive workplace for their people. 

Their progressive, award-winning hybrid remote working model is built on trust, empowering team members with the autonomy to choose their place of work. On a day-to-day basis, employees can use their home office as a base or any of their eight offices nationwide. This approach has enabled ORS to attract and retain exceptional talent from all corners of the country, with over 50% of employees working remotely within the Midlands. The firm has expanded significantly in recent years and, through organic growth and acquisition, will hire over 150 new positions nationwide over the next three years.

As a people-first business, ORS is intent on creating an inclusive, supportive, and empowering workplace for all. The firm’s forward-thinking leadership team has cultivated a unique work environment by listening to and acting upon employee feedback, providing work-life balance training, meeting individual preferences, and participating in both in-person and online knowledge-sharing initiatives. Committees were established for cultural development, continuous professional development, health and safety, and social and marketing, which have boosted employee engagement and fostered innovation and collaboration. 

Commenting on the awards, John Brennan, Managing Director, says, “As a company that places people at the forefront of everything we do, we are thrilled with our recent award wins, which demonstrate the remarkable success of several of our internal committees, whose efforts over the years have been focused on ensuring that every individual’s experience within ORS is both professionally and personally fulfilling. We firmly believe that our success in attracting and retaining exceptional talent lies in our commitment to hybrid working, granting employees the autonomy they deserve, and offering flexible work options. Our team is in control of their workday, and the benefits to them and our business have been substantial.” 

“These factors have become the cornerstone of our talent strategy, unlocking the full potential of our workforce while creating a culture that fosters innovation, collaboration, and work-life balance,” added Rachel Murray, Head of Employee Experience at ORS.