NBI’s Connected Programme recognised as “Champion Employee Engagement Strategy” 

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are delighted to have won ‘Champion Employee Engagement Strategy’ at the recent Irish HR Champions Awards.  

The Irish HR Champion Awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of those delivering ambitious programmes, impacting business performance and transforming employee engagement and experience. The Awards recognise, in a number of different categories, the success, innovation and business focus of teams in delivering the best people strategies in Irish business. 

NBI were rewarded for having launched their colleague engagement programme, called Connected, in 2022 and the manner in which the programme builds a people focused culture. Specifically designed to include something for each and every single employee, the Connected programme focuses on CSR, Wellness, D&I, Colleague Recognition, as well as Internal Communications. 

Commenting on the award success, Daragh O’Mahony, NBI’s Chief People Officer said: “NBI designed our Connected programme to put people at the heart of our business strategy by delivering impactful and educational activities throughout the year, so it’s very encouraging that our efforts to date have been recognised and rewarded by the judges. We deliberately focused on a specific number of areas, such as Diversity & Inclusion, and Wellness, so we could create a meaningful series of events that ensure colleagues feel connected as a community, reflecting the work NBI is doing to connect communities right across the country.”  

Also speaking about the success, Corina Zambra, NBI’s Senior Manager for People and Culture, commented, “When we were establishing our Connected programme last year, we were very much aware that the company had already done some good things, so our challenge was to build on that and enhance what we were doing by building a core strategy that allowed us to focus on delivering activities with real intent and purpose. We could not be prouder to have been successful in this category as it underlines the commitment of our team and all of our colleagues who were involved in our engagement initiatives. We can’t wait to see what’s next, and we look forward to developing our Connected programmes in 2023 and beyond.” 

This year the Irish HR Champion Awards were held in The Marker Hotel, Dublin on 21st April.