Connect4Work Becomes Business of Excellence with All-Star Accreditation

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Mary Finn, Owner & Manager of Connect4Work with her All-Star Accreditation certificate & medallion.

The Galway Based Business has achieved the coveted Business All-Star Accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

This is an outstanding achievement for Connect4Work in recognition of their hard work and dedication in providing a best in class service to their customers.

Business All-Star accredited companies are defined as; progressive, indigenous Irish businesses which meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust and customer-centricity.

The Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

I was so delighted to hear that I had passed all the steps of the Accreditation process to become Business All-Star accredited. When the certificate arrived, I danced out of pure excitement and pride. The Accreditation validates all the hard work that I have put into Connect4Work over the last two years and allows me to stand on a recognised platform as a business provider that has passed a vigorous process to meet the highest standards of trust. I would like to say a huge thank you to my family who has supported me throughout this whole journey, says Mary Finn, Owner, and Manager at Connect4Work.

Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board said in support of the announcement: “This certificate verifies that Connect4Work has achieved AIBF Business All-Stars Accreditation, in recognition of the company’s conduct in the areas of trust, performance and customer-centricity. Connect4Work is hereby included in the AIBF Register of Irish Business Excellence.”

Dr Hynes said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 450 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.

“We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics”, she says.

Connect4Work is an early intervention case management service, consulting with employers on strategies and interventions to achieve positive outcomes for both the business and their absent employee. The earlier the interventions can start the better – sometimes, they can even start when an employee is still in work but at risk of absence.

The Owner, Mary Finn has worked in the Disability Sector for 19 years in various organisations and has a sound knowledge and understanding of the challenges employees face in trying to find a suitable job, maintain it or return to it after an illness/injury-related absence.

Supporting these employees requires a close working relationship which Mary ensures happens from the beginning through her core values of open and honest communication. She offers a professional service to companies through careful planning and preparation with a work focused approach.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about Connect4Work, visit their All-Star showcase page here.

The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at aibf.ie.