Employer Excellence Programme

Employer Excellence Programme

The Fáilte Ireland Employer Excellence Programme has been developed to support businesses to drive great employee engagement, and continuously build the appeal of their workplace.

It will spotlight excellent employers and help to reposition the tourism sector as a rewarding and attractive place to work. 

When an existing or potential employee sees the Employer Excellence symbol, they will know that the business is recognised for its quality people practices and for being a brilliant place to work.

How does the programme work?

In signing up to be recognised as an employer of choice through the Employer Excellence Programme you will bring your business on a three-year journey during which time your business will have access to a range of assets and supports including: 

Best-in-Class Fundamentals of People Management Training developed especially for this programme by Fáilte Ireland with top HR experts 
An employee survey provided by Great Plack to Work
Opportunity to be certified and recognised as an excellent employer
For further information on the Employer Excellence Programme, please contact the team at: employerexcellence@failteireland.ie

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What are the Business Commitments?

Once businesses register through the Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal they are invited to commit to the following:  

  • Commit to the programme for a total of three years. 
  • Sign their People Managers up to the Fáilte Ireland Fundamentals of People Management Training. 
  • Execute the Great Place to Work survey each year. 
  • Developing areas identified through the Employee Survey.
Once your business has registered for the programme, you as the Business Lead will be directed to the Fáilte Ireland Learning Platform, learniFI, where you can enrol your People Managers to undertake the Fundamentals of People and Performance Management Online Programme.


Download the Employer Excellence Programme Guidelines to learn more about the programme.

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Find out more about the Fundamentals of People Management Training, who should attend, course structure and more.

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Read our most frequently asked questions about the Employer Excellence Programme.

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Contact the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Careers team for more.


Get in touch
For all queries in relation to this programme, please contact Customer Support by telephone on 0818 888800 or +353 (0)1-5741990, or by email at customersupport@failteireland.ie.