About World Rugby
World Rugby is the world governing and law-making body for the sport of Rugby Union based in Dublin. In addition to its governance functions World Rugby organises a number of international tournaments and events including the Rugby World Cup, Women’s Rugby Wolrd Cup and the annual HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series and Women’s Sevens World Series Competitions.
World Rugby named as a ‘Great Place to Work’
World Rugby is proud to confirm that it has officially been classified as a Great Place to Work in the latest list of Ireland-based businesses.
The international federation was officially recognised as one of the best small organisations to work at during the annual Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland awards in Dublin on Wednesday.
The recognition is based on the findings of a robust employee survey and a thorough assessment of policies and practices by the Great Place to Work Institute Workplace in Ireland 2018.
World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper said: “We are delighted that World Rugby has officially been recognised as a Great Place to Work. Like any successful sports team, as an international sporting federation we strive to be the best that we can possibly be in everything that we do. Built on the principle that high trust levels drive great workplaces, World Rugby’s investment in this process focuses on helping the organisation be at its best through a high performance environment, where there is a pursuit of continuous improvement.”
The key defining feature of a great workplace is the level of trust that exists within it. From an employee’s viewpoint, the definition of a great workplace is one where you trust the people you work with, you have great pride in what you do, and you enjoy the people you work with. The Great Place to Work Institute assesses the policies and practices in place in organisations under nine key areas: inspiring, speaking, listening, caring, developing, thanking, hiring, celebrating and sharing. They then benchmark these practices against other organisations in that country.
The second key component of the assessment is an anonymous trust index survey that gathers the perceptions of employees under five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Finally, there is an in-depth qualitative analysis of open ended comments from employees.