Maintaining Steady Work-Life Harmony: Veri Connect at its Core

Category : Noleen Neil

Veri Connect’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond environmental initiatives; it encompasses the social holistic well-being of its employees. This became evident when I, a parent, foster parent, and now a grandmother, found myself at the crossroads of juggling familial responsibilities and work commitments. Ann Marie’s decision to introduce sabbaticals is a testament to the company’s dedication to fostering a positive work culture that understands the diverse needs of its employees.

Noleen Neill and Orla O’Sullivan – The backbone of our Northern Ireland office, at Ireland Sustainability Awards’23!

In the fast-paced world we live in, achieving a harmonious balance between our personal and professional lives can often seem like an elusive goal. However, I consider myself fortunate to be part of a forward-thinking company  that not only recognises the importance of work-life balance but actively encourages and supports it. As an employee of Veri Connect, my journey towards balance took a remarkable turn when I was granted an 8-week sabbatical, thanks to the visionary leadership of our CEO, Ann Marie.

The benefits of work-life balance extend far beyond the individual; they ripple through the entire company. Preventing burnout is one of the most significant advantages. By acknowledging the importance of taking time off to recharge and reconnect with life outside of work, Veri Connect is actively investing in the long-term well-being of its employees. This not only enhances job satisfaction but also boosts productivity and creativity when employees return, bringing a renewed sense of enthusiasm to their roles.

Noleen with the apple of her eye, her grandson, Leo!

The decision to grant a sabbatical is a reflection of Veri Connect’s forward-thinking approach. It acknowledges that employees are not just assets but individuals with multifaceted lives. AnnMarie’s leadership sends a powerful message – one that echoes throughout the company, fostering a culture of empathy, understanding, and support.

As I embark on my sabbatical, I am grateful for the opportunity to recalibrate, rejuvenate, and return to Veri Connect with a refreshed perspective. In an era where work and life often intertwine, finding a company that prioritises and values work-life balance is a rare gem, and I am proud to be part of the Veri Connect family.