We bring a multidisciplinary and international approach to address the people and leadership challenges our clients face in a fast moving and complex business environment.
Originally founded by Kevin Empey, WorkMatters combines our own experience with that of senior specialists and experts in their field.
This approach enables WorkMatters to provide a unique combination of specialist senior level resources and international experience to meet the specific needs of our clients.
Kevin has specialised in organization development, leadership development and people strategy for over 25 years.
With a background in technology and business development, Kevin developed an international career in people consulting and leadership development working across a wide range of organizations, sectors and geographies.
Before establishing WorkMatters, he founded and led several start-up companies and was a Partner and Director in Willis Towers Watson where he led the firms HR and Talent consulting business in Ireland from 2002 to 2015. He also established the firm’s ‘Future of Work’ offering in Ireland.
Kevin is a qualified executive coach and has a masters qualification in leadership and management practice. His award winning research work focuses on the practical organizational and human implications concerning the ‘future of work’. He is also an associate faculty member on several leadership development programmes at the Irish Management Institute and is the Programme Director of their flagship Senior Executive Programme (SEP).
A chartered fellow of the CIPD, Kevin was appointed to the Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) which advises Ministers and Government Departments on the selection of senior civil service appointments. A leading expert in organizational agility and the changing world of work, Kevin is a member of the Labour Market Council and was also the founder of Worklink, an internationally recognised coaching and mentoring organization set up to help unemployed jobseekers into full time employment.
Kevin has won several national and international awards for his work in the areas of employment policy, social entrepreneurship and future of work research.
Network of National & International Leaders
Our partners include a network of national and international leaders in their fields from areas such as future of work consulting, design and innovation, leadership development, organizational agility, executive coaching, change management and culture transformation.
WorkMatters brings together this senior level expertise to address the specific areas of concern for our clients resulting in a blend of diverse and highly experienced talent not available from any single provider.
Recognising the increasing demands on business leaders and employees and how the world of work is rapidly changing, WorkMatters was founded to support organizations to deliver their specific performance, people and leadership goals in this dynamic work environment. Our overall mission is to help leaders, organizations and employees thrive in the changing world of work and to successfully prepare for the future workplace.
Together, we and our partners are committed to helping our clients address the specific people and leadership challenges they face in a fast moving and complex business environment such as:
- checkWhat does the ‘future of work’ really mean in practical terms for you and your organization?
- checkWhat does organizational agility look like for you, your leaders and for your employees and how can you become a more agile organization?
- checkAre your people strategies, structures and processes truly aligned with your business and culture objectives?
- checkHow do you successfully define and shape organizational culture?
- checkWith increased complexity and pace of change as normal, what are the implications for leaders and what do they need to do differently to lead and thrive in the changing work environment?