TTM is committed to focusing only on growth that is Sustainable and which has a Positive Impact environmentally, socially and within our communities. Here’s what this commitment has delivered so far:
Positively Impacting Society
The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)
Through 2023 TTM continued our partnership with the Disability Federation of Ireland by supporting their podcast series. This series of six monthly podcasts designed to educate, inform and champion for change for disabled people in Ireland. Topics covered by the podcast include ‘The Cost of Disability’, ‘Accessibility’, ‘Self-Advocacy’, ‘Access to Education’ and ‘Holidays and Travel’.
The DFI works to make sure that positive steps are taken towards equality for people with disabilities. A federation of 120 different member organisations, it advocates for policy change, provides information and support and raises awareness of disability issues - always making sure that it is the voice of the disabled person that is heard. You can find out more here.
International Women’s Day
To mark International Women’s Day and the importance of supporting and advancing women in the workplace, our CSR Committee organised a special Breakfast Event for Catalyst.
Catalyst is a global non-profit supported by many of the world’s leading companies to help build 21st century workplaces that work for women. To support the organisation, our people enjoyed a hearty, healthy breakfast with lots of fun and raised funds totalling €141.00.
Since 1962, Catalyst’s thought leadership has helped women progress through workplace inclusion, is recognised as a trusted resource for knowledge on gender, leadership and talent management, and is an IWD Charity of Choice. You can learn more about their great work here.
The Irish Cancer Society
In April, TTM organised an always-popular Daffodil Day Bake Sale for the Irish Cancer Society. Team members baked, sold and enjoyed delicious fresh goods to raise funds for the charity. We followed this up in October with an Autumn Coffee Morning and together the events generated €1,165.00.
The Irish Cancer Society is dedicated to helping anyone in Ireland who is affected by cancer, and is a strong community of patients, survivors, volunteers, supporters, health and social care professionals and researchers. The charity’s primary role is to transform the outcomes of people affected by cancer – through advocacy, support services and research.
Find out more here
To support Pieta House in their global fight against suicide and self-harm, TTM organised a Fun Quiz for all team members, generating €200.
Pieta House provides valuable services to people who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or engage in self-harm as well as those bereaved by suicide. Their vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Read more on the work of Pieta House here.
Slainte an Chlair and Clare Haven
Partnering with charities on our own doorstep – those that make a difference in our local communities - is important to TTM. Slainte an Chlair (Clare Cancer Support) is a voluntary organisation which supports the people of Clare and their families affected by cancer and provides access to free psychological, emotional and educational support. Another local charity partner we worked with this year is Clare Haven – a voluntary organisation that offers support and assistance to women and children experiencing domestic violence and which promotes their right to live and grow in a peaceful non-violent home environment.
To raise funds for both local charity partners, TTM held an Easter Raffle. Our #TTMTribe bought tickets for the raffle, winning prizes donated by local businesses and raising €971. We also ran one of our popular ‘Tenner Challenges’ which sees each team of the business given €10 and 24 hours to turn it into as much money as possible. A golf-putting challenge, 3-course meal, raffle, games and a nail salon were some of the creative ways our team members generated funds – raising a total of €1,700. For the spooky season, we hosted Halloween Bingo – raising a further €610 for both local charities.
TTM once again took part in Movember – the leading global charity that is changing the face of men's health. Funds generated pay for research into men’s health and initiatives around the world – helping to make a difference in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. This year we raised a whopping €3,125.
Each member of the TTM understands the importance of using our business platform to bring about positive change, and each feels empowered to do so.
Delivering on our Environmental Commitments
Keep Cup Initiative
Since July 31st 2023, we have officially phased out disposable cups within our office. We supported this initiative by providing every employee with their own Keep Cup. Annually we will save on average 460.55kg of Carbon Dioxide, 41.25kg of plastic, 281.25kg of timber and 11847.5mj of energy being wasted.
Switching to LED Lights
We've cut our daily carbon footprint by 2000 kilowatts by switching to LED bulbs and dimmable switches at our Ennis HQ.
72 Trees Planted
So far TTM have planted 72 trees as part of our ‘Plant a tree for each new hire initiative’.
Investing in our people
ERF Recruitment Executive Apprenticeship - BA (Hons) Degree in Recruitment Practice
In recognition of the value of recruitment as a career, the Employment and Recruitment Federation (ERF) introduced the Executive Apprenticeship BA (Hons) Degree in Recruitment Practice - in partnership with the National College of Ireland. A world-first, the course sees recruiters studying towards a QQ1 Level 8 qualification while working and TTM is proud to offer this study opportunity to our team members. Two of our team members have just completed the degree with first class honours while two more have recently begun their second year of study.
Mental Health First Aider
Several TTM staff members within our Ireland and UK teams undertook training as Mental Health First Aid Responders. This special skills development course is designed to equip them to provide vital support and assistance to a colleague experiencing a mental health difficulty or crisis. Four team members have already completed the course, with a further two due to complete by the year end. The training means we can make sure our people get the mental health support they need, should they need it. It’s one of the ways we’re making sure we promote zero stigma around mental health.
Management Development Training
This year, Cathriona O'Keeffe provided Management Development training. The program program covered key areas such as Emotional Intelligence, Managing through Change, Conflict Resolution, and Effective Teamwork. Participants gained valuable insights into personal effectiveness, communication, and coaching for growth. The training aimed to enhance leadership skills and equip middle management to thrive in a dynamic work environment.
Managing Change and Unconscious Bias
Innovation and development are held back by a resistance to change and by letting biases take control. To ensure our TTM people operate in a dynamic environment where change is nurtured, our Leadership team completed training in Managing Change and Unconscious Bias. They learned how being aware and taking control of unconscious biases enables better decision-making and a healthier workplace.
Understanding Personality Difference
As part of our 2023 TTM Training Programme we introduced training in ‘Understanding Personality Differences’. Through this training participants learn to recognise how their personality impacts their behaviour and gain deeper insight into how to collaborate and communicate with colleagues and clients. It helps our team members become mindful of the personalities of others, identify the different dynamics at play and navigate conflict in a positive way.
Above is just a snapshot of the trainings available to TTM employees during 2023.