PepTalk builds major deal with New York firm Clune Construction

New York’s Clune Construction selects fast-growing Irish firm PepTalk’s employee engagement platform to help boost site safety.

Clune NY is using PepTalk as part of their Work Safe, Home Safe initiative, which ensures employee safety and protection.

PepTalk believes that an employee’s team and manager are at the center of their experience in an organization. Through Check-In, TeamTalks and Leadership Labs, PepTalk delivers a unique solution for employees, managers, and organisations.

“We know from research that happy employees are safe employees, and energised workers will avoid 64% of accidents”

Clune Construction employs 600 people in offices across the United States and manages more than $1bn in commercial and mission-critical projects every year.

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“Employee engagement in all industries results in happy employees; in construction, it also contributes to a safe job site,” said Sean Clune, managing director, New York Operations for Clune Construction.

“With PepTalk, we can check in on our people every day, run TeamTalks, and ensure people go home safely.

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility at Clune, and our protocols are incorporated into every project. Working with PepTalk, another company with Irish roots, has been inspiring. We are eager to see the difference the platform will make for us.”

Employee engagement directly impacts safety, attrition, and mental health. According to research, managers impact employees’ mental health as much as a spouse or partner, and more than 80% of employees would rather have good mental health than a high-paying job. The impact on deskless workers can be even greater, with increased burnout and disengagement due to a lack of automation. High employee turnover is a KPI that deskless organizations often find hard to control.

“We are very proud to be announcing our relationship with Clune NY. They lead the industry in their commitment to employee engagement and safety. One of Clune’s core mantras is that they ensure everyone goes home at the end of the day exactly as they arrived, and we are beyond proud to help them achieve this goal,” says James Brogan, CEO and co-founder of PepTalk.

“We know from research that happy employees are safe employees, and energised workers will avoid 64% of accidents.”

The announcement was hosted in Clune’s NY office, and the guest of honour was An Tánaiste, Mr. Micheál Martin TD, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence.

“I am delighted to see two successful Irish companies Clune Construction and PepTalk working together,” Martin said. “Irish talent has long found a home in New York, not least in construction, and with companies like PepTalk, we see the new wave of Irish technology companies empowering even more success in the years to come.”

Main image at top: Michael Clune, Founder and Chairman, Clune Construction; An Tánaiste, Mr. Micheál Martin TD; Sean Clune Managing Director, New York Operations, Clune Construction; James Brogan, CEO and Co-Founder, PepTalk

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.