An organisation is collection of people from a range of occupations who work together to achieve certain goals, often guided by the organisations 'Mission Statement', (their purpose or function).
Organisations come in many forms - small businesses with just a few staff, to medium-sized companies or large corporations that may operate in several countries and in many different industries. They can also take the form of Associations, Foundations, Institutes, Co-ops and Societies.
Organisations are Unique.
Each organisation is unique, having a different 'personality' or culture. They often have different values - some value profit above all else, others are more 'family friendly', others are idealistic, and so on. Choosing an organisation that suits you is just as important as choosing a job - if your way of working or living is at odds with your employer, neither of you will be happy. Click on the Employer Profiles panel (below) for detailed information on some leading Irish organisations