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Joint Labour Committees [JLCs]

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 19/10/2016 Joint Labour Committees [JLC’s] determine terms and conditions of employment for workers in particular sectors and are legally binding. JLC’s are in place in Ireland since 1946 and cover approximately 200,000 workers. The various agreements on pay and conditions made by Joint Labour Committees (...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues

Design Thinking; Crafting the Employee Experience

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 10/10/2016 Deloitte research shows that people collectively check their phones more than 8 billion times each day, which has significantly contributed to the emergence of “overwhelmed employees” as workers struggle to process and manage this constant flood of information. Ergo, it is no surprise that 79% of e...

The future of work is... to take breaks throughout your career

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 06/10/2016 Sounds good doesn’t it? Imagine deciding (as opposed to being forced) to take a 6 month break. Why, you ask? With such great improvements in life expectancy, we are going to live and therefore work longer. Lynda Gratton in her book The 100 Year Life, highlights that although people are currently r...

Winning Conversations with ‘POISE NOW’: Step 6 - Needs

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 28/09/2016 The ultimate goal in any difficult conversation is to get from positional polarised arguing to productive problem-solving. “Every criticism, judgment, diagnosis, and expression of anger is the tragic expression of an unmet need.”Visionary leader and creator of ‘Non-Violent Communication’ Marshall R...

Learning: Employees take charge

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 14/09/2016 Organisations are recognising the intensifying pressure placed on them to improve learning and development, with 84% of executives rating learning as an important or very important issue. In today’s business environment, learning is an essential tool for engaging employees, attracting and retaining...

Cultural Norms - Where is your organisation when it comes to selecting leaders?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 07/09/2016 In the West many organisations seek dynamic, charismatic leaders; in the East, they assume dynamic, autocratic leadership will be most effective. In today’s global village perhaps the quiet leadership of proactive employees will make a difference? When CEO Declan (alias) needed a €3million Euro in...

The Equality Act 2015 and Retirement

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 23/08/2016 Currently in Ireland, there is a statutory retirement age for some public servants only. In other sectors including the private sector there is no legal mandatory retirement age but it is common practice for retirement ages to be set out in the contract of employment. Generally retirement age is of...

The future of work is... to be proud of getting enough sleep

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 23/08/2016 The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more…. This is a quote I think many of us can relate to. However, while we may want 5 minutes more, many of us will never admit it. Sure, you might be getting those reports in on time and you’re meeting all your goals. But the one t...

Employee Engagement - Always On

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 18/08/2016 Employee engagement has become a CEO-level issue, with 86% of executives rating it as an important or very important priority for their companies. The changing workforce demands a more flexible, employee-centric work environment, and companies are striving to achieve this “simply irresistible” orga...

Why should the HR function take on a bigger role in driving performance?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 11/08/2016 Three clear trends will reshape the role of the HR function in organisations. The first relates to the rapidly globalising economy - most companies in all regions are anticipating increased cross-border moves. The second trend is the increasingly speedy growth of the knowledge economy combined wi...