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Trying to Manage a ‘Difficult’ Person: Are they Taking Too Much Space in your Head?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 13/03/2018 Does a person on your team sap everyone’s energy? Do you find yourself putting too much time and attention as a manager on their behaviours? Are you constantly listening to grumblings from others about them? When people come for coaching in these situations, they are usually looking for a list o...
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The Benefits of Workplace Personality Assessments

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 15/02/2018 Workplace personality assessments are designed to provide businesses with information on an employee’s behavioural style and how it is likely to impact their performance at work. The reports resulting from workplace personality assessments can benefit organisations in several ways and assist with: ...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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Going Around in Circles in a Conversation? Here’s How to Break That Cycle

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 06/02/2018 A common question in ‘Difficult Conversations for Managers’ workshops is what to do when it feels like you are in one of those fruitless dialogues, repeating the same thing without achieving anything. The other person isn’t listening or taking on board what you need them to hear or understand. A r...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures Probation
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What to Expect from Human Resource Management in 2018

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 17/01/2018 National Minimum Wage In 2017 the Irish Government accepted the recommendation of The Low Pay Commission. In line with Budget 2018, announced on 10 October 2017, an increase to the minimum rate of pay will take effect from 1 January 2018. The minimum rate of pay from 1 January 2018 will be €9.55 pe...
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Implementing a Mediation Mindset

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 15/12/2017 The Mediation Act, 2017 was passed in September 2017 and is the culmination of a slow but steady increase in the use of mediation to resolve disputes in a variety of contexts. The workplace and employment arena has also seen a growth in the use of mediation compared to more time-consuming adversari...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues HR Matters ROI
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Diversity and Inclusion: The Reality Gap

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 22/11/2017 In today’s workforce, diversity and inclusion has risen from a tick the box exercise to a comprehensive strategy woven into every aspect of the talent life cycle. This is reflected in Deloitte’s Human Capital Survey 2017 which shows a 32% rise since 2014 in the proportion of executives that cite i...
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Discrimination and Equality
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The Business Benefits of Employee Engagement

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 16/11/2017 Employee engagement is more important than ever, as many opportunities are currently opening up for employees. Many employers want to retain their employees - now experts in their business - and must therefore learn to engage employees and update themselves on how to retain today’s workforce. Where...
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6 Reasons Why Mediator-Generated Solutions Are Not a Good Idea

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 20/10/2017 My last post explored the temptation that mediators sometimes fall prey to: being suggestive or directive about the kinds of solutions that might help resolve the issues between the parties. As a Mediation Trainer and Assessor, I get to spend a lot of time watching people mediating. And while the ...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Guidance on avoiding a claim for unfair dismissal

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 19/10/2017 The Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2001 are intended to provide employees with legal protection from being unfairly dismissed from their jobs and to establish an adjudication system to provide redress for any employee who is found to be unfairly dismissed. The failure to use fair procedures during th...
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Unfair Dismissal
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The Mediation Act 2017 – A Game Changer for Employment Lawyers?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 11/10/2017 In this article, Jacqui Kelly, a Senior Associate in the Employment Department at A&L Goodbody and a CEDR accredited mediator, explains why a knowledge of mediation processes and the Mediation Act are so important to employment lawyers. Until now mediation could be seen as the 'Cinderella' of t...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues