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Considerations in developing a Dignity and Respect at Work Policy

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 13/08/2019 Bullying and Harassment is an area that can cause concern for even the most experienced of people managers. The purpose of a Dignity and Respect at Work Policy is to create a working environment that is free from bullying and harassment. Caroline McEnery from the HR Suite discusses the factors t...
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Discrimination and Equality HR Matters ROI
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What are the differences in Employee V Contractor?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 10/06/2019 There is a key distinction in employment law between a “contract for services” and an employment contract. An employee works under an employment contract, whereas an independent contractor provides services under a contract for services. If the services are provided by an independent contractor the...
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Contracts of Employment
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5 Top Tips: Probation, Unfair Dismissal & The Industrial Relations Act, 1969

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 09/04/2019 A probationary period is a period of evaluation and training, but the advantages of a probationary period are more in terms putting a time reference as to when a decision to retain or dismiss the Employee will be made. The Employer’s actual protection in a probationary period comes more from the fa...
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Unfair Dismissal Policies and Procedures Probation
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WRC 2019 Inspection Targets – what can we expect?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 12/03/2019 The Workplace Relations Commission monitors employment conditions to ensure the compliance and enforcement of employment rights legislation. The Inspections service carry out inspections and gather information in relation to the forty plus pieces of employment law in Ireland. The WRC can schedule i...
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What are the main provisions of the Employment Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2018?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 12/02/2019 The Employment Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2018 was signed in to law on Christmas Day 2018 and is due to come into effect on 1 March 2019. The Act is designed to improve the security and predictability of working hours for employees on precarious contracts. The Act does not deal solely with issues...
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Contracts of Employment Working Time and Leave
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Performance appraisals: Is this the perfect time?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 15/01/2019 The start of a new year is the perfect time to conduct appraisals with your staff. The appraisals process benefits staff, management and the business as it allows for clear communication in a two-way process where both parties have equal opportunity to discuss the role, work performance, objectives...
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Workplace Stress and Wellbeing: Is there anything that I can do to be proactive in addressing this?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 13/11/2018 I have noticed that my business is busier, but as a result, my team are more stressed. Is there anything I can do to be proactive in addressing this? Staff dissatisfaction at work and stress at work have become significant factors for employers to contend with. This poses a concern in itself, separ...
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Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
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Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 16/10/2018 In 2016, Ireland became the sixth country in the world to allow transgender people to self-determine their legal gender and the Gender Recognition Act 2015 was introduced. In the past a lack of awareness or understanding of gender identity and the issues that transgender individuals face at work ha...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Workplace Relations Commission Annual Report 2017

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 09/07/2018 Oonagh Buckley, Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission recently submitted the Commission’s third annual report to the Minister for Trace, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. The Workplace Relations Commission was established in 2015 to carry out the f...
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How to... Manage Retirement

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 12/06/2018 Retirement is a fundamental headline employment issue in light of the recent increase of the state pension age from 65 to 66, and the impending further increases to 67 and 68 in 2021 and 2028 respectively. The issue of retirement is one which comes up regularly for employers and has attracted much ...