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The future of talent is to focus on a diverse workforce

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 09/05/2016 You may know this riddle: a father and a son were out mountain climbing and they both fell and were badly injured. They were rushed to hospital and wheeled into surgery. They took the son in first and the surgeon looked down on the boy and said, “Oh my god, that’s my son! How is this possible?" Hav...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Don’t be caught by your own policy - Do the right thing!

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 04/05/2016 In most cases, it is not the breach of legislation that comes back to bite employers but their supposed actions or inactions. While the EU Directives and domestic legislations on employment law generally are clear in terms of their provisions, employers are often caught and forced to pay compensati...
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Policies and Procedures
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The New Organisation: Different by Design

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 27/04/2016 Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends Report 2016 March saw the launch of Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016. Now in its fourth year, it is one of the largest longitudinal studies of talent, leadership, and HR challenges and readiness around the world. Over 7,000 responses from 130 countr...
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Winning Conversations with ‘POISE NOW’: Step 2 - Open

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 18/04/2016 Mary's new 8 step ‘POISE NOW’ programme is designed to help you prepare in advance of a potentially contentious conversation. Step one looked at Purpose. This month’s newsletter looks at the second step – O for Open Tus maith, leath na hoibre’ – ‘A good start is half the job done’ – old Irish prove...
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Why Does Your Firm Need Innovation?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 13/04/2016 Why does your firm need innovation? Is it part of your competency framework? How do businesses generate new ideas? How do they turn those ideas into products? How do they do this repeatedly? One reason for an interest in innovation is obvious. Companies that can out-innovate their competitors ca...
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Policies and Procedures
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The HR Suite on Data Protection

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 06/04/2016 As organisations increase their reliance on information and communications technology in the workplace, various matters surrounding the use of technology and data protection arise. The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 aim to address the privacy issues surrounding the amount of information about i...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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How does your leadership measure up?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 30/03/2016 Are you a collaborative leader? When your company is facing change and the pressure is growing, will your teamwork skills be up to the task? In theory, we all know that we make better decisions through collaboration. Yet the real test of a leader’s collaborative skills will be when they have to d...
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Policies and Procedures
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Global Human Capital Trends - Machines as Talent

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 23/03/2016 Technology is becoming an increasingly powerful and ubiquitous tool in today’s business environment. Cognitive technology is deemed as a particularly exciting development, as it allows computers to perform tasks once considered solely the domain of humans. Although such progressive technology is pa...
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Policies and Procedures
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A more productive worker is a rested worker

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 16/03/2016 Work is now busier than ever: it’s global not local, its 24/7, it’s moving faster than it has ever moved before. Our brains are under siege from information overload. We are always ‘on’. According to Dan Rose of Facebook, we are now consuming 7 hours of content in 5 hours. The reality is that if yo...
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Working Time and Leave Policies and Procedures
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WorkSmart: Workplace Wellbeing

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 09/03/2016 As HR Consultants it has become increasing apparent that absenteeism, staff dissatisfaction at work and stress at work have become a significant factors for employers to contend with. This poses a concern in itself, separate to the significant cost of managing these for the employer. IBEC (2011) s...