HR Symposium 2020 - Acquiring & Retaining Top Talent

HR Symposium 2020 - Acquiring & Retaining Top Talent

One of the few things we can definitely be certain about is that Brexit has brought uncertainty. There may be a recession, there may not, regardless of the outcome.

In a recession, you need to retain your best people to survive and, hopefully, thrive.

During the current times of almost full employment in Ireland, you need to acquire the best people in the face of stiff competition and a short supply of labour because there will be a higher turnover of staff.

That should come as no surprise - statistically speaking, the top 10% of your people will be approached by the competition during a recession and the top 60% will be approached during full employment.

This event provides practical advice, examples and options for acquiring and retaining top talent, regardless of the economic outlook.

Course overview/outline programme:

  1. In Brief: Legal-Island’s Annual Review of Employment Law Refresher Session: Takeaway: Comprehensive notes and key points on the big employment law developments you need to know.
  2. Talent Retention and Development: Takeaway: A checklist of practical flexible options and a list of organisations that can help you achieve a more flexible working environment that will help you attract and retain staff.
  3. How to Become (and Remain) a Trusted Employer: Takeaway: A checklist of recommended actions based on empirical evidence.
  4. Performance Conversations and Qualitative Assessment Systems: Takeaway: Optionsfor qualitative assessment systems that allow your managers to objectively assess performance and have appropriate conversations with staff, regardless of performance levels.
  5. Non-Monetary Recognition: Takeaway: Top tips on creating a more appreciative workforce and a better place to work.
  6. Culture Change – Output v Efficiency: Working Time & Agile Working – The Case for Recording Hours and Defeating Presenteeism: Takeaway: Case study on transforming an organisation’s culture and improving performance.
  7. Flexible Working: New Cross-sector Guidance and Toolkits: Takeaway: Detailed notes on the CIPD's guidance and toolkits and recommendations for creating a flexible and inclusive workplace.

Confirmed speakers include Edwin O'Hora of O'HORA Consulting, Mary Connaughton of the CIPD, Mary Lynch of OMT Global and Joanne Hyde of our legal partners for the event, Eversheds Sutherland.

Who should attend?
This event is for HR practitioners who wish to gain practical advice from experts on managing a wide range of complex and topical workplace issues in line with current employment legislation and best practice HR.

When and where?
9.15am – 4.30pm on Wednesday 25th March 2019
Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin

Early Bird Rate: €395 (deadline Friday 14th February)

Standard Rate: €495

In association with:

Eversheds Sutherland



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9.15am to 4.30pm


25 March 2020


Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin


Early Bird Rate: €395 (deadline Friday 14th February 2020)

Standard Rate: €495

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