HR Symposium 2020 - Acquiring & Retaining Top Talent

HR Symposium 2020 - Acquiring & Retaining Top Talent

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus/Covid-19, this event has been postponed until Autumn 2020. If you'd like to be notified when the new date is confirmed, please email

2020's HR Symposium - Acquiring & Retaining Top Talent is in association with Eversheds Sutherland.

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 on 25th March 2020 at the Red Cow Moran Hotel, held in association with Eversheds Sutherland, provides practical advice, examples and options for acquiring and retaining top talent, regardless of the economic outlook.

Sessions and takeaways include:

  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. Ready to Resume Programme: Takeaway: A template for consideration should you wish to create your own scheme to re-engage currently inactive knowledge workers.
  5. Top Performers: Performance Conversations and Motivation of Millennials: Takeaway: Template checklist of options, questions, suggestions and coaching techniques that equip managers with tools to motivate staff, particularly Millennials.
  6. Discover the Secrets of How to Connect with and Recruit the New Wave of Employees: Takeaway: Identify what Millennials and Generation Z are seeking and discover how to create communications that makes employees feel valued, informed and well connected.
  7. Culture Change Takeaway: Case studies on transforming an organisation’s culture and improving performance
  8. 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.
  9. Future-Proofing Your Workforce: Recruiting Millennial and post-Millennial Talent and Testing for Resilience, Creativity & Adaptability: Takeaway: a checklist to attract and retain strategic employees - thinking about their resilience, creativity and their adaptability.
  10. What is the Culture in the Room? All delegates are offered a free DISC profile report and can compare their individual profile with the average scores for peers in order to help them plan their career.

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 – 4.45pm, Autumn 2020
Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin

Early Bird Rate: €395 (deadline 5pm on Friday 21st February)
Standard Rate: €495
Save an additional €20 per person if you pay online when registering.

Speaker Videos

Mary Lynch, Senior Consultant, OMT Global

Marie Toft, Founder, Emotionise

Padraig Berry, CEO, TTI Insights Ireland

Karen O'Reilly, Founder, Employmum & Employflex

 Michelle Halloran, Director, Human Resource Management Services 

In association with:

Eversheds Sutherland



If this event is taking place in a hotel and you require a bedroom for the night before or day of the event please get in touch. We work with all our hotels to offer a preferential delegate rate for overnight stays where possible. For more information please email


Event details


9.15am to 4.45pm


25 March 2020


Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin


Standard Rate: €495

Save an additional €20 if you pay online when booking.