Dr Gerry McMahon

Productive Personnel Ltd

Managing Director

About Dr Gerry McMahon

Gerry McMahon is acknowledged as a national expert in the area of People Management and Employee Relations.  He has over 40 years’ practical experience working as an advisor/consultant in the area, across a range of sectors.  He also has extensive experience working as a consultant, trainer, facilitator, team builder, negotiator, adjudicator, mediator, coach, investigator, researcher, arbitrator and expert witness on behalf of a wide range of Government departments, public sector enterprises, semi-state entities, blue chip companies, professional institutes, trade unions, staff associations, employer and community/voluntary and religious organisations.

In 2015 he was appointed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to serve as a Judge/Adjudicator at the Workplace Relations Commission, where he served up to mid-2022.  This role entailed dispute resolution and the issuance of legally-binding determinations across the full suite of employment law areas pertaining to the employer: employee relationship. He is also the author of Legal Island’s ongoing ‘How To’ practitionerseries, offering best practice policy and procedural guidance on a host of Industrial Relations and Human Resource topics to employers, trade unions, staff associations, legal practices etc.

In addition to his work as a lecturer in Human Resource Management at the College of Business, Technological University Dublin, he has worked as lead presenter on a series of practitioner-oriented programmes run by Legal Island, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (C.I.P.D.) and SKILLNETS.

Gerry has had an extensive range of books and articles published - incl. Industrial Relations in Ireland, editions 1-4 and ‘Successful Performance Management’, editions 1 and 2 - across a range of reputable media, from ‘academic’ to ‘popular’ outlets and been a frequent columnist with the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post, the Irish Independent, the Industrial Relations News (I.R.N.), People Focus (C.I.P.D. journal), Accountancy Ireland, Business Plus magazine etc. and expert commentator for R.T.E. and TV3/Virgin Media in the aforementioned areas.

He has also served on Legal Island’s ‘Irish H.R. Awards’ andthe C.I.P.D.’s ‘National Learning & Development’ and the ‘Excellence in Human Resource Management’ judging panels and on the C.I.P.D.’s ‘H.R. Leaders’ Forum’ and is a Council member of the Irish Association for Industrial Relations. In 2020 Gerry was appointed as an I.R.N. National Correspondent to the European Commission’s European Foundation.