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How to... Avoid Legal Potholes in Recruitment and Selection

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 18/09/2018 The existence of a legal maze in the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources (H.R.) function is one the most significant changes in the people management process over the past 40 years. With a resurgence in the jobs market, this maze often manifests itself in the legal. These include John Hall...
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Recruitment and Selection
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How To... Trade Union Recognition – To Recognise or Not To Recognise?

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 30/08/2018 With union recognition and strike-related flight cancellations rearing their heads in recent weeks, some will surely hark back to the days when unions were illegal and membership ran the risk of being whipped in public, all the way from Newgate Prison near Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral up to Col...
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Collective and Trade Union Issues
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How to... Avoid Disciplinary and Dismissal Disasters

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 25/07/2018 Shortly after its establishment the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) issued instructions to practitioners, claimants and respondents availing of their services in dismissal cases (WRC, 2015). The instructions directed employers that they: … must set out the facts of the events leading to the di...
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How to… Manage Incentives

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 26/06/2018 It is apparent from research undertaken at the University of Limerick that financial incentive schemes are common practice in workplaces across Ireland – especially for managerial, professional\technical and clerical\administrative grades. This finding is substantiated by evidence from a host of re...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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How to... Manage Change

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 21/05/2018 Change is Here to Stay If today’s workplaces are to survive and prosper into the future, change must be accepted as a normal part of life. The drivers of organisational change are now many and varied. They are also constantly increasing, due to influences such as globalisation, competitive pressur...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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How To… Retain Your Staff

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 24/04/2018 When Roy Keane walked out of Ireland’s World Cup squad in 2002 many went into meltdown. Some relationships never recovered. But regardless of the rights and wrongs of that fiasco, what does linger is the all-important message about the need to have an employee retention strategy that cultivates goo...
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How to... Improve Employee Engagement

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 20/03/2018 Employee engagement has been defined as an approach that ensures employees are motivated and committed to the organisation’s goals and values. That is, it’s about people who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and who contribute to their organisation in a positive manner...
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How to… Successfully Use a ‘Performance Improvement Plan’ With Underperformers

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 27/02/2018 To the chagrin of many employers, the chances of being deemed to have fairly dismissed an employee on the grounds of competence or performance are slim. For example, in 2005 the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation warned its members that dismissal on the grounds of competence ‘is a difficul...
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How to... Manage Performance

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 25/01/2018 A recent survey of performance management in the U.S. serves to confirm what many of us have known for some time. That is, the process can be time-consuming, stressful, unproductive and often irrelevant. According to Adobe’s survey of 1,500 American office workers, performance reviews also stir unh...
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How to... Manage Absenteeism

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 20/12/2017 According to the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation (IBEC), absenteeism costs employers in Ireland around €1.5 bn. per annum. The Small Firms Association puts the cost at €490m. per annum, warning however that by factoring in indirect costs, the bill could be closer to €1bn. Across the Iri...
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Sickness and Absence