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How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon

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How to... Play the Rating Game

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 14/05/2019 In this months ‘How to…’ Dr Gerry McMahon considers using ratings as part of Performance Management Systems – is their use rising or declining? Dr Gerry references several research reports and their findings and summarises the advantages and disadvantages of using ratings. He also discusses how we ...
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How to... Manage Time

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 19/03/2019 Alongside good health, time ranks as the most precious of our possessions. It is also the subject of many an aphorism, as the wise old owls warn that ‘time lost is never found again’, that ‘time and tide wait for no one’ and that ‘time is money’! Of course, it’s also true that whilst the bad news i...
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How to… Receive Feedback

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 19/02/2019 Feedback is the most effective way for us to learn more about ourselves and the effect that our behaviour has on other people. Therefore, it is important to know – both in the workplace and elsewhere - how to give, and how to receive it. Dr Gerry McMahon provides us with guidelines which may be use...
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HR Matters ROI
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How to... Use Selection Tests

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 22/01/2019 The effectiveness of various selection tests in predicting performance has been the subject of extensive research. Regrettably, however, the conclusions reached are far from unanimous. Given the growing use of such tests in Ireland, especially for filling managerial posts, this must be a matter ...
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Recruitment and Selection
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How to... Reward Employees

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 22/11/2018 With employment levels and job vacancies spiraling, income tax revenues set to surpass the 2017 record of €20 billion, salaries rising by up to 15-20 per cent for specialist posts in sectors like information technology, accounting, finance, science and engineering and the bankers up in arms to have...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment
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How to… Evaluate the Training Investment

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 24/10/2018 It is now well-accepted that the learning and development process lies at the heart of a nation’s competitiveness. According to both the O.E.C.D. and a leading Human Resource Management (H.R.M.) guru, Professor Dave Ulrich, learning, development and human capital is ‘the DNA of competitiveness’. Th...
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Policies and Procedures
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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