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Workplace Relations Commission Annual Report 2017

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 09/07/2018 Oonagh Buckley, Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission recently submitted the Commission’s third annual report to the Minister for Trace, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. The Workplace Relations Commission was established in 2015 to carry out the f...
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How to... Manage Retirement

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 12/06/2018 Retirement is a fundamental headline employment issue in light of the recent increase of the state pension age from 65 to 66, and the impending further increases to 67 and 68 in 2021 and 2028 respectively. The issue of retirement is one which comes up regularly for employers and has attracted much ...
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HR in 90 Seconds - May 2018

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 16/05/2018 Last month’s article (HR in 90 Seconds - April 2018) proved really popular, so we thought that we would give it another go! This month, we bring you the HR stories we thought we could all learn a little something from! We’ve selected articles and summarised a few learning points to help you stay up...
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Long-Term Absence Management

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 14/05/2018 Absenteeism is a substantial cost for every business in Ireland. In tackling absenteeism, there are a number of steps you can take. Since the introduction of the new Workplace Relations Act 2015 employees now accrue annual leave on certified sick leave from the 1 August 2015 and this is now a cost ...
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Sickness and Absence
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 17/04/2018 What is Sexual Harassment? The Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 defines sexual harassment as “any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, which has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliati...
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Disability in Employment and Reasonable Accommodation

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 20/03/2018 The topics of disability and reasonable accommodation has become a forefront topic HR of late. For the purpose of this article, we will focus disability in employment. Legislation Ireland has a plethora of legislation set out in which to protect employees that have a disability from being discrimin...
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Sickness and Absence Discrimination and Equality
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Trying to Manage a ‘Difficult’ Person: Are they Taking Too Much Space in your Head?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 13/03/2018 Does a person on your team sap everyone’s energy? Do you find yourself putting too much time and attention as a manager on their behaviours? Are you constantly listening to grumblings from others about them? When people come for coaching in these situations, they are usually looking for a list o...
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The Benefits of Workplace Personality Assessments

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 15/02/2018 Workplace personality assessments are designed to provide businesses with information on an employee’s behavioural style and how it is likely to impact their performance at work. The reports resulting from workplace personality assessments can benefit organisations in several ways and assist with: ...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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Going Around in Circles in a Conversation? Here’s How to Break That Cycle

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 06/02/2018 A common question in ‘Difficult Conversations for Managers’ workshops is what to do when it feels like you are in one of those fruitless dialogues, repeating the same thing without achieving anything. The other person isn’t listening or taking on board what you need them to hear or understand. A r...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures Probation
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What to Expect from Human Resource Management in 2018

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 17/01/2018 National Minimum Wage In 2017 the Irish Government accepted the recommendation of The Low Pay Commission. In line with Budget 2018, announced on 10 October 2017, an increase to the minimum rate of pay will take effect from 1 January 2018. The minimum rate of pay from 1 January 2018 will be €9.55 pe...