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Winning Conversations with ‘POISE NOW’: Step 8 - Way Forward

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 20/12/2016 The final step to get clarity on what action will be taken, by whom, when and how this will be followed up on. Summarise what has been covered and what it is you are both agreeing to. The SMART acronym can help when crafting an action plan: Specifics: who exactly, how exactly, what exactly—the de...
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People Analytics – Gaining Speed

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 06/12/2016 People analytics is a data-based approach to improve people related decision-making throughout an organisation, impacting both HR and business units. After several years of being “stuck in neutral”, people analytics has emerged as a key priority for leaders, with 77% of organisations regarding it a...
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Probation, Unfair Dismissal & The Industrial Relations Act, 1969

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 23/11/2016 The Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2001 are intended to provide employees with legal protection from being unfairly dismissed from their jobs and to establish an adjudication system to provide redress for any employee who is found to be unfairly dismissed. It is, therefore, a misconception among empl...
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Unfair Dismissal Probation
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Winning Conversations with ‘POISE NOW’: Step 7 - Options

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 14/11/2016 Almost forty years ago, Roger Fisher and William Ury’s seminal textbook ‘Getting to Yes’ (1981) outlined a four-point approach to ‘negotiating an agreement without giving in’. One of these invites us to ‘Invent options for mutual gain’. Rather than it descending into a choice between your way or my...
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HR: Growing momentum towards a new mandate

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 10/11/2016 HR’s role in an organisation spans far beyond the traditional focus on talent management, process, and transactions as it faces increasing pressure from business leaders to drive innovative talent solutions, improve alignment with business imperatives, and turn data into actionable insights. Deloit...
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Joint Labour Committees [JLCs]

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 19/10/2016 Joint Labour Committees [JLC’s] determine terms and conditions of employment for workers in particular sectors and are legally binding. JLC’s are in place in Ireland since 1946 and cover approximately 200,000 workers. The various agreements on pay and conditions made by Joint Labour Committees (...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Design Thinking; Crafting the Employee Experience

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 10/10/2016 Deloitte research shows that people collectively check their phones more than 8 billion times each day, which has significantly contributed to the emergence of “overwhelmed employees” as workers struggle to process and manage this constant flood of information. Ergo, it is no surprise that 79% of e...
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The future of work is... to take breaks throughout your career

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 06/10/2016 Sounds good doesn’t it? Imagine deciding (as opposed to being forced) to take a 6 month break. Why, you ask? With such great improvements in life expectancy, we are going to live and therefore work longer. Lynda Gratton in her book The 100 Year Life, highlights that although people are currently r...
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Winning Conversations with ‘POISE NOW’: Step 6 - Needs

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 28/09/2016 The ultimate goal in any difficult conversation is to get from positional polarised arguing to productive problem-solving. “Every criticism, judgment, diagnosis, and expression of anger is the tragic expression of an unmet need.”Visionary leader and creator of ‘Non-Violent Communication’ Marshall R...
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Learning: Employees take charge

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 14/09/2016 Organisations are recognising the intensifying pressure placed on them to improve learning and development, with 84% of executives rating learning as an important or very important issue. In today’s business environment, learning is an essential tool for engaging employees, attracting and retaining...