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Paternity Leave Policy

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 26/07/2016 The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 allows parents to take paternity leave from employment in respect of a child. This Act entitles certain employees, who are relevant parents in relation to a child, to employment leave for the purposes of enabling the employee to provide, or assist in the pr...
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Working Time and Leave
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The future of work is... to let your employees be more flexible

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 06/07/2016 Ade McCormack has written a great book titled “Beyond Nine to Five”. One premise of the book is that the way we are working needs to change. He takes us back 12,000 years and highlights how we were highly mobile (chasing or being chased), highly social and connected in our groups and we made decisi...
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Winning Conversations with ‘POISE NOW’: Step 4 - Share

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 06/07/2016 Step Four: Share Now it’s your turn. You’ve given them the headlines about your concerns. They’ve had some space and time to say where they’re coming from. So now they need to hear your side. But where will you start? Do you give them a seven-word summary: ‘you’re not doing your job’? Do you lay...
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Mediation in the workplace

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 28/06/2016 Mediation which is defined as “a process in which an impartial and independent third party facilitates communication and negotiation and promotes voluntary decision-making by the parties to a dispute to assist them in reaching a mutually acceptable solution” by The Mediators' Institute of Ireland a...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Leadership awakened: Generations, teams, science

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 22/06/2016 Despite this recognition of priority, 28% of organisations rate their leadership pipelines as weak or very weak, which vividly highlights the immensity of tackling this challenge. Leadership development is experiencing a revolution, with the focus being placed on new leadership cohorts (Millennials...
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Winning Conversations with ‘POISE NOW’: Step 3 - Inquire

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 07/06/2016 All of us have certain situations and conversations that we dislike and prefer to avoid. Perhaps we have to give someone a negative message, raise a sensitive issue, discuss a project that has gone wrong. We see only two options – we have to either go in heavy and push our agenda or water down ou...
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Spent Convictions Act 2016 – What it means and implications for employers

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 26/05/2016 As employers, when hiring new staff it is best practice to undertake thorough reference checks and background checks. However, employers should now be aware that the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012 was passed in the Dail in Jan 2016 and will become known as the Criminal Justice (Spen...
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Policies and Procedures Recruitment and Selection
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The new organisation: The rise of teams

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 20/05/2016 The fast-paced, ever-changing nature of today’s world has driven companies to constantly innovate, develop and acclimate to the incessantly changing business landscape. Ergo, it is no surprise that organisational design emerges as the number 1 human capital trend, with 92% of leaders rating it as a...
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HR and Change Management

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 16/05/2016 Nearly 20% of projects to make change happen fail outright. Less than 2/3 of these projects deliver their intended benefits! The business costs of this can be vast So, what is driving these rates of failure? Here are some common misconceptions: Fallacy 1: “We will have a workshop, do some Team B...
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The future of talent is to focus on a diverse workforce

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 09/05/2016 You may know this riddle: a father and a son were out mountain climbing and they both fell and were badly injured. They were rushed to hospital and wheeled into surgery. They took the son in first and the surgeon looked down on the boy and said, “Oh my god, that’s my son! How is this possible?" Hav...
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Discrimination and Equality