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Reference Checking: HR Breakfast Club June Summary

17 Jun , 2017 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Reference Checking: HR Breakfast Club June Summary

This month, we discussed the importance of reference checking. Ian Meagher chaired the meeting with special guest Jeremy Boland, Principal Consultant at Gillian Beaumont Legal Recruiting giving some insight on reference checking: What is appropriate information to release, and ask for, as part of a reference enquiry? In all cases, relevance is key. If the […]

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Performance Management: HR Breakfast Club May Summary

13 May , 2017 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Performance Management: HR Breakfast Club May Summary

This month, we discussed the importance of Performance Management. Cecilia Blewitt spoke on the nuts and bolts of performance management, including the benefits of: Monthly reviews; Continuous performance management for all staff; and Having clear KPI€™s and letting staff self review against them before their formal review to create accountability and ownership. Gabrielle Sullivan spoke about the […]

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Domestic Violence Damage Limitation

27 Apr , 2017 Articles

Domestic Violence Damage Limitation

The effects of domestic violence are felt far beyond the home. What are employers obliged to do? Following media discussion in 2016 about comprehensively introducing paid domestic violence leave, the impacts of familial violence beyond the home – particularly in the workplace – are under scrutiny. Around one in six female workers has experienced or […]

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Recruitment: HR Breakfast Club April Summary

13 Apr , 2017 HR Breakfast Club Summary

Recruitment: HR Breakfast Club April Summary

This month, we heard from guest speaker, Andrew Marshall, on recruitment. Andrew, kindly, spoke on the attraction, recruitment and retention of employees in today”s HR world. Under each point, some of the talking points that arose included: 1. Attraction Employer Branding: Branding is more than an administrative function, and requires strategic considerations. How one”s external […]

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Internships: Experience vs Exploitation

27 Mar , 2017 Articles

Internships: Experience vs Exploitation

Internships can be valuable for employer and student alike. Beware, though, the legal pitfalls. Internships and work experience programs are commonplace in many industries. They can provide essential practical training for students and recent graduates, while giving employers a “trial period” in which to assess potential future employees. For less scrupulous companies, interns also represent […]

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