CIPD Ireland in the News

 

See how our activities and viewpoints have been reported

What it takes to make job-sharing work


Article in which Mary Connaughton, director of CIPD Ireland says that job-sharing is becoming less popular because it’s less flexible.

Irish Examiner, 16 Sepetmber 2016

Brexit may not entail great impact on labour law


Article on the reaction to the UK's vote to leave the EU. Mary Connaughton, director of CIPD Ireland, is quoted as saying 'Employers will need to be conscious of changes that may affect their ability to bring in and retain the right skills for their business.

IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 25, 30 June 2016, p20-21

Time for executives to prioritise employees’ needs


Article reviewing the CIPD Ireland conference on 15 June.

Irish Examiner, 27 June 2016

HR audience told engagement and employee well being critical for success


Article reviewing the CIPD Ireland conference on 15 June.

IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 24, 23 June 2016, p26-28.

Workplace of the future will be caring and sharing


Article about what makes a good modern workplace. Mary Connaughton, director of CIPD Ireland, is quoted as saying 'The workplace is going to look and feel quite different to what it is today. We are going to see the increased 'uberisation', or fragmentation, of work, with much more 'gig' or short-term projects taking place.'

Irish Times, 10 June 2016

CIPD's event opens with call for 'sustainable approach' to people management


Article introducing the CIPD Ireland conference on 15 June.

IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 23, 16 June 2016, p25.

Luas refusal of 18% pay offer is driving up expectations


Article on the repercussions of the Luas pay dispute which mentions the CIPD/IRNPrivate Sector Pay Survey.

Irish Examiner, 20 April 2016

The Living Wage: could it encourage HR to focus on productivity


Article reporting that 14% of respondents to the CIPD/IRNPrivate Sector Pay Survey said that trends related to the Living Wage were 'very relevant' to their company.

IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 13, 7 April 2016, p29-30.

Opinion: we will see more industrial unrest in coming months


Prof Michael Doherty, head of the department of law at Maynooth University, argues that the same forces that produced a hung Dáil are also driving disputes. He mentions the 2016 CIPD/IRN Private Sector Pay Survey.

Irish Times, 18 March 2016

IRN-CIPD pay survey: guarded optimism & a return of the bonus


Article reporting the findings of the CIPD/IRNPrivate Sector Pay Survey.

IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 11, 17 March 2016, pp17-19.

WRC can be pleased with survey of private sector firms


Article reporting that the CIPD/IRNPrivate Sector Pay Survey showed that 68% of users either 'fully understand' or 'somewhat understand' the Workplace Relations Commission service.

IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 11, 17 March 2016, p8.

McGinty's sharp 'intake of breath' at pay survey findings


Article reporting the reaction of former Ibec head of industrial relations Brendan McGinty to the findings of the CIPD/IRN Private Sector Pay Survey.

IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 11, 17 March 2016, p7.

Comment: Great expectations weigh heavily on pay debate


Article on the economic recovery and public and private sector pay rises which mentions the 2016 CIPD/IRN Private Sector Pay Survey.

Kyran Fitzgerald, Irish Examiner, 14 March 2016

Imminent strikes an 'economic time bomb'


Article reporting on industrial relations unrest which mentions the 2016 CIPD/IRN Private Sector Pay Survey.

Gerald Flynn, Sunday Times, 13 March 2016

Does flexible approach to pay threaten Ireland's labour cost competitiveness?


Article reporting the results of the 2016 CIPD/IRN Private Sector Pay Survey.

HR Director, 12 March 2016

Third of Irish employers offering pay rises to retain staff


Article reporting the results of the 2016 CIPD/IRN Private Sector Pay Survey.

Irish Times, 10 March 2016

Staff in public service to seek further improvements in terms and conditions


Report of the IRN 2016 conference which mentions the 2016 CIPD/IRN Private Sector Pay Survey.

Irish Times, 10 March 2016

Irish Workplace Wellbeing Awards 2016


Article reporting that the inaugural Workplace Wellbeing Awards, which will recognise employers across the public and private sector who are excelling at promoting workplace wellbeing within their organisations, will take place on Friday 8 April 2016. Mary Connaughton, Director of CIPD Ireland is on the judging panel.

Robert McHugh, Business World, 4 March 2016.

24th John Lovett Memorial Lecture and Student Awards


Article reporting that the 24th John Lovett Memorial Lecture, Decent work, effective labour law and zero hours contracts, given by Professor Keith Ewing of King’s College London will take place in the Kemmy Business School, Univeristy of Limerick, on Thursday 3 March 2016.

IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 7, 18 February 2016, p17.

Office romances can be hard work


Article reporting that office romances may seem fine, but they can be tricky when love breaks down. CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton is quoted as saying that, more than guidelines, companies need to have strong policies on staff behaving with dignity and respect to all colleagues.

Irish Times, 12 February 2016

Overeducated staff can be a tricky HR issue


Article reporting that the recession forced many graduates into roles for which they were unsuited. CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton is quoted as saying that, while there is concern about the issue of overeducation in Ireland, the latest Higher Education Authority study shows that 79% of Irish companies are still seeking to employ graduates.

Irish Times, 20 November 2015

Fathers have their day as paternity leave on the way next year


Article reporting that, from next autumn, fathers will have the option to apply for two weeks' paid paternity leave following the birth of their child. CIPD Ireland Director  Mary Connaughton is quoted as saying she would like to see more flexibility to allow couples to distribute their leave.

Irish Times, 6 November 2015

'Resolve' calls on directors to adopt comprehensive 'whistleblowing' mechanisms


Report of a Resolve Ireland conference at which CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton spoke on the challenge for HR in maintaining an ethical workplace.

Brian Sheehan, IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 36, 8 October 2015, pp23-24

Companies move to ditch the dreaded performance review


CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton is quoted as saying 'As real-time performance data becomes more accessible and reliable there will be less need for a performance meeting that relies on a manager’s evaluation. In CIPD’s view, increasingly sophisticated data analytics will help companies to understand and promote the specific behaviours that engage employees and drive results. This is an area in which I believe HR needs to build its capability and take more leadership.'

Irish Times, 21 August 2015

'Our HR professionals are becoming global stars': Q&A: Mary Connaughton


Mary Connaughton, the new director of CIPD Ireland, on how she’ll make HR one of the country’s finest exports.

People Management, 20 August 2015

CIPD appoints Mary Connaughton as Director for Ireland


CIPD Ireland's new director is Mary Connaughton, former head of HR development at Ibec.

Brian Sheehan, IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 27, 16 July 2015, p14

Brian Cody to speak at Smart Business Show


Article about the Smart Business Show of which CIPD Ireland is a partner.

Business & Leadership, 17 April 2015

Irish State will find it hard to turn its back on workers’ pay demands


Article on the prospects for pay rises in the recovery which mentions the CIPD-IRN pay survey.

Irish Examiner, 6 April 2015

IRN-CIPD survey shows confidence growing, pay rises extend further


Around 45% of firms are planning a pay rise in 2015 with the average increase for all firms expected to be around 2.8%, according to a new joint CIPD-IRN survey of over 400 companies

Brian Sheehan, IRN - Industrial Relations News, No 11, 19 March 2015, pp2-3