After a successful inaugural year in 2018, Legal Island brings you the HR Symposium 2019, sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland. The HR Symposium is designed to update your knowledge and refresh your skillset on a wide range of practical HR topics.
Legal Island has brought together some of Ireland’s top legal and HR experts to provide you with a cohesive range of practical advice on some of the most problematic areas of people management.
You will have the opportunity to pick the sessions that will be most valuable to you and your organisation from a comprehensive and relevant programme:
- In Brief: An Employment Law Refresher Session with Joanne Hyde of Eversheds Sutherland.
- HR Trends and Useful Articles? Gerry McMahon identifies the big HR issues of the year.
- Personal Agility: What is it, why is it important and how can you manage it? with Kevin Empey of Work Matters
- Menopause at Work is No Laughing Matter with Lisa Bryson of Eversheds Sutherland
- Performance Management: Potential, Problems and Prescriptions with Gerry McMahon
- Creating a Culture of Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace with David Casey of DeCare Dental
- Line management and mental health in the workplace: what can you fix and what can’t you fix? With Michelle Halloran of Human Resources Management Services
- Why should anyone let themselves be led by you? with Edwin O'Hora of O'Hora Consulting
- Dealing with Grief in the Workplace with Caroline McEnery of the HR Suite
- Increasing diversity in your orgnisation: Attraction and Recruitment Strategies with Mary Lynch of OMT Global and Kate Lavelle of Facebook
- Legal Island Irish HR Awards – Lessons from the 2018 winners with Legal Island
More value from this event
Delegates will receive a pack including:
- Comprehensive notes and key points on the big employment law developments
- A top 10 summary of the big HR trends/issues with the best HR articles written this year
- A set of guidelines as to how HR or line managers can assess the risk of work-related stress
- Benefits from having a more diverse workforce and ideas on how to highlight your diversity-friendly stance
- Tips on how your organisation might become an Irish HR Award winner in 2019
- Considerations and key employment principles of handling the menopause at work
Who should attend?
This event is for HR practitioners who wish to gain practical advice from experts on managing a wide range of complex and topical workplace issues in line with current employment legislation and best practice HR.
When and where?
9.20am – 4.30pm on Thursday 7th March 2019
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin
Standard Rate: €495
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"Speakers were engaging and topics fresh"
Ciara Carty, HR and Employee Relations Specialist, Nursing Homes Ireland
"All information relevant and well organised"
Lorraine Rossiter, HR Manager, Grassland Agro
"The speakers did not speak for too long, helped keep the crowd engaged all day"
Rose Hyde, HR Assistant, Munster Rugby
"Extremely well planned out and excellent topics. Really enjoyed Dr Gerry McMahon's session and he is someone I would feel very confident to reach out if needed in work matters for 3rd party advice. I felt the topics were of a very very high level."
Blathnaid Carolan, Head of HR, Liferay
"Found the event overall very informative Good choice of issues covered."
Moira Haslam, Admin Manager, Fórssa Trade Union
Super event really well run and excellent speakers. I'd highly recommend it."
Gráinne Gibbons, HR Specialist, The Anne Sullivan Centre
Jayne Gallagher Managing Director
A graduate of the University of Edinburgh (MA Business Studies), Jayne is also a Chartered Marketer. After completing her studies, Jayne entered a career in event management, working in Belfast and Glasgow before becoming Event Manager for Legal Island. Within 3 years Jayne was promoted to her existing role of Managing Director leading the company to significant growth and awards such as the successful accreditation of Investors in People Gold, Mark of Excellence (EFQM), ISO 9001 and the Gold Star Customer Service Award (EFQM). Jayne is a TedX speaker, sits on the Board of the Orchardville Society as Vice Chairperson, is a member of the Institute of Directors NI and is a mentor through Business in the Community.
Seònaid Ó Murchadha Training & Business Development Executive
O’Herlihy Access Consultancy
Founder of Amputee Disability Federation Ireland, Seònaid Ó Murchadha has been promoting the abilities of people with disabilities for decades. From working as a presenter on Irish nationwide television and radio to supporting employers to recruit and place graduates with disabilities in mainstream employment, she enjoys challenging attitudes to promote the greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.
Seònaid is currently working as Training & Business Development Executive with O’Herlihy Access Consultancy working in partnership with national and international clients to ensure that their built environment, services, human resources and information provision are accessible to all staff and customers regardless of age, size or disability.
Joanne Hyde Partner
Joanne is a pragmatic and business-focused employment lawyer.
Her experience as an in-house employment lawyer for Intel Corporation, one of Ireland’s leading multi-national employers has given her a strong insight into the HR concerns and complexities facing clients. In addition, Joanne has many years’ experience advising both international and indigenous clients on a wide range of employment and industrial relations issues. Her comprehensive experience includes advising on employment law challenges arising from commercial transactions, employment disputes and litigation as well as providing strategic and proactive advice on HR issues.
Dr Gerard McMahon HR & Employee Relations Lecturer
Dublin Institute of Technology
Gerry McMahon is acknowledged as a national expert in the area of People Management and Employee Relations. He has over 30 years’ experience working as a presenter cum lecturer in the area, across a host of reputable public and private sector, 3rd level educational and academic institutions. He has also got extensive experience working as a consultant, negotiator, trainer, adjudicator, mediator, coach, team builder, investigator, researcher, facilitator, arbitrator and expert witness on behalf of a wide range of Government departments, public sector enterprises, semi-state entities, blue chip companies, professional institutes, trade unions, employer and community\voluntary and religious organisations.
Kevin Empey Director
Kevin Empey has specialised in organisational, HR and leadership development for the last 25 years.
Before founding WorkMatters, he was a Partner and Director of Willis Towers Watson where he led the firms HR consulting business and established their ‘Future of Work’ practice in Ireland.
Lisa Bryson Partner
Lisa is a partner and leads the employment and immigration practice of the firm in Belfast.
Lisa has considerable experience of providing contentious and non-contentious employment law advice to private and public sector clients. She specialises in restructuring and TUPE work, major change programmes, executive severances and Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunal litigation. Lisa is an experienced Tribunal advocate and has appeared in numerous hearings both in Northern Ireland and England. Lisa advises clients across a broad range of sectors with a particular interest in the financial and professional services, retail, media and telecommunications, transport and logistics and manufacturing sectors.
David Casey Wellness & Health Promotion Manager
David works for DeCare Dental as a dental professional and health promotion manager. David Casey, RDN holds a national certificate in biology and a specialist in oral health with health promotion. He is currently completing his M.A. in Health Promotion with specialist interest in mental health and workplace health promotion at the school of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science at NUI Galway.
Michelle Halloran Trainer
Human Resource Management Services
Michelle Halloran is an experienced Human Resource Management professional providing training and consultancy services to organisations nationwide, in the Public and Private sector. She has spent a long career originally in executive and general management roles, then specialising in Human Resources management in Ireland, the UK and Europe, across various sectors including investment banking, information technology, manufacturing and services plus some time in the public sector, before starting her own HR consultancy business 12 years ago. Her key areas of expertise are in workplace investigations, disciplinary and performance management and employee relations, and the practical application of employment law in a HR context.
Edwin O'Hora Owner & Principal
As Owner and Principal Consultant, Edwin holds over 12 years’ top level experience in senior HR management and executive HR leadership roles spanning the Distribution, Pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors.
Caroline McEnery Managing Director
The HR Suite
Caroline McEnery, Managing Director of The HR Suite and HR and Employment Law Expert. Caroline is a member on the Low Pay Commission and is also an adjudicator in the Work Place Relations Commission.
Mary Lynch Senior Consultant
Former HR Director with a large Medical Devices manufacturer, Mary is a highly skilled and dynamic organisational development consultant and business coach.
She has extensive experience working with Senior leaders in a wide variety of Corporate, SME, public, private and third sector organisations across Ireland, Europe and the US in the areas of:
• Diversity & Inclusion
• Culture diagnostic and road mapping
• Talent Management
• Facilitation of team dynamics: Top management teams
• HR Consultancy
• Large group facilitation