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The benefits of Human Resource Management for Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.

Regularly I am asked the same question, ‘Why should I use human resources for my company in this crisis?’ It is a simple and yet astonishing question. It has been asked by many managers in various companies. In this day and age of serious disruption in the employment of most employees you need a skilled [...]

By | May 29th, 2020|News|

Believe is everything!

In these difficult times belief is an important element in running a successful company. Why is belief so important in business? Human nature says we will not do anything unless we believe in it. It starts with the belief of the entrepreneur that he can run a profitable organisation and overcome any obstacles which he [...]

By | April 21st, 2020|News|

HR Advice for an Upcoming Recession!

© Kenneth Buchholtz It is evident that 2020 is still going to be a very difficult year for all businesses. What you need to do as Managers is to be prepared for the possible dangers the economic downturn could have in mind for your organisation, because being prepared is half the battle. There are a [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|News|

The Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019

The Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 provides parents with an additional right to leave. This new leave is in addition to maternity, adoptive, paternity and parental leave. Who can take this leave? The right to take this new leave only applies to children born or adopted from 1 November 2019. The right applies to [...]

By | November 13th, 2019|News|

Parental Leave 2019

There are changes to the Parental Leave legislation which come into effect as of 1st September 2019 and as a result companies Parental Leave policies need to be updated. As of 1st September 2019 the age of a qualifying child increases from previously reaching 8 years of age to reaching 12 years and the parental [...]

By | August 13th, 2019|News|

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 2017

The government has drafted a bill to restrict casualization and precarious work. The Bill has been brought forward after the study conducted by the University of Limerick on the prevalence of zero hour contracts and low hour contracts and their impact on employees. The Bill aims to address key issues which have been identified as [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|News|

National Minimum Wage 2018

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE 1st January 2018 €9.55 is the legally enforceable minimum rate that applies to adult experienced workers with effect from 1 January 2018. EMPLOYEE MINIMUM HOURLY RATE of PAY Experienced adult worker €9.55 per working hour Under age 18 €6.69 per working hour (70%) *In the first year after the date of first [...]

By | December 10th, 2017|News|

The Aftermath of Strike

We have seen in the recent months industrial action in the transport sector and the Gardaí. The 21 days strike at Bus Eireann is particular divisive for the CIE organisation and the bus drivers. In such an intensely fought industrial conflict there are no real winners only losers. Trust between the parties is broken which [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|News|

All Important Interviews and Selection

As the economy keeps improving the recruitment of new candidates becomes more and more important. There is already a scarcity of good candidates as a large section of a generation is missing in Ireland. The candidates between 30 and 35 are scarce. Recently a manager whom I have known for years reminded me of the [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|News|

The Essence of Appraisals

Recently I attended a HR seminar where a HR director told us that he had torn up the appraisal handbook and forms in the executive meeting to the delight of all who were present. If you want to be popular with managers then definitely tear up the Management Performance System. Afterwards I was speaking to [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|News|
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