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31 Jan, 2019

February Events at Public Affairs Ireland

2019-02-04T10:25:10+00:00January 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Here at Public Affairs Ireland January 2019 has been a busy and productive start to the year.  We have welcomed back delegates to our premises at Mountjoy Square for a variety of different training courses such as One-to-One interview coaching sessions, an 8-day Certificate in Public Procurement and the month […]

25 Jan, 2019

The “REWIND T” Test … in about 300 words

2019-01-28T09:57:22+00:00January 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

William Brown

REWIND T stands for the “reasonably well informed and normally diligent tenderer”.  This is how the courts will interpret tender documents, specifically the assessment criteria and scoring indicators set out within those documents.  It is a really useful acronym to remember if you are involved in public procurement.

The test […]

15 Jan, 2019

2018 Deloitte Human Capital Trends Impacting the Public Sector

2019-01-15T13:19:53+00:00January 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Alison McIntyre

The workforce, the workplace and the technologies used in Irish organisations are changing rapidly.  There is an increased focus on relationships with workers, customers and communities as businesses evolve into social enterprises. This article complements the Deloitte 2018 Global Human Capital Trends Report, which surveyed over 11,000 businesses and […]

14 Jan, 2019

Proposed Changes to Civil Service Disciplinary Code, following a Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA)

2019-01-14T14:31:13+00:00January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Tom Ferris

Civil servants are soon to be given greater powers when new legislation, currently being considered by our legislators, is enacted. The legislation is the Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2018  https://hr.per.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/Draft-General-Scheme-of-the-Bill-2018.pdf  . As a prelude to the Bill, a Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) was produced by the Department […]

11 Jan, 2019

Connecting culture, strategy & people, to bring both Public Sector performance and Talent Management to next-level

2019-01-11T11:22:57+00:00January 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Dave A.Barry

Within the Public Sector, is there validating-data, clarity and alignment as to sub-sector organizational priorities for 2019 e.g.

  • Talent attraction and development?
  • High-engagement culture, operational excellence and/or people-centric leadership?
  • Something else?

If not, there must be. Amid War for Talent 2.0, competition is rife, everybody wants everything yesterday, plus data […]

2 Jan, 2019

PAI’s Annual HR Conference

2019-01-09T12:30:32+00:00January 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Talent management deserves as much focus as financial capital management in corporations”   (Jack Welsh) former CEO, General Electric.

Attracting, developing and retaining talent continues to be the biggest challenge and theme in HR. Because public sector organisations cannot use financial rewards to attract and retain talent many HR managers […]

14 Dec, 2018

PAI 2018 Review and Upcoming 2019 Events

2018-12-19T14:43:33+00:00December 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Throughout 2018, Public Affairs Ireland have a had a successful year delivering our specialised training courses to the public sector. Here at PAI, with the help of our expert speakers and trainers, we have been hosting courses, seminars, update series and conferences to reflect the needs and interests of public […]

6 Dec, 2018

November Sectorial Review: Updates Series at PAI

2018-12-06T16:12:14+00:00December 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Public Affairs Ireland have an ethos of life long learning. The training that we provide focuses in particular on the needs of the public sector. It is highly important that public sector professionals keep informed on legislative changes. The constantly changing nature of legislation and regulations  is something which our […]

27 Nov, 2018

PAI’s Annual Public Procurement Conference Report

2018-11-27T12:45:17+00:00November 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

On Thursday 22 November, Public Affairs Ireland welcomed delegates to the O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel for our Annual Public Procurement Conference. PAI are committed to delivering specialist learning and development training to the public sector; our conferences provide our clientele with a forum for receiving updates and developments on industry relevant […]

23 Nov, 2018

Five common editing errors

2018-11-23T12:46:13+00:00November 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Sarah Marriott

Editing is an essential skill for anyone who writes at work. Becoming aware of common errors can help you to spot potential problems more quickly, which will speed up the editing stage.

1.Clarity and double meanings

  • Check each sentence says exactly what you intended. It’s easy to write something that […]