16 Feb, 2022

PAI’s 2022 HR Conference: Speaker and Presentation Announcements

2022-02-16T12:01:21+00:00February 16th, 2022|Blog, News|Comments Off on PAI’s 2022 HR Conference: Speaker and Presentation Announcements

PAI are delighted to announce our speakers and presentations for our Annual HR Conference 2022: Building the Workforce of the Future – An Inclusive Approach to Talent Management

For the first time PAI will be taking our popular annual conference both online and in-person, to create an inclusive experience for […]

24 Jan, 2022

Menopause in the Workplace: ‘Am I Perimenopausal?’

2022-01-24T08:51:36+00:00January 24th, 2022|Blog, News|Comments Off on Menopause in the Workplace: ‘Am I Perimenopausal?’

Ahead of PAI’s FREE webinar, ‘The Menopause Forum – Women in the Workplace‘, Speaker Nicola Wolfe has written this blog for those attending:

‘How do I know I am perimenopausal?’

There are several different symptoms to note as possible indicators of perimenopause:

Hot Flushes, Night Sweats, Brain fog, Memory problems, Mood changes […]

20 Jan, 2022

We live in a good place, lets protect and improve it in 2022: Can Ireland move from climate laggard to leader?

2022-01-20T15:42:57+00:00January 20th, 2022|Blog, News|Comments Off on We live in a good place, lets protect and improve it in 2022: Can Ireland move from climate laggard to leader?


Watching #Don’tLookUp, reading Twitter and the science can be a relentlessly negative experience. Working to engage businesses in #ClimateAction (as opposed to talking about it), I am often struck by how much progress Ireland has made since independence in 1922 and since joining the EU in the 1970’s, compared […]

14 Jan, 2022

Dignity at Work – Reflections and Recommendations

2022-01-14T09:18:53+00:00January 14th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Dignity at Work – Reflections and Recommendations


In my professional practice, a lot of my work focuses on dignity at work – through training, investigations, mediation, conflict resolution and providing advice.

The right to dignity in the Irish workplace is underpinned by legal obligations that employers must uphold. The Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 sets out obligations for […]

12 Jan, 2022

The importance of managing HR investigations effectively

2022-01-12T11:41:44+00:00January 12th, 2022|News|Comments Off on The importance of managing HR investigations effectively

 


As a HR professional a lot of my work involves providing advice and training on good practice employee relations to public sector HR professionals. Most grievance, disciplinary and dignity at work policies emphasise the importance of early interventions and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation. However the reality […]

11 Jan, 2022

Additional Material on Corporate Governance Code published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in September 2020 and in June 2021 

2022-01-11T12:37:26+00:00January 11th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on Additional Material on Corporate Governance Code published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in September 2020 and in June 2021 

Prelude: This blog provides a background to the upcoming PAI Corporate Governance Course which starts on the 25th January 2022. It is in two parts – Part 1 republishes a blog that I wrote in August 2016 to coincide with the launch of the then updated the Code of Practice for the […]

7 Jan, 2022

New Corporate Governance Code for State Bodies

2022-01-07T09:23:49+00:00January 7th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on New Corporate Governance Code for State Bodies

Prelude: This blog provides a background to the upcoming PAI Corporate Governance Course which starts on the 25th January 2022. It is in two parts – Part 1 republishes a blog that I wrote in August 2016 to coincide with the launch of the then updated the Code of Practice for the […]

4 Nov, 2021

If people are the greatest creators of value in organisations, then good performance management is critical for an organisation’s success (CIPD)

2021-11-04T12:55:16+00:00November 4th, 2021|News|Comments Off on If people are the greatest creators of value in organisations, then good performance management is critical for an organisation’s success (CIPD)

Managing people and performance are two key components of every line manager’s role.  While most public sector organisations have performance management (PM) systems, it is often the case that they become ‘tick box exercises’. From my experience in developing and evaluating PM systems and training people across the public sector, […]

13 Oct, 2021

AOB on EDI? Moving up the Agenda and Prioritising Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

2021-10-13T11:25:23+01:00October 13th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AOB on EDI? Moving up the Agenda and Prioritising Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

If an organisation was a workforce of 100 people that reflected the diversity within Ireland’s working-age population 54 would be men, 46 would be women, 83 would be Irish nationals, 17 would be foreign nationals and 8 would identify with one […]

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