Currently Irish businesses are seeing an increase in the number of employees switching roles, jobs and even careers. For our 2022 Networks Autumn Seminar Series, we focused on employee retention.

We examined how investing, promoting, rewarding, and valuing your employees can assist in retention. Over the course of 4 in - person seminars during October and November, we explored ways your organisation can improve employee retention across all areas of business from HR to wellness and health and welfare.

Wellness Seminar - Thinking outside the box

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In this 1.5-hour seminar, the first in our autumn series, we discussed how organisations can aid retention, by the development of creative wellness initiatives and the design of a positive work environment for employees, as the return to office continues.

Attendees listened to Niamh Brady, a productivity coach and creator of the Better Workday programme, who discussed how we can create a better workday and make positive changes that will impact our work lives.

Tamsin Trevarthen, Head of Culture and Capability at Irish Distillers shared how new and innovative wellness initiatives can create a positive work environment.

Our final speaker of the morning was Shauna Fitzpatrick, an interior designer with Unispace, a global firm that designs experiential offices for global brands. Shauna discussed how Unispace have adapted the workspace for new and future work patterns in her organisation and beyond.

The seminar concluded with a panel discussion and questions from the audience. 

Business Seminar - Nurture a culture to grow & innovate

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In this seminar we exploref how to utilise your employees’ talents to avoid attrition. This 1.5-hour seminar was the second in our Autumn Seminar Series.

Driving the content at this seminar were exceptional presenters from Abodoo, who talked about how we can reverse the great resignation through mapping employee skillsets.

ESB shared incredible initiatives that have helped teams think and act like start ups and Arthur Cox discussed the impact of allowing opportunities and challenging employees.

The seminar concluded with a panel discussion and questions from the audience.

OHS Seminar - Investing in the welfare of your employees

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In this 1.5-hour seminar we examined how looking after the welfare of your employees can be the long-term investment that aids retention. Michael Gillen, Ibec OHS policy and BiopharmaChem Ireland Senior Executive opened the seminar providing a general overview from an OHS perspective on managing your employees' welfare.

Jason Brennan, Director of Wellbeing and Leadership, Wrkit who is an experienced psychotherapist, then followed, exploring the psychological impact that a job can have on an employee’s welfare and provide tips and tools on how to support your employees.

The seminar concluded with a panel discussion and questions from the audience.

HR Seminar- Career frameworks & employee financial security

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In this 1.5-hour seminar, the fourth and final seminar in our annual autumn series, we explored the advantages of development pathways whilst also exploring what a company can do to help employees with their ongoing financial security.

Stephen Driver, Head of Advocacy, Ibec and Fiona Higgins, Head of Knowledge Centre, Ibec discussed how developing career progression pathways for your employees can improve retention rates as future progression routes are mapped out.

Munro O'Dywer, Partner, PwC provided information to attendees on pensions and Paul Merriman from Pax Financial discussed financial health.

Attendees learned how providing access to financial consultants can allow employees to plan for the future. By removing the complexity around finance and investing and providing concrete financial advice, you can build a trusting relationship with your employees and aid retention.

The seminar concluded with a panel discussion and questions from the audience.