Feb 2014


National Employment Week - Improving employment for everyone

The 4th National Employment Week takes place this week, 24th to 28th February. National Employment Week was established as a forum focusing on social and economic issues surrounding employment in Ireland. As the country endeavours to reduce the number of people out of work and move towards economic recovery, National Employment Week puts employment at the centre of the agenda.

The week offers the opportunity to employers, managers and HR professionals to share opinions and experience on employment issues and set the national employment agenda.

Although supported by Government, with both the Taoiseach and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton attending several events throughout the week, there is very much a commercial aspect to the week. The week itself has strong, reputable sponsorship with The Irish Times, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Sigmar Recruitment and Monster.ie all involved. In addition all events, seminars and focus groups alike, are attended by professionals representing employers of all sizes and types across Ireland.

This year the focus will be on the following topics:
 • Digital Innovation and the Drive for Talent
 • Significance of Company Culture
 • Emerging Talent
 • The importance of investing in the future
 • Mental Health & Employment

The highlight of the week is the National Employment Summit which takes place on Wednesday in the Convention Centre, Dublin. This is a free event and anyone can attend to hear practical measures that can be taken back to businesses.

National Employment Week is striving to achieve a better employment market for everyone. It is heartwarming to see such positive steps being taken. If you don’t make any of the events this year, mark it in your diary for next year. Further information can be found at http://www.nationalemploymentweek.ie/.

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