The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD (on Friday 15th January) published Irelands’ first National Remote Work Strategy to make remote working a permanent option for life after the pandemic. The Strategy sets out plans
With the widespread prevalence of COVID-19 in Ireland, the prompt implementation of Ireland’s vaccination strategy is the only viable way out of this pandemic. Employers need to get to grips with some complex issues that will arise this year as
How can I manage an employee who is refusing to wear a mask? The wearing of face masks is recommended by Public Health, the WHO, and the Irish Government. The HSE provide information on who should wear face coverings, and for
Bullying in the workplace Legal Update A new code of practice concerning the prevention and resolution of bullying at work has been made by way of a statutory instrument which was published on the 5th January 2021. Statutory Instrument (No.
The new Covid Employer Refund Scheme has been designed to use existing infrastructure and processes and can be put in place immediately. The Scheme allows employers to make a payment equivalent to the Covid Unemployment payment (of €203) to workers
The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 (the “Bill”) was published last night with details of a wage subsidy support payment scheme introduced as part of the response by the Government to COVID-19 (the “Scheme”). The Scheme
With the extreme downturn in business activities for some caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, business owners may be forced to reduce their staffing levels for a period of time. If this is the case for you and your business please
HR Premium support in one smart package! Our retained HR Services package provides you with comprehensive HR support, all of the documents that you need, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your business is protected.Our Retained
HR Support Services for SME's The HRP Group specialise in delivering HR services to small and medium size companies. Our clients generally come from a mix of multinational corporations seeking HR partners or SME's who find themselves too busy to
Pre-employment screening "The best indicator of future success is past history" In most cases our comprehensive background checks verify the candidate has given a correct account of their employment history, however, every so often our background checks alert companies to
Do you have the right recruitment plan in place for successful headhunting? We know recruiting and obtaining the right people in your business is just as vital as managing finances and generating sales. So here are five steps that I
How should you manage an employee who has been absent on sick leave for an extended period of time? Can you hire a replacement? How long do they have to be absent before you can consider termination of their
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development published research entitled “A head for hiring, the behavioral science of recruitment and selection”. In their comprehensive report, they set out 18 tips on recruiting employees which we think is worth reviewing: Attracting candidates
We enjoyed this recent article written by Dr. Pak, Assistant Professor in HRM, Trinity College, DublinThe Economist Intelligence Unit has recently published an article entitled Closing the gap: Designing and delivering a strategy that works based upon a global survey of 500
A Labour Court decision in 2017 highlights the importance of specifying the retirement clause in employment contract. The Court found that dismissing an employee on the basis on their age was an act of discrimination. Background In the case, an
HRP Group regularly gives support and advice to clients who are looking to undertake a reorganisation which may involve redundancies. Having expertise in this area, it is worth noting the established procedures that should be followed by companies when
In September 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) overturned a January 2016 decision of its lower court regarding employee privacy in the workplace. The case, Barbulescu, concerned the monitoring of employee communications in the workplace and if the
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