Government publishes Remote Working Strategy

By Gerard Walker, Future Jobs-Skill-Work-Insights         Following on for a call for public submissions in July 2020, the Government published a Making Remote Work - National Remote Working Policy. The IITD was pleased to make a submission on how the existing guidance on remote working could be built upon and additional areas addressed. The submis... Read More

Public Consultation on Remote Working Guidance

By Gerard Walker, Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights     The Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation held a Public Consultation on remote working guidance this summer in terms of how the existing guidance on remote working could be improved with some 520 submissions being made.   The IITD also contributed, drawing upon research work undertaken, training ... Read More

EGFSN report on Irish management practices

By Gerard Walker, Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights       “Leading the Way: Investing in Management Development for Productivity and Growth” The recent Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) report examines management skills and practices in SMEs in Ireland, the attitudes and barriers to management development, and the opportunities to improve per... Read More

European Company Survey 2019 Findings

   By Gerard Walker, Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights   “Workplace practices unlocking employee potential” Findings from the 4th European Company Survey 2019 carried out by Eurofound and CEDEFOP indicate that companies with high performance workplace practices score highly in terms of workplace well-being and business performance. Such workplace practic... Read More

National Skills Bulletin 2020

  Gerard Walker Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights   The National Skills Bulletin 2020 produced by SOLAS (published this week) assesses Ireland’s labour market in 2019 and how the effect of COVID-19 has impacted on occupational employment outlooks in 2020. During 2019, employment continued to expand and the challenge facing policy makers was to ensure Ireland had sufficie... Read More

IITD welcome provision for upskilling and reskilling in Budget 2021

                                                        The backdrop to the framing of Budget 2021 is indeed challenging. It includes managing the economic and societal effect of the COVID 19 pandemic, the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit and health, hous... Read More

Building Future Skills

By Gerard Walker Senior Economist, Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights     The Demand for Skills in Ireland’s Built Environment Sector to 2030    The Expert Group on Future Skills has just published a report which identifies the skills required by the Built Environment sector over the next decade. This is to deliver on ambitions around housing, infrastru... Read More

National Training Awards 2020 winners

Abbott Ireland, Vascular Division scoop top prize at 2020 National Training Awards   Abbot Ireland’s Vascular Division scooped the top prize at the National Training Awards last week.   Abbott Ireland Vascular Division, which is based in Clonmel, County Tipperary, landed the Overall Excellence in Learning and Development Award in recognition of a consistently high stand... Read More

Reskilling Revolution to Support the Recovery

By Gerard Walker Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights   The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in unemployment across the world. In Ireland, the unemployment rate has risen to 16% with young people (15-25 years) hardest hit with 38% unemployed. The importance of investing in skills to combat unemployment and support recovery is a central message of several r... Read More

IITD book launch: New publication sets L&D Agenda for the future

  August 2020 IITD is delighted to launch our commissioned publication: LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT in ORGANISATIONS:  STRATEGY, EVIDENCE and PRACTICE.     Authored by Prof Thomas Garavan and his co-authors, Amanda Cahir O’Donnell, Claire Gubbins, and Carole Hogan, this publication for the ages has been underpinned by three years of research conducted by P... Read More
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