Entries for 2014

70% of Irish Professionals work longer than their contracted hours.

70% of Irish Professionals work longer than their contracted hours.

  The 9 to 5 work day is long gone and professionals now are not only working longer than contracted to, but feel obligated to do so according to the Morgan McKinley Working Hours Survey Ireland 2014.   However, Irish professionals are good at ‘switching off’ with almost half refusing to use mobile devices for work when they leave the office. The Survey was carried out in ... Read More
Maynooth University calls for Public Submission on Adult Learning.

Maynooth University calls for Public Submission on Adult Learning.

Maynooth University Department of Adult and Community Education are asking for submission from the public on how policy for adult learning could be re-framed, adjusted or developed. The department is undertaking research in relation to policy under REGIONAL, a European research project which is tasked with looking at the diversity of adult learning policy across six European countries.  ... Read More
What’s a university degree worth?

What’s a university degree worth?

  Over half of SME owners across the Republic and Northern Ireland believe that a university degree is becoming increasingly devalued: many argue there is no substitute for practical experience, according to a recent poll.  Almost a third believe that university degrees are now so commonplace that they have lost some of their importance. The results come from Close Brothers’ quart... Read More
Regional Labour Markets Bulletin 2014

Regional Labour Markets Bulletin 2014

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) recently published the third in an annual series of publications examining regional labour markets in Ireland. The report provides an overview of the labour market at regional level with the objective of supporting the decision making process in the areas of education, including higher education and further education and training provision, labour ma... Read More
Towards Evidence Based HRD Practice: Bridging the Gap

Towards Evidence Based HRD Practice: Bridging the Gap

IITD is delighted to announce our sponsorship of the 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, to be held in the School of Management and Marketing, University College Cork, Ireland from the 3rd – 5th June 2015.  The Institute’s involvement in this event supports our commitment to: Identify, disseminate and facil... Read More
Erasmus + 2015 - General Call for Proposals

Erasmus + 2015 - General Call for Proposals

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide for the 2015 General Call for Proposals  was published on 06/10/2014.   Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020.   The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme Countries' efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s human talent and social ca... Read More
The 2014/2015 HRM Recruit – Employee Engagement Report

The 2014/2015 HRM Recruit – Employee Engagement Report

The 2014/2015 HRM Recruit – Employee Engagement Report brings insight into the primary engagement drivers of over 13,000 professionals in Ireland across 12 functional areas. In the report we look at and weight the factors that have most impact and highlight those, that for some functions, do not give the engagement advantage one might expect. How does an employer attract a professiona... Read More
HRD Conference 2015

HRD Conference 2015

HRD Conference 2015 - Call for Papers I am delighted to announce the opening call for papers for the 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, to be held in the School of Management and Marketing, University College Cork, Ireland from the 3rd – 5th June 2015.  The theme of the conference, Towards Evidence Based HRD Practice, centre... Read More
IITD attends EU Forum

IITD attends EU Forum

European Business Forum on Vocational Training 2014: "Business & VET – Partners for Growth and Competitiveness" One of the main challenges that employers face today in Europe is to find – and keep –  employees with the right skills in an increasingly dynamic business environment. Small companies, in particular, find difficulties in finding the right staff, even in coun... Read More
Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report

Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report

As the world comes out of the recession, organisations see a new workforce, one that’s younger, more demanding, and more dynamic than ever. CEOs and HR leaders see talent as a major challenge to growth. So where should you focus? The Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report 2014 identifies 12 critical trends that are helping drive the human capital agenda for the coming year. Deloitte H... Read More
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