10-steps to attract, engage and retain returner talent

A new report entitled "Boosting Medtech, Manufacturing Engineering and Finance talent to drive Jobs Growth in the West Region, Ireland" was published recently. The research was led by Gerard Walker, Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights and Ananda Geluk, Career Counsellor/Researcher. This Galway Executive Skillnet report was carried out under Skillnet Ireland Future Skills Programme.  ... Read More

Action Plan for Women in Business launched by Enterprise Ireland

  By Gerard Walker Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights     Greater gender balance at a senior level in Irish companies and entrepreneurship is the focal point of an Enterprise Ireland initiative.   They recently launched the 2020 Action Plan for Women in Business. The background to the Action Plan is the significantly lower proportion of women CEOs in larger Irish companies... Read More

Remote Work In Ireland Government report

The Government's research paper on Remote Work in Ireland is a deliverable of Future Jobs Ireland 2019, which places a focus on fostering participation in the labour force through flexible working solutions. Such solutions are increasingly a priority from a range of perspectives, from sustainability and positive environmental impacts, to increasing participation amongst women, older peo... Read More

National Skills Bulletin 2019

The National Skills Bulletin 2019 is the fifteenth in an annual series of reports produced by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS and the third to be produced on behalf of the National Skills Council (NSC). It presents an overview of the Irish labour market at occupational level.   The Bulletin aims to assist policy formulation in the areas of employment, education/t... Read More


    By Gerard Walker Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights  The Government’s 2020 Budget Statement highlights that the defining challenge of our generation is to ensure that the economy can grow while reducing our carbon emissions impact. Transitioning to a low carbon economy is a main pillar of the Governments Future Jobs Programme. The global transition to energy sustainab... Read More

HSA study emphasises importance of re-skilling workers

 (left to right) Sharon McGuinness (CEO, Health and Safety Authority), Bertrand Maître (ESRI), Pat Breen (TD, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection), Ivan Privalko (ESRI), Alan Barrett (Director of the ESRI), and Helen Russell (ESRI) at the launch of “The ageing workforce in Ireland” on 1 October 2019.    ... Read More

IITD Response to Budget 2020

  Targeted investment and upskilling crucial Budget 2020 highlights growing risks to the global economy and uncertainty relating to the timing and form of the UK’s exit from the EU. The central scenario of Budget 2020 is preparing for the risk of a No Deal Brexit. It anticipates that indigenous SME UK-facing firms and the agri-food sector are among those sectors most exposed to a ... Read More
IITD Comment on Budget 2019

IITD Comment on Budget 2019

  Invest in future proofing workforce skills to drive employment growth and enterprise productivity and innovation   Irish Institute Training & Development response on the Budget 2019 Statement   Responding to the Budget Statement Sinead Heneghan, CEO IITD commented   “Budget 2019 sees an increase of the National Training Fund levy from 0.8% to 0.9% contributio... Read More
IITD Policy Release, 11th September 2018

IITD Policy Release, 11th September 2018

  IITD welcomes launch of “Supporting Working Lives and Enterprise Growth in Ireland” The new Further Education and Training Employee Development Policy Framework entitled “Supporting Working Lives and Enterprise Growth in Ireland “ was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD, today Tuesday 11th September 2018.  Following the l... Read More
GDPR - Staff Awareness Training

GDPR - Staff Awareness Training

  The General Data Protection Regulation is the biggest change in data protection laws for 20 years and comes into effect on the 25th May 2018. The EU has recently reformed its rules on data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be directly applicable in all EU Member States, including Ireland, on 25 May 2018. There will be significant changes under the GDPR that ... Read More
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