National Training Awards 2015 - Press Release

National Training Awards 2015 - Press Release

Lidl wins top award for learning & development IITD National Training Awards 2015 presented by Minister Damien English TD (6 March 2015) Lidl wins the top award the IITD National Training Awards 2015, beating-off short-listed organisations such as Irish Distillers; Goodbody; Concern Worldwide; Department of Finance; KPMG; HSE & Vodafone Ireland. The 2015 Awards were presented by Mi... Read More
Qualifications Frameworks

Qualifications Frameworks

Qualifications frameworks describe the qualifications of an education system and how they interlink. National qualifications frameworks describe what learners should know, understand and be able to do on the basis of a given qualification. These frameworks also show how learners can move from one qualification, or qualification level, to another within the system. Over 150 countries are now devel... Read More
View YUDU's latest White Paper on Mobile Devices & Corporate Training in 2015

View YUDU's latest White Paper on Mobile Devices & Corporate Training in 2015

Mobile App developer YUDU Media have released a white paper outlining technological trends in the training industry, as an overview of how this impacts strategic planning for HR and Training professionals. The paper deals with the economics of an industry which, for the past few years, has experienced double-digit growth year-on-year as companies race to fill skills shortages in new and cost-effec... Read More
ABRIVIA SURVEY SPOTLIGHTS 2015 EMPLOYMENT TRENDS

ABRIVIA SURVEY SPOTLIGHTS 2015 EMPLOYMENT TRENDS

Abrivia Recruitment 2015 Salary Survey has revealed key indicators of Ireland’s economic recovery. The data was compiled from a survey of 4,000 companies and 45,000 employees across multiple industry sectors. The key highlights are:- 73% of companies hiring in 2015 will be looking for permanent staff 22% of employees will consider changing jobs in 2015 55% of ... Read More
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
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