2016 CIPD National Conference in Croke Park

2016 CIPD National Conference in Croke Park, Dublin

Members of the Collins McNicholas team had the pleasure of attending the CIPD National Conference in Croke Park, Dublin last week.

We had the opportunity to hear about best practice, research and case studies in the area of Wellbeing and Neuroscience, as well as network with HR professionals from around Ireland.

Speakers included Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Julian Yarr of A&L Goodbody and representatives of Bord Gais and Mercer.

Some of the Collins McNicholas Team at the 2016 CIPD Conference in Dublin, June 2016. L-R: Colman Collins, Michelle Murphy, Caroline Ward, Nicola Egan, Mark Whelan, Jamie Gallagher, Niall Murray and Michael O'Brien.

Some of the Collins McNicholas Team at the 2016 CIPD Conference, June 2016. L-R: Colman Collins, Michelle Murphy, Caroline Ward, Nicola Egan, Mark Whelan, Jamie Gallagher, Niall Murray and Michael O’Brien.

Top 5 pointers regarding wellbeing and engagement to take back to the office:

  1. Focus on quality, rather than quantity of time spent at work – “presenteeism” is as worrying an issue as absenteeism.
  2. Expectations are changing – employees now expect flexibility, understanding and openness from their organisation – and it is vital that organisations change to meet these expectations.
  3. Emotional Intelligence or empathy is set to be the most sought after qualities in leaders.
  4. Wellness initiatives are accessible for all organisations – often changes can be introduced for little or no cost.
  5. Fitness of mind is closely connected to physical health and fitness – stay hydrated, exercise for 20 minutes every day, get 7-8 hours’ sleep per night and try to avoid stress.

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Caroline Ward

HR Services Manager

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group