L-R: Niall Murray (MD, Collins McNicholas), Josephine Corkery (CIPD Ireland), Mary Mullin (Associate Director, Collins McNicholas),
Alastair Purdy (Alastair Purdy & Co. Solicitors)
HR professionals from across the Midlands attend annual employment law event in Athlone
Almost 100 business owners and HR professionals from local SME’s to large multinationals attended the much-anticipated CIPD Midlands Region Employment Law Event hosted by Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group.
The annual event, which was held today (Wednesday, January 22) at the Sheraton Hotel Athlone, is hosted each year for HR professionals and business owners to assist them in addressing employment law issues at work, from employment equality and terms and conditions through to termination of employment and employees’ rights, as well as information on new and amended regulations and rates.
Collins McNicholas was the main sponsor of the event in conjunction with The Midlands Region of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) programme for 2020. Speakers at the event included Josephine Gilroy, Vice Chairperson of The CIPD Midlands Region, Mary Mullin, Associate Director for Collins McNicholas’ Midlands /Leinster office and keynote speaker Labour Law expert Alastair Purdy from Purdy & Co. Solicitors. It was attended by almost 100 people from business owners and managing directors to HR professionals, hiring managers and HR students who attended from Athlone Institute of Technology.
Speaking at the event, Mary Mullin commented that:
“The Midlands has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years. However, with progress comes a need for business owners and HR professionals to be kept up to date and in tune with changes in employment legislation. Alastair provided us with an insightful overview of legislative changes and interesting case law, and I’m delighted to see that this annual Employment Law Event has now become a key date in our clients’ calendars.”
She added that Collins McNicholas was making significant investment in order to source top quality talent to Ireland and the Midlands.
“We have successfully sourced skilled talent to come and live and work in Athlone and the Midlands. As we all know, the Midlands also offers a great work-life balance, attracting many candidates from larger cities — both in Ireland and abroad — due to cost of living, access to schools, career opportunities, shorter commutes and a steady jobs market. For 2020 we are continuing to explore new markets across Europe for talent and have a specific team in place to research global talent markets for key skills.”