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Best Practices in Tech Talent Engagement and Retention

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 30 September 2015
  • Time(s)
    8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee


  • CPD Credit
    0.5 hours   C3

Seminar Overview

In 2013, a working group comprising members of the Irish Government, the education system and the ICT industry collaborated to create the ICT Skills Action Plan. The overall goal of this action plan is to make Ireland the most attractive location in the world for ICT Skills availability. 

As part of this ICT Skills Action Plan, Engineers Ireland and ICT Ireland will deliver a series of four annual high level seminars on the topic of advanced talent management and retention between 2014 -2018. 

Seminar Aim

This seminar, the second in the series, aims to highlight best practice approaches to 'Employee Engagement' from the differing perspectives of multinational and SME organisations in Ireland. The event will comprise of presentations from leading companies in the Irish ICT industry focusing on the topic of 'Employee Engagement' from the viewpoints  of flexibility of working arrangements, high performance, organisational health and organisational culture. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion session chaired by Paul Sweetman, Director, Technology Sectors, IBEC. 

Who should attend

This seminar will be of interest to any professional involved in the development and management of talent within their organisation. 

This seminar is being run in conjunction with ICT Ireland as part of the ICT Skills Action Plan.


Seminar Programme

8:00am - 8:30am        
Networking Breakfast (Tea/Coffee/Pastries) 

8:30am - 8:40am        
Opening Address: Caroline Spillane, Director General, Engineers Ireland
8:40am - 8:50am        
Chairperson Address: Paul Sweetman, Director, Technology Sectors, Ibec
8:50am - 9:10am       
Joanne McMullan, Chief People Officer, FINEOS
9:10am - 9:30am       
Joanne Morrissey, Senior HR Manager, Microsoft
9:30am - 9:50am       
Brian MacNeice, Managing Director, Kotinos Partners
9:50am – 10:20am   
Panel Discussion - Chaired by Paul Sweetman, Ibec
10:20am -10:30am   
Closing Address: Paul Sweetman, Ibec                

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30 September 2015