After some wonderful feedback, we have pulled together our series of podcasts with expert speakers and insightful topics.

You can stream each episode, download the podcasts to your computer or subscribe to the series free via iTunes. Our podcasts are played via SoundCloud

If you have any thoughts on our podcasts or if you have an idea for a topic that you’d like us to cover, please use the hashtag #cipdirelandpodcasts.

To view all the other CIPD podcasts, please visit the CIPD UK Podcasts page

Latest podcast

CIPD Ireland Podcast - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

Date: 11/11/2022 | Duration: 34:21

In this episode, CIPD Ireland HR Policy & Engagement Manager, Meg Dunphy, spoke to Lutfur Ali, Senior Policy Advisor Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Transformation at CIPD, where they discussed the main considerations for EDI in the workplace.

Key takeaways were the importance of Allyship and us all taking personal responsibility for ensuring our own behaviour and the accepted culture is one of respect and support and calling out anything less.

Listen to past podcasts

Date: 17/10/2022 | Duration: 27:03

In this month’s episode, hear CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton sharing the key findings of the CIPD-IRN Pay and Employment practices survey 2022.

Our research published in conjunction with IRN shows the fight to keep staff is contributing to pay increases as three-quarters (76%) of employers view employee retention as one of the biggest drivers of pay policy.

Hear the podcast and read the full report here.

Date: 16/09/2022 | Duration: 25:39

In this month’s episode, CIPD Ireland HR Policy and Engagement Manager Meg Dunphy spoke to Ian Milton, Senior Director of Work & Rewards at WTW, where they discussed the cost-of-living crisis, and trends in reward and recognition.

Hear how important financial wellbeing can be as a differentiating factor for employers wanting to support and alleviate financial distress.

Date: 09/08/22 | Duration 00:35:03

CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton joined Mary Cullen, Founder/Managing Director of Insight HR, and Eoin Lyons, Communications Manager of Insight HR.

In this special episode, Mary Connaughton discussed Gender Pay Gap Reporting, the journey so far, how businesses can prepare for reporting, and key advice on how your company can help tackle the Gender Pay Gap.

Hear the podcast and take a look at this example of a Gender Pay Report from CIPD, which looks behind CIPD's gender pay gap data and our long-term commitment to closing the gap.

Date: 27/06/22 | Duration 00:19:50

CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton introduces further highlights from our Annual Conference. We’ve included a number of ways in which equality and inclusion got addressed through the day.

Hear insights from guests including Lutfur Ali, CIPD Senior Policy Advisor, CIPD’s Chief Executive, Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of Iarnrod Eireann/Irish Rail, Jim Meade and some of our brilliant panelists from Lidl, Letsgetchecked, HiBob, and LinkedIn!

You’ll hear them discussing the challenge of driving a strategic approach to HR, concepts of digital transformation and menstrual leave, the equality-based issues you need to be aware of in your organisation and more.

Date: 26/05/22 | Duration 00:31:20

CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton is presenting some highlights of our Annual Conference at the RDS, hosted by Colette Fitzpatrick.

This episode features an update on our HR Practices in Ireland research, an excerpt from a panel discussion featuring Chief Executive of United Hardware Paul Candon, a catch up with Professor Na Fu of TCD and an inspirational keynote presentation from former GAA President John Horan.

Date: 22/04/22 | Duration 00:10:02

Within this episode CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton discusses the changing labour market in Ireland and the challenges of a tight labour market.

Mary will also share some of the related findings from the 2022 HR practices in Ireland survey with relation to skills shortages.

Find out why the “great resignation” may be a myth in the Irish market and hear what some organisations are doing to help deal with some of these issues.

Date: 07/03/22 | Duration 00:11:01

This episode was recorded in celebration of International Women’s Day 2022.

We are delighted to have in conversation Mary Connaughton, Director of CIPD Ireland and Alison Hodgson, Vice President of People at Virgin Media Ireland and Chair of the CIPD Ireland Board of Directors.

For this special episode Mary and Alison discussed the changes the pandemic has brought about to the inclusion agenda, the impact it has had on women’s careers and the 2022 International Women’s Day theme Breaking the Bias.

Date: 09/02/22 | Duration 00:28:44

Recorded in November 2021, this episode hosted by the CIPD Ireland Midlands region, looks at a case study of Shopify’s ‘digital by default’ company model.

In this episode regional committee members, Aine Clehane Talent Acquisition Specialist at Boston Scientific and Marta Kenny Human Resources Advisor at Sidero, spoke with Adrienne Kiely, Talent Development Programme Manager from Shopify about the company’s model as well as her own role and home working.

Date: 28/01/22 | Duration 00:30:52

This episode is kindly brought to you by the CIPD Ireland Midlands region.

The session was recording in December 2021 and hosted by Orlaith Martin, HR Support with Integra Lifesciences Ireland and Emma Woods HR Services Manager with Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services group.

For this episode Orlaith and Emma spoke to Nick Lawlor Managing Director of Employee Financial Wellness and Director of the Wellness Crew to discuss the topic of financial wellness.

During this conversation, Nick provided a lot of practical information and advice for employers and HR Professionals about how financial wellness fits into a successful employee wellness programme.

Date: 29/11/22 | Duration 00:15:45

This episode of the CIPD Ireland podcast series is brought to you by the CIPD Ireland Midwest region.

In this episode, Midwest committee member Professor Christine Cross Head of Department of Work & Employment Studies in the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick is joined by Dell Technologies Limerick HR site lead Jemma Carty to discuss what Dell have learned about remote working.

Dell Technologies have been at the forefront of remote and flexible working for many years.

Recorded during the summer of 2021, Christine and Jemma explore some of the key learnings from Dell that other organisations can benefit from, now that more are offering remote and flexible working options as a result of the pandemic.

Date: 15/10/22 | Duration 00:49:48

At CIPD Ireland we listen to what our members tell us you need and respond to those needs in lots of different ways. Today’s podcast, 15 October 2021, looks at a very timely and critical topic – how to understand the impact of digital work on mental health wellbeing.

We’ve all lived and experienced the major shifts in how many of our organisations work now and as Ireland’s economy and workplaces are beginning to reopen we know it’s never been more important to consider this topic and how we are the HR and people profession can continue to support in this changing world of work.

Joining CIPD Ireland’s Jane McDonald are Jake Young, CIPD research expert and co-author of the CIPD evidence review examining the impact of digital working on mental health and wellbeing and Dr Na Fu associate professor of human resource management at Trinity Business School, TCD who will be sharing insights on digital fatigue from her work and research.

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