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IoD Breakfast Briefing - Attracting and Developing the Skills Needed in Ireland’s Tight Labour Market

In this briefing, Mary Connaughton will look at the increased challenges facing employers in attracting and retaining employees in a tight labour market.

Mary will discuss: 

  •  What companies are doing to attract and retain employees
  •  How they are growing their future talent pipeline 
  •  The role of workplace well-being and diversity 
  •  Tackling the people management deficit


Continental breakfast will be served from 7.30am with the briefing beginning at 8.00am sharp.

Places will be allocated on a first come basis.

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02 May
Mary Connaughton , Fellow CIPD
07:30 - 09:00
Free to IoD Members
Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Sponsored by Mazars
Places Available

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Mary Connaughton

Fellow CIPD

Mary Connaughton is the Director of CIPD Ireland where she works on the growth, development and contribution of the HR profession in Ireland. With 6,000 members in Ireland, CIPD works on championing better work and working lives in a complex changing world.  
Mary has a wealth of HR experience in her background, engaging with companies on the strategic people agenda, HR practice and organisation development. Previously, she headed up HR Development at Ibec, consulted widely with large and small organisations, held organisation development roles with the Bank of Ireland Life and Emerge Consulting, as well as a psychologist with the civil service.

Mary represents the Irish HR profession at the European Association of People Management and is on the boards of the Public Appointments Service and the Retirement Planning Council. 


Mazars  is a leading professional services firm in Ireland. Services include audit, assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, corporate finance and financial outsourcing. With over 400 staff based in Dublin, Galway and Limerick, Mazars Ireland is part of an integrated partnership with over 23,000 professionals in 89 countries.