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#Me Too at Work – Implications for Irish Managers

  Are you afraid to joke with your female colleagues?  Do you feel unsure as to where the banter stops and the offence starts? We are in a new era of transparency around sexual harassment, and women of all ages, in all walks of life, are now calling it out.  #Me Too exposed the extent to which women had previously …

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Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Religion is never far from the headlines these days. Recently, the Irish Times revealed that despite falling Mass attendance, Ireland remains one of the most religious countries in Europe. Expressions of faith can sometimes venture outside of the home or house of worship and can find their way into the workplace. Sometimes endorsing or prohibiting such practices at work can …

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Handling Thorny Issues – Dealing with Mental Health Problems in the Workplace

Mental health problems and the threat of suicide are complex issues that can be difficult to manage in the workplace.  As one in four people will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives, it is important that employers clearly understand the importance of their role in helping an employee with mental health problems. Often employers …

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Resolve Workplace Conflict Now: Steer Clear of the WRC!

Employment related disputes can arise in all organisations between employees or between management and employees.  And this can happen whether the environment is unionised or non-unionised.  Dealing with these disputes is challenging on a number of fronts. Firstly, resolution of such problems requires conflict management skills which management might not have. Secondly, even managers with the right skills can have …