called on to champion change. Their knowledge and ability to implement successful change strategies and link that change to the strategic requirements of the business can reduce employee dissatisfaction and opposition to change.
All of these skills and competencies which they portray can reveal the value of HR to drive organisational change and performance to achieve business success.
Our theme for 2012-2013 “HR: Driving Organisational Performance to achieve business success” is closely linked to these views as despite the challenges that businesses continue to face. there is strong evidence that the H.R. function is now playing a significant role in driving organisational performance. This theme will be reflected in the range of speakers and topics covered in the programme for 2012/2013.
Members and all of you who attend our events, we thank you for your continued support. Remember you do not need to be a CIPD member to attend our events so I encourage you to bring a work colleague, customer or client.
Our dedicated website www.cipdwest.com is our main source of information and you can now follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook at CIPD Ireland Western Region.
Finally, a date for your diary again this year is our Annual Gala Dinner Dance on November 9th, which is being kindly sponsored by Laya Healthcare. We look forward to seeing you at some or all of our events.
Chairperson CIPD Western Region
As incoming Chairperson I would like firstly to acknowledge and thank the Western Region Committee who continue to work tirelessly on a voluntary basis to provide the region with excellent events and speakers throughout the year. At our recent AGM we were delighted that many new members joined our committee. These members coupled with our current committee members, have provided a well-balanced and professional blend of capabilities and experience, from both the public and private sectors which we hope you will see reflected in this year’s events.
I would like to welcome and thank CPL who for the first time are sponsoring the brochure, launch and website and we look forward to a continued mutually beneficial partnership. Furthermore, we extend a special thanks and appreciation to all our event sponsors, patrons and supporters both past and present, whose continuous support we require to continue to provide this resource and branding for the region.
In organisations today HR professionals are viewed as a strategic partner. In this role, they are required to contribute to the growth and the success of the organisation’s business plans and objectives. They must create a vision and implement HR plans which will assist their organisation to achieve the overall mission and objectives. Furthermore, HR Professionals must play a vital role in creating a work environment in which employees are empowered, productive, motivated and happy. This will also support recruitment and retention of key skills.
Finally HR professionals must act as the “change champion”. With the only constant in business being change; HR is regularly
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HR: Driving Organisational Performance to Achieve Business Success
The CIPD Western Region Website is sponsored by CPL . CPL Group offers a flexible portfolio of recruitment, outsourcing and HR solutions to the public and private sectors. Founded in 1989 by chief executive officer, Anne Heraty, CPL was floated on DCM of the Irish Stock Exchange and AIM of the London Stock Exchange in 1999. They offer a diverse range of services to over 1,500 clients each year. These services can be broadly categorised as temporary staffing, permanent recruitment, managed services and outsourcing.
They provide these services to local customers and multinationals through a network of 24 offices in Ireland, Spain, England, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary. Their business is based on matching the capabilities of candidates and employees with the need of their clients to get work done. They achieve this by:
- Placing candidates in jobs with their clients
- Staffing client projects with their agency employees and contractors
- Employing staff in their service centres to do work on a subcontract basis.
In addition to providing these services to customers in Ireland, they also serve the European needs of global corporations in the Technology, Social Media, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
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