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HR Barometer Series 7.2

Unrivalled source of analysis & insights
The HR Barometer Briefing is a must-attend event for HR Practitioners who are
seeking to inform and empower their Strategic HR decision-making for the year ahead.

How are you planning for your Organisation's HR Priorities and Challenges in 2024?

The HR Barometer Report is the most comprehensive research report analysing the impacts, challenges and opportunities within the HR and Employment Law landscape in Ireland. It is an invaluable source of information, analysis and insights on the key issues and challenges facing HR Practitioners. 

The HR Barometer Briefing is a must-attend event for HR Practitioners who are seeking to inform and empower their Strategic HR decision-making for 2024.

Key Senior Consultants from our expert-led team will share the findings of the latest HR Barometer Survey and what these mean for HR Practitioners and Business Owners in the year ahead.

The survey comprised participation from Senior HR Practitioners in businesses across the country representing a broad range of sectors. This is the second survey carried out this year and provides timely information that will help you shape your HR & People Strategies.


 27th September 2023, 8.15am - 11.00am

Registration and light breakfast from 7.45am.

 Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, D02 YT21


In-depth information on core Strategic HR and Employment Law topics will be covered, such as:

  • HR Priorities in 2024

  • HR Metrics (Employee turnover, Increase to headcount)
  • Pensions & Retirement

  • Learning and Development Initiatives

  • Pay Increases

  • Performance Management

  • Working Practices

  • Diversity and Inclusion



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This is an invite-only event hosted by Adare Human Resource Management.

Who should attend and why?

HR Practitioners, Senior Managers, Business Owners and those tasked with the responsibility for managing change within their Organisation.

The HR Barometer Series 7.2 event will attract a powerful community connected by some of the most important business challenges and one common goal to solve them.

This is your opportunity to gain key insights along side other Senior HR leaders and change-makers from across Ireland including:
  • Chief HR Officers

  • Chief People Officers

  • Head of HR Strategy

  • Head of Human Capital

  • Head of Talent Management

  • HR Leaders

  • Head of L&D, Organisational Development

  • Head of Compensation and Benefits

  • ​HR Admin, Recruitment and Acquisition

  • D&I Specialists


8.15 AM Welcome Address
– Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare Human Resource Management
8.30 AM HR Priorities and HR Metrics
– Amanda Finnegan, Head of Retained Services, Adare Human Resource Management
8.55 AM Pensions & Retirement
– Tommy CumminsHead of Industrial Relations, Adare Human Resource Management
9.10 AM Gender Pay and Performance Management
– Michelle Mc DonaghHead of HR Consulting, Adare Human Resource Management
9.30 AM Working Practices
Katie RidgeHead of Employer Relations, Adare Human Resource Management
9.45 AM Pay & Benefits
– Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare Human Resource Management
10.00 AM HR Panel Discussion and Q&A
Facilitated by Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare Human Resource Management

– Niall EyreHR M&A Deal Lead, Intel Corporation
– Eleanor Nash, 
Chief People Officer, An Post
Christine Maloney, Head of Organisation Effectiveness, AIB
– Derek Conway, HR Director, Sport Ireland
10.50 AM Closing Address
– Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare Human Resource Management
11.00 AM End of session


Meet our Speakers

Sarah Fagan
Managing Director

Tommy Cummins
Head of Industrial Relations

Katie Ridge
Head of Employer Relations

Michelle McDonagh
Head of HR Consulting

Amanda Finnegan
Head of Retained Services

Panel Discussion

Christine Maloney
Head of Organisation Effectiveness
at AIB

Christine is a driven Organisation Development and Human Resources specialist with 18 years extensive experience in this space.  Her experience includes coaching leaders of some of the world’s largest companies to attain transformational goals through designing people strategies to deliver long term business success, in over 15 locations worldwide. 
Currently Head of Organisation Effectiveness at AIB which encompasses Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Learning and Leadership Development, Organisation Design and Strategic Workforce Planning. 
Christine is passionate about working with leaders and teams to help them be at their best by developing creative solutions to build talent and teams for the future. Christine also enjoys being part of and leading cross-functional teams, bringing people and innovative ideas together, and giving people the opportunity to understand their part in the bigger picture, realising their own potential alongside that of the organisation.

Derek Conway
HR Director
at Sports Ireland

Derek is a dynamic and accomplished HR leader with a keen focus on creating exceptional workplaces. With a robust background in business administration and an MBA, Derek's career has been driven by a genuine passion for fostering employee engagement, building high-performing teams, and cultivating inclusive cultures. Throughout his professional journey, he has consistently demonstrated a remarkable ability to lead and implement transformative initiatives, earning his organisations acclaim for being outstanding workplaces. 
Derek will share practical insights and hands-on experiences, offering actionable strategies to transform workplaces into thriving environments that promote success and well-being for every team member. Expect practical takeaways and tangible steps to how Derek approached the task of elevating his workplace to new heights.

Eleanor Nash
Chief People Officer
at An Post

Eleanor is an accomplished HR Leader and experienced practitioner. Eleanor is An Post’s Chief People Officer and joined the company from Eason Limited where she was Group Head of HR.

She holds a Masters in HR Management from UCD Smurfit Business School, is a graduate of TCD and has deep IR experience and a strong track record in driving organisational change.

Niall Eyre
HR M&A Deal Lead
at Intel Corporation

Niall is a seasoned HR leader gaining his experience, over 30 years, within Ireland and global HR roles. Niall commenced his career in HR consulting where he worked for Korn Ferry across Europe and Asia. Niall subsequently worked in HR Director roles in Deloitte and the IRFU.

Following this Niall joined Pfizer where he worked in the Ireland HR and global HR organization; in 2022 Niall joined Intel Corporation as part of the Global HR organization.

During his career, Niall has assisted business leaders through fast-paced, dynamic, and transformational change. This involved leading HR transformation work within 70+ countries, across all continents.

Niall has published articles (for CIPD) on Remote/Hybrid Working, D&I within the Remote/Hybrid working environment and Performance Management within the Remote/Hybrid environment and participated in the 2022 CIPD “Aspiring HR Director Mentoring Program”.