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NRF announces line up of speakers for annual conference

The Conference, being held in association with The Irish Times & Temp Buddy, is titled “GOING FOR GROWTH”.  It will be officially opened by An T&aacutenaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD and will attract a delegation of professionals and business people nationally and also from Europe and the UK.  

With the industry forecasting to place in excess of 75,000 people in temporary roles alone this year topical issues and challenges for the industry and jobs markets will be addressed by expert speakers.  Keynote speaker is the iconic ex republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr.

Kerr currently works as a studio analyst and co-commentator for RT&Eacute Sport and TV3. Kerr will impart his experience and knowledge of the challenges he faced with teams of different skill levels and talents in world football.  

With skills shortages becoming more of an issue and the war for talent getting hotter Lionel Alexander VP of Hewlett Packard will show how to lead good talent and how to nurture and hold on to the skilled people you have.

Jonathan Campbell MD of social talent will present on The Science of Engagement in social media: Jonathan will share the 6 simple steps that will get your recruiters response rates up to 65% and show how to leverage big data, HR analytics and some really smart research.

Serial entrepreneur Roderick Smyth MD of Arithon & Temp Buddy will show how technology has the power to build new industries and destroy established ones overnight. Smyth explores the disruptive power of mobile technology, why the recruitment industry should take notice and what we can learn from companies who have capitalised on mobile disruption.

Kevin Green vice president of CIETT (the global organisation for Federations and agencies) will present on how to grow your business in 7 easy steps while Gina Quinn CEO of Dublin Chamber of Commerce will look at the current topical debate that is going on worldwide regarding “getting women into leadership roles".

From her perspective as CEO of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Quinn will discuss the fact that despite high academic achievement and gender parity up to age 30, women’s share of management positions decreases sharply with age.  Is this a failure of management? A social expectation?  How does Executive search contribute?  

President of NRF Ms Barbara McGrath  will give insight of what is ahead for the year for the NRF and its members while NRF’s Vice President Frank Farrelly will look at facts and figures of industry performance both at home and around the globe and will also look at the trends that have developed over the past year. 

The Conference will be chaired by NRF secretary Louise Nolan. 

To register for this event please email or call the NRF office on 01-8161712.


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