Networking opportunity for Longford businesses at CIPD event

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News Reporter


Networking opportunity for Longford businesses at CIPD event

Ita Hodder (Collins McNicholas), David O’Grady, (Vice-Chair CIPD Midlands) Alastair Purdy (Purdy FitzGerald Solicitors) and Mary Mullin (Collins McNicholas).

The Midlands Region of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is hosting a talk entitled, 'The importance of Training & Development in the continued success of the Hodson Bay Group', which will be presented by Tim Hayes, Director of the Hodson Bay Group at 6pm on Wednesday, March 22 in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. 

There will be a networking opportunity from 5.30pm followed by the speaker commencing at 6pm sharp.

This is the sixth talk in an exciting programme of events for 2016/2017 provided by the CIPD Midlands Region Committee. The theme for this year’s programme of events is “Navigating the Employment Relationship”.

This event will provide attendees with an insight into the role that Training & Development plays in delivering an exceptional guest experience within a successful hotel group and promises to be a very interesting and practical session.

A native of Co Limerick, Tim Hayes, now a Director of the Hodson Bay Group, was appointed General Manager of the Hodson Bay Hotel, Conference & Leisure Centre in 2003.  Tim brought with him a wealth of experience from Adare Manor (Co Limerick), Club Med (Co Kerry), Forte Hotels (London), Le Méridien (London) and Tower Thistle (London). With this varied mix of Irish and international hotel experience, Tim Hayes has had, and continues to make, a strong impact on the continued success of the Hodson Bay Group.

Having developed his hotel career through constant and ongoing professional development Tim is well placed to reflect on the importance of training and development at an organisational level. Based on his extensive experience Tim will explain the importance of the Group’s core values in achieving an exceptional guest experience. In addition to discussing the importance of training and development within the organisation, his presentation will also cover topics such as empowerment and delegation, and succession planning and nurturing of talent.

CIPD Midland’s Region events provide a great opportunity to keep up to date with CIPD issues that may be of interest to you.

The CIPD Midlands region provides a forum for HR and business leaders in both public and private enterprises to network and share information, skills and best practice in the area of Human Resource Management, Employment Law, Employee and Industrial Relations.

To attend this event, please RSVP to by close of business on Thursday, March 16.

Should you wish to be placed on the distribution list, please contact: Caroline Ward CIPD Midlands Region, by emailing