GDPR focus of annual employment law event

Longford Leader Reporter


Longford Leader Reporter


GDPR focus of annual employment law event

Mary Mullin, Midlands Regional Manager, Collins McNicholas; Brenda Fitzgerald, Renew Health; Gillian Nicholson, Collins McNicholas; Shane Cox, Renew Health

More than 100 business owners and HR professionals attended the annual Employment Law Event hosted by Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group.

The event, which was held on Wednesday, January 24 at the Sheraton Hotel Athlone, had a particular emphasis on upcoming changes in Employment Law especially in relation to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and compliance around these new EU data protection regulations that come into effect in May.

Collins McNicholas was the main sponsor of the event in conjunction with The Midlands Region of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) programme for 2018.

It was attended by more than 100 people from business owners and managing directors to HR professionals, hiring managers and HR students. The keynote speaker was Labour Law expert Alastair Purdy from Purdy & Co.

Speaking at the event, Mary Mullin, Collins McNicholas Midlands Regional Manager, said that the employment market in the Midlands was constantly changing and the company was ensuring it kept up with the changing environment.

“The Midlands region is now seen as a key region in which to source a good job with solid career prospects. We have many key international clients and indigenous Irish companies in the region who are continually expanding.

“The Midlands also offers a great work-life balance, attracting many candidates from urban city centres — both in Ireland and abroad — due to cost of living, access to work, schools, the housing market and a good steady jobs market.”

She added that Collins McNicholas was making significant investment in order to source top quality talent to Ireland and the Midlands. This includes investment in international recruitment events to attract top talent from across Europe, and investment in new video technology to promote client vacancies.

“We have successfully sourced many skilled talent to come and work and live in Athlone and the Midlands. For 2018 we are continuing to explore new markets for talent and have a specific team in place to research global talent markets for key skills.”

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