Photos from the Breakfast Business Briefing 15 Sept. 2022

Thurs. Sept 15th from 7:15am (sharp) to 9:30am

in the Cork ETB premises on Rossa Ave. Ref MAP: ETB, CORK

 This year’s Business Briefing theme is 

 ‘Our Future at Work:  Opportunities and Challenges’

The Future at Work is shaping up to be one of the most unsettling and significant business challenges for the next decade. Being open to different approaches and ways of thinking is critical in employer relations as the pace of change in our workplacesaccelerates driven by new technology, increasing diversity and globalisation. A proactive role will be needed in preparing our staff for the changes and challenges that coincide with extensive digitization, technological adoption and new legislative requirements.

It will require a more focused, hybrid approach and employers will have to utilise a combination of employment styles to enable flexibility, creativity, and standardisation. Future leadership must include more innovative thinking and possess the ability to deal with the complexities of different contracts, different modes of employment, and a multitude of differing schedules and working hours.

Welcome to the CEIA’s September Breakfast Briefing, with our guest Speaker

 Maeve McElwee, Ibec,

Director of Employee Relations

Maeve was appointed as Ibec, Director of Employer Relations in 2015.  She previously held a number of senior positions in the business including Head of Industrial Relations and Director of the Northeast Region.  Maeve has worked in practitioner roles advising and representing

Ibec members at all employment third parties and brings that experience to her current strategic role working with members and external stakeholders on the development of labour market and employment rights policy.   Maeve has held a number of external roles including: current member of the Labour Employer Economic Forum, member of Management Board, Eurofound, alternate member of the ILO governing body, former member of NESC and Board Member of the WRC (2 terms) at its inception. 

A Trinity College graduate, prior to joining Ibec, Maeve worked for the World Bank Group in Washington D.C..

Key areas  to be presented and discussed at the breakfast meeting are:

  1. What is driving the debate on flexible and Hybrid Working
  2. What organisations are doing in Hybrid and Remote Working
  3. The regulatory landscape for new ways of working
  4. Opportunities and challenges

and Key take away’s will be:

  1. Insights into what other organisations large and small are doing on new ways of working
  2. What are the key considerations for implementing flex and hybrid working
  3. What are the watch-outs and pitfalls
  4. What are employers doing to encourage a return to office working

You cannot register for this event as it has taken place

We wish to thank Maeve McElwee for the wonderful engaging presentation and for travelling down from Dublin for this event. Also we thank Valerie Cowman and the CorkETB team for hosting this breakfast meeting and providing refreshments on the morning.