• Strategic partnership to support Greater Dublin Chamber Alliance members’ return to the workplace

    Adare Human Resource Management to provide expert advice and guidance to support members with the safe return to the workplace

    As business owners start returning employees back to the workplace, they face new challenges as a result of Covid-19. Employee vaccinations, remote working and a renewed focus on employee health and safety are some of the issues facing employers.
    In order to support more than 2,000 businesses, the Greater Dublin Chamber Alliance has announced a strategic partnership with Adare Human Resource Management, one of Ireland’s leading HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety consultancies. The partnership will ensure Chamber members have access to expert human resource management advice on an ongoing basis and support businesses focus on reopening safely.

    The Greater Dublin Chamber Alliance comprises four of Irelands foremost Chambers, Fingal Chamber, South Dublin Chamber, County Kildare Chamber and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Chamber.

    Anthony Cooney, CEO, Fingal Chamber believes the partnership will be of real value to members;
    “As well as getting their businesses back open again, employers also have to ensure compliance with ongoing public health advice, the welfare of the employees and customers and looking at how the latest employment legislation will impact their business.
    “Businesses are in uncharted waters and with so much uncertainty still in the air, having a trusted partner in Adare Human Resource Management will help our members navigate a safe reopening and support them going forward.”

    He added: “We’ve seen in recent weeks how fluid the current situation is and the impact Government decisions are having on businesses. Employers are faced with so many challenges, including ensuring the future viability of their business and knowing that members have expert HR, employment law and health and safety advice available to them will provide support when they need it most”.

    Members of the Greater Dublin Chamber Alliance will also benefit from regular events and communications updating them on the latest employment legislation and HR best practice as well as HR forums and networking.

    According to Derek McKay, Managing Director at Adare Human Resource Management, businesses are having to adapt to changes on a scale never seen before. “Covid-19 continues to have a dramatic impact on the employment landscape across the country. Remote and hybrid working, managing the safe return to the workplace including employees and vaccinations as well as the introduction of legislation around sick leave and the right to disconnect are just some of the challenges employers have to deal with. Our expert team will help provide the peace of mind for members ensuring that they have access to the latest advice and guidance as well as being fully compliant with their responsibilities and allow them to concentrate on their business.”

    McKay also commented: “The pandemic is also accelerating the evolution of how we work and how we define work. While for some that may sound like a lofty concept, we’re already seeing its impact in terms of blended work practices, flexibility and employees reassessing what they get from their jobs other than just a salary. We’re going to see these trends continue so it’s important that employers understand the changing expectations on them as they plan not just for now as they reopen, but for how they see their business next year or in three years”.

    For more information on Fingal Chamber please visit fingalchamber.ie and for Adare Human Resource Management, visit adarehrm.ie.

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