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HR Barometer Series 6.2

Unrivalled source of analysis & insights
The HR Barometer Briefing is a must-attend event for HR Practitioners who
are seeking to inform and empower their HR decision-making for the year ahead.

How are you planning for your Organisation's HR challenges?

The HR Barometer Report is the most comprehensive research report analysing the impacts, challenges and opportunities within the HR and Employment Law landscape in Ireland. It is an invaluable source of information, analysis and insights on the key issues and challenges facing HR Practitioners. 

The HR Barometer Briefing is a must-attend event for HR Practitioners who are seeking to inform and empower their HR decision-making for 2023.

Key senior consultants from our expert-led team will share the findings of the latest HR Barometer Survey and what these mean for HR Practitioners in the year ahead.

The survey comprised interviews with senior HR Practitioners from businesses across the country representing a broad range of sectors. This is the first survey carried out this year and provides timely information that will help you shape your HR & People Strategies.


 9th November 2022, 8.15am - 11.00am

Registration and light breakfast from 7.45am.

 The Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terracе, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2, D02 V562


In-depth information on core HR, Employment Law and IR topics will be covered, such as:

  • HR Priorities in 2023

  • Levels of Employee turnover

  • Ratios of HR staff to Employees

  • Learning and Development Initiatives

  • Pay Increases

  • Performance Management

  • Working Practices



Event registrations are now closed.


This is an invite-only event hosted by Adare Human Resource Management.

Who should attend and why?

HR Practitioners, Senior Managers, Business owners and those tasked with the responsibility for managing change within their organisation.

The HR Barometer Series 6.2 event will attract a powerful community connected by some of the most important business challenges and one common goal to solve them.

This is your opportunity to gain insight along side other, senior HR leaders and change-makers from across Ireland including:
  • Chief HR Officers

  • Chief People Officers

  • Head of HR Strategy

  • Head of Human Capital

  • Head of Talent Management

  • HR Leaders

  • Head of L&D, Organisational Development

  • Head of Compensation and Benefits

  • ​HR Admin, Recruitment and Acquisition

  • D&I Specialists


Meet our Speakers

Sarah Fagan
Managing Director

Derek McKay
Founder and Director (Executive)

Katie Ridge
Head of Employer Relations

Michelle McDonagh
Consulting & Client Relationship Manager


Panel Discussion

Amanda Finnegan
Senior Organisational Development Consultant
at Adare Human Resource Management

Amanda Finnegan, BCom Masters HRM, with certifications in Change Management, Cognitive and Personality Profiling is an experienced Senior Organisational Development Consultant with Adare Human Resource Management. Amanda has over 23 years’ experience in Human Resource Management, and the majority of those in consulting to Public and Private organisations.

Amanda’s focus has predominantly been in Organisational Development where she assisted the internal HR Specialists to deliver strategic projects that deliver gains on several internal scoreboards: Organisational Strategy, Performance, Talent Development and Retention, Employee Engagement and increased Portfolio Performance.

Throughout her career, she gravitated toward roles with increasing focus on people management as well as high-level peer and client collaboration.

Daragh O’Mahony
Chief People Officer at
National Broadband Ireland

Daragh O’Mahony, BSc Man & Information Systems, MSc in HR Strategy is the Chief People Officer for National Broadband Ireland and is responsible for leading NBI’s Human Resources and Facilities teams ensuring that the business has the best talent and environment to support and deliver on the National Broadband Plan.

Daragh O’Mahony, joined NBI in 2021 having worked in a range of senior HR roles over the last 20 years across a range of industries including telecoms, insurance, financial services, airport operations and retail. These roles have been in a mixture of publicly quoted companies, commercial semi-state organisations and private equity backed companies. His broad experience includes supporting new country set ups, engaging in mergers & acquisitions and supporting Boards and RemCo’s on strategic people projects. Daragh’s global experience has seen him work across numerous geographies from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia

Cara Greene
Global Vice President of HR and Global leader for L&D
at 8x8

Cara Greene, BA Psychology, MSc Organisational Behaviour, PGDip Leadership & Executive Coaching and PGDip Mental Health and Well-being Coaching is an experienced HR leader. Cara has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources across a number of disciplines with deep knowledge of the payments, financial and technology sectors.

Cara has recently joined 8x8, Inc as a Global Vice President of HR with responsibility for HR internationally as well as being the global leader for Learning and Development. Prior to joining 8x8, Inc. she worked for PayPal in a variety of global HR leadership roles in Europe and Asia. She spent the first 15 years of her career working in the areas of Talent and Leadership Development in Financial Services in both the US and Europe. She has led teams and lived in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific which affords her a truly global perspective.


8.15 AM Welcome Address
– Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare Human Resource Management
8.30 AM Opening Address
– Derek McKayFounder and Director (Executive), Adare Human Resource Management
8.45 AM HR Priorities and HR Metrics
– Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare Human Resource Management
9.05 AM Key Strategic HR Areas
 – Katie RidgeHead of Employer Relations, Adare Human Resource Management
9.25 AM Working Practices and Pay & Benefits
– Michelle Mc DonaghConsulting & Client Relationship Manager
, Adare Human Resource Management
9.45 AM HR Panel Discussion and Q&A
Facilitated by Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare Human Resource Management

– Cara Greene, Global Vice President of HR and Global leader for L&D at 8x8
– Daragh O’Mahony, Chief People Officer at National Broadband Ireland
– Amanda Finnegan, Senior Organisational Development Consultant at Adare Human Resource Management
10.45 AM Closing Address
– Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare Human Resource Management
11.00 AM End of session