Are your Line Managers equipped to mitigate workplace conflict?

In Adare’s latest workplace survey, the HR Barometer Series 8.1, a worrying trend had become apparent. In 2023, 74% of Organisations reported experiencing workplace conflict with 35% of issues related to bullying, harassment or sexual harassment.

This increase has financial implications for businesses, incurring costs related to management’s time in addressing issues. Organisations are reporting a 54% increase in the time HR dedicates to managing complaints. To address problems with workplace conflict, Organisations should focus on upskilling line management to enable effective early intervention that can help resolve both performance and interpersonal issues before they have wider HR implications.

Dignity at Work – Anti-Bullying, Anti-Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy Training
Adare ensure all our retained client Organisations have policies in place to ensure compliance with the Employment Equality Acts, 1998-2015.

Did you know, Organisations are expected under the IHREC Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work:

  • To foster a culture that supports a healthy working environment free from harassment
  • To train managers, supervisors and all staff on strategies to prevent harassment. This is especially important for those members of staff primarily responsible for implementing the policy and processing complaints

Adare, are offering bespoke training workshops for Employees and People Leaders within Organisations in Anti-Harassment, Anti-Sexual Harassment and Anti-Bullying.

For more information and any enquiries, please contact us at



Menopause and Strategic Health & Wellbeing forum delivered by Adare in association with Cork Chamber of Commerce

We were delighted to present and facilitate a HR Forum to members of our partner Organisation Cork Chamber of Commerce, focusing on the legal and ethical responsibilities of Organisations in regard to Menopause and Strategic Health & Wellbeing in the workplace. The event was an insightful gathering for the chamber and its members.

Our Head of Employer Relations Katie Ridge and Head of Retained Services Amanda Finnegan shared key insights regarding the Equality Employment Act 1998-2015, legal issues that may arise and how Organisations can review their Health & Wellbeing Strategy and implement supportive policies and procedures.

Thanks to all the attendees for their active participation and engaging questions.



We’re Hiring

We’re always looking for extraordinary people to join our talented team. As part of our growth strategy for the business, we are continuing to add to our team following a number of successful appointments.

Being a HR Practitioner in Adare Human Resource Management means being part of an innovative culture, a leading team of experts and exposure to all areas of best practice HR Management, Industrial Relations and Employment Law.

Why work with Adare?
We are a leading, progressive and expanding professional services Company with a reputation for excellence across all sectors. Offering excellent career opportunities for dynamic and passionate professionals looking to thrive in a busy and challenging work environment.

To learn more about careers and current vacancies with Adare please visit our Careers page.



 tHRive talks by Adare

Join Adare experts, Amanda Finnegan, Head of Retained Services and Paul Marson, Senior Health and Safety Consultant as they provide insights into the components of wellness considering the benefits of a holistic approach to strategic Health & Wellbeing and the critical importance a Wellness Strategy or Charter featuring a feasible Health & Safety practice or culture.

Our panel discussion will offer attendees an opportunity to stay informed and compliant in today’s rapidly changing landscape. Whether you’re a business owner, manager, or HR professional, this webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve.

To register, please click on the link below.

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We look forward to your participation and hope to see you there.