HR Barometer – Launch Event: Presentation of Key Findings
Employee Experience – The Employer Solution

In a world where agility has become common practice, the employee experience is the foundation of true business success. Now, businesses must harness their internal resources in anticipating the constant shift of business challenges and prioritise the human resource function in driving the business agenda. Purpose driven work and workplaces are essential in moving the dial on your strategic goals and your employee experience is at the core of this.

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

The survey comprised research 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.

Join Adare at the launch of our HR Barometer Pulse 7.1 virtual event where you will hear expert analysis and insights based the latest market research. Industry experts and Senior HR Consultants will present in-depth analysis of the report’s findings and the associated considerations for employers.

 24th May 2023, 9.30am – 11.00am

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

  • HR Priorities

  • Levels of Employee Turnover

  • Workforce Planning

  • Health and Wellbeing, including Absence Management Metrics

  • Pay Increases

  • Conflict & Dispute


Event registrations are now closed.

This is an invite-only event hosted by Adare.

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 Pulse Series 7.1 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
Kieran Mulvey
Non-Executive Director, Chairperson
Tommy Cummins
Head of Industrial Relations
Amanda Finnegan
Head of Retained Services

Panel Discussion

Derek McKay
Founder and Director (Executive), Linea & Adare HRM
Derek McKay, BBS, Chartered MCIPD, is an experienced Human Resource and Employment Law practitioner who has worked extensively in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. Since founding Adare in 2003, Derek has overseen the growth of the business to become one of Ireland’s leading HR, Employment Law and Industrial Relations Consultancies. In 2022, Derek changed roles from Managing Director to joining the Board of Directors. Prior to setting up Adare, Derek worked in the Human Resource Departments in a number of multinational organisations. Derek is currently a member of the CIPD National Committee and a member of Workplace and Skills Taskforce with Chambers Ireland.


Oliver Coakley ​
Founder and Director, Citris
Oliver Coakley is a Senior HR/Reward Executive with over 25 years’ experience operating within highly matrixed global businesses. Oliver has a passion for designing, implementing and leveraging Reward frameworks to support companies with ambitious growth plans and high-performance cultures. Oliver has extensive experience with executive and broad based compensation and benefits programs across Europe, North America, APAC and LATAM as well as extensive experience in leading Rewards M&A due diligence and integration.


Deirdre Bennett
Chief People Officer, JJ Rhatigan & Company​
Deirdre Bennett, MSc. HR is an experienced HR professional with over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of industries including financial services, pharmaceutical, aviation and now construction. Having recently been appointed as JJ Rhatigan’s Chief People Officer, Deirdre brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the role, playing a critical part in shaping the company culture and ensuring that employees are engaged, supported, and empowered to succeed. Her focus is to provide strategic and operational HR support to the business in a variety of areas such as employee engagement and development, talent management, change management and business transformation.


9.30 AM Welcome Address
– Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare
9.35 AM Opening Address
– Kieran MulveyNon-Executive Director, Chairperson, Adare
9.50 AM HR Priorities, HR Metrics and Health & Wellbeing
– Amanda FinneganHead of Retained Services, Adare
10.05 AM Conflict & Dispute
– Tommy CumminsHead of Industrial Relations, Adare
10.15 AM Pay
– Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare
10.20 AM Employee Experience – The Employer Solution
HR Panel Discussion and Q&A
Facilitated by Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare

– Derek McKay, Founder and Executive Director, Linea & Adare
– Oliver Coakley, Founder and Director, Citris

– Deirdre Bennett, Chief People Officer, JJ Rhatigan & Company​
10.50 AM Closing Address
– Sarah FaganManaging Director, Adare
11.00 AM End of session