Research

Research

Our research provides insight into issues affecting HR and L&D professionals in Ireland.

In October 2016, CIPD undertook a survey of HR Practices in Ireland and received over 900 responses from the HR profession. This research gives key insights into what is happening in HR in Ireland today, and how the profession is responding to a changing and challenging workplace. With skills shortages increasing, greater attention is being placed on the retention and development of employees, while the HR function acknowledges it has more to do to build its influence and take advantage of technology.

Maternity and paternity benefits

The survey also looked at how companies are dealing with the introduction of statutory paternity leave in 2016, what enhanced payments are on offer and how it compares to the landscape for maternity benefits.

Brexit

In addition, we asked employers for their feelings and concerns about Brexit.

Research from CIPD Ireland and IRN shows that half of private sector employers plan to increase basic pay in 2017 and average increases are expected to be in the region of 2.5%. It also covers employee numbers and performance management, pension coverage and contributions and level of satisfaction with the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

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Research from CIPD Ireland and IRN shows that half of Irish employers intend to provide above inflation pay rises and take on more staff in 2016. It also covers collective bargaining and pay agreements, the 'living wage' and minimum wage, and workplace relations reform.

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