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Osborne Webinar: HR Barometer Series: Your Guide to Strategic HR Decision Making to Drive Organisational Success

This webinar is COMPLIMENTARY but registration is essential. Register here *

We are delighted to invite you to attend the latest in our 2023 Osborne Talent Series Webinars in association with our key strategic partner, Adare HRM.

Complimentary Webinar

Date:                 Tuesday 21st November

Time:                 09:15am – 11:00am
Location:          Zoom Webinar – Link

Hosted By:       Shóna McManus, CEO & Owner, Osborne, David Walsh, Director of Commercial Development, Osborne

Presented by:  Sarah Fagan, Managing Director, Adare HRM, Amanda Finnegan, Head of Retained Services, Adare HRM, Michelle McDonagh, Head of HR Consulting, Adare HRM

 Your Guide to Strategic HR Decision Making

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.

This latest webinar is a must-attend event for HR Practitioners who are seeking to inform and empower their Strategic HR decision-making for 2024.

To set the scene Adare Consultants will first cover impending employment law changes and how businesses can commence the strategic approach in managing these changes.

Key Senior Consultants from the Adare HRM expert-led team will share the findings of the latest HR Barometer Survey and what these mean for HR Practitioners and Business Owners in the year ahead.

The survey encompassed contributions from senior HR professionals working in a variety of sectors throughout the country. This is the second survey carried out this year and provides timely information that will help you shape your HR & People Strategies.

Topics to be Discussed:

  • Employment Law Updates
  • EU Directive on Pay Transparency
  • Work Life Balance & Miscellaneous Provisions Act
  • HR Barometer
  • HR Priorities in 2024
  • HR Metrics (Employee turnover, Increase to headcount)
  • HR Strategic Areas incl. Pensions & Retirement, Performance Management, Gender Pay and D&I
  • Working Practices
  • Pay & Benefits

Who should attend?
Business Leaders, Senior Managers, Business Owners, HR Professionals and those tasked with the responsibility for managing change within their organisation.


Shóna McManus, CEO & Owner| Osborne
Qualified to MBA, Shóna McManus is a highly accomplished, respected and recognised global recruitment business leader. Since taking the reins of Osborne in April 2013, Shóna’s innovative, authentic and purposeful leadership has resulted in the growth and transformation of Osborne into the multi-award-winning international recruitment firm we know today.

Under her guidance, the organisation has increased its footprint, turnover, profits and headcount tenfold over the past nine years, adding numerous awards to its repertoire whilst leading the organisation to successfully help thousands of job seekers and employers in the recruitment process to ‘find the right person, for the right job, no compromise’.

Shóna has recently qualified with a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, is currently Co-Chair of The Mill Enterprise Centre Board and is a Director on Drogheda Port Company Board. She was previously Vice-President of the ERF, President of Drogheda & District Chamber and is also involved in Regional, National and Government committees and strategic work groups and projects.

David Walsh, Director of Commercial Development | Osborne
David Walsh is a highly experienced international recruitment professional with a proven track record of solving skills shortages for companies in Ireland and internationally. From partnering with government bodies and multinationals to working with indigenous SME’s, David is an adaptable and innovative recruitment professional who has tailored bespoke solutions for all levels of assignment to solve their specialist recruitment needs. David has in excess of 22 years’ experience working within the recruitment industry and holds a BBS Hons in Marketing and French and a Diploma in Sales and International Selling.

Sarah Fagan, Managing Director | Adare HRM
Sarah’s role as Managing Director involves overseeing the strategic direction of the business and the HR and Employment Law support services provided to clients across a wide range of sectors by the experienced team of consultants within Adare Human Resource Management. Prior to taking on the role of Managing Director in January 2022, Sarah’s role as Consulting Practice Manager was to support Adare Human Resource Management clients in the delivery of agreed strategic Employee Relations, Industrial Relations and Human Resources consulting projects and oversee the consultancy services provided to clients.

Michelle Mc Donagh, Head of HR Consulting I Adare HRM

Michelle Mc Donagh, MSc. HR Strategies, Chartered MCIPD, PGDip Employment Law is an experienced Human Resources and Employment Law practitioner. Advising and supporting a wide variety of organisations across the private, not for profit and public sector Michelle uses her expertise and strategic focus to analyse organisations and build a tailored HR model to support achievement of the organisational goals. Key areas of focus are organisational design, enhancing critical skills, leadership development and day to day practical Human Resources and Employment Law advises underpinned by a positive employee experience.

Amanda Finnegan, Head of Retained Services I Adare HRM
Amanda has over 22 years’ experience in Human Resource Management, and the majority of those in consulting to Public and Private organisations. Her 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. She is a natural leader and loves to coach both small and large teams toward success and meeting their goals.


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Osborne Changing Lives – Jordan’s Story

When I first applied for the position that I hold today I was living in Drogheda, working in sales in a shop in the local town. The experience I gained from this position was great but while I was gaining invaluable experience it was to the detriment of my work life balance and physical health.

I heard from Osborne shortly after applying for my current position and was kept well informed during the entire interview process. I felt like the team at Osborne were exceptionally reassuring and helpful throughout the entire process.

I received word that I was successful in my application shortly after the interview process, news that I was truly delighted to hear. The job that I was applying for would give me the ability to move to an area closer to my friends and family allowing me to spend more time with them.

I am now living in an area where I am closer to my friends and family that, thanks to my new position, is financially feasible for me. Again, my working hours have also greatly increased the amount of time that I am able to spend with my loved ones. I have also been able to re-join the gym and spend more time enjoying my other hobbies.

The current position I hold has also been exceptionally beneficial regarding the new experience and knowledge that I am gaining, all of which I feel will help  grow my professional career. All in all, I am very thankful for the position that I hold and the opportunity that has been provided to me.

Ready to take the next step on your career journey? Find job opportunities in your area that suit your expertise by visiting:  or send your C.V to [email protected]

Have you seen our #ChangingLives video? It’s something we’re super proud of at Osborne and explains why we do what we do.

Watch it here and let us know what you think!