The South-East branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) organised an event on Thursday 21st November, in conjunction with the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), for students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.
Speakers included Neil O Sullivan (HR Manager, WIT), Fergal Hartley (Director of Hartley People) and Laura Hamm (HR Co-ordinator, Kerry Group). In addition, Mike McDonnell CEO of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development addressed the students on the benefits of joining the CIPD.
Neil O'Sullivan gave an insight into his career spanning over 32 years, how he started in accountancy and ended up working as HR Manager in WIT.
Fergal Hartley spoke about the areas around recruitment, finding the most suitable job for both the employer and applicant perspective, along with the recruitment industry in Ireland today.
Laura Hamm told us about her story to date, how she completed her Masters in Business (HRM) at Waterford Institute of Technology in 2010, her work experience through college and her role as HR Co-ordinator in Kerry Group.
All speakers outlined how the Human Resource Management function has changed over the years and will continuously change in the future. It was a very enjoyable event and South East branch of the CIPD look forward to working with the School of Business School at WIT in the future.
For more information on the CIPD and the School of Business contact Ms. Ann Marie McGrath, HR Lecturer and CIPD Co-ordinator at WIT [email protected].
Picture from left to right:
Mick Rock (Lecturer), Margo O'Dowd (Business Administration), Fergal Hartley (Director of Hartley People), Laura Hamm (HR Co-ordinator, Kerry Group), Enda Cullen (Honorary Chair of the CIPD South-East branch, Ann Marie McGrath (Lecturer), Joe Daly (Director of Work Placement and lecturer), Joan McDonald (Head of Department of Management and Organisation), Dr. Jennifer Hennessy (Lecturer) and Mike McDonnell (CEO of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).