Caroline is a former member of the Low Pay Commission and is also an adjudicator in the Workplace Relations Commission. She has also completed a Masters in Human Resources in the University of Limerick, she is CIPD accredited as well as being a trained mediator. Caroline had worked across various areas of HR for over 20 years in Kerry Group and in the retail and hospitality sector where she was the Operations and HR Director of the Garvey Group prior to setting up The HR Suite in 2009. Achieved a Diploma in Company Direction with Distinction with the Institute of Directors.
Caroline speaks widely and writes articles and papers on thought leadership in relation to the future landscape of HR and the challenges and opportunities that presents for employers and employees. She also speaks on the area of employment law, mediation and other relevant HR related topics. She is a regular contributor and expert presenter & trainer in all HRE and Employment Law areas.
Caroline is the author of “The Art of Asking the Right Questions” a tool kit for people managers to ensure they maximise the talent of their people. The guide contains top tips and guidelines for anyone who manages people regarding recruitment, appraisals, personal development etc.
Caroline also recently wrote a children’s book about diversity, emotional intelligence and inclusion to mark her 10 year Anniversary in business. This book is a guide for parents, guardians, teachers, coaches, mentors, carers and anyone who impacts a child’s life to discuss the importance of celebrating difference and maximising everyone’s own potential.
She is also a lead mentor on the ACORNS programme which is promoting entrepreneurship for women and is a member of the going for growth entrepreneurship programme and continuing the momentum programme.
Popular themes and keynotes:
1. Hybrid Working
Caroline will provide the audience with the tools and techniques to manage a team of people across a hybrid work environment. This is hot, topical and vital given our current environment. Caroline addresses The Pillars of a Hybrid Work Model, Setting the Expectation- Engaging with your Hybrid Team and also speaks to the audience on how to further develop their people management skills. As a take away she feeds a greater understanding of the challenges and benefits faced when managing a hybrid team.
2.Dignity & Respect
Caroline can assist to expand managers and employee’s knowledge and understanding of Bullying & Harassment at work, build awareness about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, understand what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in the workplace.
3. Employment Law
Caroline’s talk will give the audience an increased understanding of the requirements under employment legislation as an employer/manager. Caroline will always relay the newest research and trends on employee and leadership motivation, helping people understand the future of work. She will consistently deliver on all new and relevant legislation, in a manner that the audience can digest easily, leave with take away points and a very clear action plan going forward.
4. The Art of Asking the Right Question
This is a thought-provoking talk and can be focused on the Employment Law Journey, or it can be Well Being focused.