The National Recruitment Federation are delighted to announce that we will hold our first NRF Skillnets course which will be an Introduction to Employment Law.  The trainer for this course will be Mary Seery Kearney Barrister at Law.

     The content will include:

  •         Equality legislation
  •         Data protection
  •         Unfair dismissal
  •         Right to Work
  • ·       Temp maternity leave
  •         Conditions of employment

The course will take place on Monday 5th March from 9am -5pm at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Clare Street Dublin. 

The course will be part funded by Skillnets therefore the price to NRF members will be €50.00 per person. 

To book a place on this course please contact the NRF Skillnets Manager Janice O’Rourke- 
Places are limited.


Skillnets is funded by the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills

Invitation to Register for the World Employment Conference 2018 in Dublin.

Hosted by the National Recruitment Federation and the World Employment Confederation, the World Employment Conference takes place from the 6th to the 8th June 2018 in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. This international conference will educate, inspire, be highly interactive and will allow you to network with others in your sector.

Topics to be discussed will include:  

“Managing the extended Workforce”

Talent-as-a-service: How to navigate a new just-in-time, on-demand workforce ecosystem

  • How to source and acquire talents
  • How to manage an extended workforce
  • How to ensure that the workforce owns and develops the right skills
  • How to build new forms of security and predictability

The programme will include keynote speakers, master classes, plenaries, networking opportunities and a great social programme.

  • Frons Trompenaars is the Founder and Director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, an intercultural management firm. He has spent over 20 years helping Fortune 500 leaders and professionals manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance.
  • Mary B Lucas has more than 30 years of experience working in the “People Business” which is how she describes the staffing industry.  Along the way she has coached individuals at all organisational levels to successfully reach goals, enhance working relationships, improve employee retention and elevate team performance.
  • David Collings, the Professor of HRM at Dublin City University Business School in Ireland where he is co-director of the Leadership and Talent Institute.
  • Peter Cosgrove, a Director with Cpl the largest Recruitment and outsourcing consultancy in Ireland and Founder of the Future of Work Institute.
  • Johnny Campbell is Co-founder and CEO of SocialTalent – a SaaS learning technology company changing how people work and driving the future of learning across the world.
  • LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the internet with more than 500 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Speaker to be confirmed.
  • Plus more to be announced as the full programme will be published very soon.

View the conference website here:

How to register: NRF Members interested in attending the World Employment Confederation Conference should register through the link below.   Early Bird registration is open until the 9th March 2018.

Two registration options are available for NRF Members:

NRF Members 1 – €595.00 per person + vat

  • Attendance at the World Employment Confederation Conference 2018 on 7th and 8th June 2018.
  • Refreshments and lunch each day.
  • Attendance at the Welcome Dinner on 6th June 2018 Mansion House
  • Attendance at the Black & White Masquerade Ball on 7th June 2018 Clayton Hotel.

NRF Members 2 – €525.00 per person + vat

  • Attendance at the World Employment Confederation Conference 2018 on 7th and 8th June 2018.
  • Refreshments and lunch each day.
  • Attendance at the Black & White Masquerade Ball on 7th June 2018 Clayton Hotel.

To book your place at the NRF rate please click here:

  • Only NRF Members may use this link to register at the NRF rate for the conference. 
  • If NRF Delegates book places via the conference website, the full conference rate will be applicable.   
  • This rate is only applicable for NRF Members and registrations will be monitored. Should any non NRF members register via this link and at this rate, they will be automatically changed to the non-member rate as listed on the website and charged accordingly.  

 For more information please contact Karen Hoey: on +353 1 531 4118.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in June.

The NRF are delighted to announce that the guest speaker for February’s breakfast briefing in Cork will be Natasha Dowd of Ancora Training. Natasha is an Accredited and Qualified Life & Executive Coach, Qualified Trainer and a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management. 

Venue: Imperial Hotel, Cork City
When:Tuesday 27th March, 2018
Time: 08.00 – 09.00am 
Many thanks to the sponsor of the breakfast briefing Contracting Plus