Management Training

Talent Management for the Medtech business of tomorrow


The Irish Medtech Skillnet recognises that the most valuable asset of a business is its people. Today, every organisation faces dynamic workforce and talent management issues. It is now more important than ever to attract, develop and retain the right talent with the right skills. This event is aimed at senior HR professionals in the medtech sector. Delegates will gain insights and solutions to daily challenges in the selection and management of talent and well as understanding the competencies required for roles and how to build emotional resilience in your organisation.
Built with Ireland’s current and future talent requirements in mind, the Medtech Competency Framework, developed by senior HR professionals launched today provides access to a platform of comprehensive job roles and skills profile.

Content includes


9:30 - 10:30 Registration. Light breakfast & networking
10:30 - 10:45 Welcome and Introduction Emma Kilgallon, HR Manager, West
10:45 - 11:05 "A Road to 21st Century SkillsPaul Healy, Chief Executive, Skillnet Ireland

Session 1: The future of recruitment
Technology is changing the world as we know it and that includes how we do business. Hiring managers need to acknowledge these advances and adapt and invest in smart recruiting. The follow session presents the latest trends in recruitment, and a practical case study on how hiring is becoming smarter

11:05 - 11:25 “Latest HR Trends” Stephen Driver, Head of Advocacy Services, Ibec
11:25 - 11:45 “Merit Recruitment Strategies” Grainne O Meara, HR Director, Merit Medical

Session 2: Recruitment made easy
It is essential that knowledge and skills are clearly defined and leveraged to truly drive business success. To address these challenges, the Irish Medtech Skillnet with HR managers in the sector developed the Medtech Competency Framework to help organisations to identify talent gaps, interview for and coach the skills required for critical roles across different functions.

11:45 - 12:15 “Introduction to the Medtech Competency Framework” Lorraine Kirk, HR Manager, Bellurgan
12:15 - 12:25 Q&A with panel
12:25 - 12:45 Coffee Break and Demo

Session 3: Talent Management Strategies
Change management is the structured discipline that focuses on the people side of organisational change. The first speaker Angelo will talk about building change capability and delivering business success using Prosci methodology.
Defined as a combination of passion and perseverance to meaningful long term goals, grit has been shown to have a significant impact on performance and development. Paul will explore some of the building blocks of Grit, how these can be incorporated into talent development and why building resilience on its own is not enough.
Our last speaker Kara will show us how to identify and overcome unconscious bias in the workplace.

12:45 - 13:10 “The people side in a changing environment” Angelo McNeive, Business Psychologist, Stepstone Consulting
13:10 - 13:30 “The Role of Grit in Talent Management” Paul Gleeson, Performance Coach, Turas
13:30 - 13:50 “Minimising unconscious bias in talent managementDr Kara McGann, Head of Social Policy, Ibec

Wellness is the new talent management strategy

Our next speaker will deliver a case study on how their organisation prepares employees to unlock their full potential to produce optimal results for the organisation.

13:50 -14:15 “Prioritising the wellbeing of the workforce” Sarah Howard, Organisation Capability Manager, Sanofi
14:15 -14:25 Q&A with panel
14:25 -14:30 Closing Remarks Pauline O'Flanagan, Medtech Skillnet Manager

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