Results of 2016 Global Talent Management and Rewards Study to be Presented at Shannon Chamber Seminar

A global workforce, a virtual workplace, contingent workers and the expectations of millennials are forcing employers to take a more modern, agile approach to the development of the employee value proposition, but, do employers have what it takes to deliver?

That’s the question Shannon Chamber will encourage companies in the region to ask when the results of the 2016 Global Talent Management and Rewards Study are presented at a forthcoming seminar which takes place in the Oakwood Hotel in Shannon on Thursday, 7 June from 8-9:30am.

The seminar will examine current practice in employee value proposition, how well companies are doing, what research is telling us about employee perspectives and what employers are thinking and doing. Keynote presenter, Jenny Smyth, Talent & Rewards Lead with Willis Towers Watson will share the perspectives of over 2,000 employers, who collectively employ nearly 21 million people worldwide, on attraction, retention, and engagement issues at the heart of the employment deal and total rewards strategy.

As Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes explains: “This seminar which force attendees to question their company’s employee value proposition and assess what they need to adjust or introduce at every touch point in their employee/employer relationship.

“Some of the takeaways from this seminar will include an understanding of the top drivers of employee attraction, the difference between career security and job security, why employees choose to leave an organisation, the drivers of sustainable engagement, organisation culture and workplace stress.”

IDA Ireland’s Business and Relationship Development Manager, Mid-West Region, Niall O’Callaghan will  also address the seminar to discuss the role Employee Value Proposition plays in attracting and sustaining investment and talent to/in the region and the criticality for companies to continuously benchmark their HR practices against best in class globally.


2016 has seen the largest increase in employment growth by IDA client companies in the Mid-West region on record, making this region the fastest growing nationally for FDI. With the unemployment rate now below the national average at 6.0%, the need for attracting talent to live and work in the Mid-West has never been greater,” O’Callaghan said.


Bookings for this seminar can be made via