Managing Staff in line with Legal Requirements & HR Best Practice

Monday, July 1st, 2019

This course is presented in partnership with Screen Skillnet Ireland and Screen Producers Ireland

Date: Wednesday July 3rd 2019, 10am (arrival from 9.45am) – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Venue: The Clayton, Leopardstown
Tutor: Ciara McCormack (Graphite HRM)
Cost: Free (Registration required)

Course Profile:

Session 1: Managing the On-Boarding Process

  • What is required when you offer a role to a successful candidate?
  • An Overview of ‘The Employment Miscellaneous Provision Act 2018 & The Terms of Information Act 1994’
  • General Induction Checklist
  • Outlining roles and responsibilities of HOD’s and employers
  • Outline the line of communication – from HOD to Production Manager to Line Producer

Session 2:  Update on working time regulations

  • Overview of The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997
  • The importance of record keeping and reporting
  • Compliance with Section 481
  • Case Study

Session 3: Managing Disciplinary and Grievances Procedure

  • Overview of the Unfair Dismissal Act 1977
  • How to manage conduct issues in a timely manner
  • The importance of fair procedure and natural justice
  • Review of case law

Session 4: Overview of Bullying and Harassment and Working Time Regulations

  • Overview of the Legislation applicable to Bullying and Harassment
  • What is Bullying and Harassment
  • The Resolution Process
  • How to manage a complaint
  • Case Studies

Participant Profile:

Producers, Line Producers, Production Managers, Heads of Department, Production Co-Ordinators, Production Accountant i.e. anyone responsible for hiring, management of crew and administration of employment contracts.

TUTOR: Ciara McCormack / Graphite (HRM):

Ciara joined Graphite HRM as a HR Consultant. Prior to moving to Graphite, Ciara has previous experience working with Peninsula, a specialist employment law consultancy company where she worked as an Employment Law Consultant and Team Leader of the advice line. Prior to working with Peninsula, Ciara worked in a shared service HR Department for a telecommunications company as a HR Advisor. Ciara has experience leading a wide variety of clients, both in the public and private sectors, through complex HR processes and ensuring employment law compliance. Her previous experience spans across a range of HR functions including recruitment and selection, performance management, bullying and harassment, disciplinary and grievance procedures and redundancy/restructuring processes. Ciara is a commercially-minded, detailed-focused HR Consultant with exposure to all areas of HR within fast paced and ever changing environments. Ciara graduated from The National College of Ireland with a BA (Hons) Degree in Human Resource Management in 2012.

You can register for this event on the Screen Skillnet website.