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Programme Overview

Recruiting and retaining talent in Ireland is becoming increasingly difficult. In a recent survey, 80% of respondents reported having experienced skills shortages in the last year. In addition, two out of every five SMEs believe one of the biggest obstacles to growth was their lack of resources and training in how to attract the right staff. Enterprise Ireland has developed the Attracting & Retaining Talent workshops to support client companies in response to these challenges. We understand that, in order to become more innovative and flexible, companies must develop robust and sustainable recruitment and retention programmes.

The workshop is targeted at CEOs, HR Managers and other senior managers responsible for recruitment, employee development and engagement.

Workshop Outcomes

At the end of the workshop and follow-up session you will be able to:

  • Develop an Employee Value Proposition for your business.
  • Use a variety of communication methods and tools to reach prospective candidates.
  • Develop clear job descriptions with key role responsibilities, deliverables and competencies.
  • Screen and assess candidate fit for role.

Put in place appropriate initiatives to engage employees across the business.


Pre-Workshop Questionnaire

You will be asked to complete an online Talent Diagnostic in advance of the workshop to help us tailor the content to your needs.

1 Day Workshops

This is a highly interactive, engaging workshop that provides a clear direction on how you can attract and retain skills within your business. Conscia will share with you a variety of tools, templates and case studies to help you address key challenges.

One-to-One Implementation Session

You will be offered two one-hour follow-up one-to-one sessions with Conscia to review your Employee Value Proposition and obtain further support to develop recruitment and retention strategies.

Training Provider

 The workshop will be delivered by Conscia, a specialist recruitment and talent management agency focused on supporting companies to attract, retain and engage the best talent.

The Conscia team led by Ryan Williams and Graham Morris combine over 50 years’ experience helping companies understand, build and deploy winning Employer Value Propositions across Irish, European and Global markets.


Fees – €300 per company
The programme fee has been grant-aided by Enterprise Ireland. Up to three participants per company may attend for this programme fee. Please note that participation in each workshop is limited to 12 companies.

Who Should Apply

The workshop is targeted at CEOs, HR Managers and other senior managers responsible for recruitment, employee development and engagement.
• SMEs and large companies can apply

The workshop will run online throughout the year. Alternatively, please contact your Development Advisor for further details.

Programme Dates for 2023: 

  • 18th May – Limerick
  • 15th June – Dublin

Programme Manager

Yvonne Lowry

E: Yvonne

T: 01 727 2703


  • 1 day workshop
  • €300
  • CEOs, HR Managers & senior managers