Attracting & Retaining Talent


Ryan Williams


Short Programme



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, 2 out of every 5 SMEs believe one of the biggest obstacles to their growth is the ability and resources to employ the right staff.

The overall objective of the Attracting & Retaining Talent workshop is to support SMEs to attract, develop and retain the best talent to support the growth of their business. Participant companies will learn how to implement and manage an effective recruitment process to attract, select and onboard the key skills they require to grow their business. They will understand how to engage and retain key talent though establishing an appropriate culture, development and career progression opportunities.

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Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

CEO/Founder Conscia

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, Graham Morris and Deirdre Fennelly combine over 50 years’ experience helping companies understand, build and deploy winning Employee Value Propositions across Irish, European and global markets.

Learning Programme Specifications

Programme Business Objectives

This workshop will support you build a bespoke Employee Value Proposition (EVP) for your company, enabling you to:
• Build a structured and robust talent management process to attract and engage key talent.
• Compete effectively for skills and engage with the right talent for your business.
• Identify, implement and manage an appropriate recruitment strategy.
• Understand how to retain your key talent once they join your business.

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.
Learning Approach, Facilities & Support

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.

One-Day Workshop

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 a two-hour follow-up one-to-one session with Conscia to review your Employee Value Proposition and obtain further support to develop recruitment and retention strategies.

Module Content

Over the course of the workshop you will understand how to build an effective Employee Value Proposition to attract, develop and retain the best talent for your business. We use a blended learning approach that includes presentation slides, case studies, group discussions and individual exercises to ensure that the learning content is dynamic and meets your individual needs. A range of supplementary online content is also available to support you build out your knowledge of this topic.

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