I hope you, your colleagues and families are keeping well. This week again sees the introduction of additional public health and protective measures to help curb the spread of Covid19. We are coming into what should be a busy season for retail, hospitality and related sectors. The news will be very worrying for many business owners and employees who are once again adapting to these changing circumstances.
However, it is clear that in light of the pressure on the health system as a result of the current increase in covid cases, the actions which cabinet decided upon yesterday are unlikely to have the effect that government and society is hoping for. Concerns are now emerging that..
Join us this Friday and e-network with fellow members and Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry members. Whether you wish to make valuable connections, stay in touch with those you already know or would like to get an insight into how others are doing during this time, this event is for you!
Don't miss this ideal opportunity to break away from the day to day tasks to network and chat with fellow businesses on opposite ends of the country.
In this session we will bridge the gap between global commitments and targets emerging from COP26 and the Climate Action Plan and will share what this means locally, on the ground and in your business.
Speakers will include Mike Hayes, Global Head of Renewables KPMG in Ireland/ Global Climate Change and Decarbonisation Leader, KPMG IMPACT, David Joyce, Director of Services, Operations Directorate, Cork City Council and Paul Murphy, Climate Action Solutions Lead, Climeaction - a Leading Edge Group company.
With a rising focus on food poverty and concerns about food security linked to climate change, food growing and urban agriculture are often cited as solutions. This discussion will explore the systemic social and economic structures in Cork City that contribute to our food system and how Cork can aspire to develop a sustainable and healthy food system for all.
We will be joined by Colin Sage, a retired Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at UCC who now works as an independent scholar based in Portugal.
Join us for this informative session in association with Adare Human Resource Management. The HR Barometer is an invaluable source of information, analysis and insights on the key issues and challenges impacting HR in Ireland. This session will take an in-depth look at core HR, Employment Law and Industrial Relation topics.
Key senior consultants from Adare Human Resource Management will share the findings of the latest HR Barometer Survey and what these means for HR Practitioners.
Workforce planning, people development and strategic innovation have never been more important, in an increasingly complex business environment. If your company have identified a particular bespoke training requirement for November or December for your workforce, please just get in touch. The Cork Chamber Skillnet Team will be on hand to support your training with subsidises from Skillnet Ireland and to enhance a competitive workforce within the Cork Region.
Why not take some time to learn how to bid for work on e-tenders? Exploring and responding to tenders is often seen as a chore and something that not all business owners or managers are willing to do. However, given that millions of euros are available for tendered work every year, this is a channel for potential business that is just simply too good to miss out on, now, more than ever.
Five Irish companies successfully received support to undertake initiatives under the EU Start at Best programme for workplace innovation for business competitiveness. The project in which Cork City Council partnered aimed to increase awareness of workplace innovation, through pilot projects taking place over the last 30 months. Successful participants include Chamber members Polar Ice Tech - dry Ice shipping and storage solutions and the Rubicon Centre.
Participant companies will present workplace innovation projects virtually at a final event on the 23rd November “Navigating post-COVID workplace innovation evolution: Exploring flexible working models, investing in reskilling and wellbeing and evaluating new policy trends”.
Last chance to Register! This event will take place virtually on Nov 29 & 30 2021, in partnership with the Council of European BioRegions and the European Clusters Alliance. The target group is the entire EU COVID-19 therapeutics supply chain that have development or production facilities in the EU, such as clinical research organisations, treatment developers, funding providers and manufacturing suppliers.
In their applications, companies must be specific on the technology they use and on how their capacities are relevant for the purpose of this event. Registration forms to be submitted by 18 Nov.
It’s that time of year again! We would like to encourage our Cork Chamber members to support local businesses and jobs when doing their Christmas shopping this year. Here is our weekly one-stop Christmas Gift Guide of offers, services and events available to you to shop local.