The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Southern Region began their 2014 events programme with a recent business breakfast sponsored by CareerWise Recruitment to hear Fergus Barry, Managing Partner of Fergus Barry and Associates share his insights into Performance Management in Ireland.
Fergus highlighted that the concept is only truly successful when it is about the ‘Management of Performance’ and not just a system or procedure of ‘Performance Management’. The focus for successful ‘Management of Performance’ is on the key dialogues about performance that take place between the line manager and the performer. He identified a world-class approach to the delivery of these dialogues and emphasised the need for simplicity in getting it right. He highlighted the role of line management, HR and individual employees in the process. He also spoke of the basic requirement for assertiveness in management and the building of managerial confidence and competence to manage real performance development.
“We often help organisations to review their performance management strategy as part of their overall business plan and to create a high performance workforce. We can advise them on how to create a work environment in which employees are qualified to perform to the best of their abilities”.
Ken Murphy, Director of CareerWise Recruitment and event sponsor
Liam Lenihan, Chairman, CIPD Southern Region stated;
“We recently surveyed our members and discovered that the area of performance management is of huge interest to all HR practitioners. Fergus Barry is a champion of Strategic HRM in Ireland with immense expertise in Irish employment and industrial relations and practice. This morning he offered advice, guidance and practical support on how we can develop, manage, motivate, rate and reward our people to perform at their best. Our thanks to CareerWise Recruitment for their continued support of our business events”.
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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