3 Hours CPD Awarded, Category: Management and Professional Development

Public Affairs Ireland would like to announce the details of our upcoming Annual HR Conference 2019, Attracting and Developing Talent in the Public Sector –Trends, Insights and Solutions, which will take place from 9am-1pm on Thursday 31 January, in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin 8. Built upon the success of last year’s theme, our 2019 conference will provide a more in-depth analysis of the key drivers impacting talent management strategies including recruitment, learning & development, wellbeing, engagement , diversity and inclusion.

This conference will host a panel of expert speakers, leaders and drivers of success within the HR industry, using data driven insight to champion employee engagement, promote professional development and achieve operational excellence in the changing world of work.


Conference Topics:

  • Recruitment and Talent Management in the Public Sector - Achieving strength in diversity, capability and accountability
  • HR Data- emerging issues facing HR Practitioners & human capital trends 2019
  • Developing talent – the One Learning Strategy
  • Workplace Wellbeing - Big Data supporting the case for greater wellbeing policies.
  • Supporting people-centric leadership - high engagement culture = operational excellence

Words from our Chair:


Sile O’Donnell, HR and Training Consultant and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Trinity College Dublin

‘Talent management deserves as much focus as financial capital management in corporations’ - Jack Welsh, former CEO, General Electric. Attracting, developing and retaining talent continues to be the biggest challenge and theme in HR. Because public sector organisations cannot use financial rewards to attract and retain talent many HR managers and leaders struggle to understand how they can develop inclusive talent management strategies. Our forthcoming annual HR conference 2019 will provide you with invaluable data and insights to help you attract, develop and retain talent – and a rich opportunity for learning through our expert speakers and panel discussions. We look forward to seeing you on 31st January!


PAI’s Annual HR Conference is a popular event and will offer valuable opportunities for networking with colleagues across the public sector. Representatives from the following organisations have already booked their place:

Testimonials from our 2018 HR Conference


‘Really worthwhile’

‘Professionally organised and delivered with superb and relevant content’

‘Informative with strong good content presentations’

‘The best of the past 5 years’

‘Very up to date practical discussion of key challenges for (the) Public Service and other HR people’

‘Practical content and learning for public sector and highlighted challenges i.e. Data Analytics, Deloitte and the WRC presentations were very good’

Helping to develop HR in the 21st century’



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