Gender Pay Gaps and Shared Parental Leave:

The Changing Landscape for Family-Friendly Employers in Ireland. - Thursday, 7th May 2020

Date: Thursday, 7th May 2020.

Forthcoming Gender Pay Gap (GPG) and Shared Parental Leave legislation means Irish employers will be in the spotlight on both gender equality and support for working parents.

Many leading employers are already tackling these ahead of the legal push, as part of diversity, talent and good business sense.

Join a stimulating and informative session to hit the ground running, examining current practice in Ireland as well as drawing out key lessons from the UK where Gender Pay Gap reporting and Shared Parental Leave insights have been hard won over the past few years.

Hosted by Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Coaching, Consultancy & Thought Leadership at Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions, she’ll be exploring

the key ‘motherhood’ and ‘good daughter’ penalties through gendered assumptions around parenting and caring, and examining how employers are supporting more gender-inclusive models of parenting.

Our panelists include:

Ruth Thomas

Industry Principal, Curo Compensation

Ruth is co-founder and Senior Consultant at Curo Compensation. She is Curo’s Subject Matter Expert and works with Curo’s prospects and clients to ensure they optimize their reward strategy execution utilising Curo’s best of breed Compensation Management tools. Her interest in technology’s ability to transform traditional approaches to reward helps to drive Curo’s innovative product strategy. Ruth has recently led Curo’s pay equity product development, launching the Gender Pay Gap reporting tool in the UK and researching more broadly pay equity reporting issues globally.

With over 30 years of Global HR and reward management experience she has international expertise in the management of compensation processes and the design of pay and benefit structures, salary progression systems and management incentive plans. Her corporate experience includes Lloyds TSB Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Dow Jones Group and Credit Suisse.

Dave A. Barry, Chartered FCIPD, Founding Director

Dave is the founder of Conexion, an organisational management consultancy in Cork specializing in a unique combination of strategic HR, Lean Six Sigma and Talent Management. With more than 20 years' experience in biopharma/tech HR, leadership and Talent in Ireland, Dave has a wealth of experience and knowledge on the HR landscape in Ireland.