In April 2020, Enterprise Ireland published, in partnership with The HR Suite, a comprehensive Covid-
19 Employer Guide to provide direction on how EI & LEO SME clients should manage the Covid-19
situation from an employer/employee perspective. The guide includes up-to-date legislative
amendments which impact on the way in which companies manage the health and well-being of
staff in addition to key HR policy templates that may be adapted by companies for their own use.
This proves The HR Suite track record on such projects in producing relevant, timely and useful
guides for Enterprise Ireland and LEO clients. Following the Covid-19 Employer Guide a live webinar
was facilitated by Enterprise Ireland led by The HR Suite Live webinar facilitated by Enterprise
Ireland which proven successful with good feedback on the same.
The HR Suite worked closely with Failte Ireland in 2020 assisting in publishing ‘Expert Advice Guide
Managing HR Risk in your Business’ and hosting webinars for Failte Ireland members with follow up
Q&A’s again indicating our proven professional track record.
Skillnet Ireland’s enterprise-led ReBound Mentoring initiative was designed to guide SME Owners
and Managers in implementing the ‘Return to Work Safely’ Protocol and to help navigate a secure
recovery. The HR Suite have worked with Rebound in 2020 facilitating webinar training with
members of the Hair and Beauty industry by way of Image Skillnet. Furthermore one-to-one remote
mentoring has been conducted with members of Image Skillnet on HR Management and
employment law queries.
The HR Suite has worked closely over a number of years with Local Enterprise Offices in delivering
both training and mentoring services to their members. Most recently The HR Suite has been heavily
involved with LEO’s as part of the ‘Business Continuity Voucher’. This scheme was rolled out in May
2020 in response to the COVID19 pandemic. The aim of the BCV was to provide funding for
consultative measures in order to set up a strategic plan to help business come up with short term
and long term actions in order to protect employees and sales. The HR Suite assisted many
organisations by way of the BCV, as their chosen HR partner.
The HR Suite worked with HABIC in running Free HR Guidance Webinars in 2020 in appreciation for
member of the hair and beauty industry in Ireland. The HR Suite created a briefing Factsheet on
behalf of HABIC with advice, relevant and crucial information that outlined all the important
information/ advice for the industry that was uploaded to the members area.
The HR Suite has worked closely over a number of years with Local Skillnets in delivering training on
behalf of their members. More specifically, in COVID19 The HR Suite has rolled out training for the
Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet, who represents in excess of 2,500 members, with establishments
representing full service restaurants, coffees shops, hotel restaurants, gastropubs, golf clubs and
cookery schools, South Kerry Skillnet (a regional, multi-sectoral network was established in 2006 to
promote and support the Development of sustainable and vibrant communities in the south Kerry
area) and Image Skillnet (an enterprise-led training network, formed to support the hair & beauty
sector within the Republic of Ireland Through) as example, amongst others.
The HR Suite draft numerous articles for numerous publications nationwide. As an example of our
employment law expertise please find enclosed a link to a legal island webinar held on 24 March
2020 in relation to COVID19 for employers.