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Talent is at the heart of any company's success'

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Over 80 senior Cork business and HR Leaders attended last week's Future of Talent event in The Clayton Hotel, Cork City.70% of those attending believe that their organisations are not doing enough to attract, engage and develop talent.'�The discussion called for business leaders to rethink their talent strategy.

'Talent is at the heart of any company's success'. Peter Cosgrove, Group Director of Communications and Marketing at Cpl, stressed that a single person can completely revolutionise a business. With disruptive technologies and fast paced change erupting around us, people are going to play an ever more vital role in our organisation's future.

A distinguished panel of Cork business leaders then discussed what actions businesses can take to initiate change. The panel included Caroline O'Driscoll, KPMG Partner and I Wish co-founder, Ronan Murphy, CEO of Smarttech, Deirdre Waldron, Partner at Fuzion Communications and Fergus O'Brien, of GlaxoSmithKline. The discussion also called for more innovation and flexibility from leadership teams in organisations, particularly across areas like diversity and remote working. The point was also raised regarding organisations playing a role in education at local schools and inspiring interest in areas like coding, and science.

Want to learn how your company can stay ahead?

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