UCC event will focus on how Irish organisations can improve gender diversity

The Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC) at UCC will host a major conference in September discussing issues that companies face in relation to gender diversity.

Carol Kulik, Research Professor of Human Resource Management, University of South Australia Business School will be the keynote speaker at the event in September.

Ronan Carbery of the HRRC said: “Some countries are increasing regulatory requirements that monitor organisations gender diversity composition and practices. Organisations are under pressure to increase the representation of women in senior management roles and narrow gender salary gaps. It is these issues and many more that we will discuss at this conference in September.”

At the event discussions will address fundamental questions about gender diversity such as what value can organisations realistically expect from higher levels of gender diversity, particularly in management roles. The event will also discuss which management practices are most likely to increase gender diversity in organisations and how can organisations leverage career pipelines to deliver gender diversity across all organisational levels.

Earlier this year the Cork University Business School launched the HR Research Centre which is aimed at bridging the gap between academia and industry. The Centre’s researchers have committed to making their research accessible and relevant to industry and are seeking to form dynamic partnerships with organisations to foster a two-way learning process through collaboration.

Ronan Carbery said: “A great deal of discussion now surrounds how effective human resource management can contribute to a successful, sustainable organisation where strategic objectives are realised.”


  • Date: Mon 3rd September
  • Time: 8.30am to 10.30am
  • Venue: Devere Hall, UCC

You can register for the event at: https://www.cubsucc.com/events/hr-research-centre-launch-and-inaugural-public-lecture/


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