Posts Tagged ‘covid-19’

IMCA Webinar Chaired by Fredericka Sheppard

Monday, September 7th, 2020


The IMCA is the national and internationally recognised professional institute for management consultants and business advisers in Ireland.

As they old saying goes “Ships are safe in port but that’s not what they were built for..” and equally as a profession IMCA recognise as management consultants the vital importance of being able to reengage with clients and look to meeting new prospects in a post lockdown environment.

The expert panel will be chaired by Voltedge Co-Managing Director Fredericka Sheppard and she will be chatting to Ian Hannon and Garrett Harte as they share their respective insights into the most effective approaches to reengaging with the market in a safe and compelling manner.

This will be a sell out event so ensure to book early to avoid disappointment. 

Click here to register.

Watch On Demand Webinar ‘Transitioning Back to the Workplace’

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

This webinar provides expert guidance from Fredericka Sheppard and Joyce Rigby-Jones, joint Managing Directors of Voltedge, and Karen Hernandez from Enterprise Ireland, about the steps companies should implement to support the smooth transition of employees back into the workplace. You can also learn about the supports that are available from Enterprise Ireland.

Throughout the webinar the speakers discussed:

  • The role of the employer in ensuring the continued health, safety and wellbeing of employees.
  • Communicating & engaging with employees around their return to the workplace
  • Resource planning & restructuring of roles and responsibilities
  • Supports available from Enterprise Ireland.

You can watch the webinar replay, view the slides and the Return to Workplace guide here.

Employer Guide to Managing the COVID-19 Situation

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Voltedge has developed an Employer Guide to Managing the COVID-19 situation to assist SME’s to practically manage this unprecedented situation.  We understand that all businesses, no matter what sector, now find themselves in a challenging and difficult situation with anxious employees and an uncertain economic horizon.

With all of the difficulties being communicated via  social media and other media channels, we have been focusing on developing robust and practical contingency plans to help you put an action plan in place to secure your business and support your employees.

Our Employer Guide includes:

Contingency Plan
A comprehensive template, covering Business Actions, Continuity Measures and Employee Planning Actions. It addresses all the elements you as a business need to focus on.

COVID-19 Virus Employee Policy
This template allows you to customise the policy with relevant contact details and can be circulated to staff to ensure they are aware of what is expected of them and what they can expect from you.

Short time / Lay off and Alternatives
Voltedge can provide full details and advice on the above and the implications of cost control for employers.

Remote Working Policy and Guidelines
More and more people are being asked to work from home and it can be daunting at first if it is not something that employees are used to. Providing them with a policy outlining expectations and some guidelines and tips on best practice will make the transition a more positive experience and provide more productive outputs.

This answers many of the current questions employers are being asked including information on the latest welfare / sick pay arrangements.

In addition to this pack Voltedge can advise you on setting up a Steering Committee who can then provide the relevant guidance and information to whole organisation in a structured and managed way.

As this is an evolving situation we will continue to keep you informed of any important updates, further business implications and government directives.

If you are interested in our guide and would like to find out more please contact us on 01 5252914 or email