Pharma Managers Series – Transforming Workplaces: Engaged & Connected

Venue Kingswood House Hotel, Kingswood, Naas Road
Date Thursday, September 29th , 2022
Time 7:30 am - 9:30 am

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The global pandemic has brought undeniable changes in how and where we work.  At the same time, keeping employees connected to their organisation’s culture has become a  concern for many business leaders and managers amid the new era of remote and hybrid working.  In this new work environment, being “overworked and underappreciated” is becoming a more common experience. Unfortunately, it is also a recipe for burnout, increasing the risk of disengagement – and ultimately employees resigning.   

Employees need to feel connected not only to their organisation’s culture, but also to their colleagues.  Building and developing meaningful relationships in the workplace is all the more important in this new remotely working world!  These meaningful relationships matter: where there is an atmosphere of mutual respect, support and encouragement teamwork thrives; resulting in an overall better work environment for everyone.  This in turn helps to create strong and productive partnerships and a corporate environment where everyone truly feels like they are recognised both for their work and their overall contributions to the organisation.  

So where can leaders and managers start in their journey to understand how to transform their workplace to one that is engaged and connected?  How do you inspire your employees to become “brand ambassadors” for your company?

Join us for a breakfast briefing with one of the world’s experts on employee engagement & recognition on September 29th in “The Address”, Citywest (formerly the Kingswood Hotel) where we will discuss this and more! 


About the speaker: 

Derek Irvine, Senior Vice President, Client Strategy & Consulting – Workhuman

As Senior Vice President, Client Strategy & Consulting at Workhuman, Derek helps clients – including some of world’s most admired companies – leverage proven recognition strategies and best practices to elevate employee engagement, increase retention, and improve bottom-line results. While he currently leads the company’s strategy & consulting services division, from 2000 to 2010 Derek also oversaw the company’s global marketing and rewards functions, growing Workhuman from a start-up to the Unicorn organisation it is today.

Derek is one of the world’s foremost experts on employee recognition, engagement and continuous performance management, helping business leaders set a higher vision and ambition for their company culture. As a renowned speaker and co-author of three books – Making Work Human, Winning with a Culture of Recognition and The Power of Thanks – he teaches HR leaders how to use recognition to proactively manage company culture. His viewpoints and writings are also regularly featured across major HR publications including HR Zone, Workspan, HR Magazine, HR Executive, and Workforce Management.



This event is proudly sponsored by: 


About the sponsor: 

Bethann Doherty, Commercial Director – Pharmaforce 

Bethann has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and joined the company in 2006 as Commercial Director. Bethann is responsible for driving revenue growth in line with the values, brand vision and philosophy of the company and prides herself on building and fostering authentic and sustainable partnerships with companies. She has been instrumental in leading the company through a period of substantial growth across all areas of the business, with revenues almost doubling in the last 12 months. 
Prior to joining Pharmaforce, Bethann was Sales Director for Intrapharma where she was responsible for managing primary care, secondary care and pharmacy teams.  Bethann has a background in Pharmacy and worked in hospital pharmacy in St. James Hospital for 5 years. She is a long-standing member of the PMI committee.


About Pharmaforce: 

Established in 2009, Pharmaforce provides Contract Sales Outsourcing (CSO) and recruitment solutions and is a trusted partner to pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies across Ireland.  The company has a very successful recruitment division that supports HR and talent acquisition teams with their recruitment and staffing needs, by helping to fill permanent, contract or temporary vacancies across all disciplines.  Pharmaforce is one of a handful of companies in Ireland that provides a range of additional contract sales and commercial solutions to allow pharma companies to supplement and resource their existing teams or business.  Utilising an established team allows companies gain immediate access to Healthcare practitioners across the country.  Pharmaforce can deploy individuals or teams, dedicated and syndicated teams, telemarketing or e-detailing teams with proven track records allowing companies to “hire as they require”.


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Date: 29/09/2022