IT'S A HR MOVEMENT
Is your HR strategy aligned to your business strategy ? Are you and your leaders ready for the flexible work revolution and remote future that is coming your way?
By 2025, remote work in Ireland will equal if not surpass fixed office locations.
Over 216,000 people worked from home or a co-working space last year in Ireland, 77% were more productive and 33% accomplished more in less time when they worked remotely.
68% of millennials would consider an employer more if they offered remote work and millennials are now the largest generation in our workforce today.
Remote is not a one size fits all, it is a practice that needs to fit a business and is different for every business. Remote work is a skill that suits some and not others. It requires a different type of people management and HR support from what we traditionally know it to be.
What We Do
We provide expertise in HR, strengths-based leadership and remote working for the future.
We help start ups, scaling or changing business with no HR Manager to get the right HR leadership, support and advice they need to realize the full profit potential of their business and realign their people to their business in a complex legal and changing landscape.
We help develop strengths based leaders and build out strengths based teams that leverage the strengths of people more and weakness less to get the results they need and want.
We prepare leaders for the remote future that is in demand, with more confidence and less fear with the understanding that remote work is a skill that needs to be managed. We train Managers on how to recruit these remote skills and build out hybrid or fully remote teams the remote way.
Aligning your People
Your people strategy is your business strategy
'Competitive advantage is attracting and retaining the right people'
Cost: Price may vary for HR consultancy, depending on client needs.
Needs may vary from org structure reviews to setting the vision, communicating the strategy, putting in place contracts and handbooks, helping with recruitment, retention or changing how you do performance management and people development.
Building a Remote Team
Manage the future success of your business
'Managers increase their chances of future success, when they develop the skill of remote management.'
Cost: We provide a 3 module training programme for Managers. Price may vary for remote training, depending on client needs.
Strengthen Your Culture
Bring out the best in people using strength-based leadership end to end
'Managers that use strengths build a better culture, where employees are 6 times more engaged and stay longer.'
Cost: Price may vary according to client and strengths profiling requirements.
Strengthen Your Teams
Focus and bring out the best in teams using strengths based leadership and team coaching
'Teams that use strengths every day are 50% more likely to have lower turnover and performance increases 36.4%.'
Cost: Price may vary according to client team sizes and needs.
Strengthen Your Individuals
Bring out your best self using 1-2-1 strengths based leadership coaching
'Individuals increase their chances of developing 18 fold, when using their strengths to self lead.'
Cost: From €175 per person +VAT, depending on client needs.
The Strengths Profile
The 'strengths profile' tool is at the heart of our strengths based leadership solutions for business, teams and individuals. It supports more meaningful coaching conversation between employees and managers.
The holistic quadrant profile measures 60 different strengths based on performance, use and energy.
Scientific based data from the profile is used to help Individual, teams and business increase self awareness, make better choices and more informed decisions.
Participants walk away with new awareness on what energizes and drains them, how to use strengths more and weaknesses less to self-lead with more success.
A strength isn’t simply something you are good at or capable of doing well, it also gives you energy when you are performing.
Using the above model of development, participants are taken an anticlockwise direction through a 1.5 hour debrief coaching session to make the data meaningful, and help participants understand what they need to do more and less of, to achieve more success and master self- leadership.
Who We Are
'The only way to do great work is to love what you do' - Steve Jobs
With over 18 years professional senior HR experience across various industry, Maria understands business, how it works and the challenges that co-exist with technology, people and process in a remote future. Maria's favorite things to do in the whole world are; enabling passionate people in authentic, tenacious business to grow and excel, daily exercise for her body and soul, and surfing online when she can, typically late at night for quirky fashion items and style inspiration, when the kids are in bed and the laptop is away. 'Different' was probably her first word, and she uses it to describe herself – because what gets her out of bed in the morning is working with people in business who want to be authentic, true to themselves, aligned to their work, doing what they love with the flexibility they need to have more success. She’s on a mission to help them discover how, using self-awareness, strengths-based self-leadership, self-acceptance and having the courage to 'be the change they want to be' in a flexible work revolution - Ghandi
What My Clients Say
Kate Hyde, Owner and Managing Director - 'Often I am feeling my way in the dark and so to have this professional guidance is just, well, great to be honest. What fantastic insight Maria gave me in the HR consultancy work she did and conversations we had. I found it amazing she picked up such a lot in the short time we had together. She made some amazing points. It's very clear to me how they will work. And good to know there is a framework (for want of a better word) to make this happen. Thanks so much for this, Maria. Really found it so helpful (and calming)'
HR Compliance and Best Practice
John Clifford, Finance Director - 'Maria helped us update our policies and contracts in a business that is changing and growing. She helped us make sense of the law and put better structure in place. We now have clarity, alignment and more confidence as a management team. She was organised, attentive and always available to help. She gave us a professional and consistently high quality service.'
Employment Law Advice
Vaughan Ryan, Business Owner and Director - 'Thanks Maria for your professionalism. In today's ever complex world of employment law, it's both prudent and necessary to have access to professional and independent HR advice on all your employment matters. As a small retail business in Cork city with 4 employees we know this all too well as we had occasion this year to call on Maria's HR expertise. Her timely advice and professional expertise helped us avoid an expensive employment contract issue. We would highly recommend Maria and MTReconnect.'
Strengths-based Leadership Coaching
Sally Anne Quirke, Owner - 'Maria has a gift. I found her leadership coaching style calming and future focused, I left Maria feeling more confident and clear. She takes you on a journey and enables you to gain clarity and take action around what's right for you and your business. Thank you Maria.'
Strengths-based Leadership Development
Ciarán Deasy, Chief Financial Officer - 'From the very first management development workshop I attended with Maria on how to manage teams with more success, I learned so much. It was brilliant, I couldn't wait for the next one. She is knowledgeable, inspirational and her sessions are practical, thought provoking and refreshing. She is not the atypical HR Manager you might be used to for all the right reasons.'
HR Compliance and Best Practice
Alexander Kozlov - Head of Finance, Legal & Business Development - 'Maria assisted us with various matters of employment law issues in Ireland, including preparation of internal policies, employment contracts taking into account specifics of our business and provision of advice on various matters we faced.
Maria is an excellent expert with deep expertise in employment law area who provides advice based on the specifics of her client’s business. All the work undertaken by Maria for us was done at high quality standards and extremely promptly that was very important to set up our operations and start proper employment relationships in Ireland within a short period of time. We feel ourselves safe in Maria hands from an Irish employment law perspective.'