News
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Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 has become law
No Employers PRSI payable for 18 months on new recruits
JobBridge Scheme Extended – Interns at no Cost
Improper use of CCTV to monitor employees
Springboard – Free Training
Free Problem-Solving through Innovation Academy UCD
Free Promotion on new Small Business Channel
Services & Entitlements for Self-Employed
Free Small Business Advice Programme
SME Participation in Public Sector Procurement
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SFA Annual Conference 2012
 
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SFA/Vodafone FREE Speed-Networking Event - Galway
 
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Better Business Show Video Highlights
 
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Sustainable Energy Awards 2012
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Welcome to the SFA June News Update 2012

This News Update is packed with practical information and aims to assist SFA members in running your business.  It also includes information on forthcoming SFA member events.  If you would like to give feedback on this News Update please email aisling.igoe@sfa.ie.  Your feedback is appreciated.

The SFA Annual Conference is taking place on Wednesday, 20th June 2012 in the Berkeley Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.  The title of this years Conference is “Restoring Consumer Confidence”.  Special Early Bird rate is €70 + 23% VAT (€86.10) up until Friday, 8th June, which includes the Conference, refreshments and lunch.  For further information and to book your place please click here.

Topics covered in this edition include the newly enacted Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012, Employers Job PRSI Incentive Scheme has been extended, JobBridge Scheme Extended, Improper use of CCTV to monitor employees and Springboard – Free Training.

Also covered is the Free Promotion on a new Small Business Channel, Services and Entitlements for Self Employed, Free Small Business Advice Programme and SME Participation in Public Sector Procurement.

Please do keep us informed of any issues that concern you.


Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director

SFA Annual Subscription
SFA membership is an important asset to your business and if you...
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Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 has become law
The Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 is now enforced.  To see the main provisions of the Act...
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No Employers PRSI payable for 18 months on new recruits
The Employer Job PRSI Incentive Scheme has been extended until the end of 2012.  Under this scheme if an employer...
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JobBridge Scheme Extended – Interns at no Cost
The Government’s national internship scheme JobBridge has now been expanded from 5000 to 6000 places and eligibility...
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Improper use of CCTV to monitor employees
The recently published 2011 Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner identifies improper use of CCTV to monitor employees as a matter...
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Springboard – Free Training
The Springboard initiative in higher education provides a pipeline of job ready executives for those business sectors experiencing skills shortages.  Springboard 2012/2013...
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Free Problem-Solving through Innovation Academy UCD
The Innovation Academy at UCD has been interacting with businesses throughout Ireland since 2010, bringing multi-disciplinary teams of students together to solve industry...
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Free Promotion on new Small Business Channel
www.businessandleadership.com has established a Small Business Channel.  The website provides information and success stories relevant to...
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Services & Entitlements for Self-Employed
The Citizens Information Board has developed a dedicated site www.selfemployedsupports.ie which provides information on the services and entitlements available to self-employed people who’s income is reduced...
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Free Small Business Advice Programme
The Small Business Advice Programme is a voluntary response by the business community to the challenges that recession brings for small business.  A panel of advisers...
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SME Participation in Public Sector Procurement
Following discussions at the initial SME Working Group meetings, which SFA Chairman, Ian Martin and SFA Director, Patricia Callan sit on, the National Procurement Service have updated...
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