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Why You Have to Create Time to Innovate in Your Organisation

admin / February 20, 2018

“All organisations,” management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “need one core competency: innovation.” While every company wants to stand out, to be ahead of the curve, if you want to break through to the next level of success, you need to adopt innovation as a core business strategy. But the reality of this is that you … Continued

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AI and the Workforce: Looking Forward

admin / January 30, 2018

Artificial intelligence has been making its way into the economy for decades. From assembly line robots all the way down to Redbox DVD rentals, functions once fulfilled by human workers have been taken over by automated processes. In employment terms, many employees tasked with routine jobs have been replaced by a few charged with keeping … Continued

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6 Reasons Why Irish Employees are Choosing Startups over Corporate Roles

Orla Doyle / November 20, 2017

In the modern work place, startups have become increasingly popular for Irish employees, with many, especially skilled talent, being drawn to them. In a recent survey almost 70pc of Irish workers stated that they would like to work in a small to medium-size enterprise (SME) or a startup, with respondents believing that startups and SMEs … Continued

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Recruitment Firm

admin / July 17, 2017

Whether you’re part of a large multi-national organisation or a small start-up/SME, getting the right people on board is essential. The key word here is ‘right’, and what’s right for your organisation may not be right for the next. This is proving to be a big challenge in the current competitive climate, with many employers missing … Continued

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Understanding the Power of Introverts in the Workplace

admin / June 28, 2017

  It’s easy to get convinced in a job interview that an extrovert candidate is the best fit for the position. But what if their introvert competitor is actually more suitable? Don’t dismiss a candidate because they might not have engaged as actively or discovered a shared hobby in the course of the conversation. Instead, … Continued

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5 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff Over the Summer

Concepta Cadogan / June 19, 2017

Every hiring manager and HR professional knows that when the summer months arrive, it is a high priority to arrange cover of key employees that take annual leave. However, you don’t have to drain company resources or slow down productivity by taking on the burden of hiring temporary staff. Many temp agencies now offer specialised … Continued

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Why You Should Hire Athletes

Orla Doyle / June 14, 2017

  A recent survey has revealed that 95% of Fortune 500 CEO’s had high achieving sporting backgrounds. This statistic shines a light on the fact that people who have a background in sports, bring something extra to the workplace. A candidate with a background in sports is equipped with valuable skills that can’t be easily quantified or … Continued

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5 Ways to Keep your Employees Motivated During the Summer

admin / June 8, 2017

  Focus and productivity doesn’t have to go out the window as soon as the summer arrives. Motivating staff is a key role that managers play in the supervision of their employees and during the summer months, it can become much more vital to keep productivity high and business moving. This can be a serious challenge … Continued

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Ten basics for effective board meetings

Shay Dalton / November 24, 2015

Effective oversight and strategic direction are vital for ensuring that a company is doing the best for its shareholders. The board of directors are tasked with ensuring that this happens and the most common formal way of making decisions is through the board meeting. Unfortunately directors often report that the board meeting is actually one … Continued

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