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Understanding the Power of Introverts in the Workplace

Niamh O'Byrne / 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

Niamh O'Byrne / 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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LinkedIn Profile Optimisation Checklist [Infographic]

Orla Doyle / October 20, 2015

More than 259 million people are using LinkedIn worldwide. LinkedIn’s growth rate and popularity has been well documented and more recently the company has boasted a new members joining rate of more than 2 per second. But with more and more people joining the network – how do you ensure that you are being found and … Continued

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How to negotiate a pay rise

Orla Doyle / June 25, 2015

The art of salary negotiation is a key career skill and one which will stay with you throughout your working life. In order to achieve success it is one that needs a little rehearsal, preparation and correct positioning in order to ask, and receive, the pay you deserve. As demand for professionals picks up with improving economic conditions, recruitment is firmly … Continued

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SUNDAY BUSINESS POST FEATURE: Perks and prospects: adapt to keep staff

Orla Doyle / February 19, 2015

On Sunday February 22nd, we featured in the Sunday Business Post Career Moves section with an article entitled “Perks and prospects: adapt to keep staff“. This article details some of our research findings from our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015. See full article below – click to enlarge.

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