Author: Donal Whelan

  • Curriculum Vitae Preparation

    You will receive a better response to your CV if it is well written, organised, and relevant. This can be challenging because you ideally need to limit the length to 3 pages and in addition you need to ensure that it is relevant and not laborious to the reader. Very often it is your first… Read more

  • The Essential Manager: 10 Core Elements of Leadership

    Most good managers are made through practice, and not born, and the really great ones are those who look at what skills they need and then go about developing them through a personal improvement plan until they are second nature. A quote from Vince Lombardi sums this up perfectly when it comes to building and honing… Read more

  • Half Year Economic Outlook with Jim Power

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    There is no greater manifestation on the ground in an economy in terms of real economic activity than what we’re collecting on the tax side. JIM POWER On the first of our webinar series, leading economist Jim Power dives into the Irish tax figures from the first 6 months of 2023, international trends, national employment… Read more

  • 4 Things Your LinkedIn Profile Says About You

    In recent years, LinkedIn has become a vital career-enhancing tool for all career professionals looking to network and seek out new opportunities. According to LinkedIn over 75% of people who changed jobs used LinkedIn to inform their career decision. Furthermore social professional networks are the number one source for quality hires. Given these statistics, treating… Read more

  • The number 1 quality people look for in a manager

    [I]f you were to go out and ask “what are the qualities of a good manager”, you will probably end up with a list of over 20 qualities. Why? Because it depends on so many differing factors and is of course, different for every organisation, industry and situation. The qualities of what makes a good manager vary greatly… Read more

  • Neurodiversity: A Competitive Advantage in the Irish Workforce

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    Neurodiversity in Ireland The idea of inclusion in the workplace and anti-discrimination have been key targets in the global workforce for many years. With the onset of time, the aspects of each have grown, with one of the newest additions being the inclusion of neurodiversity in the workplace. Neurodiversity is a framework which embraces a… Read more

  • 6 Steps to Improve Mental Health Understanding in the Office

    The stigma around mental health issues may be decreasing, but that doesn’t mean that it’s comfortable to find a job–or even keep one–while disclosing issues. In fact, many employees end up hiding mental health concerns out of fear that they will be labelled “unstable” or “unreliable.” With increased awareness about mental health and a movement… Read more

  • 5 Ways to Keep your Employees Motivated During the Summer

    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 for… Read more

  • Top 10 TED Talks to Watch Before a Job Interview or Important Meeting

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    While more than half of a first impression is based upon body language and physical appearance, 33% of a first impression is based upon vocabulary and vocal quality. Your mood dictates your tone of voice and body language, making it imperative to mentally prepare before important speeches, conferences, meetings, and interviews. Getting into the right headspace… Read more

  • 6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Embrace Social Responsibility

      Last month, Ireland launched its Second National Plan on Social Responsibility titled ‘Towards Responsible Business’. The 2017- 2020 Plan aims at building a strong economy by supporting businesses and organisations to adopt sustainable practices. The goal is to improve Ireland’s image as a competitive global player while fostering social harmony and environmental protections. Ireland… Read more