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  • The Benefits of Mentorship in Business

    The concept of mentorship traces back to the character of Mentor in Greek Mythology in Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, King of Ithica, asks his trusted companion, Mentor, to keep watch over his son, Telemachus, while he is away. Mentor acts as a guide to Telemachus, supporting him in his father’s absence. The term mentor then became used 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…

  • 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…

  • 4 Rules for Creating a ‘Perfect CV’

    As recruiters, we often get asked about the rules for creating a ‘perfect CV’. A quick search online will bring up hundreds if not thousands of articles on this very subject with advice from ‘experts’ about the rules for creating a perfect CV. Let me save you some time, in my experience, there are 4…

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

    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…

  • How to negotiate a pay rise

    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. Many organisations are trying to take on new staff and the…

  • 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…

  • A Company Secretary in Ireland – What Does the Role Consist of?

    The importance of effective corporate governance continues to be a critical element in today’s economic environment and business environment, as we continue to move forward and learn from the mistakes of the past as highlighted in the most recent global financial crisis. As a result we are seeing an increased focus on the role of the…

  • How to Successfully Ask for Time Off (The Ultimate Email Script)

    The holiday season is approaching quickly. For many professionals it is often the case when your send your manager an email requesting to take a few days off for holiday, the following response can seem familiar. “Sorry, its quarter end. We need you here.” Even though many of us are entitled to our holiday allowance,…

  • 6 Tips on How to Prepare for an Interview With One of The Big 4

    Congrats on getting a job interview with one of the Big 4! If you’ve managed to obtain an interview, you’ve already beaten most of the odds. KPMG, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCooper, Ernst & Young are very prestigious companies that only invite the best candidates to join their ranks. Here are six tips on how to best prepare…

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