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Ireland’s ‘Living Crisis’ Hits Workplaces – 1 in 3 professionals set to walk amid mounting personal pressures

29/06/2022 - A third of white-collar Irish professionals have stated that they are ‘very likely’ to leave their job in the coming months, unless more understanding and assistance is directed toward personal matters which impact their work.

Five Fundamental Jobs of the Finance Industry

14/06/2022 - The world of finance is undoubtedly in a state of aggressive progression, and while jobs related to emerging areas of the industry such as crypto and sustainable finance are now commonplace, fundamental positions still remain.

Gender Pay Gap - Government publishes Guidance Note on Calculating Pay Gap Metrics

01/06/2022 - On 10 May 2022, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth published guidance for employers on how to calculate their gender pay gap metrics (the Guidance) as required under the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 (the Act).

Five Finance Jobs of the Future

28/04/2022 - Finance jobs of the future will be shaped by the fastest growing areas of finance today.

CSR job vacancies jump by 74% as companies pledge to fight climate change

01/02/2022 - The number of CSR-related job roles advertised this year has increased by 74% since last year, and by 54% when compared to 2019 (pre-pandemic). In fact, May 2021 was the second-busiest CSR recruitment drive on record.

Hybrid Working stats every professional should know in 2022

01/02/2022 - The world of work has gone through two revolutions in the space of less than 24 months

COVID-19 Emergency Measure Redundant as Suspended Redundancy Entitlement for Employees Returns

01/12/2021 - On 30 September 2021, the COVID-related emergency suspension of an employee’s entitlement to claim a statutory redundancy payment from their employer following certain periods of lay-off or short time work under section 12A of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 expired.

Almost half of Irish professional’s claim ‘hybrid working’ is not fit for purpose

24/08/2021 - The research comes from a new report from recruiter Robert Walters – A Guide to Hybrid Working: Obstacles and Solutions – which surveyed 1,000 Irish professionals in order to identify the symptoms of dysfunction in hybrid working.

Covid’s Start-Up Explosion: 28% increase in job title change to business owners

24/08/2021 - The number of professionals who have changed their job title to Founder/Co-Founder in the past year has increased by +10%, Small Business Owners have risen by +8%, and those formally adopting the title of Entrepreneur (+5%) or Owner or Co-Owner by (+4.9%) has also increased during the pandemic.

Remote working from abroad

29/07/2021 - Such was the nature of the rapid escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of the Government’s restrictions in March 2020, many employers implemented temporary remote working arrangements in an unplanned and urgent manner.

Black professionals in Ireland continue to be disadvantaged in their career - new study

23/06/2021 - 42% of black professionals in Ireland do not receive a pay increase after negotiation – double the number of white professionals. The figure is much starker for black women, where an overwhelming 63% do not receive a pay increase following salary negotiation.

The Hybrid Work Problem

31/05/2021 - With lockdown restrictions easing and a new roadmap for recovery envisaged, employers across the country are making plans for their organisations’ post-COVID-19 work arrangements.

Companies ramp up diversity focus – with the number of D&I initiatives doubling in the past year

14/04/2021 - Twice as many professionals (64%) stated that they are aware of their employer’s diversity & inclusion initiatives, compared to 2019.

Is your 5am alarm clock ready? 47% of managers fear their employees are at risk of burnout upon returning to the office

30/03/2021 - The Irish workforce experienced ‘boomerang’ productivity levels during lockdown – where at its peak 44% reported an increase in productivity, and at its lowest 28% reported a decrease in productivity.

New Code of Practice on Bullying at Work

24/02/2021 - A new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work came into effect by way of Statutory Instrument on 23 December 2020 (Code).

Three Skills Your Employees Need In 2021

26/01/2021 - One of the momentous impacts of the pandemic has been a fundamental shift in how and where people work.

Rewarding Your Employees on a Budget

01/12/2020 - With 2020 coming to a close and end of year bonuses looming, many organisations find themselves in a difficult position.

What Are The Core Skills Gaps Facing the Financial Industry?

26/11/2020 - Industries worldwide are experiencing unprecedented change as digital transformation and new economic realities shake up the world of work.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)

29/09/2020 - The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme replaced the current Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) for Irish employers from 1st September. The scheme is expected to run until the end of March 2021, and the switch to it will significantly impact many organisations’ payroll services.

Brexit – the Endgame Approaches?

21/09/2020 - The approaching year-end sees the negotiations on the European Union – United Kingdom future relationship move into a potentially difficult and turbulent phase as an eighth round of negotiations begins, with each side cautioning that time is running out.

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