02/08/2016 - Some insights and opinions from a HR perspective...
27/10/2015 - Some clarification on the Budget 2016 announcements.
12/10/2014 - Do you know how long you need to retain employee information for?
12/03/2014 - So far as is reasonably possible, employers are legally obliged to ensure the safety and welfare at work of all employees. Likewise, employees have a responsibility to themselves and to their colleagues.
18/02/2014 - Employers, as you may be aware, the National Employment Right’s Authority (NERA) conducts thousands of inspections (many of which are unannounced) annually.
17/10/2013 - Many employers have experienced theft by an employee in the workplace and, consequently, need to put certain measures in place in order to protect the profits of the company.
13/09/2013 - It is a legal requirement of an employer to provide a written statement of the employment agreement (contract) between employer and employee within two months of the commencement of employment.
08/08/2013 - The issue of age discrimination has become a significant one in Ireland in this extremely litigious era - it is imperative that employers are very careful in all they say, write and do in relation to age if they aim to avoid a discrimination claim.
08/08/2013 - Annual leave is paid time off work that employees are granted by their employers - it can be used for whatever the employee wishes. It is important for employees to recharge the batteries and annual leave helps maintain a motivated and productive workforce.
08/08/2013 - On 1st July 2013 the Department of Social Protection launched a new Scheme which offers employers rewards for recruiting individuals who have been unemployed for a considerable period of time.
05/07/2013 - With the debate on gender diversity on Europe's boards continuing to gather momentum, the Institute of Directors in Ireland (IoD) recently undertook research exclusively with women members...
07/02/2013 - For a board and its directors, behaving ethically and acting honestly and with integrity should be a given. It is the responsibility of the board, in conjunction with the Chief Executive and executive management, to set the culture and values of the organisation and the ethical framework within which that culture exists.
13/11/2012 - The need to increase the number of women on boards both in Ireland and abroad continues to attract considerable comment and debate. In the UK, gender targets were introduced last year to address the lack of women on the boards of FTSE companies and on the face of it, seem to be working, albeit slowly
12/10/2012 - The role of directors and strategic leaders in all sectors and sizes of business has never been under as much scrutiny as it is today.
15/02/2012 - With some sectors experiencing difficulty at this point in time, I am delighted to say that Ecommerce is slowly but surely making its mark here in Ireland.
10/11/2011 - October 2011 saw something on the Irish job market that has not been seen for at least the last 7 months, a month-on-month increase in the number of Professional Job Opportunities.
20/09/2011 - So, here we are in Q3 2011 and once again all signs point to positive news within the Irish jobs market.
22/08/2011 - The failure by some boards to adequately monitor and direct the affairs of their organisation has brought to the fore the crucial importance of those at the helm of Irish business fully understanding and executing the responsibilities of their role.
11/07/2011 - Over the past couple of years since the now infamous economic downturn companies of all sizes have had to address costs throughout their organisation which included downsizing or “rightsizing”.
10/05/2011 - More than a third looks up prospective employees’ online profiles. Among technology companies, some 38% will now check the social media profiles of prospective employees,