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Better Learning & Learning Better: Maximizing Workplace Learner Engagement

17/08/2017 - How often do people in your workplace declare they simply didn’t find the time to complete assigned training?

Commercial Leases - Essential Questions for a Prospective Tenant

15/08/2017 - A commercial lease can be an extremely onerous contract and expert legal advice is essential from the negotiation stage through to the point of signing the original lease and related documents.

Tax Considerations for a Buyer when Buying a Business

03/08/2017 - The tax structure of a business acquisition can be the deciding factor when assessing the merits of buying a business.

Creating Programs That Work | A Simple Guide to Training Needs Analysis

01/08/2017 - Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the need to identify high-priority training needs for your people while at the same time being conscious that you need training that translates into real-value impact lasting well beyond the training intervention? Getting the right learning to the right people and producing durable results can be a challenge.

Why is mobile learning right for Millennials?

01/08/2017 - Millennials have been accused of being lazy, feeling entitled, and lacking commitment. They are said to suffer from a peculiar New Age affliction called “digital dependency,” where periods of time without their smartphone result in increased anxiety and even genuine moments of existential crisis.

Changes to rules on pension transfers from the UK

04/07/2017 - If you have pensions in the UK that you want to transfer back to Ireland, there were some big changes made in the UK Finance Act recently that you should be aware of.

GDPR Protection of Personal Data

04/07/2017 - One year from now the EU General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR will come directly into force across the EU. This is a “Regulation” so therefore it does not need individual Member State transposition into national laws, it applies automatically and immediately.

How to reduce printing costs and run an environmentally sustainable office

04/07/2017 - For some time now, there has been a focus on ‘paper free’ offices, pushing everything into the cloud and while this is a great ambition, it’s simply not practical for many industries today and many areas of business.

Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland Successfully Overturns Court of Appeal Decision

01/06/2017 - The Supreme Court announced that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (“MIBI”) was successful in their appeal

Picking the perfect payroll solution

01/06/2017 - Dealing with your payroll can be a tricky, time-consuming task. Making the decision to use software can help you automate the process, saving you both time and money.

ThinkSandyford – 10 good reasons to set up in Sandyford.

01/06/2017 - ThinkBusiness examines Sandyford and explains why it's a good place to run a business...

An end to mandatory retirement ages?

02/05/2017 - Unlike many other EU jurisdictions, there is no statutory retirement age in the private sector in Ireland, with retirement related issues being regulated instead by employment contracts. Private sector employers in Ireland are permitted to set mandatory retirement ages provided they are objectively and reasonably justified.

Warren Buffett’s shareholder letter

02/05/2017 - Warren Buffett issued his annual shareholder letter in February. I said that last year’s letter was a bit disappointing but this year, there was plenty of gems in the letter and very important advice that we should all listen to, take a simple investment approach with low fees...

Financial Planning is not a budgeting service, it’s much more important than that

01/03/2017 - A common error that people make is to mistake financial planning with budgeting. While it is very important to have control of your finances, budgeting is only one building block in the financial planning process.

The A-Z of training for small businesses

01/03/2017 - The world of training continues to turn. Businesses are looking to maximise performance and differentiate themselves through the professional development of employees.

The Help to Buy Scheme : A Financial Planners Guide

01/02/2017 - The Help to Buy Scheme was introduced by the Minister for Finance in Budget 2017. Here are the key facts and figures to consider....

Why it pays to continuously improve

01/02/2017 - Little things really can mean a lot in business – and taking the opportunity to iron out inefficiencies and hone your offering as you go can have a huge impact on how your company performs in the long run.

9 ways to grow your business

05/01/2017 - Is your business always first out of the blocks? It’s easy to run with a successful new product or service, but in order to stay the distance companies need to ensure their entire operation is on track.

5 ways to maximise employee productivity

01/12/2016 - Employee productivity is critical. People power should always be at the forefront of every business’ mind and roadmaps.

The cost of children - a Financial Breakdown

01/11/2016 - The financial planning process involves looking at all your expected inflows and outflows during your lifetime. At the start of the process, I ask people to complete an expenditure questionnaire...

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