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# insights-and-opinion - Sunday 29 March, 2020

From Business ETC Communicating in a crisis: Adjusting to the reality of Covid-19 Insights And Opinion

Communicating in a crisis: Adjusting to the reality of Covid-19

Businesses have moved quickly, but the outbreak is creating unforeseen challenges

# insights-and-opinion - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think education properly prepared you for your career? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think education properly prepared you for your career?

Irish industry is changing and there are fears that education isn’t moving in the same direction.

# insights-and-opinion - Friday 7 February, 2020

Work-it: Dealing with imposter syndrome

Most leaders feel the symptoms, but how they deal with it is key.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 6 February, 2020

From Business ETC Work-it: Dealing with imposter syndrome 21st Century Workplace

Work-it: Dealing with imposter syndrome

Most leaders feel the symptoms, but how they deal with it is key.

# insights-and-opinion - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

From Business ETC Poll: Should wealthier countries shoulder more responsibility in tackling climate change? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should wealthier countries shoulder more responsibility in tackling climate change?

Environmental action, and inaction, are major themes in Davos this week.

# insights-and-opinion - Friday 3 January, 2020

From Business ETC Poll: What you said in 2019 Insights And Opinion

Poll: What you said in 2019

The results are in, the readers have spoken.

# insights-and-opinion - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think Ireland should phase out fossil fuel exploration? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland should phase out fossil fuel exploration?

The state is looking to phase out oil and gas exploration, but is it a good idea?

# insights-and-opinion - Monday 11 November, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think taking parental leave has a negative impact on your career? 21st Century Workplace This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think taking parental leave has a negative impact on your career?

Recent surveys suggest there is stigma attached to taking time off work.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 22 August, 2019

'When you're away from your laptop you tend to become more creative'

Tools of the trade: Richard Murphy of Zevo Health talks handling stress and Bob Dylan’s sage advice.

# insights-and-opinion - Monday 19 August, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Should staff have the legal right to switch off from work emails? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should staff have the legal right to switch off from work emails?

The government is looking at whether a right to disconnect from work emails would function in Ireland.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 15 August, 2019

'Work hard and be nice to people. I don't think it has to be more comprehensive than that'

Tools of the trade: Flying Tiger Copenhagen’s Irish boss on kindness and why llamas trump beetles.

# insights-and-opinion - Monday 12 August, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Do you feel under pressure to work extra hours? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel under pressure to work extra hours?

It might relieve the pressure of work demands, but working overtime has its downsides.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 8 August, 2019

'Curiosity has helped me stand out - I've worked since age 16 and I've had seven careers'

Open Orphan’s Cathal Friel also talks about the day that most shook his confidence.

# insights-and-opinion - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Would a company's values be enough to compel you to change jobs? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Would a company's values be enough to compel you to change jobs?

Workers seem to care less about cash and more about culture when it comes to career choices.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 1 August, 2019

'In our reception we have a fairly large pufferfish made out of 100% recyclable items'

The CEO of Cool Planet Experience talks Al Gore, ski lifts and her busy diary.

# insights-and-opinion - Monday 29 July, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Would concerns over the environment prevent you from flying? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Would concerns over the environment prevent you from flying?

‘Flight shame’ has impacted flights to Ireland from some northern European countries this year.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Be wary of the curse of knowledge

To communicate clearly, you need to be aware of what you might know too well.

'Talent without ambition is just talent - if you've got the combination of both the sky is the limit'

Colman Walsh, the chief executive of the UX Design Institute, talks priesthood, ambition and triathlons.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 18 July, 2019

'I used to be motivated by a fear of failure. I kind of got over that'

Gary Lavin, the founder of VitHit, talks fear of failure, managing growth and why he’s not pursuing kombucha.

# insights-and-opinion - Monday 15 July, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Would you pay extra rent for the perks of co-living? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay extra rent for the perks of co-living?

Shared living remains a hot topic in Ireland as more groups enter the Dublin scene.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Meet the man making sure that 'real heart' stays at the centre of Dogpatch Labs

Patrick Walsh is eyeing the healthy growth of Dublin’s startup scene as he plots Dogpatch’s expansion.

It's time for women's sport to take the prime time stage following the success of the World Cup

The curtain may be falling on this inspiring episode in women’s sport, but it can’t be the end of the story.

'I'm still living in a land where we're starting from scratch - and maybe that's a good thing'

Tina McKenzie, CEO of Grafton Recruitment, talks about over-committing and her dream job that doesn’t exist.

# insights-and-opinion - Monday 8 July, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Would a company's green credentials affect your job choice? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Would a company's green credentials affect your job choice?

Businesses are facing pressure from employees who are worried about their impact on the environment.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Artificial intelligence is going to transform business, not just in Ireland, but across the world

Here are the steps that Irish companies should take to unlock AI’s potential.

# insights-and-opinion - Monday 1 July, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think you would be more productive working from home? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think you would be more productive working from home?

Remote working could increase productivity, but it could also decrease one’s commitment to a company.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Facebook's Libra project could be a watershed moment for the blockchain industry

This marks the social media giant’s boldest foray into the financial services industry.

'Be patient; it's going to take a hell of a lot longer than you would anticipate'

Gerry Scullion, founder of King of Kefir, talks radishes and getting lost down rabbit holes.

# insights-and-opinion - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

From Business ETC 'Be patient; it's going to take a hell of a lot longer than you would anticipate' Insights And Opinion

'Be patient; it's going to take a hell of a lot longer than you would anticipate'

Gerry Scullion, founder of King of Kefir, talks radishes and getting lost down rabbit holes.

# insights-and-opinion - Sunday 23 June, 2019

From Business ETC Why putting design at the heart of a company can help it thrive Insights And Opinion

Why putting design at the heart of a company can help it thrive

Design based on conversations with your users – it is the surest way to succeed.

# insights-and-opinion - Saturday 22 June, 2019

From Business ETC The death of the out of office Insights And Opinion

The death of the out of office

It is vital that we switch off the smart way when we head off on holiday.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 20 June, 2019

When you fail to fully examine a reference, you increase your chances of a costly mis-hire

It’s just a formality, goes the thinking, and it is that thinking that causes employers major problems.

'Knowing that I've had an impact on something - that's very motivational to me'

Hazel Mitchell of eBay Ireland talks about her remaining ambitions after 15 years at the company.

# insights-and-opinion - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

From Business ETC 'Knowing that I've had an impact on something - that's very motivational to me' Insights And Opinion

'Knowing that I've had an impact on something - that's very motivational to me'

Hazel Mitchell of eBay Ireland talks about her remaining ambitions after 15 years at the company.

# insights-and-opinion - Monday 17 June, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Would you favour a company based on its green credentials? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you favour a company based on its green credentials?

Businesses and policymakers are coming under pressure to transition to a low carbon economy.

# insights-and-opinion - Saturday 15 June, 2019

From Business ETC When you fail to fully examine a reference, you increase your chances of a costly mis-hire Insights And Opinion

When you fail to fully examine a reference, you increase your chances of a costly mis-hire

It’s just a formality, goes the thinking, and it is that thinking that causes employers major problems.

# insights-and-opinion - Thursday 13 June, 2019

'I once picked potatoes for a summer - that taught me a lot in terms of what hard labour felt like'

Sprout Social’s Gerard Murnaghan talks about motivating staff and his dog Ruby.

# insights-and-opinion - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

From Business ETC 'I once picked potatoes for a summer - that taught me a lot in terms of what hard labour felt like' Insights And Opinion

'I once picked potatoes for a summer - that taught me a lot in terms of what hard labour felt like'

Sprout Social’s Gerard Murnaghan talks about motivating staff and his dog Ruby.

# insights-and-opinion - Monday 10 June, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think you'd be more productive with a four-day work week? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think you'd be more productive with a four-day work week?

There has been calls for a four-day working week with companies worldwide deciding to cut office hours.

# insights-and-opinion - Sunday 9 June, 2019

From Business ETC Reports of workplace bullying have been high in Ireland - it’s time employers do something Insights And Opinion

Reports of workplace bullying have been high in Ireland - it’s time employers do something

Ireland has been found to have one of the highest rates of workplace bullying in the developed world.

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