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# insights - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Should employers pay staff stranded by rail strikes? Here's what you need to know
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Should employers pay staff stranded by rail strikes? Here's what you need to know

Nov 1st 2017, 1:12 PM 339 Views 0 Comments

The first of five planned Irish Rail stoppages took place today.

# insights - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

'I'm put off by people who don't embrace change - that's a big hindrance'
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From Business ETC
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'I'm put off by people who don't embrace change - that's a big hindrance'

Oct 31st 2017, 6:27 PM 1,205 Views 0 Comments

Executive recruiter Estelle Davis talks about her favourite job interview questions.

# insights - Monday 30 October, 2017

'Being a parent grounded me and taught me some things are more important than work'
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'Being a parent grounded me and taught me some things are more important than work'

Oct 30th 2017, 1:53 PM 628 Views 0 Comments

Industrial designer Brian Stephens took some lessons from Japan to his own consultancy in Ireland.

# insights - Sunday 29 October, 2017

How time-strapped managers can beat their 'present bias' and get more work done
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From Business ETC
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How time-strapped managers can beat their 'present bias' and get more work done

Oct 29th 2017, 12:00 PM 452 Views 0 Comments

These productivity tips will help you prioritise and make sure the important tasks are finished.

# insights - Saturday 28 October, 2017

'I felt guilty stopping to go and watch TV, so I would work late all the time'
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From Business ETC
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'I felt guilty stopping to go and watch TV, so I would work late all the time'

Oct 28th 2017, 12:00 PM 406 Views 0 Comments

Interior designer Roisin Lafferty found herself always switched on when home became her office.

# insights - Friday 27 October, 2017

'There's a stigma around doing a trade, but it's as good a way to start a business as college'
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From Business ETC
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'There's a stigma around doing a trade, but it's as good a way to start a business as college'

Oct 27th 2017, 12:58 PM 539 Views 0 Comments

Firemole’s Seán Ó Tuama talks about his lessons from seeking investment and crowdfunding.

# insights - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'They say the key to good mental health is stability - I never really had that growing up'
# Media And Arts
From Business ETC
# Media And Arts

'They say the key to good mental health is stability - I never really had that growing up'

Oct 26th 2017, 5:55 PM 597 Views 0 Comments

This design pro shares her experience of depression and anxiety.

'Parcel Motel was my biggest risk - we didn't know how long it would take to catch on'
# Orla Sheils
# Orla Sheils

'Parcel Motel was my biggest risk - we didn't know how long it would take to catch on'

Oct 26th 2017, 2:12 PM 2,270 Views 1 Comment

The firm’s general manager, Orla Sheils, also talks about the importance of ‘do nothing’ days.

# insights - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'Parcel Motel was my biggest risk - we didn't know how long it would take to catch on'
# Services
From Business ETC
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'Parcel Motel was my biggest risk - we didn't know how long it would take to catch on'

Oct 24th 2017, 5:29 PM 2,896 Views 0 Comments

The firm’s general manager, Orla Sheils, also talks about the importance of ‘do nothing’ days.

# insights - Saturday 21 October, 2017

How virtually any Irish company can get cash back from developing new products
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From Business ETC
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How virtually any Irish company can get cash back from developing new products

Oct 21st 2017, 2:00 PM 277 Views 0 Comments

From construction to food and drink businesses, the R&D tax credit is an attractive option for SMEs.

# insights - Friday 20 October, 2017

'Three months after I moved to the Caribbean, my boss went bust. Suddenly I needed a job'
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From Business ETC
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'Three months after I moved to the Caribbean, my boss went bust. Suddenly I needed a job'

Oct 20th 2017, 5:33 PM 1,931 Views 0 Comments

Business owner David Campion talks about the highs and lows of setting up his own firm in Barbados.

# insights - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'We try to promote a relaxed workplace. We’re not doing surgery, it’s not life and death'
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From Business ETC
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'We try to promote a relaxed workplace. We’re not doing surgery, it’s not life and death'

Oct 19th 2017, 5:29 PM 548 Views 0 Comments

This designer talks about how pro bono work can benefit creative people.

'The most difficult decision was selling my cottage to get enough money to buy the business'
# Burren Perfumery
# Burren Perfumery

'The most difficult decision was selling my cottage to get enough money to buy the business'

Oct 19th 2017, 3:37 PM 2,519 Views 0 Comments

After ditching her life in London for the Burren, Sadie Chowen ended up running her own company.

# insights - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

'I've seen the strain long hours puts on staff - I try to mentor away from that'
# Transport
From Business ETC
# Transport

'I've seen the strain long hours puts on staff - I try to mentor away from that'

Oct 17th 2017, 6:21 PM 628 Views 0 Comments

GoCar boss Colm Brady also talks about ‘character building’ in a Dublin pub.

# insights - Sunday 15 October, 2017

The mystery of Ireland's 'missing' financial services startups
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From Business ETC
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The mystery of Ireland's 'missing' financial services startups

Oct 15th 2017, 12:00 PM 447 Views 0 Comments

The ‘siloed’ nature of banks and the tech sector is holding back innovation.

# insights - Saturday 14 October, 2017

The most common scams aimed at Irish businesses - and how to guard against them
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From Business ETC
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The most common scams aimed at Irish businesses - and how to guard against them

Oct 14th 2017, 12:00 PM 303 Views 0 Comments

From simple to sophisticated, fraud is a problem facing firms of all sizes.

# insights - Friday 13 October, 2017

'The most difficult decision was selling my cottage to get enough money to buy the business'
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From Business ETC
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'The most difficult decision was selling my cottage to get enough money to buy the business'

Oct 13th 2017, 5:41 PM 306 Views 0 Comments

After ditching her life in London for the Burren, Sadie Chowen ended up running her own company.

# insights - Thursday 12 October, 2017

How firms can perfect the fine art of getting TDs to change their minds
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From Business ETC
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How firms can perfect the fine art of getting TDs to change their minds

Oct 12th 2017, 3:46 PM 169 Views 0 Comments

This public policy pro delivers a masterclass in lobbying.

'Setting up a company was a needs must situation - we couldn't find jobs for love nor money'
# Zahra Media
# Zahra Media

'Setting up a company was a needs must situation - we couldn't find jobs for love nor money'

Oct 12th 2017, 2:57 PM 768 Views 0 Comments

Zahra Media Group’s Gina Miltiadou talks about ‘failing forward’ and her struggle with small talk.

'We've made a lot of mistakes. Learning from each of them is the reason we're still here'
# Dela Restaurant
# Dela Restaurant

'We've made a lot of mistakes. Learning from each of them is the reason we're still here'

Oct 12th 2017, 2:56 PM 629 Views 1 Comment

After starting out in IT, Joe Bohan moved into the hotel trade before opening a restaurant with his wife.

# insights - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

'Setting up a company was a needs must situation - we couldn't find jobs for love nor money'
# Media And Arts
From Business ETC
# Media And Arts

'Setting up a company was a needs must situation - we couldn't find jobs for love nor money'

Oct 11th 2017, 4:05 PM 510 Views 0 Comments

Zahra Media Group’s Gina Miltiadou talks about ‘failing forward’ and her struggle with small talk.

# insights - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Why the Irish don't 'do' pensions - and what can be done to change that
# Opinion
From Business ETC
# Opinion

Why the Irish don't 'do' pensions - and what can be done to change that

Oct 8th 2017, 2:00 PM 876 Views 0 Comments

Auto-enrolment could fix Ireland’s ticking time bomb of private-sector workers without nest eggs.

# insights - Saturday 7 October, 2017

How you can use a free Google tool to read the mind of your customer
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From Business ETC
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How you can use a free Google tool to read the mind of your customer

Oct 7th 2017, 2:00 PM 410 Views 0 Comments

Google Trends lets businesses analyse search data and work out who’s interested in what, when.

# insights - Friday 6 October, 2017

'We've made a lot of mistakes. Learning from each of them is the reason we're still here'
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From Business ETC
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'We've made a lot of mistakes. Learning from each of them is the reason we're still here'

Oct 6th 2017, 5:54 PM 370 Views 0 Comments

After starting out in IT, Joe Bohan moved into the hotel trade before opening a restaurant with his wife.

# insights - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Why you should never turn down a touch of make-up when you're on Ireland AM
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From Business ETC
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Why you should never turn down a touch of make-up when you're on Ireland AM

Oct 5th 2017, 6:00 PM 150 Views 0 Comments

This media expert delivers a masterclass in preparing for a television interview.

'I used to triple-check everything – I had to learn to trust people'
# Paul Carty
# Paul Carty

'I used to triple-check everything – I had to learn to trust people'

Oct 5th 2017, 1:56 PM 1,079 Views 0 Comments

Guinness Storehouse boss Paul Carty also explains why it’s not OK to drink at a business meeting.

'After one long week we bawled all the way home in the car. We couldn't console each other'
# Claire Finnan
# Claire Finnan

'After one long week we bawled all the way home in the car. We couldn't console each other'

Oct 5th 2017, 1:54 PM 696 Views 0 Comments

Claire Finnan started out as a nurse before moving to PR then launching a baby fair.

# insights - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'I used to triple-check everything – I had to learn to trust people'
# Tourism
From Business ETC
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'I used to triple-check everything – I had to learn to trust people'

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:15 PM 1,186 Views 0 Comments

Guinness Storehouse boss Paul Carty also explains why it’s not OK to drink at a business meeting.

# insights - Monday 2 October, 2017

What Europe's tough new data protection rules will mean for the world of HR
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From Business ETC
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What Europe's tough new data protection rules will mean for the world of HR

Oct 2nd 2017, 11:55 AM 242 Views 0 Comments

The GDPR regulations will come into force with immediate effect next year.

# insights - Sunday 1 October, 2017

What Mark Zuckerberg's clothes can teach you about avoiding customers' 'decision fatigue'
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From Business ETC
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What Mark Zuckerberg's clothes can teach you about avoiding customers' 'decision fatigue'

Oct 1st 2017, 12:00 PM 375 Views 0 Comments

Faced with too many complex choices, a lot of potential buyers will just opt out.

# insights - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get
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From Business ETC
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Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get

Sep 30th 2017, 12:00 PM 603 Views 0 Comments

There won’t be any Celtic Tiger-style ‘goodies’ for Ireland in the 2018 edition.

# insights - Friday 29 September, 2017

'After one long week we bawled all the way home in the car. We couldn't console each other'
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From Business ETC
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'After one long week we bawled all the way home in the car. We couldn't console each other'

Sep 29th 2017, 2:25 PM 189 Views 0 Comments

Claire Finnan started out as a nurse before moving to PR then launching a baby fair.

# insights - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Grand, one-off gestures don't make a great workplace. It's the tiny things'
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From Business ETC
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'Grand, one-off gestures don't make a great workplace. It's the tiny things'

Sep 28th 2017, 7:12 PM 121 Views 0 Comments

This author delivers a masterclass in building trust with staff.

'My biggest regret is my early career. I ended up doing jobs I had no interest in'
# Jobbio
# Jobbio

'My biggest regret is my early career. I ended up doing jobs I had no interest in'

Sep 28th 2017, 1:32 PM 1,094 Views 0 Comments

Jobbio CEO Stephen Quinn also talks about his favourite interview questions.

'The contract was signed but needed to be rubber stamped. Then overnight it all fell apart'
# Bear Market Coffee
# Bear Market Coffee

'The contract was signed but needed to be rubber stamped. Then overnight it all fell apart'

Sep 28th 2017, 1:06 PM 1,234 Views 0 Comments

After trying his hand in the hostel industry, Stephen Deasy moved into the coffee game.

# insights - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'My biggest regret is my early career. I ended up doing jobs I had no interest in'
# Work
From Business ETC
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'My biggest regret is my early career. I ended up doing jobs I had no interest in'

Sep 26th 2017, 6:00 PM 2,961 Views 0 Comments

Jobbio CEO Stephen Quinn also talks about his favourite interview questions.

# insights - Saturday 23 September, 2017

The ball is in the worker's court: How firms can stand out to win the 'war for talent'
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From Business ETC
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The ball is in the worker's court: How firms can stand out to win the 'war for talent'

Sep 23rd 2017, 12:00 PM 142 Views 0 Comments

Employers must think outside the box to get real, lasting talent.

# insights - Friday 22 September, 2017

'The contract was signed but needed to be rubber stamped. Then overnight it all fell apart'
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From Business ETC
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'The contract was signed but needed to be rubber stamped. Then overnight it all fell apart'

Sep 22nd 2017, 4:46 PM 500 Views 0 Comments

After trying his hand in the hostel industry, Stephen Deasy moved into the coffee game.

# insights - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'I come across as tough and brash - kicking that habit has been a work in progress'
# Transport
# Transport

'I come across as tough and brash - kicking that habit has been a work in progress'

Sep 21st 2017, 4:22 PM 659 Views 0 Comments

Cork Airport boss Niall MacCarthy talks about why it’s useful to know what annoys staff.

'I wanted to make something Irish. What I ended up bottling was the smell of failure'
# Startups
# Startups

'I wanted to make something Irish. What I ended up bottling was the smell of failure'

Sep 21st 2017, 4:20 PM 1,453 Views 0 Comments

After leaving school to work as a labourer, Karl Murray found his way into the aromatherapy business.