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# work-life-balance - Friday 15 January, 2021

Other countries have tried it, so what does the 'right to disconnect' actually mean?
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Other countries have tried it, so what does the 'right to disconnect' actually mean?

Jan 15th 2021, 11:42 AM 26,778 Views 24 Comments

A public consultation is currently underway in this country.

# work-life-balance - Saturday 13 June, 2020

'We should be actively looking at it': Calls for government to assess impact of four-day work week
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

'We should be actively looking at it': Calls for government to assess impact of four-day work week

Jun 13th 2020, 7:15 AM 38,759 Views 25 Comments

Supporters of a four-day week say companies could have the same levels of productivity while helping employees’ work-life balance.

# work-life-balance - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Poll: Is a four-day work week a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is a four-day work week a good idea?

May 21st 2020, 8:07 AM 46,877 Views 79 Comments

New Zealand’s Prime Minister has suggested a four-day working week could help tourism in the country.

# work-life-balance - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week
# Employment
# Employment

'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week

Sep 26th 2019, 2:29 PM 36,155 Views 45 Comments

A number of organisations have come together in support of the idea, saying productivity levels could be maintained or even increased.

# work-life-balance - Friday 16 August, 2019

Government to examine if 'right to disconnect' from emails out of hours would work in Ireland
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Government to examine if 'right to disconnect' from emails out of hours would work in Ireland

Aug 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 42,954 Views 25 Comments

The law would give workers the right to avoid emails out of hours.

# work-life-balance - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Looking to achieve work-life balance without sacrificing career ambition? We want your questions
# All About Balance
# All About Balance

Looking to achieve work-life balance without sacrificing career ambition? We want your questions

May 13th 2018, 8:30 PM 19,347 Views 29 Comments

Is you life becoming all work and no play?

# work-life-balance - Friday 11 May, 2018

Study: Inflexible jobs can make workers miserable
# The Joy Of Flex
# The Joy Of Flex

Study: Inflexible jobs can make workers miserable

May 11th 2018, 4:59 PM 475 Views 0 Comments

And giving staff more flexibility makes them less likely to quit, the study found.

WATCH: We put your live questions about work-life balance to a career coach

WATCH: We put your live questions about work-life balance to a career coach

May 11th 2018, 4:58 PM 712 Views 0 Comments

Derval Chambers Petit joined us for a live video Q&A.

'Turn off your notifications': How to find work-life harmony in our always-on world
# BALANCING ACT
# BALANCING ACT

'Turn off your notifications': How to find work-life harmony in our always-on world

May 11th 2018, 4:57 PM 3,937 Views 2 Comments

Hard to switch off? Work emails ruining your home life? It might be time to make some changes.

# work-life-balance - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Feb 6th 2018, 9:16 PM 26,587 Views 35 Comments

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

# work-life-balance - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'I was losing my memory but still trying to work. Then I started coughing up blood'
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

'I was losing my memory but still trying to work. Then I started coughing up blood'

Sep 10th 2017, 3:30 PM 39,460 Views 8 Comments

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile the Offaly firm behind Mór Irish Gin.

# work-life-balance - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

How to juggle a fit and healthy lifestyle with a busy working life
# Column
From The42
# Column

How to juggle a fit and healthy lifestyle with a busy working life

Jan 31st 2017, 7:00 AM 6,776 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last outlines four key areas that you should be focusing on.

# work-life-balance - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Poland, India and Thailand better countries for expats than Ireland
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Poland, India and Thailand better countries for expats than Ireland

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 16,585 Views 20 Comments

The new HSBC survey put Ireland in 27th place, up four places from last year.

# work-life-balance - Friday 7 October, 2016

Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?
# Change Generation
# Change Generation

Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?

Oct 7th 2016, 1:18 PM 34,278 Views 16 Comments

Can workplace bonds cut it in the real world?

# work-life-balance - Friday 30 September, 2016

Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life

Sep 30th 2016, 5:48 PM 15,598 Views 93 Comments

A recent report found that 48% of personnel were satisfied with military life, compared to 64% in 2008.

# work-life-balance - Thursday 25 August, 2016

The Change Generation: Milestones, big decisions and the time of your life
# Making Your Mind Up
# Making Your Mind Up

The Change Generation: Milestones, big decisions and the time of your life

Aug 25th 2016, 3:28 PM 987 Views 0 Comments

For the next three months, we shine a spotlight on a period of huge change for Irish adults.

# work-life-balance - Sunday 1 November, 2015

What people are secretly saying about some of Ireland's biggest employers
# Worked Over
# Worked Over

What people are secretly saying about some of Ireland's biggest employers

Nov 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 76,836 Views 39 Comments

‘The worst place I have ever been in the past 10 years.’

# work-life-balance - Friday 4 September, 2015

The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley
# Still In Business
# Still In Business

The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley

Sep 4th 2015, 12:24 PM 18,964 Views 4 Comments

Max Schireson made headlines with his decision last year – but he’s making a comeback.

# work-life-balance - Monday 10 August, 2015

Having the craic with co-workers is more important than getting a pay rise
# Priorities
# Priorities

Having the craic with co-workers is more important than getting a pay rise

Aug 10th 2015, 6:00 AM 15,521 Views 17 Comments

People in Ireland place more value on a positive work environment than money.

# work-life-balance - Monday 20 April, 2015

We need to stop the glorification of busy
# Opinion
# Opinion

We need to stop the glorification of busy

Apr 20th 2015, 8:00 PM 1,904 Views 27 Comments

Nowadays it’s almost as if it has become a competition as to who can be the busiest – but being overworked is not a virtue.

# work-life-balance - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Baker who makes the best baguette in France is furious about being told he can't work on Sundays
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Baker who makes the best baguette in France is furious about being told he can't work on Sundays

Feb 15th 2015, 4:30 PM 28,239 Views 44 Comments

He is obliged to shut his shop for at least one day a week – but he’s not happy about it.

# work-life-balance - Friday 22 August, 2014

Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check
# Step Away From The Desk
# Step Away From The Desk

Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check

Aug 22nd 2014, 3:52 PM 20,038 Views 15 Comments

Research team developed seven criteria to gauge working excessively and compulsively.

# work-life-balance - Sunday 13 July, 2014

This graph shows how to be happy at work
# Don't Worry Be Happy
# Don't Worry Be Happy

This graph shows how to be happy at work

Jul 13th 2014, 11:41 PM 46,539 Views 25 Comments

It’s all to do with flow, apparently.

# work-life-balance - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Should you answer work emails from home? Most employers think so
# Home Office
# Home Office

Should you answer work emails from home? Most employers think so

Jun 10th 2014, 6:59 PM 18,964 Views 43 Comments

A new survey has shown that 60 per cent of employers expect workers to check emails outside office hours.

# work-life-balance - Thursday 10 April, 2014

No emails please, we're French: France lets people stop checking work email after 6pm
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

No emails please, we're French: France lets people stop checking work email after 6pm

Apr 10th 2014, 5:35 PM 17,637 Views 36 Comments

No, seriously.

# work-life-balance - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard
# Working Parents
# Working Parents

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard

Jan 30th 2014, 12:54 PM 643 Views 44 Comments

Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara.

# work-life-balance - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Arianna Huffington: employers should let staff nap on the job
# Productivity
# Productivity

Arianna Huffington: employers should let staff nap on the job

Dec 1st 2013, 6:30 PM 17,254 Views 30 Comments

Not all day, you understand. That’s a duvet day.

# work-life-balance - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Why working 6 days a week is a terrible idea
# Downtime
# Downtime

Why working 6 days a week is a terrible idea

Nov 19th 2013, 1:30 PM 34,384 Views 55 Comments

Working fewer hours, taking more breaks and occasional holidays can actually make us more productive.

# work-life-balance - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Column: How to get the right work-life balance
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How to get the right work-life balance

Aug 31st 2013, 7:00 PM 91 Views 17 Comments

Schedule your week in advance and create a system for managing your tasks, your email, and your family time. The more you organise, the more in control of your life you will be, writes Ciara Conlon.

# work-life-balance - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Why businesses should care how well their employees sleep
# Productivity
# Productivity

Why businesses should care how well their employees sleep

Jun 16th 2013, 5:30 PM 9,992 Views 7 Comments

New research suggests stress messes with our sleep.

# work-life-balance - Monday 29 April, 2013

15 productivity tips to help you escape the 9-5 lifestyle
# Lifehack
# Lifehack

15 productivity tips to help you escape the 9-5 lifestyle

Apr 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 16,467 Views 8 Comments

If you’re spending 12 hours a day at your job and still not finishing your work, it’s time to make a change.

# work-life-balance - Sunday 21 April, 2013

How to manage workplace stress
# Wellbeing
# Wellbeing

How to manage workplace stress

Apr 21st 2013, 5:30 PM 14,920 Views 13 Comments

It’s part of modern life – but there are ways to let go…

# work-life-balance - Sunday 3 March, 2013

How to get sh!t done working from home
# Telecommuting
# Telecommuting

How to get sh!t done working from home

Mar 3rd 2013, 12:00 PM 15,544 Views 17 Comments

Yahoo says that its employees are no longer allowed to work from home – but if you do, these are the benefits and drawback of telecommuting that you need to know…

# work-life-balance - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Column: Most would jump at the chance to work at home, but it has its downsides
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Most would jump at the chance to work at home, but it has its downsides

Nov 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 129 Views 17 Comments

Working at home is not as relaxing as one might think, writes Ann-Marie Scully who says she even misses the morning commute.

# work-life-balance - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?

May 24th 2012, 10:06 AM 5,042 Views 61 Comments

The OECD says the Irish have some of the best lives in the world, with long life expectancy and a decent work-life balance.

How good is life in Ireland?
# Happy
# Happy

How good is life in Ireland?

May 24th 2012, 9:28 AM 19,282 Views 12 Comments

Pretty good, actually, says the latest OECD Better Life Index. People in Ireland have a long life expectancy – but the rising rate of obesity could impact on that.

# work-life-balance - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

5 pieces of career advice we learned from Charles Handy
# Handy Tips
# Handy Tips

5 pieces of career advice we learned from Charles Handy

May 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 5,617 Views 2 Comments

The influential Irish-born workplace philosopher is to make a rare appearance in Dublin next month.

# work-life-balance - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Long before Google, the Soviets also had '20 per cent time'
# Productivity
# Productivity

Long before Google, the Soviets also had '20 per cent time'

Apr 28th 2012, 5:00 PM 6,183 Views 11 Comments

Productivity and employee motivation drove both ideas – but how come one worked better than the other?

# work-life-balance - Monday 2 January, 2012

Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work
# Best Places
# Best Places

Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work

Jan 2nd 2012, 5:55 PM 12,355 Views 13 Comments

Is your life out of balance? How about moving to one of these countries…

# work-life-balance - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Do you take all your holiday leave?
# Work-life Balance
# Work-life Balance

Do you take all your holiday leave?

Jan 1st 2012, 1:30 PM 5,466 Views 18 Comments

Survey claims that over half of respondents didn’t take all their annual leave days because they were too busy or under too much pressure at work.