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#insights and opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you're away from your laptop you tend to become more creative' Insights And Opinion

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Work hard and be nice to people. I don't think it has to be more comprehensive than that' Insights And Opinion

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Curiosity has helped me stand out - I've worked since age 16 and I've had seven careers' Insights And Opinion

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'In our reception we have a fairly large pufferfish made out of 100% recyclable items' Insights And Opinion

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Be wary of the curse of knowledge Insights And Opinion

Be wary of the curse of knowledge

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Talent without ambition is just talent - if you've got the combination of both the sky is the limit' Insights And Opinion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to be motivated by a fear of failure. I kind of got over that' Insights And Opinion

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the man making sure that 'real heart' stays at the centre of Dogpatch Labs Startups And Tech

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.

From TheJournal.ie It's time for women's sport to take the prime time stage following the success of the World Cup Insights And Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm still living in a land where we're starting from scratch - and maybe that's a good thing' Insights And Opinion

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Artificial intelligence is going to transform business, not just in Ireland, but across the world Insights And Opinion

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook's Libra project could be a watershed moment for the blockchain industry Financial Services

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

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.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

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.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

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.

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.

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.

From Business ETC Headstuff wants to be 'the podcast home of Ireland' as it tunes in to an industry boom Media And Marketing

Headstuff wants to be 'the podcast home of Ireland' as it tunes in to an industry boom

The Irish podcast network is expanding into the former home of Westland Studios.

From Business ETC Why Irish companies need to adopt the Silicon Valley mindset - or at least the positive parts Insights And Opinion

Why Irish companies need to adopt the Silicon Valley mindset - or at least the positive parts

Entrepreneurs need to keep learning and be inspired by Silicon Valley, while also looking to the east

From Business ETC The four-day work week is a hot topic around the water cooler. But it might not be for everyone Work

The four-day work week is a hot topic around the water cooler. But it might not be for everyone

Experts weigh in on how the change to a shorter week could affect the workplace.

From TheJournal.ie 'Figure out if there's a need very quickly. If there is, persevere endlessly and don't give up' Insights And Opinion

'Figure out if there's a need very quickly. If there is, persevere endlessly and don't give up'

The CEO of Bamboo talks Christmas trees, long hours and milkshakes.

From Business ETC 'Figure out if there's a need very quickly. If there is, persevere endlessly and don't give up' Insights And Opinion

'Figure out if there's a need very quickly. If there is, persevere endlessly and don't give up'

The CEO of Bamboo talks Christmas trees, long hours and milkshakes.

From Business ETC Poll: Are you concerned your working life could lead to burnout? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned your working life could lead to burnout?

In a world of round-the-clock email notifications and blurred office hours, risk of burnout is increasing.

From Business ETC Swing fall - lessons from the aftermath Insights And Opinion

Swing fall - lessons from the aftermath

How do you prepare for a media storm?

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