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

Jan 15th 2021, 11:42 AM 26,686 Views 24 Comments

A public consultation is currently underway in this country.

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

Jun 13th 2020, 7:15 AM 38,747 Views 25 Comments

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

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

May 21st 2020, 8:07 AM 46,874 Views 79 Comments

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

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

Sep 26th 2019, 2:29 PM 36,097 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Aug 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 42,947 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Study: Inflexible jobs can make workers miserable
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Study: Inflexible jobs can make workers miserable

May 11th 2018, 4:59 PM 459 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 From TheJournal.ie

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

May 11th 2018, 4:58 PM 702 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
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'Turn off your notifications': How to find work-life harmony in our always-on world

May 11th 2018, 4:57 PM 3,931 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2018, 9:16 PM 26,586 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2017, 3:30 PM 39,457 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jan 31st 2017, 7:00 AM 6,775 Views 0 Comments

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

Poland, India and Thailand better countries for expats than Ireland
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Poland, India and Thailand better countries for expats than Ireland

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 16,555 Views 20 Comments

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

Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?
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Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?

Oct 7th 2016, 1:18 PM 34,233 Views 16 Comments

Can workplace bonds cut it in the real world?

Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life
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Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life

Sep 30th 2016, 5:48 PM 15,566 Views 93 Comments

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

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

Aug 25th 2016, 3:28 PM 986 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 76,665 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Sep 4th 2015, 12:24 PM 18,961 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Aug 10th 2015, 6:00 AM 15,516 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Apr 20th 2015, 8:00 PM 1,844 Views 31 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.

Baker who makes the best baguette in France is furious about being told he can't work on Sundays
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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 28,232 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Aug 22nd 2014, 3:52 PM 20,027 Views 15 Comments

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

This graph shows how to be happy at work
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This graph shows how to be happy at work

Jul 13th 2014, 11:41 PM 46,538 Views 25 Comments

It’s all to do with flow, apparently.

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

Jun 10th 2014, 6:59 PM 18,963 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2014, 5:35 PM 17,632 Views 36 Comments

No, seriously.

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

Jan 30th 2014, 12:54 PM 637 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.

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

Dec 1st 2013, 6:30 PM 17,247 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2013, 1:30 PM 34,328 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Aug 31st 2013, 7:00 PM 88 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.

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

Jun 16th 2013, 5:30 PM 9,984 Views 7 Comments

New research suggests stress messes with our sleep.

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

Apr 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 16,445 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.

How to manage workplace stress
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How to manage workplace stress

Apr 21st 2013, 5:30 PM 14,918 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Mar 3rd 2013, 12:00 PM 15,539 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…

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

Nov 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 122 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.

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?
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Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?

May 24th 2012, 10:06 AM 5,023 Views 64 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?
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How good is life in Ireland?

May 24th 2012, 9:28 AM 19,267 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.

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

May 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 5,585 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Do you take all your holiday leave?
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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.