Follow the leader – just not all the time
Markus Braun, Elizabeth Holmes and Adam Neumann are fascinating case studies in messianic like leadership. Often there are so many other people profiting from their individually exalted status, it was not in their interest to shout stop.
25th Jul, 2022 - 4 min read
Differing perspectives: Male and female candidates share their experience of the job market
Having recently surveyed female finance managers in Irish businesses, I was prompted to carry out the same exercise on their male counterparts. The numbers give an insight into how male and female professionals view the job market.
27th Jun, 2022 - 4 min read
Retaining and attracting talent: Employers should now think in three-to-six-month windows
No one is sure what the future of the workplace looks like in a post Covid world. So, embrace the fluidity, make short-term decisions, communicate with your employees in an open fashion, and leave the long-term decisions for now.
23rd May, 2022 - 4 min read
Culture, counteroffers and compensation: 10 things HR teams can learn from Netflix
From dealing with counteroffers to retaining key talent, Patty McCord’s “Powerful” is a manifesto. You do not need to agree with everything the former Netflix executive says, but it is a very thought-provoking book for line managers and HR professionals.
9th May, 2022 - 4 min read
Diary of a trade mission: The ten years of Gateway to Europe and what it tells us about Ireland
Paul McArdle recalls the first Gateway to Europe mission and how it's grown. The people he met on the trip have a track record of creating employment in Ireland or have a genuine interest in doing so and each year, shows how things are developing, especially now after a Covid break.
25th Apr, 2022 - 7 min read
Grey is in this season: A candidate with some grey hairs can be a very valuable resource to your business
The big miss for employers who dismiss the candidates over 50 on age grounds alone is experience. A lot of older candidates can “see around corners” as they are likely to have had relevant experiences in the past.
11th Apr, 2022 - 3 min read
Glass ceilings, pay parity, and progression: professional female candidates share their experience of the job market
Having struggled to source female candidates for several senior finance roles, I commissioned a survey of female managers in Irish businesses. The numbers, along with commentary provided by the respondents, give an insight into how female professionals view the job market.
29th Mar, 2022 - 6 min read
The soft skills of the office: In a world of remote and hybrid working, mentoring has never been more important
An office provides younger staff the benefit of observing, listening to, and learning from more experienced colleagues. The challenge is now to replicate this in a remote or hybrid working environment. That is where innovative mentoring can help.