…keep in mind that annual tenure based compensation is on the decline and focus on your performance, contribution and impact! … More When to ask for a Salary Review?
Prime Time is about being self-aware regarding your energy and concentration levels and when they are at their peak. It is knowing when you perform at your best, with a greater level of focus and motivation and with this awareness aligning tasks and activities accordingly. I touched on this in my previous post Interview Preparation the SPREAD Technique. … More Maximising your Prime Time
If your company supports professional development; you likely undertake quarterly, bi-annual or annual performance reviews. Here is a useful exercise to help you prepare for any upcoming reviews, and how best to outline your achievements. The Review Doc! The Review Doc prompts you to think about your specific responsibilities, what your managers expectations are, and subsequently the … More Preparing for a Performance Review
A concise synopsis for both Employer and Employee via Peninsula Business Services, who have outlined the statutory and contractual leave entitlements for Irish employees: Leave Entitlements – Important Facts to Know To note: Annual Leave – make sure you take your holidays! Employers are not permitted to pay in lieu of statutory leave unless there has been a … More Irish Leave Entitlements 2016
I read a blog yesterday The Importance of Hiring for Great Attitude written by Simone Allan. This was a fresh reminder of the influence and impact positive personalities can have in the working environment. I think we can all relate to what she has written, which easily illustrates the effect of those working around us. As Simone points out “Hiring the wrong person … More The Best Smile Award
Great TED talk by Regina Hartley – HR Director of UPS stressing the importance of assessing life experiences as well as commercial, when considering applicants. How someone has overcome adversity can bring innate strengths and advantages to the corporate table. If your experience is still in line with a position you’re applying for, but you … More Don’t disregard the underdog
National Minimum Wage From 1 January 2016, the statutory national minimum wage for an adult will increase by 50c to €9.15 per hour. Paternity Benefit Fathers will be able to apply for two weeks’ leave in respect of births from September 2016. Leave will be paid at a rate of €230 per week, based on … More Budget 2016 – Update
There is a growing demand for ICT skills and Forfas has predicted an approximate 5% increase in jobs per year until 2018 in the IT Sector; yet when “less than a quarter of the IT workforce in Ireland is female” Richard Eardley (Managing Director, Hays Ireland) there is a significant imbalance regarding gender within this … More Supporting Women in Technology – The MinT Initiative