Why do you need a business coach?

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

There is some confusion in the business community about the role of a business coach.

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Charity regulator’s top tips for donating to worthy causes this Christmas

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

The Charities Regulator is advising the general public to check the Charities Register as the first step when it comes to donating safely to charities this Christmas.

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Stalker or researcher – what’s it going to be?

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Q: I’ve been called to interview and the company has given me the names of the three people who’ll be interviewing me. I’m afraid to look them up on LinkedIn because they might think I’m stalking them. What’s your advice? (IS, email).

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Buccs fall short

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

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Part-Time.ie targets the flexible market

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

A new website specialising in part-time jobs has launched in Galway and aims to make it much easier for employers and candidates to connect in the flexible market.

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Home is where the work is

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Q: Twelve months ago, I was offered a new part-time job, two days a week, working from home. They would give me a laptop and phone; contribute to my broadband and various other perks. I’d always been a bricks-and-mortar type employee and I thought I’d never adjust. A year on, I wouldn’t change it for the world. They’ve offered me a third day per week. I don’t have a question; rather, an observation that if an old dog like me can learn new tricks, no-one should dismissing working from home without first trying it. (YJ, email)

A: The reality is that companies are inviting or allowing people to work from home in greater numbers than ever before. The technology to make this possible has long been in place – and is improving by the minute – while the corporate willingness that is required to make it happen is fast catching up, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Plea for fair tax treatment for regular savers

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Brokers Ireland have called on the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, to relink the rate of exit tax on savings and the DIRT rate in next week’s budget, so as not to penalise savers who plan for the longer term and attempt to make a better return on their savings.

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Revenue replaces 1890 LoCall system to reduce public costs

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Revenue have launched a new telephone technology platform twhich facilitates phone calls using standard telephone numbers, resulting in reduced costs for our customers using mobile phones.

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Toyota’s new Hybrid collection set for launch

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Next year will see the launch of four new Toyota self-charging hybrid models including new generation versions of the RAV4, the Auris, and the return of one of the world’s best-selling saloon cars, the Camry Hybrid, after a 14-year absence.

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Should I include hobbies on my CV?

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Q: I am doing my CV and my sister has my head cracked about putting in my hobbies. “I’m a bookkeeper,” I keep telling her, “they don’t care that I do a bit of acting and play football for the club. It’s not Tom Cruise or Harry Kane they’re hiring.” But, she is adamant. Should I take any heed of her? (DD, email).

A: With trembling hand, and tiptoeing feet, I intrude upon this sibling dispute, but intrude I will: DD, listen to your sister, she’s not a million miles off the mark, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Research shows inheritance planning not what it should be

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Despite record levels of wealth and an ageing population, people in Ireland aren’t properly planning for how they will pass on their wealth after they die.

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Pension auto enrolment a welcome development for today’s consumers

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Brokers Ireland, which represents almost 1,250 broker firms, has welcomed the Government’s auto enrolment announcement, noting that the improvement and extension of pension coverage is critically important for consumers.

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