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Q: I’m thinking about a career change. Well, to be honest, I’m thinking about thinking about a career change. I don’t even know where to start. Can you give me any pointers? Before I even go to meet somebody such as a coach or career direction specialist, I would like to think about questions I should be asking myself. (IT, email).
Although a study in 2017 showed that the average Irish worker only has a 22.2 hour working week, this is certainly not true across all levels of the career ladder. In many professions, the number of hours worked each week far exceeds this number and, in fact, exceeds the 40 hour week which is held up as the standard. For example, those working in the Irish agricultural and forestry industries work over 50 hours per week, while managers and directors in Ireland work an average of 42.6 hours each week. However, it is not only by increasing the number of hours worked that employee productivity can be improved so here are some top tips to increase efficiency in the workplace.
The Galway City labour catchment is the largest labour catchment in the Western Region with over 70,000 living there and ‘at work’ (70,170) — accounting for 26.9% of the total resident ‘at work’ population within the Western Region (260,261).
Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board and Galway Rural Development are linking up with series of information roadshows.
If you are not feeling very motivated in your current job, it maybe as a result of poor job satisfaction.
There is an “urgent need to have more industry developed” on industrial zoned land in Knocknacarra, a move that, if realised, would daily reduce traffic volumes in the area and increase local employment.
When did you start working in McDonald’s?
This Saturday April 28 is “Workers’ Memorial Day” — on this date every year all those injured or killed in work related accidents are remembered.
CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland Lorraine Higgins recently addressed a group of learners attending the GRETB Training Centres retail sales course on the importance of the retail industry in Ireland today.
The construction sector must work to attract more than 112,000 workers into the industry up to 2020, to ensure that Ireland can deliver on its housing and infrastructure targets.