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Over half (55%) of employees believe their leaders have a bias toward those who look, think and act like them, according to a survey of 850 men and women working across all levels of seniority in public and private sector organisations, by recruitment company Hays Ireland.
The School of Medicine at NUI Galway is conducting the H-FIT study, which aims to improve access to healthcare for people on the autism spectrum. The research team are currently recruiting people on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. Participants who take part in the study will be asked to complete anonymous questionnaires and/or interviews about their experiences in healthcare.
The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe presented his third Budget on Tuesday against the backdrop of continuing improved economic performance. Budget 2019 sees the distribution of the benefits of the improving economic conditions, mostly in the form of increased Government spending. Some of the key expenditure areas highlighted by the Minister included social and affordable housing, health and childcare, education, Brexit and climate change. On the tax front, there was a mixture of tax increases and modest tax reductions.
Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD, has welcomed the launch of the Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS), a new work experience scheme targeted exclusively at young jobseekers who are either long term unemployed or face significant barriers to employment.
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)
All vacant places on the Community Employment Scheme, the Tús Scheme and the Rural Social Scheme must be “filled without delay”, while rules governing the schemes must be changed to allow participants to stay on longer if no other suitable applicants are available to fill them.
Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, yesterday (Wednesday) marked the 10th anniversary of its multi-lingual European Operations Centre in Galway, Ireland with the announcement of plans to expand its workforce across the country.
Minister Denis Naughten has encouraged some of the world’s biggest tech companies to consider locating investment in new jobs to the midlands region, in light of the fact that the area is rapidly becoming ‘the silicon heartlands of europe’.
Western Management Centre has now added a first aid course to its training schedule which will run over three Saturdays in October.
The GRETB Training Centre, Mervue Business Park, Galway, held its open day on Wednesday September 5 to showcase the vast range of courses available at the facility. There was a big turn out on the day and the response from the visitors to the centre was very positive.