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How to Improve Employee Performance

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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.

What gives you job satisfaction?

If you are not feeling very motivated in your current job, it maybe as a result of poor job satisfaction.

What gives you job satisfaction?

If you are not feeling very motivated in your current job, it maybe as a result of poor job satisfaction.

Gossip played a role in the week’s revelations

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys. It is the lifeblood of every conversation. There is nothing juicier than the prospect of being told gossip that you can then trade for some more at a later stage. Gossip is the unedited bit of conversation.

One way? No way - businesses object to Church Street proposal

 

NUI Galway national study seeking 1,000 nurses for research on burnout

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The School of Psychology and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway is conducting a research study on nursing staff’s experiences of burnout and how this impacts both their mental well-being and capacity to treat and care for the over 65-year-olds. All registered general nurses are invited to participate in the online study, and the findings will better inform future policies and interventions for trainee and qualified nursing staff in Ireland.

CIF calls on SMEs to think safety to reduce workplace accidents

The Construction Industry Federation has launched its annual construction safety week campaign this week and called on all construction companies to set aside time to reemphasise the importance of safety to their employees with a view to further reducing workplace accidents.

Galway workers need to get a move on

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Fewer people are exercising at the recommended weekly levels than they were 15 months ago, according to new research from the Nutrition & Health Foundation (NHF). Just over a quarter (26 per cent) of Ireland’s workforce exercise at the recommended level of over 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week, down from almost a third (32 per cent) only fifteen months ago. Four in ten (42 per cent) say they are either totally or extremely inactive during their working day. The research was commissioned to mark Ireland’s second National Workplace Wellbeing Day on Friday, 8th April 2016, which is being organised by the Nutrition & Health Foundation and supported by Ibec.

Employers should encourage staff to be healthier

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Galway employers should encourage their staff to be healthier according to a new national survey¹ of employees, which shows that employee wellbeing is crucial to staff retention and productivity levels.

Dining al Desko and other workplace habits of employees

The habits and opinions of Ireland’s workforce have been revealed in research carried out by Irish Life. The research found that 77 per cent of the Irish workforce believe they deserve more money for the job they do, while four in 10 people think that they could do a better job than their boss. The research was published to mark the launch of Irish Life EMPOWER, an improved workplace pension plan.

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