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Resisting Organisational Change

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Workers who challenge change can offer insights into organisations’ operations One of the factors most likely to derail a company’s plans for change is employee resistance: employees may resist the unknown, being dictated to, or management ideas that do not seem feasible. New-year resolutions almost always fail because people run out of willpower long before […]

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Electric Media rebrands to Packed.house

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Electric Media, the digital sales house that was set up 10 years ago, is to rebrand as Packed.House as it embarks on a new business model that will see it develop new platforms and service offerings for clients and agencies. The new business is headed up by Richie Kelly, the former founder and CEO of […]

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What are employee rights on a snow day?

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Employers are not obliged to pay staff when they do not show up for work and there are already reports that some have threatened disciplinary action if they do not come in.  According to employment law professionals, employers are not legally obliged to pay staff that do not turn up to work, even in cases […]

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Moody Boss ? here’s how to deal…

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Have a moody boss? Here are six ways to deal with it As difficult as it might be, do not take their outbursts personally and stay calm You can’t figure out your boss. Sometimes s/he’s chummy and personable; other times s/he belittles you in front of the team. How do you handle a manager who […]

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Spotify is going public in early 2018

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Spotify is finally ready to go public. The streaming music giant filed a confidential registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission in late December, with the intention of listing its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in the first quarter of this year, according to two people briefed on the company’s plans who were […]

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Irish agency Rothco snapped up by Accenture

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Irish ad agency Rothco snapped up by Accenture for undisclosed sum Irish advertising agency Rothco, whose clients include AIB, Heineken, Tesco, Lyons and Dublin Bus, has been acquired by Accenture for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1995 by Patrick Hickey, Paul Hughes & Patrick Ronaldson, Rothco is an award-winning creative agency that employs more than 150 strategic, creative, technology, design, project management and […]

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Maximum Media appoints Maria Scannell as chief commercial officer

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Maximum Media has appointed Maria Scannell as its new chief commercial officer, replacing Daragh Byrne who was promoted to chief executive in October. Ms Scannell joins the Irish-owned media group from Digicel, where she was head of its Trend Media Pacific group and oversaw a team of 45 staff across commercial production, digital publishing, media […]

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Harmonia sells bulk of Irish Magazines

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One of Ireland’s largest longest established magazine Publishing houses has sold the bulk of its Irish magazine portfolio this week to a US digital media investor. New York-based businessman Liam Lynch’s Irish Studio will acquire ‘Irish Tatler’, ‘Irish Tatler Man’, ‘U Magazine’, ‘Food&Wine Magazine’, ‘Auto Ireland’ and ‘Ireland of the Welcomes’ from Harmonia with Nora Casey retaining […]

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How to avoid being an office soapboxer

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We all know and love them ( not ). The co worker who spends more time pontificating about meaningless stuff instead of focusing on and collaborating productively on the task at hand According to Harvard businesses review, here’s how to avoid this label. An office soap boxer tends to be utterly convinced that theirs is […]

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How to plan your exit strategy after you resign

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So, You’ve decided to leave your job, and you’ve told your boss. But once you’ve gotten through that difficult conversation, you have to figure out how to tell others. According to Harvard business review , Here’s how to leave with class: 1. STRATEGISE WITH YOUR BOSS Have a rough game plan that you’ve discussed with […]