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Wake-up Call: people prefer naturals over strivers

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Wake-up Call: people prefer naturals over strivers In a Harvard test, people were more willing to select the natural even if it resulted in a less-qualified individual being hired Although people say that training is more important than talent, research shows that they prefer the natural over the striver When it comes to judging individual […]

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Dún Laoghaire’s Digital Marketing Institute gets €26m injection

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Previous investments by Spectrum Equity include Lynda.com, SurveyMonkey and Bitly  The Digital Marketing Institute in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, is to almost double its workforce after receiving a €26 million investment from Spectrum Equity. The institute said the financing would “fuel investment” in professional learning and certification programmes, accelerating the company’s international expansion. Spectrum Equity, […]

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Wake-up Call: a smart approach to changing career

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With the experience of your first career, you should know what you enjoy and what you could learn to do   As we move through life, we inevitably close doors that cannot be reopened. But some of these doors aren’t locked; the challenge is recognising which ones we have a key for. This is the […]

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 Virtual meetings can be really helpful if done properly

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Here are three steps for getting the most from employees who work remotely Virtual meeting: make sure to let people know that you want broad participation It is no longer a question of whether companies should offer the possibility to work remotely, but how to make doing so successful. A big part of that success […]

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Are you among the 24pc of people doing this to secure your job?

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Approximately one in four workers have amended their social media status to secure their current job, highlighting the impact people feel social media can have on their job prospects. Breaking down the information further, 12pc of those surveyed have changed their profile picture on social media, while 6pc took the time to delete selected posts […]

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Five tips for reporting to a workaholic boss

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Five tips for reporting to a workaholic boss Some people can’t get enough of work, staying late and checking emails after midnight. If your manager keeps this type of schedule, how do you set the right expectations and boundaries? Nancy Rothbard, a management professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, recommends thinking about what […]

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RTÉ to conduct internal review of gender equality

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RTÉ is to conduct a review of “role and gender equality” across the organisation following recent controversy over pay gaps. The BBC was last week forced to disclose the salaries of its top presenters as part of its new royal charter agreement with the UK government. Of the 96 names published on Wednesday, only 34 were […]

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Interview for emotional intelligence

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Experts agree that emotional intelligence should be an important consideration when hiring new employees. Daniel Goleman, one of the most passionate promoters of the importance of EI /EQ, divides emotional intelligence into four domains: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness (sometimes categorized as empathy), and relationship management. So how can you evaluate prospective hires for emotional intelligence? Pre-hire […]

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How to Avoid Confirmation Bias at Work

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Avoiding confirmation bias starts with paying attention to how you interact with information. By Daniel Goleman | June 27, 2017  Where do you get information about the issues you care about? Do your most common sources confirm or challenge your perspective? How much time do you spend listening to or reading opposing points of view? When you […]