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Emotional Intelligence – What You Need To Know

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: 1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others. 2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving. 3. The ability …

What Employers Can Expect From Gen Z, The New Graduates EnteringThe Workforce

Generation Z is the generation born between 1994 and 2010. The first wave will be entering the workforce in 2016 and employers need to understand how this generation will approach work. More than 3 in 4 believe they will need to work harder compared to past generations to have a satisfying and fulfilling professional life. 41% want to work at …

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Does Your Company Play the Blame Game?

Last Friday – March 27th was National Workplace Wellbeing Day. It was Ireland’s first such day – having been launched just this past November by IBEC who highlighted that “the total cost to the economy of days lost through absence was around 11 million days”. That 11 million is a number that demands attention! And Wellbeing Day is an effort …

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The Role of the HR Function in Fraud Prevention and Detection

This post is the 2nd in a series on workplace fraud.  The first post outlined how a company should deal with a fraud that they believe has been perpetrated against them by one of their own employees. This article will examine how the HR function can play a pivotal role in helping to prevent or at least significantly reduce the risk …

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Where is the ROI in having an Information and Consultation Forum?

This post is the 4th in a 4-part series on Information and Consultation Forums (ICFs).  The first post outlined some reasons for proactively establishing an ICF and also described the benefits that can flow from having an ICF in the workplace.  The second post discussed how to set up a robust ICF that is fit for purpose.  The third post …

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Information and Consultation Forums Positively Impact in the Workplace

Irish employers are faced with a large and increasing raft of employment legislation. These pieces of legislation can result from Government initiatives. Others have arisen from the need to update or replace earlier legislation. But the triggers are not all internal to Ireland. Some arise by virtue of our membership of the EU. For example, an EU directive from 2002 …