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# employers - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Richard Bruton: I'm not going to raise the minimum wage

Richard Bruton rules out any immediate adjustments to the minimum wage rate despite recent comments from Cabinet colleague Joan Burton.

# employers - Sunday 30 June, 2013

# employers - Sunday 16 June, 2013

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage

The small and medium-sized firms’ body says increasing the minimum wage forces employers to pay more than the going rate.

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Minister Joan Burton has called for a rise in the current wage of €8.65 per hour. Do you agree with her?

# employers - Thursday 18 April, 2013

World business leaders meet in Dublin to advance transatlantic trade deal

The round table discussion will coincide with the meeting of EU trade ministers at Dublin Castle.

# employers - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Ouch: Headaches can lead to over 890,000 sick days every year – survey

Sick days as a result of headaches cost employers nearly €100 million annually according to a survey carried out by Nurofen as part of Headache Awareness Week.

# employers - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Column: 7 signs to alert employers a colleague is experiencing difficulties

Employers play a key role in tackling mental health writes Dr Kara McGann, who says in these tough economic times managers need to be pro-active and aware of the issues.

67pc of employees have considered changing job due to cost of commute

A new survey has also revealed that over half of employees have asked for an increase to cover this cost.

# employers - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Less than 10% of retail employers will increase pay in 2013

The survey also found that more than 17 per cent will reduce allowances such as bonuses and overtime rates in 2013.

# employers - Monday 3 December, 2012

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013

Three quarters of companies with occupational sick pay schemes said the potential impact of a statutory scheme would result in a revision of existing sick pay and benefit entitlements.

# employers - Monday 12 November, 2012

IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation

There arestill issues, however, with filling vacancies in highly-skilled positions.

# employers - Sunday 21 October, 2012

5 pointers to remember in an interview

Preparation, examples, telling the company what they need to know: Some basic things to remember when going for that job.

# employers - Thursday 26 July, 2012

77 per cent of Irish bosses are expecting Olympics ‘sickies’

… while 69 per cent are planning to let workers follow the games during office hours.

# employers - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Glanbia dispute: Retirees threaten legal action

A group of retired Glabia workers are launching a High Court case against the company over an alleged breach of contract regarding pension payments.

# employers - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers

GLEN is launching the kit to allow organisations to get the best out of diversity.

Poll: Should employees be expected to work outside their working hours? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employees be expected to work outside their working hours?

A new survey shows many employees feel expected to log on before and after work. So what do you think?

# employers - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

More than half of Irish workforce will work away from their desk by 2016

Mobile workers will represent 57 per cent of the total working population by 2016 it is estimated.

# employers - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Column: 'Self-employed people need a safety net too'

Patricia Callan of the Small Firms Association says in order to encourage entrepreneurs, self-employed people should get as much protection as their employees if a business fails.

# employers - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Accountants cite bad spelling, formatting and grammar as worst CV offences

A survey of accountants has found that the majority rate CVs as average with 80 per cent of recruiters in the industry dismissing a candidate’s chances immediately due to a badly prepared curriculum vitae.

# employers - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

ISME: Hot weather 'doesn't lead to rise in sick leave'

However, its chief executive said employers are concerned about another summer event – Euro 2012.

# employers - Friday 25 May, 2012

Poll: Have you ever pulled a (sun) sickie to get off work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever pulled a (sun) sickie to get off work?

It’s suggested that the hot weather is likely to tempt workers to call in sick. Have you done it – or would you be tempted?

# employers - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Workers in Ireland hate laziness, moodiness and volume of co-workers - study

A study has uncovered the habits employees in Ireland find most annoying in their co-workers.

# employers - Friday 27 April, 2012

66 per cent of Irish commuters work overtime - impacting their personal lives, says survey

Mircosoft assembled to survey to highlight the role that cloud computing could play in helping people to enjoy the personal and professional benefits of a more flexible way of working.

# employers - Monday 9 April, 2012

Vita Cortex workers "hopeful" about LRC meeting

Company representatives are to meet with the Labour Relations Commission again this week. The coordinator of the Vita Cortex workers’ online campaign spoke to about the reaction to the news.

# employers - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Being a supportive boss can reduce levels of absenteeism at work

A study carried out in the US has revealed that being a supportive supervisor can reduce the level of absenteeism in certain jobs.

# employers - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Competition aims for new approach to graduate employment

The National Student Challenge will take place in UCD today in what gradireland hopes is a new way of providing opportunities for graduates with some of Ireland’s biggest companies.

# employers - Monday 27 February, 2012

Business leaders back EU fiscal compact treaty - IBEC survey

A survey by the employers group also found strong support for Ireland’s continued membership of the eurozone.

# employers - Monday 20 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Monday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses

The Small Firms Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation have condemned the government’s plans to shift the burden of sick pay on to employers.

Burton puts forward plan to make employers pay for sick leave

The proposals, which would see employers pay for the first four weeks of sick leave, are being discussed at a forum today.

# employers - Friday 2 December, 2011

All agency workers have new pay rights from next week, Bruton confirms

The move has been welcomed by unions but faced criticism from employers – who claim it will put jobs at risk.

# employers - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Employers slam Burton plans to make them cover sick pay

Associations attack reported plans that Joan Burton may introduce legislation making them cover four weeks of sick pay.

# employers - Saturday 29 October, 2011

51 per cent of employers plan to axe the Christmas party

More than half of Irish employers think the annual Christmas party is too costly to justify – and three-quarters say they have had to deal with complaints about drunken behaviour following a staff get-together.

# employers - Friday 7 October, 2011

Poll: Do you care if an employer sees your social media pages? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you care if an employer sees your social media pages?

A survey by a leading recruitment firm has found that a quarter of companies check potential employees’ social media presence – would you worry about what they might see on your social media profiles?

# employers - Friday 2 September, 2011

Unions rule out agreement with Bruton over agency staff conditions delay

Minister Bruton is looking for a delay in the implementation of an obligation on workers to provide equal terms for agency staff as for permanent employees.

# employers - Friday 26 August, 2011

Column: Here’s how the unemployment trap works

Stop bullying the unemployed – it’s about more than just not having a job, writes Róisín Nic Dhonnacha.

# employers - Friday 15 July, 2011

What is Ireland's friendliest business?

Young entrepreneurs federation launches search for Irish companies who go the extra mile for customers.

# employers - Friday 27 May, 2011

Majority of employers now want graduates with 2:1 degree or higher

A survey of Ireland’s leading employers by gradireland also found that many employers believe graduates lack communication and writing skills.

# employers - Sunday 1 May, 2011

New legislation could allow offenders withhold criminal record from employers

Bill covers people who have convictions for minor criminal offences with sentences “below a specific threshold”.

# employers - Thursday 10 March, 2011

IBEC says compulsory redundancies will be needed to achieve government targets

The group that represents Irish businesses said government targets could not be met through voluntary redundancy alone.