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# employers - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security
# Job Security
# Job Security

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security

Apr 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 85 Views 62 Comments

The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.

# employers - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

More than a quarter of LGB employees have been harassed at work
# Equality In The Workplace
# Equality In The Workplace

More than a quarter of LGB employees have been harassed at work

Mar 4th 2014, 6:15 AM 8,680 Views 141 Comments

The research found that employees who were out at work were more committed to their employer than employees who were not out.

# employers - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The introduction of a living wage would benefit ALL of Irish society

Jan 21st 2014, 12:54 PM 956 Views 88 Comments

We shouldn’t view a living wage for employees as a burden, but as an investment: it would be one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy, writes Ciaran Garrett.

# employers - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Smokers spend an average of 25 minutes a day outside work smoking
# Smoke Breaks
# Smoke Breaks

Smokers spend an average of 25 minutes a day outside work smoking

Jan 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 13,424 Views 120 Comments

And their non-smoking counterparts don’t like it…

# employers - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'

Nov 2nd 2013, 4:10 PM 17,674 Views 121 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has made a significant speech on the welfare state today.

# employers - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories

Aug 28th 2013, 2:34 PM 11,038 Views 85 Comments

The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.

# employers - Sunday 14 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 14th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,533 Views 35 Comments

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

Irish workers will pay €4 billion in Universal Social Charge this year
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

Irish workers will pay €4 billion in Universal Social Charge this year

Jun 30th 2013, 8:45 AM 10,001 Views 62 Comments

Ouch.

# employers - Sunday 16 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 16th 2013, 4:30 PM 9,521 Views 86 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Jun 16th 2013, 10:09 AM 16,201 Views 181 Comments

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
# Trade
# Trade

World business leaders meet in Dublin to advance transatlantic trade deal

Apr 18th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,775 Views 7 Comments

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
# Headaches
# Headaches

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

Mar 12th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,214 Views 7 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Feb 28th 2013, 1:00 PM 956 Views 25 Comments

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
# Work Commute
# Work Commute

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

Feb 28th 2013, 12:02 PM 4,928 Views 30 Comments

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
# Retail Pay
# Retail Pay

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

Jan 31st 2013, 6:30 AM 2,340 Views 7 Comments

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
# Pay Rise
# Pay Rise

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013

Dec 3rd 2012, 6:50 AM 5,920 Views 11 Comments

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
# Jobs Report
# Jobs Report

IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation

Nov 12th 2012, 10:56 AM 2,184 Views 4 Comments

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

# employers - Sunday 21 October, 2012

5 pointers to remember in an interview
# Careers Clinic
# Careers Clinic

5 pointers to remember in an interview

Oct 21st 2012, 6:00 PM 16,618 Views 20 Comments

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’
# Cough Cough
# Cough Cough

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

Jul 26th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,052 Views 15 Comments

… 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
# Glanbia
# Glanbia

Glanbia dispute: Retirees threaten legal action

Jul 21st 2012, 2:11 PM 4,228 Views 3 Comments

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
# LGBT
# LGBT

LGBT in the workplace: online toolkit launched to help employers

Jun 27th 2012, 5:16 PM 5,448 Views 29 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jun 27th 2012, 10:48 AM 12,146 Views 66 Comments

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
# Working
# Working

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

Jun 6th 2012, 4:18 PM 3,714 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 31st 2012, 7:00 AM 38 Views 43 Comments

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
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

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

May 30th 2012, 6:40 AM 3,169 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

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

May 29th 2012, 9:47 AM 2,841 Views 12 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 25th 2012, 10:11 AM 4,352 Views 23 Comments

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
# Workplace
# Workplace

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

May 23rd 2012, 6:30 AM 4,687 Views 28 Comments

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
# Work
# Work

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

Apr 27th 2012, 6:00 PM 6,341 Views 19 Comments

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
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers "hopeful" about LRC meeting

Apr 9th 2012, 1:17 PM 1,771 Views 12 Comments

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

# employers - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Being a supportive boss can reduce levels of absenteeism at work
# Good Boss
# Good Boss

Being a supportive boss can reduce levels of absenteeism at work

Mar 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 2,367 Views 11 Comments

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
# Employment
# Employment

Competition aims for new approach to graduate employment

Mar 14th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,116 Views 1 Comment

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
# EU Treaty
# EU Treaty

Business leaders back EU fiscal compact treaty - IBEC survey

Feb 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 890 Views 7 Comments

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

# employers - Monday 20 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Feb 20th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,694 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Feb 20th 2012, 6:46 PM 6,555 Views 43 Comments

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
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Burton puts forward plan to make employers pay for sick leave

Feb 20th 2012, 4:04 PM 3,496 Views 30 Comments

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
# Agency Workers
# Agency Workers

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

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:48 AM 1,636 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Employers slam Burton plans to make them cover sick pay

Nov 16th 2011, 9:23 AM 2,368 Views 41 Comments

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
# Bah Humbug
# Bah Humbug

51 per cent of employers plan to axe the Christmas party

Oct 29th 2011, 2:05 PM 425 Views 9 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Oct 7th 2011, 10:18 AM 1,859 Views 16 Comments

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?