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# insights - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

From Business ETC Should employers pay staff stranded by rail strikes? Here's what you need to know Insights

Should employers pay staff stranded by rail strikes? Here's what you need to know

The first of five planned Irish Rail stoppages took place today.

# insights - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'I'm put off by people who don't embrace change - that's a big hindrance' Work

'I'm put off by people who don't embrace change - that's a big hindrance'

Executive recruiter Estelle Davis talks about her favourite job interview questions.

# insights - Monday 30 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'Being a parent grounded me and taught me some things are more important than work' Insights

'Being a parent grounded me and taught me some things are more important than work'

Industrial designer Brian Stephens took some lessons from Japan to his own consultancy in Ireland.

# insights - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From Business ETC How time-strapped managers can beat their 'present bias' and get more work done Insights

How time-strapped managers can beat their 'present bias' and get more work done

These productivity tips will help you prioritise and make sure the important tasks are finished.

# insights - Saturday 28 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'I felt guilty stopping to go and watch TV, so I would work late all the time' Insights

'I felt guilty stopping to go and watch TV, so I would work late all the time'

Interior designer Roisin Lafferty found herself always switched on when home became her office.

# insights - Friday 27 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'There's a stigma around doing a trade, but it's as good a way to start a business as college' Insights

'There's a stigma around doing a trade, but it's as good a way to start a business as college'

Firemole’s Seán Ó Tuama talks about his lessons from seeking investment and crowdfunding.

# insights - Thursday 26 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'They say the key to good mental health is stability - I never really had that growing up' Media And Arts

'They say the key to good mental health is stability - I never really had that growing up'

This design pro shares her experience of depression and anxiety.

'Parcel Motel was my biggest risk - we didn't know how long it would take to catch on'

The firm’s general manager, Orla Sheils, also talks about the importance of ‘do nothing’ days.

# insights - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'Parcel Motel was my biggest risk - we didn't know how long it would take to catch on' Services

'Parcel Motel was my biggest risk - we didn't know how long it would take to catch on'

The firm’s general manager, Orla Sheils, also talks about the importance of ‘do nothing’ days.

# insights - Saturday 21 October, 2017

From Business ETC How virtually any Irish company can get cash back from developing new products Insights

How virtually any Irish company can get cash back from developing new products

From construction to food and drink businesses, the R&D tax credit is an attractive option for SMEs.

# insights - Friday 20 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'Three months after I moved to the Caribbean, my boss went bust. Suddenly I needed a job' Insights

'Three months after I moved to the Caribbean, my boss went bust. Suddenly I needed a job'

Business owner David Campion talks about the highs and lows of setting up his own firm in Barbados.

# insights - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'We try to promote a relaxed workplace. We’re not doing surgery, it’s not life and death' Insights

'We try to promote a relaxed workplace. We’re not doing surgery, it’s not life and death'

This designer talks about how pro bono work can benefit creative people.

'The most difficult decision was selling my cottage to get enough money to buy the business'

After ditching her life in London for the Burren, Sadie Chowen ended up running her own company.

# insights - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'I've seen the strain long hours puts on staff - I try to mentor away from that' Transport

'I've seen the strain long hours puts on staff - I try to mentor away from that'

GoCar boss Colm Brady also talks about ‘character building’ in a Dublin pub.

# insights - Sunday 15 October, 2017

From Business ETC The mystery of Ireland's 'missing' financial services startups Opinion

The mystery of Ireland's 'missing' financial services startups

The ‘siloed’ nature of banks and the tech sector is holding back innovation.

# insights - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From Business ETC The most common scams aimed at Irish businesses - and how to guard against them Insights

The most common scams aimed at Irish businesses - and how to guard against them

From simple to sophisticated, fraud is a problem facing firms of all sizes.

# insights - Friday 13 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'The most difficult decision was selling my cottage to get enough money to buy the business' Insights

'The most difficult decision was selling my cottage to get enough money to buy the business'

After ditching her life in London for the Burren, Sadie Chowen ended up running her own company.

# insights - Thursday 12 October, 2017

From Business ETC How firms can perfect the fine art of getting TDs to change their minds Policy

How firms can perfect the fine art of getting TDs to change their minds

This public policy pro delivers a masterclass in lobbying.

'Setting up a company was a needs must situation - we couldn't find jobs for love nor money'

Zahra Media Group’s Gina Miltiadou talks about ‘failing forward’ and her struggle with small talk.

'We've made a lot of mistakes. Learning from each of them is the reason we're still here'

After starting out in IT, Joe Bohan moved into the hotel trade before opening a restaurant with his wife.

# insights - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'Setting up a company was a needs must situation - we couldn't find jobs for love nor money' Media And Arts

'Setting up a company was a needs must situation - we couldn't find jobs for love nor money'

Zahra Media Group’s Gina Miltiadou talks about ‘failing forward’ and her struggle with small talk.

# insights - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From Business ETC Why the Irish don't 'do' pensions - and what can be done to change that Opinion

Why the Irish don't 'do' pensions - and what can be done to change that

Auto-enrolment could fix Ireland’s ticking time bomb of private-sector workers without nest eggs.

# insights - Saturday 7 October, 2017

From Business ETC How you can use a free Google tool to read the mind of your customer Insights

How you can use a free Google tool to read the mind of your customer

Google Trends lets businesses analyse search data and work out who’s interested in what, when.

# insights - Friday 6 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'We've made a lot of mistakes. Learning from each of them is the reason we're still here' Insights

'We've made a lot of mistakes. Learning from each of them is the reason we're still here'

After starting out in IT, Joe Bohan moved into the hotel trade before opening a restaurant with his wife.

# insights - Thursday 5 October, 2017

From Business ETC Why you should never turn down a touch of make-up when you're on Ireland AM Insights

Why you should never turn down a touch of make-up when you're on Ireland AM

This media expert delivers a masterclass in preparing for a television interview.

'I used to triple-check everything – I had to learn to trust people'

Guinness Storehouse boss Paul Carty also explains why it’s not OK to drink at a business meeting.

'After one long week we bawled all the way home in the car. We couldn't console each other'

Claire Finnan started out as a nurse before moving to PR then launching a baby fair.

# insights - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'I used to triple-check everything – I had to learn to trust people' Tourism

'I used to triple-check everything – I had to learn to trust people'

Guinness Storehouse boss Paul Carty also explains why it’s not OK to drink at a business meeting.

# insights - Monday 2 October, 2017

From Business ETC What Europe's tough new data protection rules will mean for the world of HR Work

What Europe's tough new data protection rules will mean for the world of HR

The GDPR regulations will come into force with immediate effect next year.

# insights - Sunday 1 October, 2017

From Business ETC What Mark Zuckerberg's clothes can teach you about avoiding customers' 'decision fatigue' Insights

What Mark Zuckerberg's clothes can teach you about avoiding customers' 'decision fatigue'

Faced with too many complex choices, a lot of potential buyers will just opt out.

# insights - Saturday 30 September, 2017

From Business ETC Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get Opinion

Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get

There won’t be any Celtic Tiger-style ‘goodies’ for Ireland in the 2018 edition.

# insights - Friday 29 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'After one long week we bawled all the way home in the car. We couldn't console each other' Insights

'After one long week we bawled all the way home in the car. We couldn't console each other'

Claire Finnan started out as a nurse before moving to PR then launching a baby fair.

# insights - Thursday 28 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'Grand, one-off gestures don't make a great workplace. It's the tiny things' Work

'Grand, one-off gestures don't make a great workplace. It's the tiny things'

This author delivers a masterclass in building trust with staff.

'My biggest regret is my early career. I ended up doing jobs I had no interest in'

Jobbio CEO Stephen Quinn also talks about his favourite interview questions.

'The contract was signed but needed to be rubber stamped. Then overnight it all fell apart'

After trying his hand in the hostel industry, Stephen Deasy moved into the coffee game.

# insights - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'My biggest regret is my early career. I ended up doing jobs I had no interest in' Work

'My biggest regret is my early career. I ended up doing jobs I had no interest in'

Jobbio CEO Stephen Quinn also talks about his favourite interview questions.

# insights - Saturday 23 September, 2017

From Business ETC The ball is in the worker's court: How firms can stand out to win the 'war for talent' Work

The ball is in the worker's court: How firms can stand out to win the 'war for talent'

Employers must think outside the box to get real, lasting talent.

# insights - Friday 22 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'The contract was signed but needed to be rubber stamped. Then overnight it all fell apart' Insights

'The contract was signed but needed to be rubber stamped. Then overnight it all fell apart'

After trying his hand in the hostel industry, Stephen Deasy moved into the coffee game.

# insights - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'I come across as tough and brash - kicking that habit has been a work in progress'

Cork Airport boss Niall MacCarthy talks about why it’s useful to know what annoys staff.

'I wanted to make something Irish. What I ended up bottling was the smell of failure'

After leaving school to work as a labourer, Karl Murray found his way into the aromatherapy business.