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Protected Disclosures Act 2014 – What employers need to know The Government announced the commencement of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the Act) on 16th July 2014. This is a piece of legislation representing a new standard of international best practice for whistle-blowers in Ireland. There are requirements within the Act which employers need to adher to. This article highlights the most salient...

How do you know you are ready to move job?

Changing jobs is not something that people take likely. For most people it is a gradual process that happens slowly and is well thought out. For others, all it takes is one negative incident and they are looking to jump ship. I conducted 2 research papers on why people leave jobs through exit interview answers and the most common reasons were lack of career progression and to secure a better salary. However, I have...

Who should I ask for CV/interview advice?

There is so much information available in the public domain, it is getting more and more difficult to separate good advice from bad advice. Everyone has an opinion – but which is best? This is where you need to be discerning. There are no absolute black and white rules in creating a CV and conducting an interview. There are too many variables. This article offers some advice to help you decide. Find a CV...

How to get a good performance review/annual review

If you work for an organisation that values employee development, then proactive performance and development plans (P&D) are part of your working life. Some employees view P&D plans as the company paying lip service or as a tool to coerce them into doing more work. Whatever your views are, scoring high is always preferable to scoring badly especially when it is linked to positive rewards, . The following...

How to answer the interview question “why should we hire you?”

People feel challenged by the interview question: Why should we hire you? In reality – the entire interview is a breakdown of answering this question. There is no definitive answer as it is bespoke to each role and candidate. The key to a positive interview is preparation. When a candidate is ill prepared it is very obvious to the interviewer. It shows a lack of interest in the role and company. Naturally, this is...

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