Stress at Work“There comes a point where stress and anxiety becomes disabling, when it takes over and it tends to reduce performance”

As heard on Today with Miriam

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Stark new research shows that 38% of people have suffered significantly from stress and anxiety in the workplace with more than half of under 35’s having taken extended sick leave due to mental health issues.  Miriam O’Callaghan spoke about the prevalence of such issues in the workplace with Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist …

The changing face of employment‘Probably one of the biggest changes is an awful lot of the recruitment has gone online’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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In an age of hot-desking and remote access, the 9 to 5 working day has become little more than the title of a Dolly Parton song on workplaces.  With the World Employment Confederation Conference taking place in Dublin this June, Richard Curran caught up with Helen Tynan, Director of People Operations at Google Ireland, to find out how the workplace …

Women in Male-Dominated Roles‘I would love to see more women on building sites.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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It’s girl power all the way on The Ray D’Arcy Show as Brenda O’Donoghue meets a panel of women working in traditionally male-dominated roles.  Tiler Ciara Jordan, bus driver Theresa Lydon and pilot Lisa Cusack share their stories of the road, or the air route, less travelled.  Theresa recalls the day she passed her test. “I’m a bus driver with …

Precarious Employment ‘I was told, look, we could get a sub in for you, but then, you know, sure we could just get a sub in for you all the time.’

As heard on The Marian Finucane Show

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As with so many other unpalatable things in life that it seems we now just to have to put up with, precarious employment is part of a global shift that took place after the financial crash, according to the International Labour Organisation. So what is precarious employment? The International Labor Rights Forum describes precarious workers as “those who fill permanent job needs …

“PayPal owns the lease on that building and it’s literally kicking eBay out.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The technology industry moves at a ferocious pace, a pace that has made millionaires and billionaires out of tech entrepreneurs almost overnight. But that same pace of change can leave many behind with equal ferocity. Yesterday, 150 staff at the eBay operation in Dundalk, Co. Louth, received the news that they were to lose their jobs next year, as the …