Most Irish SMEs have yet to begin Brexit planning


Most small and medium enterprises in Ireland and Northern Ireland have yet to begin planning for Britain’s exit from the European Union and around 40% have postponed or cancelled investment because of it, a survey showed on Monday. The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, but the failure of the British government to secure […]

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Poor broadband is a problem in both rural and urban areas


New consumer research on public attitudes to and experience of broadband services in Ireland has revealed that poor broadband is a significant problem not just in rural areas but also in urban areas. Research undertaken by Coyne Research on behalf of Imagine Communications has found that dissatisfaction with broadband services is widespread across Ireland, and […]

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These HR Trends Can Inform Better Practices in 2019


The human resources industry is ever-changing and adapting to the new technologies, a new workforce generation and the exit of another workforce generation. Practices that were standard in 2018 could already be out of date. The good news is there are industry experts who can lend insight into the 2019 trends for the HR industry. […]

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Small businesses cautious as they enter 2019


The mood amongst the small business community at the start of 2019 is cautious, according to the latest report from the Small Firms Association (SFA). Just under 60pc of SFA members feel that the business environment is improving, down slightly from 62pc a year ago. The SFA’s ‘Business Sentiment Survey’ is based on responses by […]

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2018 was an exceptional year for Irish jobs growth


Morgan McKinley have released their latest Employment Monitor this month. The monitor measures the pulse of the Irish professional jobs market by tracking the number of new job vacancies and new candidates within the Republic of Ireland each month. The monitor registered a decrease of 8.5% in the number of new professional job opportunities available in […]

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Selling: The Skill Everyone Needs


Whether you are interviewing for a job or are an established CEO, the ability to sell is critical to every career and beyond. “Selling is a life skill,” said Jason Patel, the founder of Transizion, a college prep company focused on closing the opportunity divide in America. Not only does his work require making sales […]

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How will Ireland’s economy fare in the new year?


New predictions from the EY-DKM Economic Advisory point to a largely positive year ahead for the Irish economy. Following a relatively strong 2018, many organisations may be wondering what is in store for the Irish economy in the next calendar year. According to the EY-DKM Economic Advisory, despite growing unease around Brexit and global economic […]

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10 Best Photo Editing Apps for Business


Maintaining a strong social media presence is crucial in today’s digital world. However, posting just anything on your accounts is not enough. Take Instagram, for example: running a profile filled with low-quality photos will aesthetically displease your consumers and could even hurt your credibility as a brand. On the other hand, posting professional-looking photos to […]

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