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independent.ie - Workers set their sights on the right to stay at home

The jobs market may be booming, but interview prep remains key

The jobs market might be an employee’s market, but there is still the daunting prospect of an interview before you secure that job.

By Petula Martyn

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New study from CIPD shows employers' commitment to new way of work

New research shows that 67% of companies anticipate that employees will work two or three days on-site in the future and the remainder at home.

By RTE

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43% of workers likely to quit jobs for better pay, career opportunities and flexibility

A new global survey has shown that 43% of workers are likely to quit their jobs in the next 12 months for higher pay, better career opportunities and more flexibility.

By Brian O’Donovan

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independent.ie - Workers set their sights on the right to stay at home

Socialising is what most office workers miss when working remotely

A new survey reveals the thing office workers miss most about being in the office is socialising and interacting with colleagues, with 53% of workers saying this was the case.

By RTE

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Workers will be able to take case against employers who refuse reduced or flexible hours requests under new legislation

Employees will be able to take legal cases against their employer if they refuse a request for more flexible working hours under the Government’s new work-life balance laws.

By Philip Ryan

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Workers to get five days’ leave to care for sick child or relative

Parents will be allowed up to five days off work to care for sick children under new legislation being brought to Cabinet.

The radical new work-life balance laws will introduce the unpaid leave for any employee who needs it to care for a family member.

By Philip Ryan

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independent.ie - Workers set their sights on the right to stay at home

EU to give workers the right to request flexible working

The right to request flexible work arrangements is set to become a reality this year for Irish employees, with the Government due to implement the EU’s Work Life Balance Directive.

By Gill Stedman

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independent.ie - Workers set their sights on the right to stay at home

All employers will have to offer sick pay under proposed new laws

The Cabinet has signed off on proposed new laws on sick pay, that will make it mandatory for all employers to offer a minimum level of cover.

By Will Goodbody

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independent.ie - Workers set their sights on the right to stay at home

What makes staff want to leave their jobs? Ask them - The Irish Times

“Don’t wait for an exit interview to talk to employees.”

By Emma Jacobs

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Job vacancies for HR roles soar by 420% - IrishJobs.ie

“2021 was a particularly busy year for recruitment and we anticipate this trend will continue in 2022,” said Orla Moran, General Manager of IrishJobs.ie.

By RTE.

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independent.ie - Workers set their sights on the right to stay at home

5 questions to ask yourself before quitting your job

Are you thinking 2022 might be the year you wave goodbye to a job that’s been making you miserable? Here, experts list five key questions you need to ask yourself before taking the plunge…

By Katie Wright.

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independent.ie - Workers set their sights on the right to stay at home

Record job creation by Enterprise Ireland firms in 2021

The number of staff employed by Enterprise Ireland (EI) supported companies rose by 11,911 last year, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is the highest jobs gain ever recorded by clients of the State agency in a single year.

By Will Goodbody.                                                                                                                                        [ Image: Stock Photo / rte.ie ]

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Further PUP reductions from today

Recipients of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) will see the amount they receive reduced further from today. The move is part of the ongoing process of gradually winding down the payment. By Will Goodbody.                                                                                                                                        [ Image: Stock Photo / rte.ie ]

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Women working 'for free' from today due to pay gap - WorkEqual

The WorkEqual research also shows that 74% of people believe closing the gender pay gap is important and should be a priority for government and employers. By RTE.
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Job vacancies surge as economy rebounds strongly

Vacancy rates in most sectors of the economy have surged on the back of a rapid rebound in activity, according to recruitment site IrishJobs.ie. By Eoin Burke-Kennedy.
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Workers set their sights on the right to stay at home

Employees are far more in favour of remote working than employers, according to the number of submissions in response to a Government consultation. By Senan Molony.
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independent.ie - Paving the way for a smooth return to more flexible work

Paving the way for a smooth return to more flexible work

The nature of work has changed for many companies since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing with it a move to remote and flexible working for many employees. By Karen Hernández.
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Irish women more likely than men to be job hunting since pandemic – study

The pandemic has affected women’s employment prospects more acutely than men, leading to a “she-cession”, a new study has found. By Nora-Ide McAuliffe.
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Irishtimes.com - Female directors’ pay a quarter of male counterparts’, study shows

Female directors’ pay a quarter of male counterparts’, study shows

With female directors paid 73 per cent less, the figures show the gender pay gap at blue-chip companies is far worse than the overall population, with women paid 15.5 per cent less than men in the broader jobs market, based on official data.
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irishtimes.com - The secret to getting work teams pulling in the same direction

The secret to getting work teams pulling in the same direction

The secret to getting work teams pulling in the same direction. A lack of alignment and clarity leaves many employees cynical and disengaged. By Olive Keogh.
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Training will be even more important in a post-Covid world

If you thought the world was moving fast before Covid, let me warn you that the world will never again move this slowly. There are new skill requirements coming down the tracks fast and furiously. By Alan O’Neill.
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rte.ie - Are you ready for the four-day working week?

Are you ready for the four-day working week?

This might be a good time to re-examine long-standing assumptions about how and when we work. By Professor Kevin Murphy.
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