• 6
    Apr
    Sick Pay to be Mandatory in Ireland

    Sick Pay to be Mandatory in Ireland

    The Cabinet has signed off on proposed new laws that will make it mandatory for all employers in Ireland to offer a minimum level of sick pay for employees. The Sick Leave Bill 2022 will be published and begin its passage through the Houses of Oireachtas. It will come into effect as soon as it is enacted. To reduce the burden on businesses, this new law will be phased in over a four-year period. Employers will initially be required to offer three days of sick leave per year, rising to five days in 2024, seven days in 2025 and ten days in 2026.
  • 27
    Jan
    Thumbnail

    Right to Request Remote Working

    It was announced this week in Ireland that the Cabinet has signed off on proposed new laws to allow employees (who have been with a company for more than 6 months) to request remote working. Under this legislation, the employer must reply to the request within 12 weeks. The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recognised that remote working was imposed on a lot of people because of public health restrictions. Now that restrictions have been lifted, he wants to give people the choice to decide.
  • 28
    Sep
    Big Data

    Data Science vs Data Analytics

    The amount of data in the world is continuing to grow at an exponential rate. Therefore the fields of Data Science and Analytics is becoming increasingly important. However, it can be difficult to distinguish between the terms Data Science and Data Analytics. Despite the two being interconnected and both working with Big Data, they provide different results and pursue different approaches.
  • 8
    Sep
    burnout

    Ways to Prevent Burnout

    Burnout has been described as a ‘crisis’ in today’s society. In a survey from Accountemps, 91% of workers reported that they had experienced some degree of burnout at work and as many as 1 in 5 highly engaged employees are at risk from burnout (Harvard Business Review).
  • 23
    Jul
    security

    How to Improve the Security of Remote Working

    When COVID-19 was announced as a global pandemic, there was a rush to get employees prepared for working from home. As a result of this rush, security considerations for remote working took a back seat for many companies. It is only now that the dust has settled and people are accustomed to working from home that security issues are coming to light. So how can security be improved when working remotely?