• 22
    Feb
    What Is Causing 'The Great Resignation'?

    What Is Causing 'The Great Resignation'?

    Recent reports emerging from the UK and the US has shown that between 20-40% of employees are considering leaving their job – a phenomenon that is known as ‘The Great Resignation’. Although there has been a lot of movement in the Irish jobs market at the moment, there hasn’t been the same level of resignations compared to the US and the UK. However, this might change in 2022, with 42% of Irish workers intending to resign from their jobs within the next 12 months (this figure was only 21% before the pandemic). But why are so many people switching jobs?
  • 27
    Jan
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    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.
  • 8
    Dec
    What Is Technostress & Do I Have It?

    What Is Technostress & Do I Have It?

    With an increase in remote working due to Covid-19, the term “technostress” has been re-introduced into our vocabularies. In 1984, “technostress” was first mentioned and explained in Craig Brod’s book ‘Technostress: The Human Cost of the Computer Revolution’. Since then, the term has been widely used to explain the stress of using modern technologies to conduct tasks.