Tuning in to Switching off

Tuning in to Switching off

How ‘on’ do you feel you have to be to meet the company’s minimum expectation of you? That was a question posed in a recent survey completed by PeopleSource.ie. With over 1,000 responses, a surprising 51% of Irish professionals felt they should be available 24/7, 24/5, or a minimum of 10 hours per day. Access […]

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

  I spent a lovely lunchtime with the IoD and FirstNames Group listening to the impressive and engaging Caitriona Perry talking about her time as RTE’s Washington Correspondent. Her time in the US sounded like a whirlwind from start to finish – she covered the US Presidential campaign, the infamous tweets and the revolving door […]

Newly qualified… where to next?

Newly qualified… where to next?

  Passing your FAE’s is a huge milestone for a Chartered Accountant, and hopefully the first major link in a long chain of good career decisions. As you near completion of your training contract, you are then faced with your next major decision – where to next? You would not be alone if you felt […]

Thank you FoodCloud…

Thank you FoodCloud…

for allowing us to volunteer for the day in your food hub and on the road. Last week we had the pleasure of spending the day with the inspirational brain-child of Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien –FoodCloud. In Ireland, 1 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year. Through partnering with supermarkets and food […]

National Women’s Enterprise Day

National Women’s Enterprise Day

Credit Image: Penn State University   The 2017 PeopleSource Tipping Point survey found that if people lost their jobs tomorrow, three times as many men would start their own business vs. only 5% of women in Irish business. Another key finding from our survey was that older males were even more likely (25% vs. 5% […]

Have you ever given a reference?

Have you ever given a reference?

Recently Obama’s (remember him?  He was POTUS less than a month ago!) press secretary Josh Earnest was giving his final briefing to the press corps after eight years of service.   Just before he signed off, in popped the President unannounced & unprompted and proceeded to give a five-minute glowing reference about the embarrassed (but no […]

Fabulous Female Role Model…

Fabulous Female Role Model…

I recently read an article by Jennifer O’Connell in the Irish Times mentioning the lack of older female role models. The article was funny and incisive and I got it, but it also got me thinking about the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards which I attended a couple of months ago. There were lots of worthy […]

One Year Old in November!

One Year Old in November!

As with any new venture, the hardest part was taking the first step. 12 months later, I am delighted to say that we have come a long way since that first step. It certainly wasn’t plain sailing, I made a few rookie mistakes but I quickly rectified these. One was securing office space which didn’t represent the […]

Head of Finance – Leisure & Gaming industry

Head of Finance – Leisure & Gaming industry

My entrepreneurial client’s philosophy is ‘we will not not deliver’ a double negative I know, but the overall result is a positive! He is looking for this positive, ‘can do’ approach and outlook in every hire – ‘If it’s possible it will be done’. This senior finance role will report directly to this entrepreneurial CEO […]