Newsletter – August
August has been a whirlwind – literally! Although this month has brought confusion and controversy, we like to keep it positive here at PeopleSource and we will be bringing you stories that you may have missed, our informative Interview Series and celebration of our wonderful sporting women.
This month we are delighted to hear from Roisin Bedford - having trained with PWC (Class of 2009), Roisin has quickly (which a lot of hard work) built a great career through highly respected industry groups to become Finance Director of ICON Plc. In this interview, Roisin provides insightful advice to people who are looking to progress in their career and the benefits of taking risks. Click here for the full interview.
In the news…
With less than 65 days to possibly the most important US election in history. Trump v Biden! Obama’s former Vice-President Joe Biden has been ahead in the polls of late with 10-point leads at stages with the addition of new running mate Kamala Harris. Trumps perceived poor response to the pandemic has had a major hit to his polling numbers but if we have learned anything from the last election, we know not to count Trump out just yet. Interested in knowing how the voting system works in America?
PeopleSource has managed to hit the news this month with research from our annual ‘Tipping Point’ survey. The Business Post featured our article ‘Blended work settings to become the norm post-pandemic’ which has been widely well received. Click the link to view.
How can a golf function in Clifden cause so much anger, controversy & political shame? Well, it emerged that 81 people attended an Oireachtas golf society event in Clifden in which several high-profile political figures were attending. Outrage carried throughout the country from talk shows to Twitter, people left disappointed and confused. Resignations followed with Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary, Senator Jerry Buttimer, Senator Mark Daly and EU commissioner Phil Hogan. Earlier in the month, the Chairman of Fáilte Ireland Michael Cawley stepped down after it emerged he travelled to Italy on holiday. Let’s hope as a nation our leaders can learn and grow from these actions.
This month we get to celebrate two of Ireland’s greatest athletes. Katie Taylor defended her undisputed lightweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Delfine Persoon in their long-awaited rematch. Katie as always made this country very proud and we’re blessed to have such a role model.
Last month, Ciara Mageean smashed the 800m national record and again this month she has broken a 27-year Irish record for the 1000m that was held by Olympic medalist Sonia O’Sullivan. For those of you who took up running during lockdown you will understand the feat of this achievement to run 1km in 2 minutes 31 seconds – incredible! Ciara is another athlete who has inspired young track & field athletes with her humble nature and inspiring achievements.
Last week, Bayern Munich lifted the coveted Champions League trophy for the 6th time in their history. With 43 goals in 11 games it’s been a fantastic campaign for the Bavarian side. Premier League action resumes on September 12th with the possibilty of Lionel Messi in a Man City jersey, this is something we’d all love to see – even if you are a Man United or Liverpool fan.
On an extraordinary day for the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their playoff series against the Orlando Magic in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Other sporting organisations have followed suit and this is a powerful stance from sporting stars across America that the Black Lives Matter movement will not go away.
Each month we ask our brilliant readers to answer a question for a chance to win €100 One4all voucher, last month it was a little different, we are giving away 2x vouchers for a K2 Alpaca experience in Co.Wicklow.
Last month we asked:
“What is your office return date?”- the most common answer was September/October – Our winner this month is Diana O’Reilly, Congratulations, we’ll be in touch!
Question this month is –
“In light of the recent resignations, would your opinion of your company leader change if they had made decisions similar to Michael Cawley or Phil Hogan?” Yes or no will suffice, but if you have time to elaborate, we’d love to hear the reason for your answer. One sentence would be great.
Enter here to be in with a chance to win this month’s prize of a €100 One4All voucher.
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