October 2019 Newsletter

Oct 31, 2019

The Halloween period is upon us and we hope you enjoyed the final Bank holiday weekend before Christmas. Our favourite Halloween costume this year goes to the most famous rat of 2019!

In the news…
October has brought us some major political talking points, climate protests and a disappointing end to our Rugby World cup hopes, but more importantly congratulations to all those who passed their FAEs. Storm Lorenzo has come and gone with little to no effect on the island. Budget 2020 was dubbed the ‘boring Brexit budget’ with very few wins for the taxpayer. Is Brexit finally concluding? British PM Boris Johnson has a deal agreed with the EU but I will not hold my breath on a deal anytime soon

Extinction rebellion protests were carried out in Merrion Square and throughout Dublin in October. The environmental activist group is coinciding with protests being held all over the world calling for urgent action on climate change. Several roadblocks were mounted disrupting traffic for short periods. Are we going to see more extreme protests being held throughout the World to catch the attention of global companies?  Did you see the Youtube clip of the protests on the London tube?  Is this really the best way to get highlight a cause?

In Sport…
Just as the Rugby World cup was getting interesting Ireland have been dumped out at quarter final stage once again by the unforgiving World champions New Zealand in an error prone and below par performance. Joe Schmidt steps down as head coach with Andy Farrell taking the reins. Schmidt has masterminded three Six Nation titles in a competitive era which is not to be underestimated.  Farewell Joe and thank you for the good times.

In soccer, the Irish football team produced some of the worst performances seen in years (and that’s saying something) drawing with Georgia and losing miserably to Switzerland. An important upcoming fixture against Denmark is all or nothing for Ireland to see if they qualify for Euro 2020. Euro 2020 games are spread amongst the continent with two games being played in Dublin. It will give the country it’s first taste of hosting the major events.

To watch...
Brian Cody, the Kilkenny hurling boss spells it out in simple terms what it takes to be successful in a team game and every young sports person in the country could take heed of his words.

On another note...
At PeopleSource, we love our podcasts, here are six suggestions we think are worth a listen…
The Blindboy podcast (Psychology, history, politics)
That Peter Crouch podcast (Sport)
Business Wars (Business)
The two Johnnies podcast (Comedy)
Mens Rea (Crime)
Ireland unfiltered with Dion Fanning (Talkshow)

Last month we asked, ‘What are you doing to alleviate climate change?’
The most popular answer with 66% of the vote- Using reusable plastics.
Congratulations to Sinead Nolan (Once again!) who is our first two time winner of our monthly prize €100 One4All voucher- We’ll be in touch!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Question this month is – This question is nothing to do with work!  The Netflix monthly subscription is increasing next year and when we talk about movies, music, etc in the office people have signed up to everything from Apple TV to Now TV to Amazon Prime, Sky Sports and Spotify.  How many are you signed up to? (And for your own thoughts, how much are these subscriptions costing you each year?)
Enter here to be in with a chance to win this months prize this month’s prize of a €100 One4all voucher.

That’s it for this month.  We leave you with a selection of our live positions – please reach out if you would like to hear about the market and don’t forgot to follow us on our LinkedIn company page to see all our latest roles -

We are here to help you with your next career step and offer you the best advise possible.  We are also here to help with any recruitment requirements you might have, so if you are building out your team, looking to fill a replacement or contract, do feel free to give us a call to discuss.

That’s it from us this month.  

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