Time for those long walks and nights in front of the fire, or the TV!
Autumn is a firm favourite for many, crisp days, the remnants of heat in the sun on the nice days and the changing colours in our trees. Whether it’s your favourite or not, it’s well and truly here which means the festive season is almost upon us! Yikes, where did 2022 go?
October has been an interesting one for news and sport with the roundabout that is the UK Prime Minister’s job front and centre. Three PM’s in as many months and four Chancellors but it would appear that with Rushi Sunak finally in No. 10, things might settle, although does he have that wise old saying “be careful what you wish for” in his mind?
Social media is awash with anecdotes at the expense of Ms. Truss, but from a recruitment perspective, we always say, a bad hire can cost a business and in this case it cost between £30k and £36billion!!
Business today – a state of flux
The arguments rage over the return to the office Vs working from home, the rise of the 4 day week, and the death of the 9-to-5 day – and all against the backdrop of global turmoil in currencies and commodities. Here are some interesting stories, survey findings etc.
- An interesting and comprehensive PWC survey on the ‘hopes and fears’ of the Irish workforce - Here
- Is the 8 hour day a thing of the past? - Here
- The challenge of the return to the office (UK perspective) - Here
- Pay rises planned - the impact of inflation (and a driver of it?) - Here
Some interesting reads
We’ve had some great feedback and open rates for the random on-line stories and little gems from the net that we find each month – here’s our selection for this month – enjoy!
- Halloween games from times past - Here
- Costume ideas - Here
- Richard Harris legacy to UCC, worth a visit if you are in the area - Here
- Supplements, health-giving or snake oil? - Here
- BBC icons as it celebrates 100 years this month - Here
In the world of entertainment
The movie talk is all about The Banshees of Inisherin from the stable of Martin McDonagh with a stellar cast led by old friends Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. McDonagh delivers the usual mix of broad humour and dark corners and we will hazard a guess that by Christmas not too many Irish avid filmgoers won’t have seen this!
Otherwise expect a slew of horror and slasher movies over the Halloween period but those looking for something different could check out The Woman King, and although we haven’t got around to seeing it yet we note it has been billed as “The adventure movie of the year”, “important”, and “Oscar material”. It stars the wonderful Viola Davis in her most exciting performance to date, recommendation enough on its own!
TV brings us the man dubbed ‘human Marmite’, love him or hate him, we’re going to be seeing a lot of Dermot Bannon! Did anyone watch Ultimate Hell Week? We loved it!
The Irish Women’s Football team captured the heart of the nation with a brave win in Scotland to reach our first ever world cup. We wish the girls well down under in the tough group they have been drawn in.
The Irish cricket team scored a big win over the West Indies (admittedly not the force they were) to reach the Super 12 stage of the T20 world cup in Hobart and followed it up with an even bigger win over England who WERE one of the tournament favourites!
The Premiership is starting to throw up some interesting results; let’s hope, for the neutrals, that City and Arsenal can be pegged back a little to potentially give us the most open season for years. Sad to see the great Ronaldo sulking away at the back of the dugout, he is still a huge role model for many and some maturity wouldn’t go amiss.
A big up to Rory McIlroy for his return to world #1.
Autumn is traditionally the time of the return of the networking events and of course the planning of the all-important Christmas parties!
PeopleSource are proud to be a sponsor of a wellness event being run by Chartered Accountants Ireland
18th November - Step into your Power – our own MD Rachel Tubridy will be amongst the speaker lineup.
9th December - You’ll also might find us at the bar here!! - The Leinster Society Annual Christmas Lunch 2022
20th January - For those who really like to plan, the ACA Annual Dinner - Book your ticket here
For those of you considering a move...As ever, we have a fantastic range of roles open here at PeopleSource.
Each month we ask our readers to answer a question for a chance to win €100 One4all voucher.
Our question for the September newsletter was: Are you planning on moving company in the next six months?
And the results were: Yes - 11% : No - 89%
Our winner this month is Aimee O'Neill. We'll be in touch.
Remember, we are upping the ante this year. We will have a draw for one person to win €600 in One4All vouchers in our December newsletter. There is only one requirement - enter the quiz question EVERY month! Easy Peasy!
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