In The Workplace

18th July 2018

Record number of people in work in NI

New official data for the period March to May 2018 has revealed Northern Ireland has continued its record-breaking run with the current rate of unemployment now at 3.5%. The number of people in work (852,000) has never been higher, while the 413,000 females in the workforce is also a record. Record highs continued with an...

5th July 2017

Workers face paying for Brexit

The largest gathering of trade unions on the island of Ireland opens in Belfast today, with more than 800 delegates representing workers in each economic sector doing every conceivable job. The biennial delegate conference will set the policy agenda for the trade union movement for the next two years, and there are several motions on...

31st May 2017

Improving diversity in the workplace

NAVIGATING workplace politics, how to engage disruptive voices and developing leadership skills were the key discussion points at a recent women in business networking evening. Over 60 local business leaders gathered at the event, hosted by First Trust Bank in Belfast to hear from former Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Deputy Chief Constable, Judith...

5th April 2017

Tackling mental health in the workplace

A NORTHERN Ireland employer is tackling mental health in the workplace with an innovative toolkit to help equip management with the key skills required to recognise the early triggers and symptoms. Firstsource Solutions a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) services recognises that stress and poor mental health can be contributing factors to long-term...

17th March 2017

Dementia friendly employees

OVER 100 employees at Ulster Bank have attended a workshop on understanding dementia. The bank now has a designated ‘Dementia Friendly’ employee in each of its branches across Northern Ireland and becomes the first local financial institution in Northern Ireland to introduce the service throughout its entire network. To deliver the workshop, eight Ulster Bank...

1st March 2017

10 Steps to organising the perfect teambuilding day

Our recent survey of Northern Ireland’s workforce found that 62% will consider looking for a new job in 2017, with general workplace happiness relatively low at 5.8 out of 10. The survey found that better pay, more training, better communication and better holidays are the four most important elements that would make the local workforce...

2nd February 2017

A study into Northern Ireland’s workforce in 2016

A recent survey by NIJobfinder.co.uk of 760 adults from Northern Ireland’s workforce has found several interesting insights into the local workforce. The study, which looked at factors including how happy the local workforce is and what motivates the NI workforce found that 62% will consider looking for a new job in 2017, while 84% looked...

9th December 2016

19 Things you should avoid doing at meetings

Love them or hate them, meetings are a big part of working life. From management meetings that can last all day, to stand-up meetings and Skype calls that can be over in a matter of minutes, there are some things you just should simply never EVER do in meetings.   19 Things to avoid doing...

7th December 2016

Renewed Success for Queen’s

THE William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s has successfully won a renewed contract of £500,000 with InterTradeIreland for the next five years. This contract is for the FUSION programme which is an innovation technology transfer programme and operates on an all-island basis. It will see Queen’s provide a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management...

7th December 2016

Economy Minister Praises Kainos

ECONOMY Minister Simon Hamilton visited the Kainos Group headquarters in Belfast to meet management and hear about the company’s recent successes and plans for expansion. The Minister also took the opportunity to congratulate Kainos Chief Executive, Brendan Mooney, on becoming the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016. Minister Hamilton said: “Now in its thirtieth...

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