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12th December 2018

Belfast named the world’s most business-friendly small city

The Financial Times has named Belfast as the most business-friendly small city. Belfast has been ranked number one in a list of 10 small to mid-sized world cities for business friendliness in the report by fDi Intelligence, a service which is run by the FT. Ranking behind Zurich in Switzerland, Belfast is also ranked number...

11th December 2018

A new era of apprenticeships has arrived

Figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) this September outlined that the proportion of young people in Northern Ireland beginning university is at a five-year high. As the rate of students seeking undergraduate degrees has risen, so too has student debt. Statistics published by the Student Loans Company highlighted that in 2017/18 Northern...

10th December 2018

How to… make your CV interesting

Whether you are actively job hunting or just keeping your options open for the future it is a good idea to keep an up-to-date CV. Setting time aside now to create a good quality CV could prove invaluable further down the line. Top 10 CV tips: Tailor your CV to each job you apply for...

7th December 2018

US deal creates 50 new jobs at Belfast IT Company

A Northern Ireland IT company is set to create up to 50 jobs over the next two years at its new Belfast base. HyperSync, which has just opened a new office in the Innovation Factory on the Springfield Road, has started recruiting engineers after securing a major deal with US firm, Agio LLC. The firm...

5th December 2018

Declan Morris – Homelessness Project Manager, Extern Homes

The Post: Homelessness Project Manager, Extern Homes The Post Holder: Declan Morris HOW I BECAME A HOMELESSNESS PROJECT MANAGER Project manager Declan Morris always knew he wanted a career in which he could help people. Give a brief outline of your career to date. I am now Project Manager for Extern Homes, an innovative project...

5th December 2018

Downpatrick-based farm shop’s £200k tearoom creates five jobs

A Co Down based farm shop has unrevealed the results of its newly refurbished farm shop and tea room. Meadow Farm in Downpatrick is owned by Richard Orr and his father, Jackie, and has been in business for 20 years. As demand for its fresh produce increased, Richard’s wife, Sharon, began selling home-cooked foods and...

5th December 2018

How not to behave during your office Christmas party

You may be more concerned about whether the dress code should be ‘Christmas jumper’, or what time the bar closes. However, the aftermath of the office Christmas party can have a serious and lasting impact. Below are some interesting legal cases that provide helpful hints on how not to act during the festive period: Social...

4th December 2018

US firm to create 220 new NI tech jobs

Imperva, a US cyber security company, has announced plans to create 220 new jobs as part of an expansion into Northern Ireland. The California-based firm has said it will recruit the new staff in Belfast over the next three to five years. With 54 offices worldwide, Imperva will initially work out of Arthur House in...

3rd December 2018

How to… handle work place stress

Do you dread the thought of Monday morning and the workload it brings? Most people at one stage or another will suffer from stress in the work place but there are practical ways to manage it and even positive ways to make it work for you. Be realistic Often we are our own harshest critic...

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