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Passing the Interview Endurance Test

on March 21, 2017 Uncategorized with 0 comments

Passing the Interview Endurance Test Landing a position with a top company can prove a gruelling and very lengthy process, writes Sorcha Corcoran http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/passing-the-interview-endurance-test-36b37c22l Sunday Times article 17.03.2017

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How to ask for a pay rise?

on March 21, 2017 Uncategorized with 0 comments

 Alison McGinley, EmpowerHR comments on how to ask for a pay rise… Figuring out how to ask for a pay rise | Ireland | The … www.thetimes.co.uk Figuring out how to ask for a pay rise. Prepare your case carefully before asking your boss for more money, writes Eithne Dunne     Source: Times

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Woman Wins 50K after being dismissed while pregnant

on April 27, 2016 Uncategorized with 0 comments

A county council has been ordered to pay €50,000 to a woman after it failed to renew her contract when she notified it that she was pregnant. The Workplace Relations Commission heard that the experience “felt like it was the 1970s” to the woman and there was “an aura of anti-feminism in the council”. The […]

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Smurfit Kappa to pay 17,000 in Unfair Dismissal case

on April 21, 2016 Uncategorized with 0 comments

Smurfit Kappa has been ordered to pay €17,000 to a staff member it unfairly dismissed arising from alleged unauthorised absences connected to the man serving on a jury panel for a high-profile criminal trial. In the case, a subsidiary of the multi-national packaging firm, Smurfit Kappa Ireland Ltd sacked Jonathan Hanlon after unauthorised absences arising […]

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Dublin hotel manager told to ‘return to Africa’ after contracting TB

on April 18, 2016 Uncategorized with 0 comments

A DUBLIN HOTEL manager was told in an anonymous letter to return to Africa after he contracted tuberculosis, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has heard.   The man, who took extended sick leave in the summer of 2014, unsuccessfully brought an unfair dismissal case to the EAT after being summarily dismissed in October of that […]

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Facebook to create 200 new jobs at their HQ in Dublin

on March 14, 2016 News and Tags: , , with 0 comments

Facebook to create 200 new jobs in Dublin – will employ 1,500 by end of 2016 Facebook is creating 200 new jobs at its international headquarters in Dublin. The company is introducing new R&D and business innovation centres that previously only existed at its Silicon Valley headquarters. Facebook, which already employs more than 1,300 people […]

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IKEA worker awarded €30K in Unfair dismissal

on March 14, 2016 News and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/ikea-pays-worker-30-000-in-unfair-dismissal-case-1.2569993 Man fired after drinking milkshake not paid for, Employment Appeals Tribunal hears     Looking for Human Consultants in Dublin? Visit our website today for a Human Resources Expert in Ireland. Make an appointment for a free health check. Source: HR Consultants Dublin | Human Resources Expert Ireland

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NHS manager awarded £832,711 by employment tribunal

on February 17, 2016 News and Tags: , with 0 comments

A former NHS manager awarded £832,711 after being sexually harassed by a colleague has said the “bad use of public money” could have been avoided. HR director Helen Marks rejected the sexual advances of the chairman of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust so he tried to get her sacked. Mrs Marks, who earned £99,907, said […]

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Yahoo to cut 15% of global workforce

on February 8, 2016 Uncategorized with 0 comments

Yahoo said today it would consider “strategic alternatives” for its core Internet business and cut about 15% of its workforce. Source: Yahoo to cut 15% of global workforce – RTÉ News www.empowerhr.ie  

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Employers can read private messages at work, court says

on January 13, 2016 News and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

EMPLOYERS can read private messages sent by workers via chat software and webmail at work, a court has ruled. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said a company that read a worker’s Yahoo Messenger chats sent during work hours was within its rights. Judges said he had breached the company’s rules and that his […]

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