So what do multinationals look for when hiring new recruits?

  Rowan Lyons joined US-owned technology company Xilinx last November as a senior engineering manager. Xilinx is his first experience of a large multinational. Prior to this he spent 17 years working for Irish-owned SMEs. “I think there are more similarities than differences in the hiring process [between indigenous companies and multinationals],” he says. “Ten

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Supply Chain and Logistics

Jobs in Supply Chain and Logistics are healthy with a consistent demand for experienced and talented professionals. If candidates have the skills and ability to drive down costs and improve business functions then many companies believe these professionals, in effect, “pay for themselves”. Successful companies are doing their best to retain talented people and there

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How to ace your quarterly review

Quarterly Reviews are becoming more common in workplaces around Ireland. Overtaking the annual review, they are regarded as a more productive way of setting targets, evaluating productivity while providing people with a forum to discuss their professional objectives and concerns. Usually, staff members are notified of their appointment time for their review; they will mark

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Construction wages are rising for emigrants who move home

“Come home, there are plenty of jobs.” That’s the rallying cry from the Irish construction industry seeking to lure back emigrant construction workers from the trades and professions who fled Ireland during the recession. The likes of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the Construction Industry Federation and Engineers Ireland have been busily encouraging people

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