Sandyford.com Careers Features

Top Employee Retention Strategies for a Thriving Workplace

11/06/2024 - Employee retention is a critical aspect of building a successful and sustainable business. High turnover rates can not only disrupt productivity but also incur significant costs in recruitment, training, and lost knowledge.

Crafting Your Personal Brand: A Guide for Job Candidates

02/05/2024 - In today’s competitive job market, standing out from the crowd is essential. Your resume may showcase your qualifications, but what about your personal brand?

In 2024, what importance will sustainability hold?

04/03/2024 - Corporate sustainability is not just about ensuring the long-term viability of a business. It also encompasses the impact that companies have on the environment and society. Sustainability in business is about managing these impacts positively, thus addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change, income inequality, depletion of natural resources, human rights issues, fair working conditions, and pollution.

New research from Green Tech Skillnet identifies upskilling supports needed to harness significant offshore wind opportunities

28/02/2024 - Achieving Ireland’s 2050 offshore wind energy targets could be worth at least €38 billion to the Irish economy, according to a new report from Green Tech Skillnet and Wind Energy Ireland.

More than 2/5s of Tech Employers in Ireland will Recruit in 2024

07/02/2024 - Seven in ten (70pc) tech employers in Ireland say wage pressure is a major hurdle they will need to navigate in 2024, while an even greater number (83pc) are grappling with the availability of talent as demand for skilled professionals escalates.

Three-quarters of employers have set a global minimum standard for employee benefits

06/02/2024 - Companies increasingly using benefits to signal purpose and values externally

Sick Leave Act 2022: WRC examines an employer’s obligation to pay statutory sick pay

30/11/2023 - The Sick Leave Act 2022 (the Act) has been in force since 1 January 2023 and provides employees in Ireland with a right to statutory sick pay (SSP) for the first time.

How to Get a Pay Rise

23/11/2023 - Earning a higher salary is one of the most common career goals. In the end, a pay raise not only recognises your hard work and dedication but also improves your financial well-being.

CSO Gender Balance in Business Survey 2023

31/10/2023 - The proportion of female Directors in surveyed Irish businesses increased from almost 22% in 2021 to 25%

3 In 5 Irish Workers Are Suffering From Stress

05/09/2023 - 60% of Irish working professionals report workplace stress, and a third say they experience stress very often, with the pandemic and its aftermath emerging as a clear trigger of work-related stress

Career Advancement or Flexibility? What is more important?

05/09/2023 - In the aftermath of Covid-19, there has been a notable shift in individuals’ perspectives regarding their respective career opportunities. The focus has moved towards prioritising flexibility above anything else, resulting in an apparent reduction in the willingness to make extensive life sacrifices such as long commutes and in-person commitments.

A Recruiter’s Advice for Graduates: 8 Tips for Career Success

28/08/2023 - Big congratulations are in order! You’ve finally made it to the other side of your academic life. For some, maybe just for now. Either way, you’re more than likely over the moon to be entering this new stage of your life. As you take your first steps into the job market, navigating the landscape of job applications, interviews, and career choices can feel overwhelming.

How to use Transferable Skills to land a new job

04/07/2023 - It is not uncommon in today’s job market for employees to make multiple role changes throughout their careers. Whether you’re changing industries, exploring new roles, or embarking on a fresh career path, the ability to effectively leverage your skill set can be a game-changer.

10 Interview Questions YOU Need to Ask

24/05/2023 - You have a hard copy of your CV neatly tucked into a plastic pocket, and your collared shirt or blouse is ironed. The time and date of the interview are saved and easily accessible on your phone. Finally, you run through a list of questions that you think they may ask you such as the quintessential “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

Gen Z workers much more likely to believe remote working benefits career advancement, new study shows

23/05/2023 - NBI and Grow Remote research reveals generational differences in attitudes towards remote working and highlights the cultural changes needed to make it work...

Should You Accept Counteroffers?

27/04/2023 - We can’t lie, receiving a counteroffer feels good. Our sense of being wanted and appreciated can be heightened at that moment. With your resignation letter, you’ve received an offer from your employer, perhaps for more money, better benefits or a promoted position. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of this counteroffer, but when you stop and think about it, is that really what you want?

57% of Irish professionals admit to ‘rage-applying’ to new role – amidst peak frustration with employees

04/04/2023 - Two-thirds of white-collar professionals (57%) have admitted to ‘rage applying’ to a new job since the beginning of the year – with a toxic workplace culture (54%) being the primary motivating factor.

How working with a Temping Agency can help get your Career back on track

01/03/2023 - There are many reasons that you may feel that your career isn’t where you want it to be. Perhaps you are returning to the workforce for the first time since starting a family or taking time out for health reasons. Maybe you’re at a crossroads in your career and don’t know where to turn from here.

Bold leadership elevates CIOs to the boardroom, according to Logicalis global study

17/02/2023 - Research involving 1,000 technology leaders from across the globe also reveals that 50% of CIOs are expected by their board to deliver continuous innovation and, in turn, 81% are spending more time on same.

The Power of Finding a Job You Love

24/01/2023 - “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

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