In this unusual and uncertain business environment, many organisations are looking at protecting their longevity by saving costs and reducing expenditure. A strategic approach is needed rather than a blanket cutting of costs across your overseas business. Although challenges like the global pandemic can have immediate...

In this new episode of 'Ask Demetra', Mauve approaches how to keep your expat workers and remote staff safe and how to prevent employees' stress and pressure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZBf9y_0gXs&feature=youtu.be...

Brands innovating and expanding their digital marketing strategies will have an advantage in a post-pandemic future.  The global business community is scrambling to react to lockdown shock. Established strategies, never questioned in the course of a brand’s natural evolution, are now being fundamentally challenged by this...

Small Firms Association (SFA) selected and answered the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 crisis in Ireland. Read below:  Q: What is Coronavirus?  Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness. Symptoms such as a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, fever can take up to 14...

Following an online poll, Trinity College Dublin will transform its front lawns into a bee-friendly wild-flower area Trinity College Dublin’s manicured front lawns are to be transformed into a bee-friendly wild-flower meadow after the public overwhelmingly backed the move. The college is set to announce on Friday...

Adapting to a new reality: Vilnius transforms its airport into a drive-in cinema  Lithuanian capital Vilnius has put a fresh twist on the trend of drive-in cinemas - hosting one at the city's airport! With nearly all flights scrapped due to COVID-19, the airport teamed up with...

Banking and Payments Federation Ireland urges plan to aid economic recovery from pandemic Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has called on the Government to set up a scheme offering up to 90 per cent guarantees against lending to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to aid a recovery...

Gina London writes about support, sense of togetherness and IrelandTogether in her column, The Communicator, in Sunday Independent.  On the morning of the 18th of March, less than one week after Irish children nationwide were sent home with all their school books, office doors were closed and...

Remote Working: many businesses examining how they can continue to support those who wish to work from home after crisis is over Over 60 per cent of Irish companies are looking at ways to make remote working a permanent option for their employees, according to a...

Our current global scenario transformed remote working from a trend to a need in business. HRLocker examines the issues and benefits of implementing a remote working policy Remote working is fast becoming one of the main trends for the future of work. Companies now realise that implementing...

Even with business support measures, RTE reports that SMEs still have financial issues There was a rare piece of positive business news in recent days amid the relentlessly gloomy financial and economic headlines of late. New figures from Deloitte revealed that corporate insolvencies had fallen by almost...

Irish Tech News interview with Les Dunne, Chief Connector at IrelandTogether What is your background briefly? I was in the transport and courier sector for almost 20 years and back in 2015 decided that I needed a fresh challenge and as a self-confessed tech geek the technology...

The Covid-19 challenges and uncertainties require leaders and managers to respond with compassion at the heart of their leadership. Read below: These are the hands of health and care staff who dedicate their lives to caring for others. And who are now committed to caring for...

COVID-19 has been changing our traditional working model dramatically, including the way we hire. So what do we need to know to make remote hiring work? Check below: Hiring the right people has never been easy - many factors impact both sides (employer and candidate), regardless...

Forbe's new article analyses some of the PR strategies than can help companies with free publicity.  There's an adage that states, "There's no such thing as bad publicity." While some may argue with the statement, the fact remains that if you raise the notability of your...

How to improve online presence during turbulent times? The Trading Online Voucher scheme is designed to help small Irish businesses. Read below further details on the criteria and how to apply. The government has updated its Trading Online Voucher scheme and expanded on an already excellent...

Author: Paul Hogan Considering our frightening obsession with selfies, you’d think video meetings had replaced audio meetings as a preferred communication choice long ago. Not so fast. As recently as 2018, No Jitter estimated that fewer than half of employees who had video collaboration technology actually used it...

Linda Breathnach's interview with Dearbhla Meaney, CEO of The Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit around the importance of self-care when parenting and working from home during Lockdown: https://www.facebook.com/MentalHealthWellbeingSummit/videos/276466973363332/...

Linda Breathnach's interview with PCI College (affiliated with Middlesex University) about how to improve communications in couples during these challenging times. Linda offers a wealth of tips, suggestions and advice on how to communicate better and avoid arguments and conflict. https://youtu.be/V_TrMz_v8F4...