Category: News

Indonesia Joins the Flexible Working Revolution

14th January 2019 Off

Taking a positive step towards revolutionizing traditional modes of working to encourage more female participation, the Manpower Ministry of Indonesia has planned to make more flexible working hours available to enable more women to work. This regulation will seek to increase their participation in the labour market by working suitable hours; the aim is to…

By Priyanka Athavale

Germany Announces Mandatory Work from Home Legislation

9th January 2019 Off

Germany’s Labor Ministry announced its new year legislation plans to make the option to work from home mandatory. The initiative will force German employers to either allow their employees to work from home or explain why it is not possible. A study by the Federal Ministry of Labor suggests that 40 percent of Germans would like to…

By Ashima Madan

Rural Regeneration: Burren Enterprise Centre facilitates SmartWorkers

3rd December 2018 Off

Week THREE of our Rural Regeneration series is fast approaching! And I have loved every minute of it. I guess you could say this series came about half accidentally half deliberately when I began sourcing information for our SmartVillages initiative. This initiative promotes Rural Regeneration and I came across both uplifting and inspiring stories about…

By Chloe Sullivan

Rural Regeneration: SmartWorking Carrick On Shannon company wins Great Place to Work

26th November 2018 Off

Rural Regeneration x SmartWorking What do we mean? SmartWorking refers to a method of working that promotes employee agility whilst tailoring your work method to your needs, location and skill set. The World of Work and the way in which we work is changing. As a result of technological advances, it is becoming less and…

By Chloe Sullivan

The Future of Business Report – Vodafone

10th November 2018 Off

We’re delighted to share The Future of Business Report, which we collaborated on with our partners in Vodafone Ireland. The aim of this initiative was for Vodafone Ireland to engage with the SME sector nationwide to gain insights about the future of business, their growth, ways of working, investment, technology, skills and training. The research was…

By Louise O'Conor

Today is World Mental Health Day 2018

10th October 2018 Off

Today we celebrate World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to spreading awareness about and promoting positive mental health. This year’s theme, as set by the World Federation of Mental Health, is ‘Young People and Mental Health In a Changing World.’ We’re always talking about the benefits of our rapidly changing world. From being more…

By Thomas Murray

The UN Climate Change Ultimatum

8th October 2018 Off

According to a landmark UN report published today, a future of worsening droughts, forest fires and floods awaits us unless we act now. The report asks nations around the world to make drastic changes regarding carbon emissions and to keep global temperatures within the 1.5C-2C range over the next decade. “It’s a line in the…

By Thomas Murray