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Kirstie works for our job board partner, Jobbio. Based in Dublin, she has been a writer and editor across print and digital platforms for over 15 years.
We’re hearing a lot of buzz about it being a “job seekers market” and there is a big push within tech firms to hire specialist staff such as developers and engineers, many of whom are in short supply, which is driving up salaries. Despite recent news of staff cuts and hiring freezes in some areas [...]
Escalating costs are leaving many of us out of pocket. A new piece of research from networking group People Like Us and Censuswide has revealed that spiraling costs are affecting a huge segment of the UK workforce. Forty-nine percent of workers say they are now living from pay cheque to pay cheque, and 53% say [...]
The kitchen table, a hastily cleared corner of the living room, or for the lucky ones, a spare bedroom where we could set up a desk and second screen (the unlucky ones got an ironing board). We all made do during the pandemic when it came to working from home. Now though, as remote and [...]
The further along many of us get in our careers, the more the penny may drop that the path we’ve taken is very likely not a smooth, rapidly ascending line. In fact, it is far more likely to be a rolling series of peaks and valleys, and there can be many reasons for that. Of [...]
If you’re feeling like you don’t get enough recognition for the work that you do, you’re not the only one. It’s just not enough to get paid at the end of the month – feedback, both positive and constructive, as well as acknowledgement of a job well done is crucial not only for employee morale, [...]
Burnout is nothing new – many of us have experienced it at work at some stage, and it is so real that the World Health Organisation has classified it as an “occupational phenomenon” in its International Classification of Diseases. A term that is a bit newer, but probably still pretty familiar, is the concept of [...]
Depending on how super-organised we are (or how much we really, really love Excel), we’ve all got a list somewhere, either in our heads or in an aforementioned spreadsheet, of the things we want and need when it comes to work. Those can be a competitive salary, flexible working hours that can be a mix [...]
It may have taken a little bit of time for some of us to come around to the idea of remote and hybrid working, but the majority of office workers have seen the benefits by now. 77% of remote workers say they’re more productive when working from home and additionally, we tend to enjoy a [...]
Increasingly, we’re looking beyond the role or job title (and whether it’s a fit for our skill sets, of course) when we’re thinking about a career move. Beyond base pay, many of us are now looking at an overall compensation package to go along with a competitive salary offer. From wellness to profit sharing, remote [...]
Moving up to a senior role takes some consideration: you may be at the top of your game intechnical terms and a complete whizz at what you do, but it’s worth considering that making thetransition from a team member to a leadership position needs a bit of careful consideration. To prepare, you could ask for [...]
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