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The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge, designed for individuals to challenge gender bias and inequality to create an inclusive world. So today, we’re joined by Leadership Coach Simi Rayat and Rhonda Williams, CEO of Dream Life Academy, who are here to share the key challenges that female leaders of colour face and how to...

This month not only marks International Women’s Day, but it is also a year since the Covid-19 pandemic necessitated Ireland’s first nationwide lockdown. Marking these two anniversaries so close together should make us reflect on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted women. We recently conducted a poll on LinkedIn, in which respondents were asked how the Covid-19 crisis had...

Data suggests that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic in terms of redundancy and the amount of time they are committing to domestic and educational responsibilities. But there are also some emerging employment trends that could open up new and exciting opportunities for women. The pandemic has caused many employers to challenge their assumptions about work and...

We’re coming up to the time of year when many people will overindulge during the festive holiday and then make ambitious resolutions about all the healthy behaviours they are going to undertake in the new year. Gym memberships tend to explode in January, but it is usually quiet again a couple of months later. The problem is we all have some unhealthy habits and replacing them with healthier...

Take one: You’re kicking off a new strategic project, so you call a meeting with your team. During the meeting, you’re asked a question that challenges your thinking. You’re caught off guard. More “why?” and “what if?” questions are fired your way. You gloss over it. You interject. Things are not headed exactly where you wanted them. You move on to the next item on the agenda. There is a...

After the ups and downs of this year, we all deserve a well-earned break over Christmas. It’s important to take this time to relax, recharge and refresh for the upcoming year. However, the festive period is also a good time to evaluate your professional life and set a new direction for the year ahead. If a new job is on the horizon for you, then you need to take a proactive approach to job...

Although there has been immense upheaval across the world of work this year, tech is one of the sectors that fortunately has remained resilient. As a result of COVID-19, organisations have had to reprioritise their technology objectives and strategies, leading to a surge in demand for certain roles in the tech space. Effects of the pandemic Digital transformation was sweeping across the...

The end of calendar year is quickly approaching, which for many organisations is a time to come together, celebrate achievements and see the year out in style. With ongoing Covid restrictions making most in-person gatherings unfeasible, employers will have to be a bit more creative with their approach to celebrations. The festive season provides an important opportunity for employers to...

Redundancy has swept across our world of work throughout this year. Drastic budget cuts have been the painful reality for many organisations as a result of the pandemic, leaving those on the receiving end in need of work and potentially unsure about their careers. For the many in this position, it may feel as though the future of your career is uncertain. Addressing your redundancy on your...

The life sciences industry has, unsurprisingly, grown exponentially during 2020 because of the impact that COVID-19 has had on the sector. The demand for IT skills has also increased within life sciences to support the industry to keep innovating, tracking and pursuing a vaccine to COVID-19, as well as other diseases and conditions. These IT skills have been crucial in the development of the...

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