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Interview Advice: How to Explain a COVID-19 Resume Gap

Throughout the past year, the World of Work has been turned upside down, impacting organizations and individuals alike. In May 2020, the Irish unemployment rate skyrocketed to 29.8% — 12 months later, as things slowly start to re-open and return to the new working world, the unemployment rate is still quite high, but has lowered to 21.9%…

Building a Team with a DE&I Focus

From an organizational perspective, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are about understanding, accepting, respecting, and encouraging what makes all of us unique. It’s about appreciating people’s different backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints, and creating an environment where everyone can thrive.  Over the past two decades, a growing body of research has shown that doing the right…

Best Practices for Networking in the New, Hybrid World of Work.

Thanks to Nancy Halverson, our SVP Global Operations for MRINetwork for sharing her thoughts on the importance of networking in the new world of work. Enjoy the read. Like hiring, commuting, group brainstorming, and other aspects of the World of Work, networking has completely changed due to COVID-19. In some ways, the pandemic has made…

How to Have A Conversation With Your Team About Burnout

2020 was a tough year. In addition to impacting how we conduct our personal lives, the pandemic has drastically transformed the World of Work and, unfortunately, many employees are feeling burnt out as a result. To start with, many people have reached a point of general pandemic fatigue. This has gone on far much longer…

Video Calls Fatigue – Strategies To Help You Overcome This

Pandemic and video interview fatigue has well and truly taken hold of many so Nancy Halverson has taken the time to share some great tips with her MRINetwork colleagues that the Talent Partners team are delighted to share with our network also. Thanks again Nancy for a great article. The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed…

Building a Team with a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I) Focus

I am sharing a blog that was published by Bert Miller, the CEO of MRINetwork. DE&I is a topic that is being discussed on a regular basis and I believe Bert’s article is very relevant and insightful for those looking to grow the DE&I focus within their business. From an organizational perspective, diversity, equity, and…

Building Winning Teams

We recently relaunched our Talent Partners website and I love the the home page where we announce that “We Build Winning Teams”. Anyone who knows me will testify that this a passion of mine, whether in business or sport. As I followed the scoring at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last night, (Day 3), my…

Remote Working & Productivity

I read an interesting article over the weekend from the HR Daily Advisor which discussed productivity in the new world of work. It has hard to believe that is almost 12 months since the majority of the workplace had to transition to remote working and while the general perception is that we have seen a…