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Talent: the new business disruptor

A proactive approach to employer branding can help businesses navigate the war for talent. BY GILLIAN HORAN When it comes to the future of work, the automation of jobs tends to dominate the headlines. Will robots take finance jobs? Interestingly, when an accountant or finance professional analyses, applies judgement and then explains issues to clients… Read More Talent: the new business disruptor

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My pension road trip…

Auto-enrolment makes sense, but there are critical issues beyond pension coverage that need to be considered. BY GILLIAN RYAN I went to visit my daughter in the Gaeltacht on Sunday so we had a five-hour round trip, much of which was spent reading articles in the Sunday papers and on LinkedIn about pensions – much… Read More My pension road trip…

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Dealing with imposter syndrome

Overcoming imposter syndrome can be challenging, particularly when it spirals into persistent negativity. BY DR ANNETTE CLANCY Have you ever felt that you don’t belong? That you’re a fraud? That it’s just a matter of time before you’re found out? If so, you’re in very good company including Maya Angelou, Albert Einstein and Meryl Streep.… Read More Dealing with imposter syndrome

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The art of effective negotiation

There are four distinct phases in the negotiation process, each one with its own unique pitfalls and opportunities. Negotiation is a central feature of day-to-day living. Whether it’s negotiating your fee for client services, manoeuvring through the maze emanating from the Brexit vote, or agreeing on who is responsible for cooking the dinner this evening… Read More The art of effective negotiation

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How to stop being a people-pleaser

Being a people-pleaser and being an effective team player are two very different things. Does your office have a people-pleaser? The person who just can’t say no? Every office has one and regardless of how often they say yes, they will rarely be appreciated for their efforts. People-pleasers yearn for attention, external validation and the… Read More How to stop being a people-pleaser

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Understanding the value of the audit

With a stream of negative news, the outlook for auditors can appear bleak at times. However, we should never lose sight of the value in the audit process. Accountants and auditors are faced with a bleak outlook. There is a constant narrative telling us that accountants and auditors are not relevant anymore; reports that investors… Read More Understanding the value of the audit