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Guest Blogger: Unlimited Vacation - Not Just a Dream Anymore

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This kind of thinking is leading many companies adopt unlimited vacation policies for their employees. Currently only 3% of businesses have this kind of policy, but companies like Netflix, Groupon, Evernote and HubSpot are jumping on board with similar policies. Can this kind of policy work for your company? Can you use it to attract and retain top talent?

Ireland Ranked 4th in the World for Supply Chain Resilience

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FM describe their Index as “…the first data-driven tool and repository that ranks the business resilience of 130 countries. It is designed to help executives evaluate and manage supply chain risk. Nine key drivers of supply chain risk are grouped into three categories: economic, risk quality and supply chain factors. These combine to form the composite index. Scores are bound on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 representing the lowest resilience and 100 being the highest resilience.”

FMC Choose Cork As Their New European Finance Hub

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Morgan McKinley are working in partnership with FMC to support them in achieving their vision – “To be recognised as the leading chemicals financial reporting and accounting organisation, providing world class service to our businesses and developing future accounting and finance leaders”

Global Greening: Oops We Did It Again!

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Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative is now in its sixth year, it sees landmark buildings and heritage sites all over the globe turn green to mark the occasion and raise awareness for Irish tourism. This year is bigger than ever with more iconic sites taking part in the greening.
 
In Ireland this year, the following landmarks will be turning green, have you spotted them yet?

Success and Likability for Women in the Workplace, The Heidi-Howard Study

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In her book, Sheryl Sandberg, references a number of fascinating studies, but perhaps the most interesting and telling study of all was that of the “Howard/Heidi study”.  

Students in a Harvard class were split into 2 groups. Both groups were given an identical case study about a real life entrepreneur and described how this person became a very successful venture capitalist by using their outgoing personality and networking skills. 

Guest Blogger: Why the Big 4 is no longer a man's world

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Half of graduates entering the Big 4 accounting firms each year are female, yet at partner level, the figures paint a very difference picture. When I started out in the profession this imbalance seemed non-existent. Working in the asset management division of assurance in PwC, nearly half of the partners are female and this trend continues right down throughout the levels.