It’s been 9 months since I made the move back to Ireland after over 4 years in Australia. Announcing my (voluntary) decision to move back home was met with cautious optimism by family and friends; they were all quietly convinced that I would be regretting my decision after 6 months.
Due largely to the improving economic landscape and growing recruitment budgets, Ireland’s insurance sector has been recruiting new and replacement headcount in the first half of 2015, and we expect to see this positive trend continuing throughout the year.
Out of almost 118,000 people working in STEM disciplines in Ireland, just a quarter are women. In Europe less than 7% of tech positions are filled by women and in the US 56% of women in technology leave their employers mid-career (double the turnover rate of men). Stark stats.So what can be done to stem the outflow and attract the next generation
Only three short years after graduating I was an engineering manager of a multinational company. With the college exams coming to an end this week, I was thinking back to when I was doing my finals and preparing for the jobs market.I graduated with an Honours Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering over a decade ago, and had a few