More than half of all Irish employers saying they like to throw curve balls during interviews by asking impossible to answer questions

Attitude is increasingly more important than experience when it comes to landing a job, according to a new survey from listed recruitment firm CPL Res(...)

 Fiona Muldoon is one of three women leading Irish public companies Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

FBD Holdings has appointed Fiona Muldoon, a former senior executive at the Central Bank, as its new group chief executive with immediate effect. Ms Mu(...)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of CPL. The company now operates from 36 offices in nine countries

Pre-tax profits at recruitment firm CPL Resources dipped in the year ending June 30th but revenues remained higher, the company said on Thursday. The (...)

Results from Harvey Norman Holdings are due to be released tomorrow
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Assessing candidates for specific jobs is a specialism that many businesses don’t possess, and this is where a recruitment agency comes in. Photograph: Getty images/iStockphoto

Given the popularity of LinkedIn and the many organisations choosing to look after their hiring needs themselves, you’d be forgiven for wondering why (...)

the company said it expects its pre-tax profits for the year to the end of June to be approximately €13 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /Irish Times

Recruitment firm CPL Resources said it has continued to perform well since it reported its half-year results in January, with significant growth in re(...)

Business students learn the arts of critical thinking, research, analysis and communication: students following the markets in the trading room in UCD’s business school
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Mechanical engineering student Michael Harrinton displays his Fast Scan System designed for EMC at the 29th Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition in the Nexus Hall, Cork Institute of Technology

The first engineers invented the wheel. Today, they continue to bring scientific ideas to life, inventing and maintaining the varied products and tool(...)

Vietnamese female soldiers of Liberation Force march during a military parade as part of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Photograph: Kham/Reuters

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, was decked out in hammer-and-sickle banners as soldiers marched through the nation’s financial center, 40 (...)

British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott (right) meets Joe Day from Whitegate in Cork, whose grand uncle William Cosgrove VC survived Gallipoli, at the Glasnevin Cemetery commemoration to mark the 100th Anzac anniversary. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Fennells.

Some 600 people turned up for the annual Anzac Day service at Grangegorman military cemetery to mark 100 years to the day since the landings at Gallip(...)