Online networking giant LinkedIn recently published a list of the most overused buzzwords used by Irish users in their profiles, with worn-out attributes such as “motivated”, “passionate”, “creative” and “driven” all ranking highly.

With the economy getting back on track, more employees are considering their options. The promise of higher wages and better benefits is leading many (...)

Shares in Aer Lingus traded down 3.7 per cent to €2.15 as opposition built towards the proposed €2.55-a-share offer from  International Airlines Group. Photograph: Alan Betson

but have still posted their best monthly performance in more than three years, lifted by hopes the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing progra(...)

CPL chief executive Anne Heraty. The company said pre-tax profits fell by 13 per cent in the second half

Recruitment firm CPL Resources has reported a 5 per cent increase in revenues for the six months to the end of December but said that pre-tax profits (...)

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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)

Is spending time on social media during work hours work or play?  Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

One in seven employees spend more than an hour on social media during work hours, according to a new survey by recruitment firm CPL. CPL’s Employment (...)

Students on UCD campus in Belfield. Photograph: Frank Miller

College choices. Maybe you’re lucky and you’ve already got it all figured out. Or maybe you’re unlucky enough to think you have it all figured out.(...)

An offer you can’t refuse: ‘Should Ervia eventually be privatised, the days of 19 per cent bonuses for senior managers may seem like the good old days’

“Bonus” is a loaded word. “Bonus culture”, meanwhile, evokes the loadsamoney excess of investment bankers whose pay was linked to how proficiently (...)

Deirdre Somers: in the news this week.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, was in the news this week after the exchange held a press conference extolling its contr(...)

Anne Heraty, CEO of Cpl. The recruitment group has had a “positive start” to its new financial year, with net fees continuing to show growth across its major business lines.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Recruitment group CPL has had a “positive start” to its new financial year, with net fees continuing to show growth across its major business lines, t(...)

Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney said fear and insecurity are the biggest threats to women thinking big and living their vision. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Fear and insecurity are the biggest threats to women thinking big and living their vision, Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney has said.She told atten(...)