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The HSE said there were 574 staff working in contact tracing at the end of April. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The HSE is significantly scaling back its Covid-19 contact tracing operations with staff working through a subcontractor being advised to apply for a (...)

Roger Wallace, EY partner lead for the Entrepreneur of the Year programme (second from right), with finalists (from left)  Cathal Fay, of PrePayPower and   Helen Cahill, of InvoiceFair,  and  Jenny Melia, divisional manager at sponsor, Enterprise Ireland. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The shortlist for the 2022 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards has been announced, with 29 people representing 25 companies nominated across three cate(...)

Healthcare consolidation also continues apace, with international acquirers seeking out quality targets globally including in Ireland

Last year was a “banner year” for M&A activity, breaking all previous records, according to Peter Bennett of Davy. The senior partner attributes t(...)

Roger Wallace, partner lead for EY Entrepreneur of the Year; Aimee Connolly, chief executive of Sculpted by Aimee; and Brian O’Sullivan, founder of Zeus Packaging. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Nominations have opened for this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards, which is now in its 25th year. This year’s programme will see 24 companie(...)

Anne Heraty of CPL: The company is “in a very strong position at the moment”, as demand is strong for staff across various sectors of the economy.   

Anne Heraty has stepped down as chief executive of CPL Resources, less than a year after the businesswoman and her husband received €110 million for t(...)

Preparation for online interviews is key – including a technology check as different employers use different platforms

Covid has a lot to answer for, but one of the main ways it has affected the world of work is the sharp pivot to virtual operations – which includes re(...)

‘Remote working is akin to a long-distance relationship and we know that they tend to fizzle out,’ says Robert Mac Giolla Phadraig, chief commercial officer of Sigmar Recruitment. Photograph: iStock
The great office break-up

One of the non-medical side effects of Covid-19 has been the pain felt by employers as they try to hold on to staff.  This struggle for employee(...)

More than 200,000 Covid-19 tests have been carried out over the past seven days, putting the test and tracing system under heavy strain. File photograph: Made Nagi/EPA

More than 700 contact tracers have had their contracts extended by another two months to the end of June 2022, in another sign that the HSE sees the C(...)

Talivest founders Laura Belyea and Jayne Ronayne

Employee analytics software company Talivest has raised $1 million (€870,000) in a new funding round led by former Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely(...)

Keeping track of the mood and needs of the workforce is important.

Now more than ever it’s vital that companies make their employees feel heard and included. We spoke to two that are going to great lengths to ensure t(...)

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