Ciara Garvan

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Research shows women in professional services tended to be the happiest at work while women in banking and financial services were the most unhappy. Photograph: Getty Images

In February, Maggie Brereton and Ina Kjaer handed in their notice at work. On the face of it, there was nothing unusual about it. People leave their j(...)

‘The biggest business case for diversity is still its beneficial impact on the bottom line.’ Photograph: iStock

Around this time last year, management consulting firm McKinsey updated its international research on the positive link between diversity and financia(...)

Women often feel guilty about leaving the kids and  guilty about working ‘only’ part-time. Photograph: iStock
Part-time guilt, full-time stress
  • Work
  • September 28, 2018, 05:45

In two recent columns for The Irish Times, economist John FitzGerald made the case for increasing employment rates among women. Women provided an impo(...)

One of the positive spin-offs for employers that allow job sharing is that it  provides companies with the opportunity to practise diversity, as a shorter week may mean someone with a health issue can still work

The McMahons are a young couple with two small children. They live more than an hour from Dublin and commute to their jobs in the city by train. Once (...)

Organisations are losing a lot of experienced women in their 30s and 40s who might otherwise stay if their hours were more flexible. Photograph: Getty

When Karen O’Reilly returned to Ireland from France with her husband and two young children in 2013 her master plan was to get settled and find a job (...)

Elaine Russell with her daughters Grace (11 months) and Laura (8)  at their home in Foxrock. Elaine has brought the UK organisation ‘Women Returners’ to Ireland and is pioneering the concept of ‘returnships’ with companies here. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“Children are young for such a short time” is an argument used both for and against the idea of a parent taking time out of the workplace to stay at h(...)

Ciara Garvan set up WorkJuggle, a recruitment service that links skilled professionals to part-time, flexible, remote, and short-contract jobs.

Dolly Parton dished out harsh words about the pain of “Workin’ 9 to 5” in the song of the same name. In summary, she reckoned it’s “all takin and no g(...)