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Working on your own time – checking emails after hours

Working on your own time – checking emails after hours

| August 17, 2018

Patricia Rooney of Tughan’s outlines what businesses need to ensure is in place so employees are not working in excess of 48 hours per week. Employees have always checked their emails. Now, with smartphone in hand, they can check them anywhere, at any time; at the weekend; on the beach; before they go to bed. […]

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How the public sector is keeping UK citizens safe from cyber-attacks

How the public sector is keeping UK citizens safe from cyber-attacks

| August 17, 2018

Experts at the World Economic Forum classified the threat of a cyber-attack as one of the top three most probable global risks of 2018, along with extreme weather events and natural disasters. For the public sector, the cyber-attack threat is even more acute – hacking into a government body by digital means can be done remotely by […]

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Belfast-based watch company Enoksen launched: Business First Interview

Belfast-based watch company Enoksen launched: Business First Interview

| August 16, 2018

Business First Online talks to Hans Henrik Enoksen, founder of new Belfast based watch company Enoksen, which will officially launch in Belfast tonight (16 August). The company has already enjoyed significant success selling to customers around the world including Scandinavia, America, France, Luxembourg, Italy and Australia, in the few short months since its inception. Additionally, […]

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Do you use good deeds to justify immoral behaviour?

Do you use good deeds to justify immoral behaviour?

| August 14, 2018

‘I helped my neighbour move yesterday – you can’t rescue everyone.’ Photographee.eu/Shutterstock Nishat Babu, Aston University We all like to think of ourselves as morally sound individuals. However in doing so we often assume that morality is static – that we are consistently moral to some extent over time. In reality, research suggests that most […]

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InterTradeIreland’s Challenge Programme: challenge yourself and minimise your time, money and risk

InterTradeIreland’s Challenge Programme: challenge yourself and minimise your time, money and risk

| August 14, 2018

American general, George S Patton said; “Accept the challenges so you can feel the exhilaration of victory”.  And this is exactly what InterTradeIreland’s Challenge programme does – it challenges CEOs and MDs of SMEs to look beyond their comfort zone, helping them to innovate, diversify and take their business to the next level and reap […]

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Businesses and individuals should review medical insurance after announcement of April UK withdrawal

Businesses and individuals should review medical insurance after announcement of April UK withdrawal

| August 14, 2018

Colin Willis, Employee Benefits Director at local insurance broker, Willis Insurance and Risk Management, reassures policy-holders after APRIL UK’s announcement of its withdrawal from the UK Private Medical Insurance (PMI) market. Protection specialist and healthcare insurance provider, April UK, made the announcement last month that it was withdrawing from the UK Private Medical Insurance (PMI) […]

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Grow Your Business Without Growing:  5 Customer-Confirmed Ways to Look Bigger

Grow Your Business Without Growing: 5 Customer-Confirmed Ways to Look Bigger

| August 13, 2018

Customer perception can make or break a business. The way people judge your brand is often the difference between making a sale and missing an opportunity. Depending on what your business does or provides, you’ll want different customer perceptions. If you run an artisan coffee shop, for example, your branding will likely be of an […]

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We live in an age of populism – but who are ‘the people’?

We live in an age of populism – but who are ‘the people’?

| August 10, 2018

Populism is seemingly sweeping the globe, threatening the established status quo. Optimistically, it promises to bring about much needed change to what appears to be a corrupt political and economic order. More ominously, it is dangerously promoting racism, sexism, xenophobia, jingoism, and attacking basic human rights around the world, says Peter Bloom, The Open University It […]

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The average office desk contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat. How’s yours?

The average office desk contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat. How’s yours?

| August 8, 2018

If you work in an office, the chances are there are some colleagues you would rather sit next to than others. But we’re not just talking personality likes or dislikes here – what can also be a factor is how clean they keep their desk, says Michael Loughlin, Nottingham Trent University The average office desk is […]

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Fujitsu World Tour 2018: bringing the creation in ‘co-creation’ to life

Fujitsu World Tour 2018: bringing the creation in ‘co-creation’ to life

| August 8, 2018

Often when we talk about co-creation, we tend to focus on the ‘co’ element – the collaboration, the co-operation, the co-ordination; in other words the mechanics that make the co-creation engine work, says Martin Russell, Fujitsu. On more than one occasion at this year’s Fujitsu World Tour, however, the focus of discussions around co-creation switched to […]

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