The Importance of Soft Skills in Business

The workplace has changed a great deal in the last ten years; consequently, jobs and the requirements of hiring managers for some roles have changed with them. “Hard skills” (technical knowledge, education) are still important, but today “soft skills” that complement hard skills and education are proving just as invaluable. This means that workplaces that... View Article

SEO Trends Marketers Should Get Familiar With

SEO is constantly evolving. Search engine algorithms update multiple times a year to emulate user behaviour more and more. We’ve seen Google updates like Hummingbird, Panda or Penguin have a ​major impact​ on digital marketing. Each update is inching closer to user behaviour indicators and moving away from keyword variations. When it comes to on-page SEO,... View Article

Building a Bigger Audience: Strategies for Digital Marketing

An integrated approach to Digital Marketing is essential to growing your audience and expanding your reach. While advertising is still key, there has been an explosion in inbound marketing and content marketing over the last three years. Many organisations have struggled to keep pace with the change that has come with the combined social media... View Article

How are senior executives disrupting traditional approaches?

In a recent executive coaching meeting, a senior manager remarked that she had reflected on the need to lead rather than manage change. Understanding how to lead change and transformation has become a key competence for successful businesses. The business environment is now highly volatile and the speed of change unprecedented. To achieve competitive advantage... View Article

What does GDPR mean for your business?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU data protection regulation that will come into force on 25 May 2018. “The GDPR emphasises transparency, security and accountability by data controllers and processors, while at the same time standardising and strengthening the right of European citizens to data privacy.” [Source:] In Ireland, currently... View Article

Responsible for an L&D Budget?

Are you responsible for an L & D Budget? Here are five things you need to consider… Being charged with the learning and development needs of staff within your organisation is no simple task. There are many considerations to be mindful of; the learning needs of the individual; the needs of the department they are... View Article

Thinking of doing a Business Masters?

The first question anyone thinking of applying for a master’s degree is likely to ask themselves is, “what am I going to get out of this?” the second “which is the best one for me?” Here are some of the reasons to choose an MSc in Executive Leadership with Irish Times Training and Ulster University.... View Article

Be Productive by Developing New Skills

  Last week we brought you our Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Up-skill… This week we have asked Moira Dunne of to tell us why developing new skills has been so important for her. To be productive in today’s world we need to be equipped for today’s challenges. When you think about it we can’t... View Article

5 Reasons Why You Should Up-skill

Expanding your skill-set is undoubtedly a good idea for many reasons, here’s our top 5! In an ever competitive job market whether you are looking for your first job or for a promotion it is very likely that your skills, as well as your positive attitude, will give you the edge over your competition. Expanding... View Article

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