high inflation

How to retain employees through high inflation

Inflation is running at an all-time high. How can businesses support their employees through these difficult times? Businesses around the world have managed their way through formidable challenges due to the pandemic, and now they must contend with inflation. Inflation is running at a 40-year high and this puts upward pressure on salaries. To hold […]

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Klarna

What is Klarna and how does it work?

Klarna is an innovative payments company based in Sweden. It was started in 2005 by three students and offers payment solutions for businesses and consumers. Klarna offers “buy now, pay later” payment plans for both online and in-store purchases through its mobile app. Klarna is particularly well known for its “Pay in 3” payment plan […]

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pension auto-enrolment

A new pension auto-enrolment regime has been introduced in Ireland

In March 2022 the Minister for Social Protection introduced to government the final design principles for a proposed pension auto-enrolment retirement savings system for Ireland. The objective of the proposed scheme is to ensure that every worker will have access to a workplace pension to supplement the basic State Pension. The proposal, scheduled to go […]

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entrepreneurs

Why inflation is creating more entrepreneurs

A need for additional income and rising inflation is motivating people to start their own businesses and become entrepreneurs. New technology such as online payment systems, digital marketing tools and free online resources are helping to remove the traditional barriers in setting up your own business. The number of people setting up their own businesses […]

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decentralised autonomous organisations

Digital Autonomous Organisations: What are they?

Cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream. Ethereum tokens and block-chain technology can be used to execute smart contracts which are automated and which complete when a pre-defined set of criteria are satisfied. More recently, this has driven the development of the decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO). A DAO can be summarised as a group of people who […]

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difficult to hire people

Why is it so difficult to hire people at the moment?

Workers quit or changed jobs in their thousands during the so called “great resignation” of 2021 but why is it so hard to hire people at the moment? Resignations reached record highs last year, but this isn’t because people left the labour force. Instead, they resigned in order to start new jobs at other firms […]

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Glass filled with coins and a leaf to represent pension enrolment fund

All you need to know about the new pension auto-enrolment regime for Ireland

In March 2022 the Minister for Social Protection introduced to government the final design principles for a proposed auto enrolment retirement savings system for Ireland. The objective of the proposed scheme is to ensure that every worker will have access to a workplace pension to supplement the basic State Pension. The proposal, scheduled to go […]

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Why compassionate leadership boosts morale and build trust in a team

Compassionate leadership combines management skills with empathy. Compassionate leaders are supportive, encouraging and are committed to improving the happiness of their team. All of this results in a more effective and engaged team. In today’s hybrid working environment, where some people are physically present and others are working remotely, compassionate leadership has arguably never been […]

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Cash showing stagflation

Stagflation and what it could mean for your business

Stagflation is a combination of stagnant output and rapidly rising prices. Stagflation has been in the press a lot lately as financial analysts fear the toxic cocktail of rising prices and slow economic growth. Post-pandemic supply chain bottlenecks, combined with rising energy prices and the economic effects of the war in Ukraine are seen as […]

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Spotify on a television showing a purposeful brand

The importance of building a purposeful brand

Brand purpose is the reason for the brand to exist beyond making money. A truly purposeful brand will derive its purpose from the product or the service itself. Spotify is a good example. Their mission is to “unlock the potential of human creativity – by giving millions of creative artists the opportunity to live off […]

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