Flexsource Journal

A Quick Guide For Employers - What Should Be In An Employment Contract
Employment contracts are an extremely important document for employers. They create a legally binding agreement between you and your employee, ensuring that both parties are entering the working relationship on a fair and level playing ground. As an employer in Ireland you are legally required to enter into a contractual agreement with employees who work for a Read More
7 Interview Tips For Employers Looking To Make The Best Possible Hire

7 Interview Tips For Employers Looking To Make The Best Possible Hire

Although the Irish economy has held steady in recent years, and even grown by roughly 5% last year, this is far from a guarantee of success for businesses.  Building the right team of employees is crucial to your success - and all savvy HR managers and business owners know this. But how do ensure that you Read More
How To Retain Employees In The Long-Term (4 Smart Tactics)

How To Retain Employees In The Long-Term (4 Smart Tactics)

Employee retention is one of the most important aspects of establishing a fruitful and healthy business. Your staff are responsible for the fundamental activities of the business; including sales, marketing, planning, and customer satisfaction. Retaining employees can reduce the cost of hiring, or the loss of important expert knowledge. It also keeps your customers happy, Read More
How To Improve Processes At Work When Preparing To Hire and Scale

How To Improve Processes At Work When Preparing To Hire and Scale

Improving your organisation’s processes is critical when preparing to hire or scale. These process improvements contribute to the success and speed of your onboarding period for a new employee, create consistent quality of work across your organisation, and help your team get more things done in less time. Such benefits are crucial for the growth Read More
Non-Monetary Incentives That Will Have Your Staff Excited To Turn Up To Work
Did you know that less than 20% of Irish employees are actively engaged at work? No doubt your employees are looking for a competitive salary, promotions and raises, a retirement fund, and health insurance. But apart from these monetary incentives, many employees are also looking for other non-monetary benefits that will foster improved engagement and greater Read More
How To Teach Soft Skills To Employees And Improve Your Corporate Culture In The Process Are you experiencing a soft skills gap in your organisation? It’s a commonly uttered saying that technical (or hard) skills will get you hired, but a lack of soft skills will inevitably get your fired. Soft skills are the intangible, emotional, hard to train, yet unequivocally hard to replace kind of skills. We’re talking about things like Read More
How To Hire The Right Person In Less Time

How To Hire The Right Person In Less Time

Hiring the wrong employee can be a time-consuming and extremely costly endeavour for your business. However, sometimes it can feel like discovering the best candidate takes even longer. After all, you need to do your due diligence throughout the process and spread your net as far as possible to find the right people. The problem you Read More
The Benefits of Workplace Diversity and What It Means for Your Business

The Benefits of Workplace Diversity and What It Means for Your Business

As the wave of cultural diversity in organisations is changing the shape of global businesses, it has also transformed the workplace culture in Ireland.  12.5% of the population residing in Ireland comprises of people coming from abroad. This percentage is predicted to increase at a rapid rate in the coming years.   But what’s in Read More
How to Write a Job Advertisement That Attracts The Best Candidates

How to Write a Job Advertisement That Attracts The Best Candidates

  Hiring the best candidates for your job openings, and organisation, is critical for continued business success. However, hiring the wrong candidates can be toxic and costly… The Harvard Business Review estimates that approximately 80% of employee turnover is attributed to poor hiring decisions, and high levels of turnover harm organisational productivity as well as Read More