This Working Life: Michelle McDaid, director of engineering at Workhuman

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Michelle McDaid, director of engineering at Workhuman: ‘I’ve come to realise that working hard is not enough: in fact, we need to work smarter, not harder.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Michelle McDaid is the director of engineering at Workhuman, the employee recognition and performance management software company. She was a senior manager in software engineering at Fidelity Investments and worked in AIB for more than 28 years.

One lesson I have learned in more recent years is that if the person you are working for does not see your strengths, there is no point in trying to convince them. You are better moving on to ...