This Working Life: ‘People are the most important part of my working life: the clients, the front line workers, the public and the public servants’
While specialisation can be invaluable, it’s important to collaborate and share knowledge, according to Wayne Stanley of Simon Communities of Ireland
Wayne Stanley is head of policy and communications for the Simon Communities of Ireland, the homeless charity. He has also worked for other social services providers, Focus Ireland and Crosscare in a career spanning 16 years.
I have the 2011 general election to thank for my job with the Simon Communities. Eoin Ó Broin, the current Sinn Féin spokesperson on housing, became an advisor in the Oireachtas after the election. His position in Focus...
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Interview with John Hoade, wine specialist: ‘Earning somebody’s trust, keeping it and having integrity are vital when it comes to maintaining a good impression’
Working well with others, an understanding of networking and, above all, an enthusiasm and empathy for wine are what draw people to the wine trade, says John Hoade, wine specialist at Barnhill Stores in Dalkey
This Working Life: Beware of the cultural gaps when entering new online markets
Setting up a website in a new country involves a lot more than just using a new language, there are subtle cultural and economic differences to take into account too
This Working Life: How to avoid the risks of remote working
Working from home is here to stay, and while it does not fundamentally alter the employer/employee relationship, there are some practical differences to be kept in mind
Interview with Pat Lucey of Aspira: ‘People who are curious about a job will learn a whole lot more than those who just want to get the job done’
Aspira chief executive Pat Lucey learned from a mentor the value of surrounding himself with ‘learn-it-all people’, rather than know-it-all people