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Get the work/life balance you want

May 23, 2014 - 6:30 am in Advice

Andrew Dobbin is a business coach and mentor for The Business Mindset. Recently he undertook a survey of 80 leading local business people to find out whether they had a good work/life balance. Here is what he found. Out of the business owners that took part…

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Liberty IT recognised as one of UK’s best places to work

May 21, 2014 - 7:13 am in News

Local company, Liberty IT, has been recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK by The Great Place to Work® Institute. Based in Belfast and…


Unemployment twice as likely for people with disabilities

May 2, 2014 - 8:11 am in In Depth

In the third and final article in our series on equality in the workplace, Rebecca Kincade explores how people with disabilities go about finding the…

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Student skills go under the hammer

April 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm in News

A savvy group of Belfast students have landed paid summer work placements with Charles Hurst, after coming out on top in an Apprentice-style competition which tested their entrepreneurial talent, wits and skill. The competition, which was organised in partnership…

How to balance work and study

April 11, 2014 - 6:45 am in Advice, Featured Advice

As more and more students need help to get a firm footing on the career ladder whilst completing their courses, it’s important that employers support education goals and offer flexible options that enable students  to gain valuable work skills– as well…

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Stand up to boost your business

April 3, 2014 - 6:30 am in Advice, Featured Advice

Back pain is the second most common cause of long-term illness in the UK, following closely behind stress. Approximately 7.6 million working days are lost every year to this common problem. Colin Coleman, Chartered Physiotherapist and Owner of Causeway Physio in Coleraine…

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25% of gay employees conceal their sexual orientation

March 25, 2014 - 7:00 am in In Depth

In the second of our three part series on equality in the workplace, Rebecca Kincade has been investigating what it is like being gay in business today and how Northern Ireland employers should be aware of the difference between ‘banter’ and outright homophobia. …

Mental Health

Your rights: Disclosing a mental health condition

February 19, 2014 - 6:45 am in In Depth

Admitting that you have a pre-diagnosed mental health condition on an application form or in your workplace can be extremely daunting. In this article, the first in a three part series focusing on equality in business, Rebecca Kincade explores the rights that…


TV Licensing warning for business owners

February 13, 2014 - 4:46 pm in News

TV Licensing is encouraging businesses and business owners in Northern Ireland to make sure they are correctly licensed for TV as viewing figures indicate employees are watching live television while at work. TV Licensing’s reminder today comes in the wake…

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All in a day’s work for Ian Bennington

February 10, 2014 - 7:30 am in Featured Interview, Interviews

Ian Bennington, Managing Director, Part Two Design Limited, talks new offices, creative ideas and pantomime success as he takes NI Business Now through an average day in his life.    My alarm goes off at 6.45am and I leave the house at 8am. It only takes…