Gillian Horan: The Inside Story

by Gillian Horan, The Pudding Brand

The availability of talent is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses in Ireland and internationally. To attract the best, you need a strong employer brand. If they don’t know what it’s like to work for your company, you risk losing valuable candidates to other employers.

Companies such as Workday know this. It has featured on the Great Place to Work list for the past five years and this year was the second time it achieved the top spot. Last year’s winner, AbbVie, was ranked second, followed by Salesforce, Version 1 and HubSpot.

All of these organisations have strong employer brands. It is vital for businesses to invest in employer branding, particularly if they are growing globally or hiring from a younger demographic.

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Youth Unemployment in Decline

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Commenting on today’s release of the CSO Monthly Unemployment figures for December 2016, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland said: “The ongoing reduction in the unemployment rate is positive news, coming as it does at a time of uncertainty for the Irish economy.”

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Venture Capital Backed Companies Created 20,000 Jobs Since 2003

Business 31082016. No repro Fee. Pictured at the launch of 'The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland 2013-15' report which took place in the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin was from left Dr Eric Clinton, DCU Business School, Michael Murphy, Chairman, Irish Venture Capital Association, Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD, Minister of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and Regina Breheny, Director General, IVCA. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

Dr Eric Clinton, DCU, Michael Murphy, Chairman, IVCA, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and Regina Breheny, Director General, IVCA

According to a new economic impact study published this week by DCU Business School, venture capital backed firms have created 20,000 high level jobs since 2003 and an additional 3,672 jobs between the period of 2013 to 2015.

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