Me&MyJob: If you play with fire you can get enriched
Clare Palmer, Fire Dancer
Clare Palmer, Fire Dancer
A new training programme offered by Belfast City Council could help small businesses crack the tendering code and identify sales opportunities within the public and private sectors.
In today’s competitive labour market, many young people seeking experience to boost their CVs (and others seeking a new career path) choose to undertake internships.
Question : I am a director of a company that is in financial difficulty. Are my duties any different now that I am aware that my company may be insolvent?
Just over five years ago I went to my bank, HSBC, to ask for a loan to support my university course costs. A loan for £10,000 was approved - the cost of this rose significantly when interest and loan protection insurance was added.
A new initiative means Northern Ireland’s graduates will be better prepared than ever to meet the demand for specialist ICT skills.
Given that a ‘mini heatwave’ has been predicted for Northern Ireland this week, a topical rights issue is that of comfortable maximum workplace temperatures.
Question : I'm the owner of a small business and I'm concerned about new European legislation which is designed to mitigate against future financial crises. What can you tell me?
A £2.4m employability programme is helping some of Northern Ireland’s most disadvantaged people back into the workplace.
Roddy McQuaid, managing Director , The Salt Clinic
Workplace bullying can have an adverse effect, both for those who suffer from it and for the employers who experience disrupted workplaces.
Question : I've maxed out my ISA entitlement and my wife's as well. Are there any other options for me to consider to capitalise on interest-free saving.
By law, every employee is entitled to a certain set of basic rights and conditions at work. These basic rights are separate from any rights granted by an employment contract.
Chief executive, Pubs of Ulster
Alice Armstrong, Training manager at Ballyholme Yacht Club, Alice says she is inspired by the young people whose new enthusiasm for watersports maintains her passion to teach sailing
Pay rises in the manufacturing sector are flattening out at pre-recession levels, according to new figures.
Question: I am a building contractor owed money for construction work. The person who employs me disputes my claim. I have been told it could take over a year to get to court. This is far too long for me. Is there any quicker way I could get paid?
Rights to holiday leave and pay are one of the most common employment queries to CAB. A recent evidence briefing which was produced nationally by Citizens Advice showed that there are still many workers throughout the UK who are still not given this basic statutory right.
Question: I would like to use a sizeable inheritance sum I have just come into for my pension but have heard that the rules have changed.
The innovative Steps to Work programme has helped nearly 9,000 into employment, according to the latest statistics.
The Bank of Ireland last week became the second of the big four banks in Northern Ireland to sign up to the UK government's Help to Buy scheme. While many have sought to portray this as a welcome vote of confidence in the Northern Ireland property market, attention should be drawn to the many dangers this policy poses.
Titanic Island is the Northern Ireland subsidiary of Jersey-registered Titanic Investments. Titanic Island is the main property development firm on the 161 acres of land with a long lease from the Harbour Commissioners, at the Queen's Island site that was formerly used by Harland and Wolff.
I came to Belfast 10 years ago on a three-month contract and was immediately hooked. The reason was simple: I had arrived in what seemed like a business utopia.