Don't call the tech industry Ireland's pot of gold

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Well, I guess you could call the country's tech industry a pot of gold - R&D spending hit 2 billion Euros in 2014 after all - but you'd look a bit of a fool wouldn't you? It's the written equivalent of wearing a "Kiss me I'm Irish" shirt on St. Patrick's Day. Instead of relying on jokes, here are some…

Budget building up Australia's infrastructure

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Anyone who's spent hours sitting in gridlocked traffic or tried unsuccessfully to navigate a poor rail system will understand the value good infrastructure. While the construction industry is the driving force behind any improvement to Australia's infrastructure, it can only do so much without vital government investment and support.

This is wh…

Are video interviews worth the effort?

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Just in case in you didn't have enough on your plate with standard job interviews, there's now a whole new trend to worry about: video interviews. Think a regular job interview, but with the added hassle of worrying about Skype logins, internet connections and how to position a laptop webcam so it doesn't double (or triple) the amount o…

3 in-demand tech skills employers want in Dublin

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If you're looking for a new job in the technology sector and you're willing to consider relocating for it, one place you may want to look at is Ireland. Especially in Dublin, which is the nation's biggest and most economically vibrant city, there is plenty of ongoing growth in the tech sector as companies continue to move into the region and set…

What video interviewing products are out there?

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For companies that are looking to quickly interview lots of candidates and find the best one for the job, video interviewing is a great way to do it. After all, it's far cheaper and easier to interview someone through a camera than in person. There are no travel costs and no hassle of shuffling people in and out of your office - you just turn o…

What do you get when you video screen candidates?

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For a long time, the process of screening candidates before the interview phase of the hiring process has been devoid of evolution. You ring them up and ask a series of stock standard questions to see if they're worth bringing in for an interview. 

It's not a terrible way to go about it, but it doesn't always give you the full picture of a cand…

Keeping tabs on Agile development trends

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The IT sector is one of constant change. New innovations come and go as digital technology evolves, with faster, easier and more effective workflows emerging, particularly in the realm of software development.

To keep pace with competitors, many organisations have transitioned to the Agile development methodology, prioritising speed and adaptab…

Will Brexit give the Dublin IT market a boost?

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Depending on the news sources you read, no one thought Brexit would happen. Misplaced political commentary aside, the British public has voted to leave the European Union (EU), kickstarting a long and drawn out process that is continuing to have global consequences. 

The shortest possible answer to what happens next is that the decision changes…

Mate, are you OK? Addressing mental health in construction

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What would you do if you noticed a work mate was struggling with their mental health? With no easy solution to such a sensitive topic, it's no wonder that the construction industry's high rates of depression, suicide and substance abuse are causing a stir both in Australia and globally.

Luckily, initiatives such as MATES in Construction are pro…