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How will AI and ML likely impact recruiting activity?

September 25th, 2018|Comments Off on How will AI and ML likely impact recruiting activity?

The foundation of a high-impact workforce relies on the quality of its employees, but we can’t build successful teams with antiquated recruiting processes. As the demand for talented individuals goes up and pressures on recruiting [...]

Social media mining: a new way for HR to assess personality

September 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Social media mining: a new way for HR to assess personality

Computer-generated algorithms can examine people’s social media updates for negative personality traits, which could then be used in hiring decisions This article reviews recent academic research on the relationship between social media activity and the [...]

The CEO of the future – the beginning of a new age

September 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on The CEO of the future – the beginning of a new age

“Organizations that want talent to drive strategy will look radically different from the hierarchical corporations of the past, the kind laden with multiple layers of managers” Now CEOs must put talent and finance on at [...]

Remote working – People and Business Benefits

August 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Remote working – People and Business Benefits

  Remote working is becoming more commonplace than ever before - but what are the benefits both for businesses and the people that they are hiring? “One must consider that for experienced performers, and Gen [...]

InMind – July 2018 Edition

August 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on InMind – July 2018 Edition

The Aperture Partners Group is a human capital advisory firm, with functions across search and assessment. We engage with clients along the entire employment life cycle. Reframing imposter syndrome - turning a psychological flaw into [...]

InMind – June 2018 Edition

August 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on InMind – June 2018 Edition

The Aperture Partners Group is a human capital advisory firm, with functions across search and assessment. We engage with clients along the entire employment life cycle. Psychological Safety: No matter what sector you’re in, is [...]

Privacy Document

May 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Privacy Document

Introduction The purpose of this document is to set out the privacy entitlements of Data Subjects, as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), of living persons.  Privacy can only apply to information that [...]

InMind – May 2018 Edition

May 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on InMind – May 2018 Edition

The Aperture Partners Group is a human capital advisory firm, with functions across search and assessment. We engage with clients along the entire employment life cycle. Emotional Intelligence: An indicator of bottom line results According [...]

Irish Legal Market 2018: Lawyer Engagement and Salary Report

March 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Irish Legal Market 2018: Lawyer Engagement and Salary Report

The Aperture Partners Group is a human capital advisory firm, with functions across search, assessment and advisory. We engage with clients along the entire employment life cycle. Employees are every company’s most precious resource. Our [...]

Ireland Works: The Employee Engagement Survey 2018

February 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Ireland Works: The Employee Engagement Survey 2018

The Aperture Partners Group is a human capital advisory firm, with functions across search, assessment and advisory. We engage with clients along the entire employment life cycle. Employees are every company’s most precious resource. Our [...]

What is Psychometric Assessment?

November 12th, 2017|Comments Off on What is Psychometric Assessment?

The aim of Psychometric Assessment is to evaluate behavioural traits and performance and to better assess the likelihood of a person succeeding in a particular role, either at entry level or in a development capacity [...]

How to retain company’s most precious resource

November 10th, 2017|Comments Off on How to retain company’s most precious resource

Retaining top talent has never been more difficult. With the continual need for businesses to keep growing and evolving, new ways to attract and engage their talented employees must be identified.  According to research by Mercer, [...]

Retain and Sustain Vs Hire and Fire

November 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Retain and Sustain Vs Hire and Fire

  Can retention be significantly increased by using psychometric assessments? Several studies claim that between 75-90% of new employees will decide whether or not to stay in the job, within the first 6 months of [...]

The Next Generation of Leaders

October 26th, 2017|Comments Off on The Next Generation of Leaders

One of the biggest challenges organisations face today is identifying the next generation of leaders. All too often, when we ask business leaders how they know if someone has potential or talent for leadership, the [...]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Introduction Weinstein Co., the Oscar-winning movie studio, fired co-founder and guiding creative force Harvey Weinstein, just days after he stepped away from the company over allegations of sexual harassment stretching back decades. Weinstein, 65, had [...]

InBrief – Sick Leave through Custom and Practice

October 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Sick Leave through Custom and Practice

The Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) was recently asked to consider the case of an employee who sought payment during a period of absence during sick leave, despite the contract of employment and company handbook clearly [...]

InBrief – Gross Misconduct and Fair Procedures

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Gross Misconduct and Fair Procedures

A care worker, who was dismissed by her employer for gross misconduct, has recently won a case of unfair dismissal, significantly in part, due to the former employer failing to adhere to a number of [...]

InBrief – Proposed Ban on Zero-hour Contracts

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Proposed Ban on Zero-hour Contracts

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government will outlaw zero-hour contracts (“ZHCs”) in almost all cases in new legislation which will be prioritised during this Dáil term. In a speech to employers' group IBEC, Mr [...]

InBrief – Ryanair and Multi Jurisdictional Employees

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Ryanair and Multi Jurisdictional Employees

Ryanair was dealt a blow in its legal battle to force employees across Europe to take disputes to the Irish courts after the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled that cabin crew based in other [...]

Deviating from Disciplinary Procedures Pottle Pig Farm v Panasov

September 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Deviating from Disciplinary Procedures Pottle Pig Farm v Panasov

Introduction A recent and interesting decision by the Labour Court illustrates the implications for employers who fail to follow the required standard of fair procedures when dealing with disciplinary matters. Although the employer had, what [...]

The Right to Monitor Employee Digital Correspondence

September 6th, 2017|Comments Off on The Right to Monitor Employee Digital Correspondence

Introduction An employer that monitored an employee’s personal correspondence on a company messaging account, broke European human rights law guaranteeing privacy, according to the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”), in a landmark decision that [...]

Business Plus Irish Law Firms Who’s Who 2017

August 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Business Plus Irish Law Firms Who’s Who 2017

Detailed listing of the leading commercial law firms in Ireland, and interviews with their Managing Partners and Associate Director of Aperture Partners, Barry Crushell. Please click here: Ireland Law Firms Whos Who 2017

Guidance Note for a WRC Adjudication Hearing

August 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Guidance Note for a WRC Adjudication Hearing

The following is a general guide for the structure and procedure of a WRC Adjudication Hearing. It is a matter for the Adjudication Officer to run the hearing/investigation as appropriate for the circumstances of the [...]

InBrief – Unfair Dismissal and non-EEA Workers

August 28th, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Unfair Dismissal and non-EEA Workers

The Employment Appeals Tribunal recently made a declaration that it had no jurisdiction to hear a claim by an ex retail employee, under the Unfair Dismissals Acts, because the former employee did not hold a [...]

InBrief – Lay Litigants and Legal Proceedings

August 21st, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Lay Litigants and Legal Proceedings

In a move likely to have an impact on a number of human resources consultants offering employment law services, the High Court recently issued a Practice Direction that will strengthen the rules concerning representation by [...]

London Law Firm – Autumn Trainee Retention Rates – 2017

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on London Law Firm – Autumn Trainee Retention Rates – 2017

London’s leading firms are continuing to announce their official NQ retention rates for their autumn intakes, with many rates falling compared to previous years. The current market conditions may present certain challenges for some Irish [...]

InBrief – Disciplinary Practices and Procedures

August 10th, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Disciplinary Practices and Procedures

An employee who was fired for sharing a competitor’s advertisement on social media has won an Employment Tribunal against his former employer. The case, although decided under English law, serves as a useful reminder to [...]

InBrief – Workplace Investigations and Legal Representation

August 10th, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Workplace Investigations and Legal Representation

In a recent decision in the case of Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education, the High Court held that the right to fair procedures and natural justice, which includes the right to legal representation during meetings [...]

InBrief – Social Media and Recruitment

July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Social Media and Recruitment

The Working Party set up under Article 29 of Directive 95/46/EC is an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy. Their recently published Opinion (Opinion 2/2017, adopted 8 June 2017) provides a useful [...]

InBrief – Damages for Protected Disclosures

July 14th, 2017|Comments Off on InBrief – Damages for Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “Act”) aims to protect employees who raise concerns about possible wrongdoing in the workplace. Under the Act, an employee can make a protected disclosure to, among others, an employer, [...]

GDPR – A Twelve-Step Plan for Employer Compliance

July 13th, 2017|Comments Off on GDPR – A Twelve-Step Plan for Employer Compliance

To assist companies with the initial preparation for the changes in the GDPR, the Data Protection Commissioner has prepared an introductory document for companies which lists 12 steps that can be taken now to prepare [...]

GDPR – The Impact on Recruitment and Human Resources

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on GDPR – The Impact on Recruitment and Human Resources

The implementation of the long-awaited European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is now clearly on the horizon. In this bulletin, we explore the consequences of the GDPR for organisations and set out how employers [...]

Legal Salary Survey – 2017

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Legal Salary Survey – 2017

Aperture Partners reviews the key trends in the legal recruitment market in the UK and Ireland over the past twelve months, analysing the effect recent geo-political developments have had on lawyer demand and compensation. Please [...]

Appointment Announcement

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Appointment Announcement

We are pleased to welcome Alexandra Slabutu to our team in the Dublin office. Alexandra leads the Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance practices in Aperture Partners. She is responsible for the appointment of permanent and [...]

General Employment Permits – Employment Law Update

April 4th, 2017|Comments Off on General Employment Permits – Employment Law Update

The Irish Government’s policy on the employment of employees from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) is that employment opportunities which arise in Ireland should, in the first instance, be offered to suitably skilled [...]

Challenges of Aircraft Leasing

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Challenges of Aircraft Leasing

The global leasing industry has grown rapidly from 1,800 aircraft owned by lessors in 1996 to nearly 8,000 in 2016, collectively lessors now own nearly 42% of all commercial aircraft. Aircraft manufacturers project a net increase [...]