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Effective employee engagement in a remote-first world

Effective employee engagement in a remote-first world

In our previous two blogs, we’ve looked at leadership through the lens of the changing workplace: how does leaders’ behaviour need to adapt? What more can they do to understand what motivates their people? Now, we’re taking it a stage further: managers and leaders need to know where their teams will be working, and how, if they want to be effective in how they engage with them.

Attitude is a choice: getting under the skin of employee motivation

Attitude is a choice: getting under the skin of employee motivation

For most of the working week, people tend to focus purely on the job they’re doing. But every now and again, thoughts turn to some fundamental questions. Where do we want to go in our careers? What would success look like in the period ahead? And going deeper still, what motivates us to keep doing what we’re doing?

Day Rate Guide 2022

Day Rate Guide 2022

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Salary Guide 2022

Salary Guide 2022

Download your free copy of the Vantage Resources 2022 Salary Guide here!

Why you should consider a contracting role

Why you should consider a contracting role

Whether you are in a permanent job, moving from a previous contract role or re-entering the workforce, the idea of taking on a contracting role can be a daunting one.

Why a company’s CSR policy is so important when looking for a new job

Why a company’s CSR policy is so important when looking for a new job

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of lives around the world. In the greatest upheaval in many generations, existing inequalities have been magnified, and the current generation entering the workforce have perhaps never been more informed, more educated and more aware of how the scales tip in the world.

The need for speed: how to unblock your hiring processes to attract top talent

The need for speed: how to unblock your hiring processes to attract top talent

One of 2021’s most striking images was the massive cargo freighter Ever Given, wedged in a narrow stretch of the Suez Canal...

Don’t fake it till you make it: why authentic leadership counts when managing teams

Don’t fake it till you make it: why authentic leadership counts when managing teams

Leadership has always mattered, but at a time of high attrition in many sectors, especially technology, its positive qualities are more important than ever. Good leadership inspires, engages, motivates, and improves others. By contrast, bad leadership discourages, disenchants, demotivates, and ultimately worsens those in its orbit.

Choose the Cause: Vantage Resources Latest CSR Initiative

Choose the Cause: Vantage Resources Latest CSR Initiative

Vantage Resources is delighted to announce it's latest CSR Initiative: Choose the Cause. Every month one team member nominates a charity to receive a donation from Vantage Resources.

Why it pays tech businesses to be based outside Dublin

Why it pays tech businesses to be based outside Dublin

The last 18 months have proved the adage that work is something you do, not somewhere you go. That saying always used to apply to the person, but what if companies started thinking the same way?

Software Quality Assurance & Testing Today

Software Quality Assurance & Testing Today

The major changes in consumer purchasing, mass customisation and the acceleration of web enabled technologies have had a profound effect on all aspects of IT.

The move to

The move to "Agile"

While some organizations are seeking to be truly Agile, i.e. software components are ready for production deployment at the end of a sprint, some are using elements of Agile in a build phase combined with an integration phase, often where legacy systems are involved.

Test Automation Overview

Test Automation Overview

Test Automation is the use of special tools to set up and control the automated execution of, sets of tests which require to be executed on a number of occasions. It displaces significant manual effort and historically was used in regression testing or for repeat cycles of testing.

Trends in Software Quality Assurance & Test Today

Trends in Software Quality Assurance & Test Today

Following on from the introductory post on SQA and Testing in this article we try to give a perspective of what is happening in Software QA & Test today and how that aligns with what we are seeing in the recruitment space.

Delivering Quality in an Agile World

Delivering Quality in an Agile World

While demand for solutions, new products and especially mobile ‘apps’ is increasing, customers’ patience for software glitches seems to be decreasing in proportion.

Who Does what in Agile QA?

Who Does what in Agile QA?

In this post we continue the theme of Agile and Quality with some thoughts on the people and skills that need to come together to make an effective Agile team.

Finding the remote control: new HR rules for the changing world of work 

Finding the remote control: new HR rules for the changing world of work 

For HR leaders, 2020 felt like a marathon and a sprint all at the same time. At the start of the first lockdown, the race was on to stay productive and ensure that remote teams were able to keep working at as close to normal levels as possible.

Quality Measurement

Quality Measurement

Our thought leadership articles started with general views of aspects of The SQA and Testing marketplace. We then looked at the continuing move to using “agile” approaches and the impact of these drivers on the ongoing evolution of SQA and Testing.

Remote communication tools: carte blanche or set menu? Industry leaders reveal recipe for secure communication

Remote communication tools: carte blanche or set menu? Industry leaders reveal recipe for secure communication

When it comes to picking the tools and policies to working from home, is there such a thing as too much choice? Jason McNeill talks to technology leaders about how to enable remote teams to work at their best

Process Improvement

Process Improvement

Our thought leadership articles started with general views of aspects of The SQA and Testing marketplace.

Visas, Stamps And Permits: What You Need To Know About Working In Ireland

Visas, Stamps And Permits: What You Need To Know About Working In Ireland

So you have decided to look for a job in Ireland, now it’s time to think about work permits and stamps. If you are not sure where to start, this article is for you!

Fintech vs. Traditional Banking: What This Means For The Tech Job Market

Fintech vs. Traditional Banking: What This Means For The Tech Job Market

The fintech revolution is shaking up the traditional banking sector. Here’s the Vantage view on what this could mean for the tech jobs market …

Data Leaks and Privacy Protection: Could 2021 be the year of the Ransomware Attack?

Data Leaks and Privacy Protection: Could 2021 be the year of the Ransomware Attack?

Technology professionals starting their careers will need to decide where they stand on privacy and whether they intend to develop strong privacy protection or rely on ingrained less reliable software.

Day Rate Guide 2021: Contract Roles

Day Rate Guide 2021: Contract Roles

Download the Vantage Day Rate Guide 2021: Contract Roles here

Salary Guide 2021: Permanent Roles here

Salary Guide 2021: Permanent Roles here

Download the Vantage Salary Guide 2021: Permanent Roles here

Office politics: as offices reopen, how should companies revisit their remote working policies?

Office politics: as offices reopen, how should companies revisit their remote working policies?

For companies in hiring mode, is the return to the office a welcome chance to reset, or does it turn remote work into a competitive differentiator?

Contracting: The Mortgage Myth

Contracting: The Mortgage Myth

Consultant Eric Seery joins forces with Director of Client Services in Fenero Claire Fagan to discuss the truth behind the mortgage myth in contracting.

The Tax Considerations of Allowing Team Members to Work Overseas

The Tax Considerations of Allowing Team Members to Work Overseas

Sean Piggott of Icon Accounting joins Vantage to take a look at the considerations for employers when their staff choose to work remotely outside Ireland.

HR Policy Overhaul: Where to Start

HR Policy Overhaul: Where to Start

It’s a jobseeker’s market again, and in a competitive environment, small details can make a big difference in attracting talent. Some HR leaders and recruitment managers might be surprised to learn that one factor can make their company stand out during the hiring process – and it’s not a bigger salary, or benefits like free meals.

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