The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 6 January 2018

The Business

The Business

A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran

Matress Mick

Matress Mick

Our guest today will be familiar to many of you through his wacky posters, and even wackier viral videos which put his bedroom furniture store on the map over the last few years, Mick Flynn – or Mattress Mick to you and me - is one of the greatest examples of the impact Going Viral can have on your bottom line.

New Year New Career

New Year New Career

Well January is a time of renewal, a time when it feels like the world is your Oyster – or at least it could be - if you could just change all the things about your life that aren’t working for you anymore... And perhaps one of those things is your job.

We’re told that the jobs market is booming, with unemployment figures consistently falling and Live Register Figures at their lowest in almost a decade...So is this the right time to search for the right job, or even change career and if the time is now, how can you prepare yourself for the long haul of the search and interview process.

Richard was joined now by Rachel Tubridy, Managing Director of Peoplesource.ie and Yseult Freeney, Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology at the DCU School of Business

Women and investing

Women and investing

Well, it being the New Year, one of the resolutions that I’m sure many of us will be trying to live up to will be "Getting the finances in order".

My next guest believes that this is particularly important for women in Ireland today.... and that when it comes to things like pensions and investments, they face many obstacles and challenges that their male counterparts do not... Women live longer, take more career breaks and and that’s before we even mention the gender pay gap – so put bluntly, the  investments that women make have to work harder.

Catherine Flavin is an Investment Manager at Investec, joined Richard. 

The business of will power

The business of will power

Well no doubt half the country probably enrolled in gym memberships this week for the workouts they're definitely going to do every day in 2018. Ok, so pigs might fly but for a lot of companies, January brings with it a boom in revenue if you're in the business of helping people with their goals. Liam Geraghty met with the new years goals Gurus!

Annual reviews

Annual reviews

Well we were talking earlier about how to search for the perfect job but supposing you’re in the perfect job – or at least a more than tolerable one  and your annual review is looming on the horizon for indeed, January is a time for self appraisal, and also a time for appraisal from those who pay our wages.

But the fact is that often the experience of being assessed can feel hollow, pointless and de-motivating so how can employees and indeed managers elevate the performance review from box ticking exercise to fruitful exchange of views?

Louise Campbell, MD of Robert Walters Ireland,joined Richard in studio. 

 

Music Played on the Show

Ethio Invention No. 2

Ethio Invention No. 2

Andrew Bird

0:26

Morning On The Farm

Morning On The Farm

The Dinning Sisters

0:16

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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