News for: Work, Society And Governance

Payment of Wages Bill

A proposed new law is making its way through the Oireachtas which will see changes made to tipping and service charges on bills to ensure the money goes straight to staff, preventing employers from using tips to make up basic wages. Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, of the Work, Organizations and Society Cluster, who has conducted industry research, spoke to the… | Read on »

2022 National Remote Working Survey

Third annual National Remote Working Survey shows 95% believe working remotely makes life easier Survey shows that 30% of respondents will change jobs – even if it means a pay cut – if their remote working preferences are not facilitated Researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission have revealed… | Read on »

IGEES – An Evaluation of the Impacts of Remote Working

The Irish Government Economic & Evaluation Service has recently published a report evaluating the impacts of remote working. The report found remote working is likely to improve labour market outcomes, greater flexibility in terms of time management, childcare & commuting options, amongst other things. The report used findings from the Whitaker Institute and the Western Development Commission’s National Remote… | Read on »

2022 National Remote Working Survey

On 25 April, the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commission launched the 2022 National Remote Working Survey, which will gather data on employees’ experiences and preferences for remote working and assess how remote working is impacting their career choices. The launch of the survey garnered significant national and local media attention, which is available to… | Read on »

2022 National Remote Working Survey Launched

Survey led by NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission is seeking participants to give their experience and preferences for remote working and insights on how remote working is impacting career choices. Researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission are seeking participants for the annual national remote working in… | Read on »

Watch – Whistleblowing and the Media

Whistleblowing is a phenomenon that is not going away. New whistleblower protection laws are being implemented in the EU and other countries. Many organizations are changing their practices to adapt, and to encourage whistleblower disclosures. While this is a step forward, experience tells us that there will still likely be external disclosures, to regulators, to… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – When is an apology really an apology?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, has co-authored a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looked at the role of apology in the resolution of a conflict, and the factors which determine its effectiveness. When is an apology really an apology? Analysis: We are not taught that… | Read on »