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Pension provision by small employers in Ireland: an analysis of Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA) using bounded rationality theory

targeted pension information was highlighted in a recent EU peer-reviewed report on pension communication. One of three recommendations suggest that ‘…adequate tools and methods should be developed which meet the information needs and other characteristics of the individuals receiving the information’ ( Stevens and Van Assche, 2013 : 5). Targeted information increases its salience to the relevant consumer and possibly decreases the information costs for the decision maker. While the individual looking for information is trying to identify a pension product to meet his

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Psychological contract breach and turnover intention: the moderating effects of social status and local ties

questionnaires were distributed mainly using a Web-based tool, with some distributed by paper and pencil This was primarily due to an opportunity to access a large group of the sample at one location during a training course. We ensured that those who attended this course did not receive the survey again via email. . Some researchers suggest poor measurement equivalence with mixed modes. However, our analysis showed no significant differences in responses between those who responded via paper-pencil versus those online. De Beuckelaer and Lievens (2009) provide additional

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The role of stimulating employees’ creativity and idea generation in encouraging innovation behaviour in Irish firms

innovation considered. Firstly, looking at our knowledge creating stimuli in Table 4 we note that Work Teams have a positive and significant impact on product, process, organisational and marketing innovation, whilst Job Rotation has a positive and significant impact on organisational innovation, thus providing some support for H1 that knowledge sharing stimuli increase the level of innovation within firms. We also find support for H2 that creative-thinking tools, such as Brainstorming Sessions , increase the innovation output of firms. Like Workplace Teams these

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Voluntary Safety Management System in the Manufacturing Industry – To What Extent does OHSAS 18001 Certification Help?

occupational health and safety management systems,” Human Factors in Ergonomics and Manufacturing , vol. 20, pp. 211–225, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hfm.20176 [28] G. Zwetsloot, “Developments and debates on OHSM system standardisation and certification,” in Frick, K., Jensen, P.L., Quinlan, M., Wilthagen, T. (eds.), Systematic Occupational Health and Safety Management, Perspectives on an International Development . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, 2000. [29] A. Kuusisto, “Safety management systems: Audit tools and reliability of auditing

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Benchmarking the financial performance of local councils in Ireland

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Telework as an Option to Postpone the Retirement for Ageing People?

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Developed countries are concerned about financial problems that are caused by people’s continuously extending life span. Telework can be seen as a tool of influencing the senior employees to postpone their retirement. Current research uses empirical data from a survey with 127 respondents that work for real estate companies in Estonia. Results show that a great number of older people who are currently working with information communication technology (ICT) agree to work longer if they can use telework. It is necessary to educate employees and employers about the disadvantages and risks concerning telework as well as introducing the potential of telework.

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The potential for public value frameworks in Northern Ireland and Ireland

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The publication of a far-reaching public value framework for central government in the UK presents an opportunity to consider how this or a similar framework could be a useful tool for public management in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The concept of public value represents an evolution beyond some of the weaknesses of New Public Management, as it goes further to measure the holistic public benefit compared with pure monetary valuation. Examination of the current programmes for government in Ireland and Northern Ireland leads to the conclusion that a public value framework could be useful to advance their agendas. Lessons from social value legislation in England, Scotland and Wales indicate how a more comprehensive public value framework might be implemented in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

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Court-directed mediation in the Irish High Court: Compelling voluntary processes

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Improvement of Managers’ Safety Knowledge through Scientifically Reasonable Interviews

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Reforming local government: Must it always be democracy versus efficiency?

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