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The cost of whistleblowing

By Sinead O’Neill, Associate Director, Forensic & Investigation Services at Grant Thornton  Whistle-blowing is not a new phenomenon and is certainly one that is not limited to specific industries. It is widely known as the process of reporting wrongdoing that is in the public interest and is often referred to as making a protected disclosure.…

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Innovate to thrive and survive

By Katie Scott, Manager, People & Change Consulting at Grant Thornton  In the current climate of political uncertainty, changing market demands, skills shortage and a changing workforce, businesses of all sizes are seeking to maintain competitiveness, evolve and grow, whilst managing their day-to-day business demands. ‘Innovation’ has become the mantra for many, and while this…

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The future of work – a job may not be for life

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting at Grant Thornton Several of my colleagues have recently been commenting in the press about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) on the workforce. Not only will AI and RPA change the nature of our work on a day-to-day basis, they will…

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Time to embrace new digital advances in the workplace

By Hannah Carmichael, Associate Director, Risk, Compliance & Professional Standards at Grant Thornton Everyone has experienced first-hand how technology can improve their everyday lives. Technology has changed the way we bank, pay for goods, track our physical activity, and communicate. In a world where we have voice-assisted household tools such as Alexa in our homes,…

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Investing in people pays dividends

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By Julie Smith, Associate Director, People & Change Consulting at Grant Thornton In the uncertain world we live in, one thing we can be certain of is that businesses need people and people need to have up-to-date knowledge and skills to enable businesses to succeed. No matter how the working world changes, there will always…

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Resistance to change is futile

By Áine Logan, Associate Director, Financial Services Business Consulting at Grant Thornton Change is inevitable in day-to-day life, whether we consider our personal or work lives, change surrounds us. Organisations of all sizes are in a constant state of change now more than ever. Challenging internal and external factors, include but aren’t limited to, economic…

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Statement in response to the publication by The Insolvency Service of the latest insolvency statistics for July to September 2019

Gareth Latimer

Gareth Latimer, Director, Recovery and Reorganisation at Grant Thornton in Belfast commented: “The increasing numbers of insolvencies recorded in Northern Ireland in the third quarter of 2019 is hardly surprising given the current political and economic uncertainty being experienced at a local, national, and global level. “There was a rise in both company and personal…

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Putting people at the forefront of your Brexit planning

By Susan Moylan, Associate Director, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton  We are now into what should have been ‘Brexit week’, and yet we still don’t have clarity or a definite date. What we do know is if you are a business owner or if you are leading a business in these uncertain times, you…

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Human race, human pace

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton In a recent meeting with the director of Potential Project, Grattan Donnelly and I were discussing the impact of the modern work environment and the appropriate response required from leaders in order for everyone to reach their true potential. In this increasingly fast-paced, uncertain environment…

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Latest Brexit developments and Northern Ireland

Lee Squires

By Lee Squires, Director, Indirect Tax at Grant Thornton Following another tumultuous week of developments in Brexit, the final outcome remains uncertain. Last week, Boris Johnson agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU in the form of a revised Withdrawal Agreement, with a replacement Protocol on Northern Ireland. On Saturday, the House of Commons…

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