ISL event at the Cheltenham Gold Cup

“The Gold Cup winners  back at home with their cup the day after.  Those joining us at Cheltenham were informed by our “resident tipster” that he would win!! For more photos of the event please visit our event page at GDZ

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Bagsys Bridge at Bangor

Bagsys Bridge in the parade ring at Bangor about to have his first run over fences. Fergal O’Brien Racing is sponsored by ISL who provides the stable staff with outdoor clothing as part of its sponsorship. For more information on Feargal O’Brien racing please visit their website.          

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Positive feedback in the workplace improves productivity and wellbeing

In a recent article by Tony Schwartz on the energy project blog entitled “why appreciation matters so much” it was argued that positive feedback in the workplace from managers improved wellbeing and productivity. But is it really that simple? We’ve all worked for different types of employer. The strict boss who makes it clear when

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The secrets to giving a great phone interview

From your first careers advice meeting at school candidates study the best interview techniques to impress their future employer in the job interview, however little attention is paid to the pre-interview phone call. In this article we look at the best ways to prepare for that phone interview and how to get through the initial

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Fergal O’Brien trained Bradley wins at Sandown Park

Fergal O’Brien trained Bradley to win the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown Park  on Friday 17th February. Fergal O’Brien Racing is sponsored by ISL who provides the stable staff with outdoor clothing as part of its sponsorship.  Our polo shirt was prominent as Bradley is led into the winners enclosure. For full results pleas e

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Cloud computing and the public sector

Legislation has mandated that more public sector IT moves to the cloud, but what are the implications of this move? Will it be cost effective? Will it benefit the environment? How will it affect recruitment in IT in the public sector? Why is the government moving to cloud computing? As part of the EUs IT

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Recruitment advice – The secrets of how to give a great interview

Everyone has an opinion on what you need to do to perform well in interviews. Some employers will not even interview candidates who haven’t polished their shoes and others will not interview candidates who are late. Some recruitment sites suggest you write your CV in a standard format others suggest you make it individual to

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Companies now hiring based on attitude not just technical expertise

With the increase in workforce from China and India and a surplus of candidates with relevant qualifications and expertise, companies are now looking at new ways to distinguish the top candidates and are now rating attitude as a way of assessing potential employees.  Results show 89% of failed new hires are for attitude reasons “When

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CHELTENHAM CHARITY RACE – MARCH 2012

Jelly O’Brien, wife of Fergal O’Brien, the National Hunt Racehorse trainer whose yard we sponsor, has been selected from a huge list of applicants to ride in the Charity race that is run as the last race on the Thursday of the Festival in March. Jelly has committed to raising at least £5000 for Cancer

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The future of e-commerce in 2012 …

How will e-commerce change in 2012? After a year when online shopping went mobile and social what will be the major changes in e-commerce in the next 12 months. 2011 saw e-commerce go from the desktop to the phone with the huge growth in tablet sales and the greater adoption of Android and iPhone smartphones.

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