News/Blog Author: Deirdre O'Sullivan

Eclectic Style of Art and Architecture at Its Best

posted on 11th Mar 2019

I recently visited the beautiful city of Murcia in the South of Spain and took some time to visit a most stunning building of “Real Casino of Murcia”. If you are a bit confused by the name and think it is a place to gamble – like me, you would be very wrong. Murcia’s resplendent casino first opened as a gentlemen’s club in 1847.... Gimme More »

Employee Engagement

posted on 4th Feb 2019

Following on a recent blog posted by Anita Kerr and myself, I have since come across some more interesting facts on employee engagement from an H.R. prospective. A key element to managing employees in an efficient manner is having simple, clear goals that create clarity, alignment and job satisfaction. It is important to create clarity around what... Gimme More »

Branding from the Inside Out – the power of employee brand engagement

posted on 18th Dec 2018

Employee engagement is pivotal to building successful brands. But are brand owners barking up the wrong tree when it comes to executing engagement strategies? In the US alone, over a $100 billion is spent annually to boost employee engagement and yet only 14% of employees are actually actively engaged. The result of this is a staggering $550... Gimme More »

Time Management for Designers

posted on 13th Nov 2018

It is the most common term used in our day-to-day lives - “if only I had more time”. Time is that elusive thing that is so precious and yet so scarce. In Neworld, we've tried to come up with time management tips to help with this on-going problem. Here are a few of our time management tips for designers: 1. Make a plan and break it... Gimme More »

What Is Company Culture?

posted on 12th Oct 2018

Company culture is the new buzz phrase in business today, but what does it actually mean and why does it matter? According to Frances Frei and Anne Morriss at Harvard Business Review: “Culture guides discretionary behaviour and it picks up where the employee handbook leaves off. Culture tells us how to respond to an unprecedented service... Gimme More »

Why Do I Have A Passion for Shoes

posted on 13th Sep 2018

So the other day as I was walking through our design studio I stopped to look at what one of our Designers was working on. As we do a lot of work with luxury brands, she had images of beautiful designer shoes on her screen. My heart started to race a little bit and I wanted to explore in detail the various offerings of shoes I saw before me. I... Gimme More »

The Interview Questions – continued from last month

posted on 14th Aug 2018

That dreaded question the Interviewer asks – 'Do you have any questions you would like to ask us?' The biggest mistake you can make is to say ‘no’. This is your opportunity to show you have done your research on the company and to show you really want the job. Try to have at least 4-5 questions ready to ask. Role-specific... Gimme More »

Interview Questions and Answers

posted on 12th Jul 2018

So you’ve got the interview – fantastic! Now the panic sets in – what will they ask me and how do I answer them to show off me as my best self. I have put together six most likely questions you will be asked but more importantly I am giving you the answers to help you stand out from the crowd. Tell Me About Yourself This may seem... Gimme More »

What We Look For in a Design Portfolio

posted on 12th Jun 2018

As H.R. Manager in Neworld I would like to share with you my top tips on what we look for in a design portfolio when interviewing to join our team. You have two choices – physical or on-line portfolio. This is your career calling card, so you must make sure it shows off your best work. Physical Portfolio If you are presenting a physical... Gimme More »

GDPR – What’s it all about?

posted on 11th May 2018

The threat of new General Data Protection Regulation on 25th May 2018 has everyone a bit scared. If you process personal data as part of your business, the GDPR applies to you. It is important to remember that Customer and Employee data is personal data and simply storing personal data electronically or in hardcopy constitutes processing... Gimme More »