Amplify your employer brand with social media

Employer branding has become a core element for organisations to attract the most talented graduates to your workplace. Your potential graduate candidates, Millennials and Gen Z, are digital natives spending up to 5.4 hours a day browsing different social media channels. This means that social media is one of the most effective tool to catch the attention of graduates. Social media gives you the flexibility to allow … Continue reading Amplify your employer brand with social media

Success & Innovation at 2016 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

April 28th saw almost 600 of Ireland’s graduate recruiters, course providers and stakeholders come together in the Round Room of Dublin’s Mansion House to celebrate achievement and innovation in the graduate recruitment area, on this the tenth anniversary of the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards. 2016 saw the largest ever Graduate Recruitment Awards, conducted in partnership with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) and … Continue reading Success & Innovation at 2016 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

The employer branding events you must attend in 2016!

Recruitment events and fairs are the best way to get your organisation’s brand front and centre with the highly coveted graduate talent pool. Attracting this talent can be a challenge, but attending graduate events and showcasing your organisation’s culture and values can put you ahead of the competition when it comes to employer branding and graduate recruitment. gradireland have a whole range of specialised HR and employer branding … Continue reading The employer branding events you must attend in 2016!

The importance of Diversity in graduate recruitment

Diversity in the workplace is a hot topic with a balance of ethnicity, age profile and gender often the outward expression.  It is well understood that the mix of different backgrounds and experiences can add tremendously to a company’s success. In a way though, this is limiting; employers are now becoming increasingly open to pursuing more intellectual and cognitive diversity as well as just a … Continue reading The importance of Diversity in graduate recruitment

Who are Generation Z and why should employers pay attention?

Over the past 15 years, Millennials have been a hot topic for HR and employment branding professionals throughout Ireland. With the majority of this generation now in employment or third level education, it is time to turn our attention to the latest generation of talent, Generation Z. By 2020, Generation Z will make up over a quarter of the workforce. Understanding and engaging with this … Continue reading Who are Generation Z and why should employers pay attention?

Multi-lingual graduates bring more than just language skills

Currently two thirds of the world’s population speak two or more languages; this represents over 3.5 billion people, how many  work in your company? Although speaking a second language can have obvious communication benefits, there are also other cognitive skills that bilingual speakers obtain, which recruiters should be aware of. The British Council recently released an article ‘Languages for the Future’, in which they highlighted the importance of … Continue reading Multi-lingual graduates bring more than just language skills

Engaging with the class of 2020!

Earlier this year, gradireland published an article in the 2015 gradireland Salary Survey which found that languages was the number one hard skill which recruiters feel is lacking in graduates and an area where an increasing number of jobs are forecast. Recruiting students and graduates with languages in Ireland has proven difficult for employers. In Irish secondary schools, only 8% of students study two or more … Continue reading Engaging with the class of 2020!

Big winners and bright futures at the 2015 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

On April 30th almost 600 of Ireland’s graduate recruiters, course providers and influencers came together in the Round Room of the Mansion House to celebrate achievement and innovation in the graduate recruitment area, on the back of a year which has seen the market rebound considerably as a result of the continuing economic recovery. 2015 marked the largest ever gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards, which were conducted in partnership with the Association … Continue reading Big winners and bright futures at the 2015 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

gradireland Talent Summit: Employers recognising value of developing and engaging their employees

Today, Wednesday March 25th, saw the hosting of the second Halogen Software/gradireland Talent Summit, with input from industry insiders and debate from the broader talent management community. The questions of what the core challenges would be in terms of talent management for the 12 months ahead were central to the morning’s discussion, and what any possible answers would mean for both employers and employees. The first … Continue reading gradireland Talent Summit: Employers recognising value of developing and engaging their employees