There is so much focus on graduate programmes that it can feel like they are the only options available to you. Of course, this is not true, only the minority of graduates start their career this way, and there are plenty of other options. So, you may ask what are these other options? Well, there are many, but here’s a few to get you started: … Continue reading If you don’t have a graduate programme, don’t worry!
The recently released AHECS Graduate Market Survey 2020 provides some interesting data for students and graduates as they seek to start their career in an uncertain world. Let’s take a look at just some of the key findings. The Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) is the voice of higher education careers and employability professionals, who are a recognised authority on graduate career development, … Continue reading AHECS Graduate Market Survey 2020-Key findings
We are delighted to announce the publication of our gradireland Graduate Salary and Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey for 2020. This is the 14th edition of this piece of research, which reveals key insights into graduate salary and graduate recruitment trends from employers throughout Ireland. In line with trends for several years now, graduate salaries continue to rise, and currently stand at an average of €31,938, … Continue reading gradireland Graduate Salary and Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey 2020
For us at gradireland, the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards are one of the highlights of our year. The build-up to the day itself is hectic, but there is always a tremendous sense of excitement and anticipation. It is an evening where we celebrate all the hard work and achievements within the graduate recruitment space on the island of Ireland with our clients and AHECS partners. … Continue reading gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2020
gradireland conducted a survey to understand how third level students and young people are coping with the national emergency caused by COVID-19. The survey ran for a week from 25th March to 1st April on www.gradireland.com and received 716 individual responses. The large number of participants give us important insights into the morale of third-level students and what their biggest fears and worries are. Importantly, they also told us what support they need from their prospective employers and universities during the national effort against COVID-19. We found that third level students are taking … Continue reading gradireland survey: How are third-level students responding to the COVID-19 crisis?
Both graduate employers as well as students and graduates are familiar with the online assessment element of the application process. Most potential applicants begin their job hunt by applying for their chosen job online, but this is only the start of this section of the application process. Online assessments are becoming an increasingly important part of the application process for employers. Although employers only have … Continue reading Online assessments – how to improve the process
John Slattery, founder of Inspo, talks to gradireland editor Ruairi Kavanagh about developing resilience and dealing with challenges in these unprecedented times. John talks about the value of compassion, motivation and doing something for others during the Covid-19 crisis, with particular advice for employers and those in HR about how they can manage teams and maintain their focus while dealing with uncertainty. Due to the … Continue reading Podcast#5: Motivation in a time of crisis-with John Slattery
What is the gradireland Graduate Salary & Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey? It is the official survey of graduate starting salaries and recruitment trends in Ireland. The survey provides employers with a snapshot of the current graduate recruitment landscape and in-depth data on trends in graduate assessment, comparative annual data across sectors, graduate starting salaries by sector and scale and vacancies by sector and salary. The … Continue reading What you need to know from the gradireland Salary Survey 2019
During the recruitment and selection process, it’s no surprise to be confronted with something that you don’t expect. Recruiters experience it frequently, from spectacularly ill-prepared or over-prepared candidates to those who have essentially lied on their CV to earn an interview. While screening calls and CV scrutiny can root out most of the timewasters in the process, there is a certain percentage who will present … Continue reading Dealing with problematic candidates
Assessment centres are a great way for employers to test various competencies from a vast array of candidates. They help to give an overall picture of a candidate and how they might fit into your organisation. How can you make the most of an assessment centre and when is the appropriate time to use one? We talked to Ciara Holohan, Occupational Psychology consultant at Aon’s Assessment … Continue reading How to get the most out of Assessment Centres