Keeping your early stage talent engaged

While talent attraction and retention are two of the most common challenges facing graduate recruiters today, employee engagement is another growing imperative in terms of both helping to guarantee retention and improve productivity. So, what are some of the most successful tactics in keeping early-stage employees engaged and motivated in their work? Support For graduate recruits, knowing that someone has their back and is willing … Continue reading Keeping your early stage talent engaged

Improving your graduate brand

The gradireland Graduate Salary & Recruitment Trends Survey 2019 found that 63% of employers cited competition for graduate talent from other employers as the biggest challenge they face when filling their graduate vacancies. Employers all over Ireland are trying to bridge this gap and one of the main methods of doing so is by focusing on building your employer brand amongst this very specific audience … Continue reading Improving your graduate brand

How to write a winning submission

Having won Best Exhibition at the Event Industry Awards in 2016, 2018 and 2019 for our gradireland Graduate Careers Fair, we asked Fiona Doherty our Senior Marketing Executive in gradireland for her tips for writing a winning submission. Get organised First things first, read the submission guidelines, read it again…. and again. Once you have read the guidelines a few times make a couple of notes: … Continue reading How to write a winning submission

Evolution to An Award Winning Programme

No matter what stage your graduate programme is at, there is an almost constant need to see if it is it delivering for the business in terms of attracting the right people and delivering the overall business objectives. We talked to Siobháin Scanlon, Early Careers Manager with food retailer Musgrave, who has spearheaded the transformation of their graduate programme, leading to considerable rewards for the … Continue reading Evolution to An Award Winning Programme

Gen Z: Why the most technologically savvy graduates want more face to face interaction

It may surprise you to know that Gen Z and your new pool of potential candidates want more human interaction when completing their career decisions. Although the discovery of your brand takes place online, through employee reviews and peer reviews Gen Z are increasingly making their final decisions based on information they receive during face to face interaction at events and other networking opportunities. We … Continue reading Gen Z: Why the most technologically savvy graduates want more face to face interaction

The value of culture in your organisation

The value of a strong organisational culture has become widely accepted over the past decade as being a key contributor to organisation wide performance. When developed and inculcated properly, a set of cultural values in a workplace provides context for the work which that organisation does and how it develops, reacts and responds to both challenges and opportunities.   With millennial and Gen Z employees … Continue reading The value of culture in your organisation

Guest blog: My career in audit

Niall Ralph, Audit Associate with RSM, talks about his experiences on the firm’s graduate programme to date. Work, play and travel I work in RSM’s audit department, which provides services to clients across a wide range of sectors including hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, aircraft leasing and not-for-profit. As an audit associate there is great variety in my day-to-day activities. An average day can include attending … Continue reading Guest blog: My career in audit

gradireland Breakfast Masterclass Series-Talent Development Trends

The latest in the gradireland series of Breakfast Masterclasses was held in Dublin’s Gibson Hotel on Friday May 10th. Entitled ‘Talent Development Trends-design, delivery and data’ the event brought together over 100 of Ireland’s leading graduate recruiters to discuss this particularly topical subject. gradireland were thrilled to partner with the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) on the content for this Masterclass, which was … Continue reading gradireland Breakfast Masterclass Series-Talent Development Trends

2019 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

April 25th 2019 saw the 13th gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards held at Dublin’s Mansion House, a gala event for 550 of the country’s leading graduate recruiters, talent developers and industry stakeholders. As always, the awards were held in partnership with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) and gradireland’s sponsorship partners. The 2019 event attracted well over 100 high-quality submissions from many of Ireland’s top … Continue reading 2019 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

gradireland Breakfast Masterclass January 2019

On Wednesday January 23rd, gradireland held their latest Breakfast Masterclass at Dublin’s Alex Hotel, which focused on the issue of  ‘unconscious bias’. The topic was explored in the context of graduate recruitment in terms of what it is, why we’re all prone to it to some extent and how we can combat it in the workplace. After an introduction by gradireland Director Mark Mitchell, the … Continue reading gradireland Breakfast Masterclass January 2019