April 26th 2018 saw the 12th gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards held at Dublin’s Mansion House, a gala event for over 500 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 this year’s headline sponsor, the Irish Management Institute (IMI). The 2018 event attracted well over 100 high-quality … Continue reading The 2018 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards
So what is a graduate programme or graduate job? Isn’t it the case that any job done by a graduate is a ‘graduate job’? Well there’s a little bit more to it than that, within the graduate recruitment industry, a graduate job is a very specific thing. Firstly, as you’d expect, it’s a job offered by graduate recruiters – companies large enough to need a … Continue reading What is a graduate programme and why should you do one?
The countdown to the 2018 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards begins in earnest today with the announcement of the shortlists for the event in the Round Room of Dublin’s Mansion House. These awards, kindly sponsored by the Irish Management Institute, are the main industry recognition event for graduate recruiters in Ireland and last year attracted over 550 guests to the spectacular gala awards evening, which was attended … Continue reading gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018: Shortlist announced
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
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
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!
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
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?
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
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!