5 Questions to ask a potential employer at the Graduate Careers Fair

The Graduate Careers Fair is a fantastic opportunity to meet and ask questions of potential employers. Many employers also bring graduates who are currently on their graduate programmes to attend their stands, so you can ask what life working with this companies is really like! These conversations are unbelievable opportunities for networking, and can help you decide on future career paths or give you that … Continue reading 5 Questions to ask a potential employer at the Graduate Careers Fair

4 things you didn’t know about this year’s Graduate Careers Fair

It’s less than two weeks away from the most anticipated event in the gradireland events calendar, the 14th annual Graduate Careers Fair. This event will see 120 of Ireland’s leading graduate employers, start-up companies and further study providers showcasing what they have to offer in a range of different sectors. Ahead of this event we have put together a list of four things that you probably … Continue reading 4 things you didn’t know about this year’s Graduate Careers Fair

Emotional Intelligence – the power behind enhanced performance

Attracting and retaining the best talent requires a different angle. Millennial graduates are looking to get as much out of an organisation in terms of development as the company gets out of them in terms of endeavour. And yet, clearly, graduates are by no means the finished product. Their biggest drawbacks lie in their ability to manage relationships in the workplace with maturity. This dichotomy … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence – the power behind enhanced performance

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 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

Women in STEM: Smashing the glass ceiling

According to a recent article in the Irish Times, ten years ago 47% of new entrants into STEM courses at university level were women. By 2013, that proportion had fallen to 40%. This is also an issue in Europe, where less than 7% of tech positions are filled by women. In 2014, Accenture released a report on the topic of women in STEM, ‘Attracting more women into science … Continue reading Women in STEM: Smashing the glass ceiling

Realising the value of diversity in the workplace

Davin Roche, Director of Workplace Diversity at the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), writes that there are many benefits that come from employers, not just employees,  embracing inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  The positive impact of Health Minister Leo Varadkar TD speaking publicly about being a gay man earlier this year dovetails with positive comment from industry leaders such as the ESB’s Pat O’Doherty … Continue reading Realising the value of diversity in the workplace