Podcast#5: Motivation in a time of crisis-with John Slattery

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

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Employers still hiring despite COVID-19 uncertainty

You will have no doubt read about uncertainty in the job market and the thousands of jobs being lost. There are a lot of comparisons to the financial crash of 2008 but unlike that time, there is a huge demand remaining for roles in certain industries ranging from technology to retail, logistics, engineering and science, to name just a few. Below we have highlighted specific … Continue reading Employers still hiring despite COVID-19 uncertainty

How to add impact to your CV when you have no experience

About to create your CV but don’t know where to start because you don’t have any work experience? Don’t panic! This is a common scenario for many people who are leaving full-time education or are seeking their first full-time job. There is plenty of information that you can include in your CV to demonstrate that you will be an excellent employee — even if it … Continue reading How to add impact to your CV when you have no experience

Dealing with problematic candidates

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

Volunteering – Why working for free can be a good thing and boost your career.

Many people shy away from volunteering as “working for nothing” is seen as a waste of time. This may be true if you are older and have bills to pay but at a young age in secondary school and even in college, volunteering can have a real benefit to your career. Remember that you’re not working for nothing. You’re not getting paid now in monetary … Continue reading Volunteering – Why working for free can be a good thing and boost your career.

How to get the most out of Assessment Centres

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

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Podcast #2: Getting your Career Started with Paul McClatchie

gradireland are pleased to continue our brand-new series of podcasts looking at the student and graduate landscape from the perspective of those who matter most – the students and graduates. In the second episode of the series we talk to Paul McClatchie CEO of Engage People. Paul founded Engage People in 2016 after more than 15 years in recruitment at various levels with industry leading … Continue reading Podcast #2: Getting your Career Started with Paul McClatchie

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