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

The employer branding events you must attend in 2016!

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!

The Importance of Employer Branding in Graduate Recruitment

All companies should be aware of their brand identity and what it says about their organisation. The demand for top talent in the Irish market is as aggressive as ever and more and more we are seeing this demand being highly specific to the employers’ needs. In most cases, employers assume that there is a vast pool of talent in the market waiting to be … Continue reading The Importance of Employer Branding in Graduate Recruitment

Who are Generation Z and why should employers pay attention?

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?

Top 5 reasons to attend the GRADchances STEM Fair

Tomorrow’s GRADchances STEM Fair will bring together students and graduates with some of Ireland’s leading STEM employers. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) sector is a cornerstone of Irish economic growth, with jobs across a vast range of disciplines, and its continued growth means it is constantly seeking graduates with the right skills. “Whether you’re a science graduate looking for an R&D role, an IT graduate … Continue reading Top 5 reasons to attend the GRADchances STEM Fair

Employers seeking language skills at major jobs fair

Wednesday 17th February sees the return of the GRADchances Language Fair to the RDS Dublin, from 12 – 4pm. This event brings together some of Ireland’s largest and most influential employers who are currently recruiting students and graduates with languages. Lack of skills amongst graduate recruits is one of the biggest challenges facing recruiters today. Each of the attending companies are actively recruiting students with languages including; German, French, Portuguese, … Continue reading Employers seeking language skills at major jobs fair

Don’t miss University College Cork at the postgradireland Further Study Fair

University College Cork (UCC) will be part of our Irish University Village at tomorrow’s postgradireland Further Study Fair. The Fair, which is Ireland’s National Further Study Fair, will see 77 further education institutions come together in the RDS, Dublin from 12.00 – 4.30. There are many reasons to choose UCC as your institution of further study, but did you know that UCC has been voted Best University in … Continue reading Don’t miss University College Cork at the postgradireland Further Study Fair

A day in the life of a graduate distiller

Karen Cotter outlines her journey and experiences as part of the Jameson Graduate Distiller Programme. About My name is Karen. I am currently working as a Graduate Distiller with Jameson.  I studied process & chemical engineering at UCC. During the third and fourth year of my course I had to do a 6 month placement. I was really lucky to get a placement at Midleton Distilleries in … Continue reading A day in the life of a graduate distiller

What should you ask a potential employer at the Graduate Careers Fair?

The gradireland Graduate Careers Fair is an amazing opportunity to meet and ask questions of potential employers. Many companies also bring graduates who are currently on their graduate programmes to attend their stand, so you can ask them what life within these companies is really like! These conversations are great opportunities for networking, and can help you decide your future career path or give you … Continue reading What should you ask a potential employer at the Graduate Careers Fair?

How to make the most out of the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair

Careers Fairs are an amazing opportunity for students and young professionals to get the ‘inside scoop’ of a company, the opportunities they have available for graduates, the sectors in which they are interested in hiring as well as a view to working life within the company. Preparation is key when it comes to career fairs! Here are some helpful tips for the day of the … Continue reading How to make the most out of the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair