What you need to know from the gradireland Salary Survey 2019

What is the gradireland Graduate Salary & Graduate Recruitment Trends Survey? It is the official survey of graduate starting salaries and recruitment trends in Ireland. The survey provides employers with a snapshot of the current graduate recruitment landscape and in-depth data on trends in graduate assessment, comparative annual data across sectors, graduate starting salaries by sector and scale and vacancies by sector and salary. The … Continue reading What you need to know from the gradireland Salary Survey 2019

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

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

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 biggest skill gaps and how you can narrow them

Based on data collected in the annual Global skills gap report, communication is one of the main skills that employers think graduates lack. This data echoes research carried out by gradireland as part of the graduate salary and graduate recruitment trends survey which found that 46% of employers found graduates to be lacking when it came to that specific soft skill. Why is this the … Continue reading The biggest skill gaps and how you can narrow them

How to make the most of the Graduate Careers Fair

The Graduate Careers Fair is a great way to meet recruiters, find out more about employers and industries, and hunt for jobs. Having top employers under one roof is an invaluable opportunity; where you can have face to face conversations and get in depth information on careers and application processes. However, careers fairs can be overwhelming! We’ve put together our tips on how to get organised to … Continue reading How to make the most of the Graduate Careers Fair