5 Reasons why you should enter the Higher Education Awards

You might be weighing up the pros and cons of spending the time to enter the gradireland Higher Education Awards but it’s definitely time well spent and we’ve put together five reasons why it makes sense to enter.     Marketing & PR Awards may not spring to mind when thinking about marketing opportunities but just being short-listed can greatly enhance the awareness of your … Continue reading 5 Reasons why you should enter the Higher Education Awards

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 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

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