6 skills graduates need to work in the food and drink sector

The Food and Drink sector is growing and thriving with new opportunities for graduates developing all the time. However, as Hannah Kelly explains, a new report has highlighted skill gaps graduates will need to fill if they are to be successful in the industry. The recently released Food Wise 2025,a report compiled by the Department of Agriculture & Food, sets out a plan for the development of the … Continue reading 6 skills graduates need to work in the food and drink sector

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

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

Tips for effective email marketing

There are lots of ways to advertise your graduate programme but email marketing is a force to be reckoned with! Here at gradireland we’re email enthusiasts who take pride in delivering the best graduate opportunities and advice to our engaged audience of students and graduates throughout the year. Our email database is always growing as the magical word of gradirelands service spreads further and further throughout Colleges and Universities … Continue reading Tips for effective email marketing

Amplify your employer brand with social media

Employer branding has become a core element for organisations to attract the most talented graduates to your workplace. Your potential graduate candidates, Millennials and Gen Z, are digital natives spending up to 5.4 hours a day browsing different social media channels. This means that social media is one of the most effective tool to catch the attention of graduates. Social media gives you the flexibility to allow … Continue reading Amplify your employer brand with social media

gradireland nominated for Best Exhibition in the Event Industry Awards 2016

Last month, the gradireland team created a submission to enter the Graduate Careers Fair, which took place on 7th October 2015, as Best Exhibition in the Event Industry Awards. We are proud to announce that that we have be successful in getting shortlisted for Best Exhibition for the awards which will take place on Friday 15th July in the Burlington Hotel, Ballsbridge. The Event Industry Awards celebrates excellence and … Continue reading gradireland nominated for Best Exhibition in the Event Industry Awards 2016

Five ways to make the most out of the gradireland Summer Fair

The official gradireland Summer Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday 8th June from 11am – 5pm in the RDS Simmonscourt. Ireland’s top graduate employers will be in attendance, actively recruiting students and graduates in a whole range of disciplines. In preparation for the Summer Fair our team have put together five tips to help you make the most out of the event! Use the Jobs Wall There will be … Continue reading Five ways to make the most out of the gradireland Summer Fair

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?