How to get candidates excited about your brand at the interview stage

How to get candidates excited about your brand at the interview stage

We may have long been in a job market that puts the most talented candidates in an advantageous position in terms of choosing from job offers, but is that represented in your hiring team’s approach to interviews? The way you interview candidates should be central to your direct sourcing strategy, and in particular, it is ...more

3 simple ways to add to your firm’s talent pools

3 simple ways to add to your firm’s talent pools

Of the many ways to enhance your company’s online recruitment, one of the best is to invest in the creation of the most in-depth talent pools. ‘Talent pools’ are shortlists of people who you aren’t actively considering for a role at your firm at the moment, but who may be suitable for a position with ...more

5 tips for getting better results from your job descriptions

5 tips for getting better results from your job descriptions

It’s understandable that if you have a burning need for a candidate in a particular position, you may wish to post a job advert quickly, even with a far-from-finalised job description. However, all of the leading recruitment companies in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would always advise you to take your time over ...more

How to keep your employees’ careers moving forward

How to keep your employees’ careers moving forward

Any company that has ever used a recruitment agency in Belfast, Dublin or elsewhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland has probably previously had that employee on their books who was just too good not to promote. Indeed, if you fail to give such high-performing workers a greater level of responsibility, they may not be as ...more

3 tips for becoming a Millennial-friendly employer

3 tips for becoming a Millennial-friendly employer

It’s fair to say that the Millennial generation – those born roughly between 1982 and 2000 – haven’t always attracted the most favourable reviews. However, workers in this age group have also been noted for their great talent and a propensity to seek responsibility, power and influence much more readily than many of their older ...more

How to convince top-quality candidates to relocate

How to convince top-quality candidates to relocate

Ask all manner of Irish companies currently using a recruitment advertising agency to find talent, and many of them will likely lament their apparent inability to get some of the best candidates to relocate. This can be especially the case when your firm is based in one of the less glamorous parts of Ireland, rather ...more

Are you making the most of recruitment technology when hiring?

Are you making the most of recruitment technology when hiring?

In 2017, the old ways of recruiting are either over or at least severely disrupted – for which you can largely thank technology. No longer are candidates making a case for employment via paper CVs – instead, they are creating compelling brands for themselves on the likes of social media and blogs, helping to make ...more

Why you mustn’t confuse employee perks with company culture

Why you mustn’t confuse employee perks with company culture

Building a pleasant corporate culture can feed a lot into your Irish company’s success. It can boost your firm’s productivity, reputation and as a result, ability to attract the best talent. However, business managers and HR teams too commonly confuse perks with culture; here is why you shouldn’t, and how you can get ahead of ...more

Don’t underestimate the personal touch when recruiting

Don’t underestimate the personal touch when recruiting

The hiring process can often feel like a very soulless one. Comparing CVs and assessing the grades and qualifications of individual candidates can sometimes seem a lot more like a science than an art. However, by looking more carefully at the people and personalities behind those CVs, you could gain a much greater – and ...more

How interview feedback forms can help you to separate the best candidates

How interview feedback forms can help you to separate the best candidates

The interview stage should be just one part of the hiring process for your company – not least because throughout each candidate interview, you should be taking notes, recording answers and preparing your information for a thorough evaluation afterwards. The best way to evaluate your candidates after the interview stage is with a feedback form ...more

3 tips for making your remote workers more productive

3 tips for making your remote workers more productive

With the advancements in technology that we have seen in recent years, together with demand from employees for more flexible hours, it’s not surprising that we have seen the rise of the remote worker. While such workers certainly make a certain amount of business sense, they do have their disadvantages – not least the difficulty ...more

Why is continual employee training so crucial?

Why is continual employee training so crucial?

The importance of employee training and development can never be underestimated. Not only can well-chosen training equip your workforce with invaluable new skills and experience, but it can also help to increase job satisfaction, boost motivation and reduce employee turnover. Although one-off training courses can certainly be good for enhancing the skills of your workforce, ...more

4 ways to improve employee engagement by working as a team

4 ways to improve employee engagement by working as a team

Engaging your employees can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding tasks of a management role. Although the initial process can be difficult, when your employees are well-engaged, they will be more efficient, motivated and dedicated to their positions. The improvement of your employees’ engagement levels is certainly not meant to be a ‘one ...more

4 reasons why a strong employer brand will help you to get more hires

4 reasons why a strong employer brand will help you to get more hires

If your Irish organisation is struggling to attract its target talent, you will need to think carefully about its appeal to candidates – including whether its employer brand is sufficiently compelling. Your firm’s employer ‘brand’ is composed of the values that underpin your business’s culture and how it operates. A powerful employer brand is therefore ...more

Why interview bias can be important for talent recruitment

Why interview bias can be important for talent recruitment

It is undeniable that even the most experienced interviewer will bring their expectations and judgements with them when meeting a candidate. If you play a big role within your organisation, it is only natural to make judgements on whether a candidate would suit your culture and ethos based on such seemingly superficial factors as their ...more