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 pool

Of the many ways to enhance your company’s online recruitment and talent acquisition, 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 ...more

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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