3 Reasons Why Fast Recruitment Is Essential

 

Recruitment agencies understand how busy HR managers are. They want to help you by finding your perfect candidate. Speed of response is key in order to beat the competition and hire the top candidate they are offering you. We see this every day, especially in the Medical Sector, where HR & recruitment teams need to liaise with doctors and consultants for opinions on potential candidates. We all understand how busy they are. All of this means that acting fast and getting a swift response to a recruitment agency can be difficult.

Many people do not realise the heavy workload that the HR department carries. Hiring staff can be a tedious and lengthy process. Especially for a company that requires only the most qualified candidates for specific roles.

Here are 3 reasons from us on why a quick response is important;

  • The speed of response, from when a recruiter offers a candidate to the HR or hiring manager is so important. If you feel this could be the right candidate, you should respond to the recruiter as soon as you can, to set up an interview. This helps to eliminate the competition. One particular candidate could be sought after by a number of recruiters for numerous organisations. That’s why time is important, being a day late to respond could cost you the best person for the job.
  • Hot candidates could be dealing with many recruiters or organisations. Sending them an email or having a quick phone call to say that they have been shortlisted for the role could secure them before anyone else, rather than leaving it a few days to get back to them.  Your interest and commitment to them will lead to their commitment in your role over the competition.
  • It can improve your ratios for interview to hire. It can’t do any harm to have more than a few suitable candidates as the chances of you filling the role will increase. Limiting yourself due to time constraints or waiting to hear back from other team members or hiring managers can greatly affect the recruitment process.

If you want the perfect candidate, meet them halfway by getting back to your recruiter on time. Remember, your recruiter is an extension of your team.

 

Chef Recruitment – How To Find The Perfect Match

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For any business, hiring the right people to fit the needs of your company is always important. Finding the right chef for your kitchen needs care and attention to detail. Just like when you’re perfecting a dish, you need to have the same mind set for recruiting your next chef. We would like to share some tips from our experience in chef recruitment with you.

Hiring a chef is one of the largest challenges for managers in the hospitality sector. Finding a capable, experienced & hardworking chef for your hotel or restaurant can be exhausting. Despite the challenges, hiring the right chef is a vital component of your business’s success.

On any given day, this employee will do more than prepare food. A chef trains new hires, oversees cooking processes, creates menus and advises management of business needs. Also, the word “chef” means chief in French, so your next chef will lead all other kitchen staff members.

2 key factors when recruiting for a new chef

  1. Know who you’re looking for – helps to narrow down search, what experience is required
  2. Decide who will hire – agency or in-house

 

Chefs of all levels are very in-demand, in can be hard to find the perfect one for your kitchen. So taking the time to make sure you do it rightis important.

Most in-demand chef jobs in Dublin currently;

  • Head Chefs
  • Sous Chefs
  • Chef de Parties
  • Pastry Chefs

However, head chefs are a little trickier, you want to find top class talent to run your kitchen.

Key skills to look for when recruiting your next Head Chef;

  • Leadership
  • Efficient in menu creation – involving ingredient selection, being innovative and creative
  • Coaching skills – not just being able to teach someone but following through with the process afterwards
  • Patience
  • Organisation skills – ordering, making rosters, paperwork for food safety
  • Budget-minded

We get to know the chefs who apply through our agency, that way we know if they’re a good fit for the job. Having nearly 20 years’ experience in this industry we’ve learned a thing or two about the wants and needs of hiring managers. Many of our recruitment consultants have worked in hospitality themselves, so we know the business. Click here to read about our recruitment process.

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How To Fall In Love With Your Job Again.

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How To Fall In Love With Your Job Again.

Remember when you started working at your current job?
Like in any new relationship, the beginning is always exciting. Every little interaction left you thinking about the next one. Even early Monday mornings were exciting, you just wanted to get stuck in.

Unfortunately, for a lot of people, with time comes comfort and suddenly it’s a lot harder to drag yourself out of bed in the mornings.
You’re left thinking “ugh! Do I really have to go in?” You come up with a few excuses to stay home and none of them are sufficient.. So, you trail into work and hate it a little more every hour for the rest of the day.

Nobody should be unhappy in work, and in some cases, it’s just the fact that you’ve forgotten why you started.

So, it’s time to fall in love with your job again! Here’s how:

1. Take a break

Take some time to consider your options. Ask yourself questions like “What makes me unhappy?”, “What would make me happy?”, “Is it my job or my workplace?”
Use some of your holiday allowance or choose one weekend that you have no plans and just make a list of things you need to consider.

2. Be honest

Everything you vent to your friends over coffee you can put onto paper. Think them through and then talk to your manager about what you want.
Ask for more, or less responsibility, a new project. Whatever it is that you think will re-ignite that spark. Remember, your boss probably doesn’t know that you’re unhappy, so tell them.

3. Switch it up

Consider your surroundings. Your desk, your work space. Of course, this is important because it’s where you spend most of your time! Re decorate if you can or declutter and rearrange your surroundings. Add some plants to brighten the office a little, re paint if you have the option. Little things like this can really make all the difference to your mood.

4. Remember why you started

Reflect on what you want to get out of working at your job. Why did you pick that job to begin with? What was your plan and where are you with it?
Sometimes we get lost in ourselves. We forget that every action we take is part of a bigger picture. What’s your end goal?
Regroup with your thoughts, start your next phase in your plan and let today be the start again.

 

If you’ve followed these few tips and decided that a new career path or job is for you then contact us today and let’s begin that next step together!

Reasons Why Nurses Should Blog

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Blogging on the industry they love in a positive and thoughtful way, Nurses can become subject matter experts; where there are many ways a nurse can utilise social media to a healthcare advantage, such as promoting the profession through educating the public, or to promote their outside, health-related endeavours and interests.

Having an individual blog and social media presence shows their dedication to the field, helps them stay on top of trends in the industry and looks great to employers.
On the other hand, increasing visibility through an online presence can help nurses get ahead in their career, which in some cases, could lead to a higher position and/or a raise.

Nursing is a very inspiring profession, so will be your blog, if you decide to speak your mind out. You save lives and you work hard everyday, and you never know who might be reading your blog one day. You might inspire an existing Nurse who needs a little motivation to continue with her day, because sometimes just knowing that someone else feels the way you do or has experienced the same thing can make you feel better. You might drive someone to want to become a Nurse with the genuine and sincere words that you write.

You could be sharing tips on how to cope with workplace stress, or help answering questions about advanced nursing degree programs… You will always be heard!

We would love to hear from you, it could be anything you want to talk about; an experience, a tip, a funny story, a thought, or an idea… Email us your words on our “sister brand” hello@nursejobsireland.com and will share it with all Nurses out there.