Why should you love recruiting?

Why should you love recruiting?  It sounds like it might be lots of hassle.  Type recruitment into Google and you’ll get back ‘the action of enlisting new people in the armed forces’. It doesn’t sound very exciting does it?

So why should you love recruiting? It’s a simple answer when you actually sit and think about it. Two reasons may jump out, one on the candidate’s side of things and also on the recruiter side of things.why you should love recruiting

Changing people’s lives —few things in life have a bigger impact on a person than landing/missing out on a great job. This will make any recruiter excited to join a person on this journey. Recruiters can certainly help improve a person’s chances of finding their hidden skills. Recruiters do this by answering questions and calming people down so that they feel comfortable and prepared during the rest of the recruiting process. Recruiters coach candidates and help them to better themselves, so that they will have a better chance of landing a job next time round.

Electrifying competition — if you are naturally competitive, recruiting is for you. As a recruiter you will realize that filling each job is a head-to-head competition. It’s energizing. Every day you compete against your competitors. Most recruiters also find that discovering their own hidden talent is also exhilarating. Successfully convincing top prospects who have multiple choices to pick your firm’s job is an award winning feeling.

Want a life change? Check out some of our open vacancies now: www.3qrecruitment.ie/current-jobs/

Source:https://www.eremedia.com/ere/the-top-20-reasons-why-recruiting-is-an-exciting-and-high-impact-job/

National Recruitment Federation Awards Finalists 2016

The NRF (National Recruitment Federation) Awards are taking place this Friday Dec 2nd in the Shelbourne Hotel. The NRF Awards are a highlight for all recruitment agencies throughout Ireland where agencies come together and compete against each other for these recruitment industry awards.

National Recruitment Federation Awards Finalists 2016

Three Q PERMS & TEMPS are so proud to be finalists in two categories at this years NRF Awards:

1. Best Small Recruitment Agency of the Year Ireland

The first category we have been selected as a finalist in is as ‘Best Small Recruitment Agency‘. Our company size gives us a distinct competitive advantage. It allows us to adapt to business opportunities quickly but also enables us to differentiate ourselves from competitors by giving a hands on personal service. Excelling in a niche market is not an easy task but one Three Q rises to. Our agency size allows us to service and respond to our target market effectively and efficiently due to the on-going time and financial investment we inject into our business operations and technological advances. The return on this investment is our ability to exceed our client and candidate expectations and demands. Three Q is small but powerful.

2. Best Temporary Recruitment Consultant of the Year Ireland

Our Charlotte is in the final for ‘Best Temporary Recruitment Consultant‘ as voted by the recruitment industry. We know Charlotte is the best already and are so proud of her. Charlotte builds strong professional relationships with all temp staff and through her professionalism, has gained great respect. She understands the needs of all our temp staff and her personal knowledge of their roles ensures they are all very well catered for every week. The happiness and wellbeing of temporary staff is a key motivating factor for Charlotte. Staff are never just a number. Charlotte’s treatment of her temp staff trickles down to client satisfaction. Her hands on and flexible approach with her temp staff ensures a happy and qualified work force are received to client sites every time.

Best of luck to all of the finalists and we look forward to meeting you at the awards.

How to Choose the right Job Path

How to choose the correct job path is a big question for those stuck in jobs they hate, or those are just looking to find some meaning in what they do.  It can be daunting.  Research suggests that human beings are remarkably bad at predicting how they will feel when doing something in the future. It’s not hard to find someone who started out thinking that they would love their chosen profession, only to wind up hating it. In fairness, how are you supposed to know if you will be happy as an investment banker, or an artist, or a professor, if you haven’t actually done any of these things yet? Who has ever, in the history of mankind, taken a job and had it turn out exactly as they imagined it would? So if passion and expected happiness can’t be your guides, what can be?

how to choose the right job path

Well, you can begin by choosing a career that fits well with your skills and values. Since you actually have some sense of what those are (hopefully), this is a good starting place. But a bit less obviously — though just as important — you also want to choose an occupation that provides a good motivational fit for you as well.  Knowing your dominant focus, you can now evaluate how well-suited you are motivationally to different kinds of careers, or different positions in your organisation.

Some questions to consider to help you figure out the correct job path are;

If I could choose someone to trade places with, it would be…..

My co-workers always say I’m great at……… because I’m……..

If my manager would let me, I’d do more of…………….

More than a decade of research shows that when people experience a fit between their own motivation and the way they work, they are not only more effective, but they also find their work more interesting and engaging, and value it more.

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Star Recruiters Attend National Recruitment Federation Event for CPD

In our effort to ensure our staff progress with CPD (continued professional development) Three Q’s star recruiters Mahy, James, Conor and Kenny were delighted to attend a talk hosted by the National Recruitment Federation recently, at the offices of Contracting Plus in Dublin.

National Recruitment Federation Event for CPD

The informative and motivating talk was given by Grainne Martin, who is a trainer, coach and advisor to the recruitment industry and has been in the industry for more than 20 years. In her talk this morning she expanded upon such interesting topics as; recruiting styles, how to be approachable and maintain a relationship with candidates, how to take a structures approach to recruitment and how to make the best use of time.

Our recruiters were excited by how much they learned at the talk, aptly named “How To Be a Super Star Biller”, and are all very much looking forward to attending the next event hosted by the National Recruitment Federation.

Chambers Ireland shortlist for Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2016

Three Q were in great company having made the Chambers Ireland shortlist for Corporate Social Responsiblity Awards 2016. Three Q PERMS & TEMPS were delighted to be shortlisted to win an award for their provision of schemes and funding which help the community in and around Dublin. “The Business of CSR in our Business” provides the framework for all of the company’s aid projects under its three pillars: unemployed, in-demand jobseekers and hiring charities.

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Managing Director Cora Barnes and Operations Manager Suzanne Finn were delighted to be flanked by the likes of ESB for their Apprenticeship Programme and Zurich Healthcare, who address youth unemployment with their Activation Programme.

Diageo Ireland were the ultimate winners of the night and according to Cora who took pride of place beside their team at the event, very worthy ones at that. Their Learning for Life Programme has provided 175 young people with the skills, training and experience needed to take up jobs in the hospitality industry, to which Diageo are inextricably linked.

The hospitality industry is faced with major shortages in Ireland today, as Three Q knows all too well. As a company we supply specialist and up-to-date support and training to our staff, in order to provide them,  and the clients they work for with the best experience possible.

Three Q believes that business’ should never lose its human element, and that supporting charities such as The Alzheimer’s Cafe, Temple St Hospital and AWARE are of crucial importance.

“When you have a loud voice, a corporate voice, you’ve got a responsibility to make sure the messages you are sending are positive- empathetic.” Three Q staff member Kim Carroll stated. “You have a duty to help those less fortunate than you.”

Temp Services Manager Charlotte Crowe was involved 2 weeks ago in a charity collection inside the organisation. “Every year ThreeQ Temp and office staff pull together and donate one hour wage to a chosen charity. This year there was a bit of a twist as I asked the team could we do the one hour wage donation for one of our long term staff who’s baby was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia. I was blown away by the generosity of the whole team – some people donated as much as 4 hours pay.”

Three Q PERMS & TEMPS would like to thank all of their staff and friends for the support and good wishes that they received having been both shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Award, and winners of the JCI Friendly Business Awards 2016.

We hope to have another fantastic year of helping the community ahead of us.

LIST OF FINALISTS

Diageo Ireland – Learning for Life

ESB – ESB Apprenticeship Programme

Mergon International – Building the Future at Mergon International

Microsoft – Youth2Work

Zurich – Zurich Youth Activation

Carey Building Contractors – Implementation of resource efficiency strategies

Collins McNicholas – Partnership with Pieta House

Eath’s Edge – Killimajaro Equipment Lending Programme

John Craddock LTD – Homeless Care in Kildare

Three Q PERMS and TEMPS – The Business of CSR in our Business

Back to Study While Working Full-Time

Back to Study While Working Full-Time

As employers demand an increasing range of skills in their employees and continuing professional development is becoming more important, many professionals are going back to college to get the specific expertise they need for a new job, for a promotion, or, in some cases, to retain their current position. Once you have decided why you want to go back to study, you need to be prepared.  Work life balance will never be more important as you try to balance study life with work life.  Here is a short list of what you need to organise:

back to study while working full time

1)     Talk to your manager – Before making a decision about what to study or where to attend, get some advice from your manager about how your continuing professional education can contribute to the success of the company.

2)     Talk to your colleagues who have gone back to school – Discussing your plans with colleagues who have experience with returning to school will give you a better idea about what to expect and what to avoid.

3)     Come up with a time management plan – Draw up a time budget that will help you figure out when you can study given your work and family commitments.

4)     Ensure that your commitment to your course doesn’t overshadow your commitment to your job – While your employer might be supportive of your decision to go back to school they still expect you to be fully productive on the job.

5)     Align your course work with your career work – Most academic programs should have enough flexibility and discretion in assignments that will give you opportunities to tackle work-related projects or problems.

6)     Develop a professional network with your classmates – Don’t skimp on the social side of college or school, getting to know your classmates and professors will expand your network, and may be a big chunk of the upside of going back to school.

Source: www.forbes.com

Employee Recognition – Free Valuable Ways to Recognise Good Staff

It doesn’t take much to give recognise good staff.  Employee recognition is a huge factor is staff morale and many companies overlook it’s importance.  Remember to win in the market place, you need to win in the work place. It’s also important for staff retention and good people are great for business. Here are some free valuable ways to recognise good staff.
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1. Special Employee Appreciation Mini Meetings

Verbal praise is an often-overlooked way to show appreciation. Make a habit of doling out praise by carving 20 minutes out of your schedule on the same day every week. In those 20 minutes you can meet with 5 people for 3-4 minutes each. That’s plenty of time to express your gratitude and send them off feeling like a star.

2. Give Free Time for Special Achievements

Show that you recognise someone’s overtime hours by giving them extra free time during the work day. Offer a 2-hour lunch, a late arrival or early quitting time. It costs you nothing but goes a long way in communicating your gratitude.

3. Send a Deserving Employee Snail Mail

Go old school and write a good ol’ fashioned letter singing your team member’s praises, drop it in the mail and send it to their home. It costs you only a few minutes (and the cost of a stamp), but makes a big statement.

4. Publish Meme Motivations

Catch your staff off guard by creating a funny, personalized meme about them and e-mailing it out to everyone. Choose your image and type a funny message that includes the recipient’s name and a congrats for all the great work they have done.

5. Create a Motivation Mascot

Buy a big, cheap, silly object and make it the employee of the week mascot. Every Monday, put it on a different person’s door or desk to show that they are the chosen one. Don’t fear if, at first, your staff acts like it’s cheesy; within a couple of weeks they’ll be anxious to see where it is at the start of every week.

6. Give Out Home work

Give a work-from-home day as a reward to employees who’ve been going above and beyond. The joy of sleeping a little longer and working in pyjamas cannot be overstated.

The truth is, it doesn’t really matter what you do to show your appreciation. Rewards and gratitude can take just about any form, as long as employees know that their hard work has been noticed. These ideas are not revolutionary, but if they’re utilized frequently, they can have a dramatic impact on relationships and productivity.

Source: https://www.aabacosmallbusiness.com/advisor/10-free-easy-creative-ways-show-employee-appreciation-180030256.html

Three Q volunteers set to take part in The Alzheimer Café Dublin once again.

Our Three Q volunteers are set to take part in The Alzheimer café once again, as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme.  (You can read more about our CSR here). This worthwhile organisation was set up in 2011 to provide information in an environment in which there is openness about dementia. Unlike other support services, the emphasis is on the emotional and psychosocial than the medical aspects of dementia.

three q volunteers the alzheimer cafe corporate social responsibility

A meeting takes place every month.  This month’s Alzheimer Café meeting takes place on Thursday 9th and will feature a special guest who will tell us about her family’s experience of a move from the family home to residential care. Dementia directly impacts on the lives of tens of thousands of people in Ireland. An estimated 48,000 people are living with dementia and the number is set to double in the next 20 years.

Like any café, people come and go, sometimes sitting at tables for a chat over a cup of tea and some cake. There’s then a talk about some aspects of dementia, followed by discussion and more general chat. Hosted in the Avila Centre, Donnybrook, this event is free and welcomes all members of the public.

Thinking About Training to Become a Chef?

Are you thinking About Training to Become a Chef?  Find out what it’s really like working in the Catering Industry in Ireland.

thinking about training to become a chef

1.       Constant heat and noise can be stressful and make people short-tempered. Someone working in a kitchen for the first time can feel a mix of anything from nervousness to downright terror for their work colleagues during the initial learning spell. Don’t worry, this passes and soon you’ll forget you ever felt this way –that is until one day you catch the glance of fear the new Commis chef gives you.

2.       Working in a Michelin-starred restaurant will default as your career goal. Working in those rare kitchens which produce small numbers at high prices is always fantastic, but you’ll come to realise that gaining knowledge in the art of translating complexity and quality to a good level of volume and profit will nearly always make you a more valuable professional.

3.       You will have cuts, burns and open wounds on your hands and arms mostly all of the time. You’ll go from being slightly embarrassed about it to feeling like a total badass.

4.       Speaking of burns, hot showers will be painful.

5.       Don’t expect time off for birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. Your kitchen team will come to need you more than your family do. In some cases you might even start to think of them AS your family.

6.       You’ll either become chubby or lose a heap of weight.

7.       It will become incredibly difficult to watch friends or love ones cook.

8.       Whether it be coffee, Red Bull or jellybabies, you will develop an addiction of some kind.

9.       People will think that you must banquet like a king, but honestly you willnever prepare nice meals for yourself – you’ll be too tired and fed up of being in the kitchen. In fact, you will consume most of your food out of the bottom of a saucepan hunched over a bin.

10.   You will develop a macabre obsession with knives. Or spoons, if you’re a Pastry Chef.

11.   Good quality produce will make you feel genuine love for the planet.

12.   Calling in sick for work is a moral lapse as clear and embarrassing as stealing from charity. It’s a matter of pride for chefs. At some point in your career you’ll see your Head Chef work the passe for ten hours so woozy they can barely stand. Unless you’re deathly bedridden, you’re expected to be there.

13.   You will spend all of your money on cookbooks and speciality tools.

14.   Your Mam will apologise every time she cooks for you.

15.   Types of people you’d even never imagined talking to will become your closest friends.

16.   You’ll develop KILLER leg muscles from standing 12 hours a day.

17.   Crazy endorphin highs will hit you after Saturday night service that will leave you unable to sleep for hours.

18.   Your friends will joke that you’re a member of MI5 as you’ve burned off most of your fingerprints

19.   If you are the right person, you’ll never ever dream of doing anything else.

The Digital Job Search – Part 2- using LinkedIn for job seekers

The digital job search continues from our first article.  This time we are looking using the social networking for professionals platform, LinkedIn for job seekers.
 the digital job search using linkedin for job seekers

How does social networking fit into your regular networking – and how is it different?

These questions have been asked of industry experts who draw the line between your personal and public digital footprint. Your LinkedIn professional profile should eliminate personal information and concentrate mainly on your career experience, your community service, and your professional accomplishments.

On LinkedIn, you can search for people you know (or want to connect with) but you can also use it to research companies. What social media sites do that can’t be done in person is show you how everyone in your company or city is connected. This could not possibly be done in a once off meeting face to face with someone but after, when you have connected with them on LinkedIn, it will expose those connections in a few clicks.  If you want to get to know someone inside a company, social media is the way to go.

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