Three Q – Best Hospitality Recruiter at NRF Recruitment Awards 2018

We are proud to announce Three Q PERMS & TEMPS won Best Hospitality Recruiter at the National Recruitment Federation’s Recruitment Industry Awards 2018.  It’s a great honour to have won this award and have our amazing team recognised for their brilliant work. Every member of our PERMS & TEMPS team works to provide the best service possible so it’s very rewarding to be credited as the Best Hospitality Recruiter in Ireland at the 2018 NRF Awards. We are thankful to the NRF and the judging panel for selecting Three Q for Best-In-Practice in Hospitality & Events.

 

NRF logo winner NEW 2018

Validation

Three Q is a small company but we perform at the highest standards in recruitment. Our clients, temp workers and candidates know that we are the quality choice. As the 2018 best recruitment agency in hospitality, our credibility in the industry and commitment to quality has been validated.

 

Engaging with New Business

Being recognised as the best recruiter in the hospitality sector makes Three Q more attractive to professionals looking for a recruitment agency to help them find their next job as well as to prospective clients seeking a recruitment agency for their hiring needs.

 

Three Q Employee Motivation & Loyalty

It really means a lot to our employees to get the recognition for their hard work. Having our work validated by experts in the field and branded as the best in the hospitality sector thrills and motivates our team to keep working to maintain Three Q as the Quality Recruitment Agency. 

 

NRF Awards 2018 Three Q Hospitality

 

There are a lot of benefits to your business when you win such a big award like this one. It’s the validation and affirmation of our work and values that please us the most. Our commitment to providing a quality service, our values as a company to put people first and to give back to our community is validated by this award. Not to forget, this award affirms our clients’ decision to choose Three Q for PERM & TEMP services. We’d like to thanks the National Recruitment Federation and their judging panel again for declaring Three Q as the award winners. We’re grateful for this prize and plan to maintain these high standards in 2019.

 

NRF Awards 2018 Winners

 

To see the total list of winners, go to NRF Recruitment Awards 2018.

To learn more about why we’re the quality recruiter you can read our Client Testimonials here & our  Candidate Testimonials here.

 

Using a Recruiter to Get You the Best Job for Your Career

For many of us, the thought of finding a new job can be daunting. To make things easier on you, consider working with a recruiter. There are many advantages for job seekers who choose to work alongside a recruiter, we have compiled our top five below.

  1. It’s free for job seekers

There is no cost to the job seeker for using the services of a recruiter. The recruiter will be paid by the employer or client company who is using their services.

2. A recruiter saves you time

Think about how long you spend sifting through job boards and searching the internet for vacancies which suit your skillset. A recruiter who is well versed in recruiting for jobs in your industry will be aware of the market and who is hiring. This kind of information is invaluable to job seekers. Tasking a recruiter with matching you to your ideal job takes the bulk of the work out of it for you.

3. You will be supported throughout the process

A good recruiter will help you through every aspect of the application, interview and on-boarding process. This includes making improvements to your CV, preparing you for interview and assisting with the completion of documentation should you be offered the job. They will also be able to respond to queries you have along the way, which makes everything less stressful.

 

4. You remain in a database

Once you begin working with a recruiter, your CV will be placed in their database. They will also include a description of your skills, experience and what kind of job you are looking for. Being in the database guarantees that when a job opportunity matching your profile comes up, you will be contacted. This way, you won’t miss out!

 

5. You gain access to the “hidden” market

Many companies do not make use of national job boards or marketing material to promote their job vacancies. A recruiter who has a good relationship with the hiring companies they work for will know what hiring plans they have for the coming months, and will be able to offer this information to job seekers.

 

You job search doesn’t have to be overwhelming, we can help! Click here to read testimonials from candidates who have worked alongside our recruiters.

 

Nursing Testimonials - Aisling Medical Recruiter for Candidates

Leaving Your Job to Advance Your Career

Most of us will reach a point in our careers where we wonder what other opportunities may be out there, just waiting for us. But how do you know when it’s time to move on, or rather, move forward, in your career? Here are five signs it might be time for a change:

Leaving Your Job to Advance Your Career Three Q Blog

  1. Your day has become repetitive

An element of predictability is always welcome in any job, it helps you to plan and manage your time in order to work effectively. But repetition of the same tasks day in, day out, may result in low motivation and disinterest. This is a sure sign you may be ready for something more challenging.

 

  1. You are not learning

Perhaps you have taken advantage of all training and opportunities to up skill offered by your current employer, and while that was invaluable at the time, you have now reached a point where your learning has plateaued. If this is leading you to frustration, it’s time to move.

 

  1. You want to diversify

Broadening your skill set is something which should always be an option to you at work, and should be actively encouraged by employers. This maintains your interest and reassures you that internal promotions and career progression are a possibility for you. If you feel your skillset is not being added to in your current place of work, you may be right in thinking it’s time to look elsewhere.

 

  1. Are you adding value?

If you are unsure about the answer to this question, then the answer is no. You should be aware of how the work you do is benefiting the organisation, and how the organisation is rewarding you in return. If this is not happening, it could be that your own interest and motivation is lacking, and you need a fresh challenge.

 

  1. Your job doesn’t fit with your long-term plan

How do the growth opportunities within your current role fit in with where you would like to be long-term? What are your objectives? If your current job does not help you on your long-term career path, or does not provide a stepping stone to where you would like to be years from now, this may be a good time to see what opportunities out there will offer these benefits.

Changing job to another for better career advancement opportunities is a tough decision. Firstly, you should communicate your ambitions to your manager to see if adjustments can be made to satisfy you. We have blogs to help you:

For advice in asking for a pay rise, you can read our blog here.

If you want to show you manager that you are ready for a promotion, you can read our blog here.

Moving up the career ladder and working in places with opportunities for career progression is important to a lot of people in the professions we hire for. Whether its in the hospitality sector or in healthcare, Three Q can help you too join a team that supports career progression and with these tips you have a blueprint to rise up the ranks!

 

Interested in our current jobs we are hiring for? Click here to see our latest jobs.

Pitching for a Pay Rise

Asking For a Pay Rise Three Q Blog

You’ve been in your job for a while now, and are constantly being praised for your efforts. But there comes a time when most employees feel that positive feedback should start to translate into a bigger pay cheque. So how do you go about asking your boss for a pay rise? Read our Dos and Don’ts below to help you prepare:

 

Do…

  1. Plan Ahead

Think about all you have done and achieved in your job in the last 12 months. Does it warrant a salary increase? Noting your achievements and outstanding contributions as they happen will make it easier when the time comes to ask for more.

 

2. Get the Timing Right

If the company has recently suffered a loss, it may not be the ideal time to broach the subject of a pay rise. Keep an ear out for any major wins or revenue targets being hit and time your conversation with your boss accordingly.

 

3. Be OK With a No

Highlight your achievements, your loyalty and the value you have added during your time with the company. But be open to negotiation and to your boss having a genuine reason for saying no. If you are told no, try to agree a time some months down the line where the situation can be reviewed again, and take on board any advice that will help you to improve your performance for the next time.

 

Don’t…

  1. Compare Yourself to Others

Try to leave others and their salaries out of the discussion. After all, it isn’t your business what anyone else is earning.

 

2. Give an Ultimatum

This rarely goes well, and your boss may feel unnecessarily pressured. Unless you are fully prepared to follow through with it, leave ultimatums out of the conversation.

 

3. Ask Too Much

Proposing a figure that is completely unrealistic will likely get you an immediate “no”. Keep your numbers realistic and in line with others in the industry to give yourself the best chance.

How to Stand Out for a Promotion – 5 Ways to Show Your Boss You’re Ready

 

When you’ve been in the same job for a number of years, it is easy to become complacent and assume that a promotion will come along when your boss feels you are ready for it. But what about showing them you’re ready? Here are 5 ways to stand out for a promotion.

 

Stand Out For A Promotion Three Q Blog

 

1.Take Responsibility

This doesn’t have to be a large responsibility, or something that will put you under increased pressure. In fact, it can be just the opposite. It could be introducing a new way of streamlining tasks in your department which makes everyone’s life that little bit easier! Taking responsibility to make things work faster, easier or more effective will make you stand out and can put you in management’s spotlight when a promotion discussion arises.

 

2. Set Goals – and Stick to Them!

By setting realistic goals and targets, and achieving them, you can demonstrate consistency in your performance and show your boss that you are capable and reliable. Organisations value hugely those who can own their tasks from start to finish, and independently goal-set.

 

3. Have a Positive Attitude

Positivity goes a long way in the workplace. Demonstrating that you want to be there, whether it’s dealing with clients enthusiastically or handling problems calmly, shows your boss that you are ready for more responsibility and proves that you are a trustworthy employee who is worth their investment.

 

4. Take a Step into Another Department

Showing diversity, flexibility and adaptability is a sure fire way to let your boss know that you are able for more. The ability to learn from other departments while continuing to perform to the highest standard in your own department will be a clear signal that it is time to move up.

 

5. Be An Opportunist!

Being able to identify opportunities to generate revenue is a desirable skill for any employee. It shows that you have a genuine interest in the company and its future. This way, when a potential promotion is on the horizon, you have the figures to back up your case.

 

There is no easy way to ask for a promotion, but there are lots of ways to make it crystal clear that you’re ready for one. Get started today and see how far it takes you! Moving up the career ladder and working in places with opportunities for career progression is important to a lot of people in the professions we hire for. Whether its in the hospitality sector or in healthcare, Three Q can help you too join a team that supports career progression and with these tips you have a blueprint to rise up the ranks!

 

Interested in our current jobs we are hiring for? Click here to see our latest jobs.

Three Q Temp Workers Deliver Quality Service

Our Temps are the best on the market! (I am slightly biased) I firmly believe we have some of the best Temp staff around, not only are they all qualified for the tasks at hand but they bring another Q to the forefront in delivering a Quality service to patients in Hospitals all over Dublin. They are some of the most generous people too. Always contributing to charity and worthy causes, one of which is our Spare an Hour Campaign, where each staff member from our team is asked to spare an hr of their wages for a charity of the companies choice, this year it was Our Ladies Hospice in Harold’s Cross. We had our biggest collection to date raising over €5,000.

One of our Temp employee’s gets a special mention as she is always going above and beyond for the company and the client. Sharon recently won our Temp Worker of the month award due to her flexibility, reliability and her positive work ethic. She has impressed not only everyone at Three Q by helping us in numerous contracts, but also with our clients due to her ability and skill within her craft. Sharon is someone that you know you can rely on and who goes that extra mile and will never let you down. Sharon has been with Three Q for a number of years and loves her work, when she goes on a holiday or goes back home to visit friends and family we really miss having her and so do our clients, who will often pre-book her services before she has even stepped back into the country. This is a sign of a true gem of an employee and we really appreciate all her hard work over the years.

 

Temp Of The Month October 2018

Thanks Sharon! Three Q Temp Team

 

To learn more about our Temps’ charitable work during our 2018 Spare an Hour campaign, click here to read our blog which documents the entire Spare an Hour journey and our Temps participation throughout: Three Q Temps are the Heroes of Our Spare An Hour Campaign

To learn more about our Temp Services, go to our website here Working as a Temp.

 

Temp Worker of The Month

Why should you start an Employee of the Month program? Maybe you have one but it’s fallen by the wayside. In this blog we will talk about the benefits of having one, how to do it properly and we will talk about Three Q’s Temp Worker of The Month award.

Three Q’s Temp Worker Of The Month

At Three Q we reward those exceptional Temp Workers who stand out and deserve to be acknowledged due to their ongoing commitment to produce a quality service for our clients day-in day-out, because at the end of the day that’s what a professional strives to achieve. It’s not just our Temp Consultants who manage our Temps bookings every day who decide, we also listen to our clients’ feedback and our temp workers’ testimonials about each other when deciding who the Temp Worker of the Month will be. When we’ve finally made the hard decision of choosing just one Temp of The Month, we then show them off wherever we can! They are displayed in our monthly newsletter to our temp workers and our clients where we also write a short piece on their achievements that month and why they won the award. We also post about it on our social media profiles. (And sometimes in our blogs – Congrats Sharon!)

Temp Worker Of The Month October

Why should you have one?

Implementing a monthly employee recognition program can have a powerful effect on your team. However, it should always be done with clear goals in mind, otherwise you risk spending a lot of time and money on a glorified popularity contest that will achieve little results and risk alienating some of your team members.

So, what are you looking to accomplish?

  • Better employee engagement
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved customer service ratings
  • Higher quality in your products or services
  • Reduction in errors or complaints from customers
  • Faster turnaround times
  • Improved employee retention

Employee of the Month – What Should You Measure?

In my opinion, the criteria to select employee of the month should include having both, an impeccable work performance record and also a high degree of Emotional Intelligence and thus is a consistently good fit for the company and their team. It’s a little different when it is a Temp worker as they can be working in different locations from day to day and so could be working with different teams and clients with different rules, policies or cultures. For us we like reliability, people who will answer that morning call at last minute and go to work in a new location and who will generally get on with the job or task at hand no matter what it is. We rarely here from them with regard to any HR issues and they always get amazing feedback from multiple clients.

Someone with a high Emotional Intelligence score will usually be a very engaged employee with a positive attitude. They are, not only skilled and competent workers, but also highly committed to doing the best job they possibly can. On top of that they spend time and energy helping to create a respectful, fun, creative and overall positive working environment for themselves and their teammates.

Employee of the Month and our Temp Worker of the Month awards clearly have their benefits and can be easily implemented but they are also useful for the simple means of empowering your team and praising their successes. We believe business is about more than just profit. We care about our team and see this award as a way to celebrate them and say thanks!

To learn more about our Temp Workers you can click here.

You can also read about our Temps involvement in our 2018 Spare an Hour Campaign for Our Lady’s Hospice here. 

Three Q Temps are the Heroes of Our Spare An Hour Campaign

Our 6th annual Spare an Hour campaign was our best yet. We donated €5600 for Our Lady’s Hospice and we must thank every one of our temp workers for generously donating hours of their pay to the cause! Between our temps and internal staff, we raised an incredible €1800. In previous years, Three Q has matched this donation but in 2018, we pledged to donate double the figure raised by our internal staff and temps. This effectively meant that for every hour worth of wages our temps donated, it would be worth three hours. In fact, Three Q donated a little over double making it €5600.

 

Three Q Spare an Hour for Our Lady's Hospice

 

How the Recipient is Chosen

Every year the recipient of Three Q’s Spare an Hour Campaign is chosen democratically via a vote by our team. This year, Our Lady’s Hospice was selected while in previous years our team has voted in charities such as Aware, and Dublin Simon.

 

Temp Consultants

Temp consultants Costina and Charlotte were thrilled with the compassion and enthusiasm shown by our temp panel. They were excited to tell our team that 100% of our temps have opted in, that some temps were donating 2 hours, others were donating 4 and others donated even more! There’s a great energy in the office when we hear about how our temp workers have shown so much enthusiasm for the Spare an Hour campaign!

Three Q Temp Consultants Spare an Hour

Temp Worker Draw for Participating in our Spare an Hour Campaign

Every temp worker who participated in our Spare an Hour Campaign for Our Lady’s Hospice were entered into a draw for a €100 One4All for voucher. Our HR Coordinator James and our Temp Consultants Costina and Christina conducted the draw and uploaded a video of it onto our social media pages. Congratulations to Barbara who was the lucky temp who won the prize!#

Presenting The Cheque with our Three Q Temps

A representative from Our Lady’s Hospice came to our office to receive the cheque for €5600. We also invited two of our temps, Bisi and Barbara, who had won the draw for the €100 voucher to deliver the cheque to Our Lady’s Hospice and they were happy to help us!

Cheque Presentation Spare an Hour Three Q Temps

 

 

Listen to Suzanne, Three Q’s Operations Manager and Costina, our Temp Consultant praising our temp workers for their incredible generosity and how much they love running this campaign!

 

 

We at Three Q PERMS and TEMPS believe that we can make a big difference. If you want to learn more about the work we do in our community, you can go to our Corporate Social Responsibility page on our website here.

What’s the Working Life of a Temp Worker Really Like?

You’ll never stop marketing yourself. Even once you are in an assignment, you need to start thinking about your next role, starting with the organisation at which you are currently temping. Ask if there are:

  • Any other areas or departments where your skills might be needed.
  • Let your face be seen.
  • If you can see opportunities but don’t feel comfortable investigating, let your managers know and they will make enquiries for you.

Constant upskilling is another reality in the working life of a temp. I’m sure you’ve heard examples of people who’ve earned significantly more money as a contractor than in a similar permanent job. However to do this long-term you need to invest in your own learning and development.

 

Your Working Life will Never be Uniform

This is why temps are always ready for, and cope well with change. Most temporary assignments have a finish date, but it can be extended. Equally, it may be cut short. Sometimes plans change, on both sides, and successful temps understand this and act accordingly.

Of course as a temp you are also the quintessence of professional. For example, you respect the policies, procedures and culture of each organisation you enter, you hit the ground running, you never get involved in office politics or gossip and, you learn quickly. It’s standard to prepare appropriately before each new assignment. This element of a temp’s working life involves knowing who you need to report to, the tasks you’ll undertake and what the organisation’s culture is. You must walk in the door and contribute appropriately from the get go, which requires you to prepare before each assignment.

Needless to say, a temp’s personal life never crosses over into their working life in the way that it can for permanent employees. An example of this would be your mobile stays in your bag on silent and the organisation’s telephone or email is never used for personal communications.  A temp’s working life is also one in which expectations of your abilities and results are higher than those of your full-time counterparts. While most temps thrive on this, some find it daunting. After all, there’s nowhere to hide in a temp assignment and you’ll never become too comfortable.

To be Successful

You need to be the sort of person who thrives on constantly meeting new objectives. You’ll walk in the door on day one of a new assignment and after a short induction you’ll immediately start work on your new brief. No two are ever the same, just as no two organisations are ever the same.

Finally

A temp’s working life can provide the ultimate freedom – they can take time off between assignments when they choose to and they enjoy meeting new people and working in a broad range of organisations.

We have more information on our Temp Worker section of our website here.

We also have a blog on what it’s like to work as a Temp with Three Q you can read here.

Our Three Q Temps our fantastic every year when it comes to our Spare an Hour campaign. Check out our Blog showing the involvement our temp workers have on our Spare an Hour campaign! Read here: Three Q Temps are The Heroes of Our Spare An Hour Campaign

Working With Three Q as a TEMP

Working with Three Q Agency as a TEMP Worker you can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. The quality of our service is built on the quality and professionalism of you our agency staff workers.

What we do differently:

  • Emergency on-call (available 7 days a week)
  • We undertake site visits to ensure you work in a good environment
  • You will get regular reviews and feedback
  • We will assist you to undertake Garda Vetting
  • You will be trained in statutory & role specific skills

 

Join Three Q as Temp Worker

 

Training

Temp Agency workers get access to a variety of experiences in different settings that widen their skill set and in some instances lead to full direct employment with the agencies client.

Three Q TEMPS are the faces of our Quality commitment and uphold the standards we believe in by being properly trained, dressed and capable of the tasks in the assignments given to them. We will ensure that the temps supplied meet the standards set by the client and that the temps who work with us are treated with the highest standard of care and respect.

Temping with Three Q gives workers a foot in the door within major organisations. If you are looking to break into competitive industries then a temporary role can act as a foot in the door or a try before you buy opportunity.

Exposure

Temping is a fantastic opportunity to see different company cultures and allows you to see what you prefer as an employee – without any major contract commitments.

Learn new skills and implement them

On the job experience through temporary jobs is the best way to gain new skills for a new line of work. Temping allows you to enter a company and under the guidance of the client, further enhance your skill set.

Experience

Experience is what will draw employers to your CV. Temping gives you the opportunity to build your CV and if you have temped with respected companies you’ll find it makes your CV more impressive to prospective employers.

Transition into permanent employment

Temping gives workers the opportunity to go into an organisation and make themselves indispensable. Often, a temporary position can transition into a permanent role.

Temporary work offers the opportunity to try various new roles, enhance your CV and work flexible hours while retaining the same benefits as permanent workers – not to mention it’s an easy form of work to get into. As we’ve discussed, working as a temp with Three Q PERMS & TEMPS has a lot to offer.

 

If you want to learn more, read our Temp Worker FAQ’s here.