Three Q and Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility is something that we feel passionate about here at Three Q. You may often hear the term ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ and not know exactly what it means.  There are many definitions of Corporate Social Responsibility and various terminologies are used, from ‘CSR’ to ‘Corporate Citizenship’, from ‘sustainability’ to ‘triple-bottom-line initiatives’.

Here at Three Q, we like go by the ideals of the European Commission who state  ‘the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society”. This is something that we very much believe in. At Three Q we want to give back to the community and do our part to enhance the society that we live in. To fully meet this responsibility, in addition to respect for applicable legislation and collective agreements between social partners, the European Commission suggests that enterprises “should have in place a process to integrate social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns into their business operations and core strategy in close collaboration with their stakeholders, with the aim of maximising the creation of shared value for their owners/shareholders, other stakeholders and society at large, and identifying, preventing and mitigating their possible adverse impacts”.

corporate social responsibility with three q

We see Corporate Social Responsibility as a way for us to help those who could use our expertise in the recruitment industry. As part of our CSR policy, Three Q dedicate ourselves to truly help people to improve their professional opportunities through a number of free initiatives that we provide. We are passionate about people and believe that giving back to our local community is important.

Our CSR policy aims to help people under the Three Pillars that we have set out. These pillars are the Unemployed, Job Seekers and Organisations we work with. Under this policy we aim to promote employment, improve skills and support charities. We do this through promotion, fundraising and representation.

Three Q PERMS & TEMPS are passionate about people. Below we’ve listed some of the organisations and individuals that we’ve worked with as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy.  

JobCare

JobCare is an organisation committed to working with people caught in the trap of unemployment. Jobcare’s purpose is to help people gain the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to secure appropriate work. Three Q Perms & Temps have been in partnership since 2009 with JobCare. Our staff support candidates and unemployed people by giving time every month to perform mock interviews and follow ups.

Spare an Hour Campaign

Three Q Perms & Temps encourages staff involvements and allocates time spent on CSR activities within office hours. This is the office team handing over the cheque to Dublin Simon in December 2017 after our Spare an Hour fundraising campaign.

Industry Events

Three Q Perm and Temps supports Industry Events. For example, we attended the IHI Jobs which are specifically aimed at people on the live register and focused on the catering industry. Our management team and recruiters attend networking events such as NRF & JobCare.

Celebrate Nurses

In 2012, we successfully launched our Celebrate Nurses campaign in support of international nurses week, which has since turned into a nationwide campaign #celebratenurses. Read our eBook of appreciation from patients here : www.celebratenurses.ie.

corporate social responsibility with three q thank nurses

Nurse Jobs Ireland

Our sister company www.nursejobsireland.com features a charity every month on their website as part of our CSR policy which our staff has input in. As a company we strongly believe in helping out others where we can.

Go Green

Three Q Perms & Temps practice a number of green business activities, because of this we continue to Reduce, Re-use and Recycle. We try to reduce our paper usage and encourage both paper and mobile phone recycling. Environmental CSR initiatives play a key role for companies to impact climate change, water use footprint and energy use effectiveness. By playing our part in Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility we aim to improve environmental efficiency and set great habits for the years to come.

corporate social responsibility with three q go green

We also support our chosen charities through volunteering initiatives, corporate donations and fundraisers such as the Alzheimer’s Cafe(which we attend every month) and Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

At Three Q we believe in people helping people and want to be part of the change for a better tomorrow. If you are interested in working in a company with a Corporate Responsibility Policy like ours, take a look at our job listings. If you are an employer and are wishing to advertise your job in our listings, or if you have any questions or comments about our CSR Policy,  please email sales@3reqruitment.ie or phone +353 1878 3335 .

3 Tips To Nail Your Next Job Interview

 

3 Tips to nail your job interview

Many of us can probably re-call with a shudder, the memory of a job interview not going as you planned. In my case, it came in the form of an unexpected ‘sell me this pair of gloves’ demand in an interview for a retail outlet in my earlier years on the job hunt scene. I was not expecting this question and immediately began unravelling at the prospect of this role play situation.

This leads into my first point, let nothing be unexpected.

 

Do Your Research

This eliminates any chance for unwanted ‘surprises’ in an interview.

Glass Door is an amazing site that gives insight and reviews of companies from employees or others. It also has reviews from people who have done interviews for that company and can detail the process.

 

Listen To What Is Asked

It can be quite easy to miss a question in a job interview. Your nerves distract you, you’re constantly thinking of your next answer and this can prevent you from hearing a question. If you are not quite sure how to answer a question, ask them to rephrase or repeat it for you. Equally, If you need more time to think about the answer you wish to give, just request a moment to gather your thoughts, this is perfectly fine. Do not start a tangent just to fill the time.

 

Ask A Killer Question

This can leave a great impression with your interviewer If you get it right. Ask a question that makes them think, and infers that you have researched the company. I like to ask about a particular statistic they have quoted for CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives. This shows that you have done your research and that you’re interested in the companies extra-curricular’s.

 

So next time you go into that job interview, nail that gloves scene! Listen and respond effectively and wow them with a question that stands out.

Have you heard of ECPD – job seekers free courses?

Have you heard of job seekers free courses?  At Three Q PERMS & TEMPS we offer free interview services to jobseekers as part of our company’s CSR. Due to this we are often contacted by other companies who also offer help or services to jobseekers. I would like to introduce you to Sean Griffin.

Sean Griffin is an entrepreneur based in Galway in the West of Ireland.  Sean graduated from the National University of Ireland in Galway, where he studied Commerce and graduated with an honours degree, specialising in Human Resource Management and Marketing.

In 2008 Sean founded ECPD www.ECPD.ie.  ECPD was to address the need for the provision of quality training through a flexible online delivery. The design, development and the delivery of online training for the Security Industry is what ECPD specialises in. ECPD also provides general courses which are relevant to all other industries. They offer three employability courses which has been of great assistance to current jobseekers.

job-seekers free courses

These three courses are:

o CV Preparation Course

o Interview Preparation Course

o Start Your Own Business Course

These three courses are completely free of charge and can be accessed by:

1. Registering with ecpd.ie

2. Choosing one of the above courses

3. Inputting the enrolment key – recruitment

Not only has Sean achieved all of the above but he has also worked with the Irish Defence Forces. He has provided guidance to retiring personnel on the training that they can avail of. This is done so that they can develop a second career within the Security Industry. This is facilitated through presentations given to Pre-retirement Courses held nationwide for the Defence Forces.

In 2016 Sean launched Security Upskill – www.securityupskill.com. The focus of this was on the provision of online training purely for the Security Industry worldwide. Security Upskill offers over 40 courses relating to the Security Industry and these range from beginner courses for individuals who want to break into the Security Industry or for existing employees within the Security Industry looking to enhance their current skills.

Sean’s aim and goal is to become the number one online training source for both jobseekers and the Security Industry globally.

We wish Sean the very best in his quest and we love to see how so many work together to get people back into employment.

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.

Why not check out our current roles here:

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.

Corporate Social Responsibilty_awards-2016 shortlist

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

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.

Tips on Dealing With Job Rejection

Dealing with job rejection is never easy, and when you’ve been sending out job application after application only to receive rejection letters back, it’s very easy to get discouraged. But don’t lose hope, we’ve put together some tips on dealing with job rejection. As hard as it can be to take, rejection is a normal part of the job-hunting process and will help you to learn and grow. Learn from your mistakes and make every rejection lead you one step closer to a job offer.

Tips on Dealing With Job Rejection

  1. Don’t take it personally – there are usually a variety of factors that play into a hiring manager’s decision-making process.
  2. Focus on your strengths – it’s all about finding the right fit.
  3. Do other things that make you feel good – Like walking, swimming etc.
  4. Treat job-hunting as a job – give yourself a schedule and stick to it, and give yourself breaks.
  5. Keep the faith – Keep reminding yourself that rejection is a natural part of the process, everyone experiences it and landing a job is really just a numbers game. Some luck is required.

Find your new job right here:

www.3qrecruitment.ie/current-jobs/

Source www.careerfaqs.com.au

You might also like to learn about some free job seeker courses.

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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The Digital Job Search for job seekers – Job Boards

The Digital Job Search for job seekers – Part 1 – Jobs Boards

There is no denying the Internet has rapidly become one of the most important tools for job seekers, as more and more digital job search resources have become available and even mobile-optimised. If you are not using online resources during your search, you are part of a minority. Just like any other career endeavour, job seekers need to be equipped with a set of skills to help you succeed in your job search:

The Digital Job Search for job seekers - Job Boards

1)      Organising Your Digital Job Search – Maintaining an ordered search will reduce the amount of time you spend trawling the internet.

2)      Knowing Your Toolkit – Look at the tools you have at your disposal, and identify the best and worst uses for each one.

3)      Using Your Social Media Accounts – Your job seeker online presence has more of an impact than you think during your digital job search. The activity on your accounts should be an extension of your professional side. Do not post images that may be compromising as these are easily traceable now.

4)      Finding Your Calling – So your vague searches are yielding way too many postings with little substance. What to do? Be specific. Be discerning. Be confident. Have a look at our post about finding the right job path for you.  You can read part two of this article by clicking here.

Why not check out our current jobs on our site: www.3qrecruitment.ie/home/

Source: https://careershift.com