Three Q – Best Hospitality Recruitment Agency at NRF Recruitment Awards 2018

We are proud to announce Three Q PERMS & TEMPS won the award for Best Recruitment Agency in the Hospitality sector 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.

 

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 Life Was Like In 1999

Ever wonder what life was like in 1999? Well here at Three Q Recruitment we are celebrating our 19th year in business. Being a recruitment company back in 1999 was completely different to the ways in which we recruit people today. Imagine having no Google to research companies, no mobile phones to test staff and fax was the only thing close to email! So much has changed in Three Q except for Quality. We still deliver a Quality Service just through different mediums. In celebration of our 19th birthday, we thought we decided to have our own reeling in the years and see 19 things that happened in 1999. Below is our countdown of the most memorable things to happen in 1999: 

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Three Q Personal Care Programme

You know that Three Q is a great recruitment agency, but did you know that we also have a Three Q Personal care Programme? Three Q cares not just that you get your dream job, but that you continue to love it and are happy in your career. At Three Q we believe that it’s the people that work for us that make Three Q such a great recruitment agency.

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Celebrate Nurses Across Ireland With Three Q

Do you want to help Three Q to celebrate nurses across Ireland? Here at Three Q we have CSR Policy that is really important to us. In line with this policy, we dedicate ourselves to help improve the professional lives of others. This includes some free initiatives which help people to improve their professional opportunities. We are passionate about people and believe that giving back to our local community is important.

As part of our CSR Policy, 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. We strive to create a company culture that strives to give to others, and isn’t just focused on  personal gain.

Another of Nurse Job Ireland’s campaigns that we are proud to be part of is the #CelebrateNurses Campaign.The  #CelebrateNurses began its life as an internal CSR project of Nurse Jobs Ireland in 2012 – since that time it has expanded to become a nationwide project which we at Three Q hope to try help spread internationally.

#CelebrateNurses provides a space is for the public to leave thanks for nurses who have touched their lives. Nurses are then able to read and feel appreciated for the amazing work that they do. Three Q has years of experience in recruiting nurses. We know just how amazing nurses are,and how much they give to the community around them. With over 19 years of experience in working with nurses, we have met the most giving individuals who work long hours, and whose care is taken for granted. #CelebrateNurses is a campaign close our hearts here at Three Q. With the main aim of giving back to nurses, and thanking them for their work, we also strive to promote nursing as a career choice and for safeguarding the future of the nursing profession.

celebrate nurses across the country with three q

We’ve been collecting all of the kind comments that patients have left for their nurses, and we’ve created an ebook containing the comments for nurses to read.  As well as this, during International Nurses Week May 6th to 12th annually we collaborate, facilitate and partner with our companies, community groups and employers to #CelebrateNurses and to create greater awareness of this global celebration of Nurses.

May is a long time away, however the platform is accessible 24/7, and we are currently collecting comments for our 2018 #CelebrateNurses week. If you want to leave thanks to a nurse that has helped you or a loved one, you can click here to get invloved, or tweet us using the hashtag #CelebrateNurses with your comments and suggestions.

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 .

Three Q | Managing and Protecting Your Personal Data

GDPR and you

 

 

Here at Three Q, we’ve been busy! Your privacy has always been paramount to us, however in line with new EU GDPR regulation, we have been updating our Data Protection and Privacy Policy. This is to ensure we give you the safest, most secure service possible. Like always, we are committed to providing you with a quality experience, whether we are helping you find your next head chef, or helping you find your dream job.  Keep reading to find out a little more on GDPR and what we’re doing here in the office to make sure we’re compliant!

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an update to the regulation in the EU law on data protection and privacy coming into effect on May 25th, 2018. GDPR aims to give you more control as a customer over your personal information. The new law places the responsibility on us, to collect, use and keep your data in the safest way possible.

 

What personal data do we collect?

The personal data we collect from you includes emails, phone numbers, addresses, names etc. and any other data we deem completely necessary to provide you with quality staff or job offers. We only keep what we need, and your information will only be retained for as long as we are working with you for recruitment and employment purposes.

 

What do we use your personal information for?

We use your personal data for variety of reasons for recruitment and employment services, from updating you on job vacancies and service improvements to presenting your CVs to hiring companies. Our six uses of your personal data are outlined below.

Administer the website                                                      Supply services that are purchased (clients only)

Personalize the website for applicants or clients            Send statements and invoices (clients only)

Enable access to and use of the website services         Send marketing communications.

 

Who is your data shared with?

Protecting your personal information has always been very important to us. We do not now, or never will, sell your data to third parties. If Three Q Perms & Temps discloses any personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for a necessary purpose, like passing your CV to the hiring company, it is always with your permission.

 

What rights do you have?

Under GDPR you have more rights than ever with regards to your personal information. These include the right to a copy of the personal information we hold, and the right to object to us having and processing your data. Should you choose this, it will  affect how we can help you. Either by decreasing job opportunities we can send you or stopping the provision of staff.

 

How do I find out more?

If you have any queries in relation to any of this check out our Privacy Policy. Should you require further assistance after that, please contact our HR Coordinator, James: hr@3qrecruitment.ie or call us on 01 878 3335.

A Small Company With A Big Heart – Three Q’s Recent CSR Activities

CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and  Giving Back To The Community Is A Priority For Us.

Here at Three Q, we believe that it is extremely important to give back. We may be a small company, but luckily for us we have a great team with very big hearts! You would be surprised by what we can achieve when our team comes together. (Sometimes we surprise ourselves!)

We always listen to our community and our employees and try to make a difference in whatever way we can!

Here’s a few things that we have been up to this month.

Spare an Hour

We recently ran an internal campaign called Spare An Hour.

This was a campaign in which our entire office and temp staff, donated an hour of their wages to a charity as voted by them. We asked our team to nominate a charity they would like us to support. The charity with the majority vote would be the winner and our winner was The Dublin Simon Community.

We are absolutely over the moon with the results of this campaign and delighted to announce that as a team we raised over €1,167. As a company, we are matching that donation to bring our total donation to €2334.40.

This is such an incredible result and we are so proud of everyone that took part, so Thank you again to all of you that were so generous with your donations!

Dogs Aid

Some of our team members recently visited the Dogs Aid animal sanctuary to visit our newest and cutest team member, Olive.

Dogs Aid is a charity that we very much admire (We are a liiiittle bit dog crazy in the office!). So we decided to adopt Olive. She is a beautiful little Shih-tzu who was found by a very kind man behind bins in City West. When she was found she was already missing one of her eyes. Her other eye was badly damaged and unfortunately had to be later removed. Her sight does not slow her down at all and she can keep up with all of her little doggy friends in the sanctuary!

Once you meet Olive you can see how much she appreciates a cuddle and we are definitely happy to give her one! As a team we look forward to being more involved with Dogs Aid. We hope to visit often and help to raise awareness for such a caring and hard-working community. Visiting the dogs and meeting the volunteers was inspirational. We got to see all of the hard work that goes into the running of the animal sanctuary.

A huge part of our business is giving back to our local community and we are very committed to our CSR policy. We’re all about making a difference. It’s always important to give back and work with charities, especially at this time of year.

We really admire the work that volunteers do for organisations like the Dublin Simon Community and Dogs Aid.

We want to say a massive thank you to all involved in both. You inspire all of us every day.  

 

To learn more about Dogs Aid, visit their website here!

Ciara’s Internship Journey

Internship

My Internship Journey

What I Expected

Before I took up an internship position at Three Q I was undertaking my M.A in Human Resource Management. I had just finished my exams when I was hired at Three Q as a HR & Candidate Rescourcer Intern. I initially decided to take up an intern position as I was still completing my Masters thesis.

Going into Three Q I did not know what to expect at first. However, everyone was extremely welcoming, helpful and kind.

What I Received

Before starting my role at Three Q I knew there would be training provided, which was a major reason I chose the position. However, the level of training and support that I received and continue to receive at Three Q exceeds all expectations. Being someone of a shy disposition, this really allowed me to develop and spread my wings.

I received a scheduled daily training plan that lasted 6 weeks. Then I shadowed experienced recruiters and was given one-on-one in depth training on all our computer applications & systems. I was shown areas such as;

  • LinkedIn
  • Data protection
  • How to screen
  • Reference check
  • and perform other essential recruitment activities.

Cora and Suzanne offer a wealth of knowledge and experience, always there to offer support to every member of staff regardless of position.

It is this kind of hard working, sincere and supportive company culture that sets Three Q apart from others in its field. It is this positive internal symbiotic relationship between all the employees at Three Q that makes it a positively uplifting and educational place to work.

Going Forward

My experience at Three Q has been one of growth and I am now thoroughly enjoying the hussle and bussle of a busy recruitment workplace.

After my internship at Three Q I hope to further pursue a career in HR.

 

For more stories like this visit: http://www.3qrecruitment.ie/category/internship/