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/ 

Meadhbh’s Internship Journey

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My Internship Journey So Far

I’m Meadhbh and I began my internship journey with Three Q 3 months ago to begin my career in Recruitment. I wanted to get into the field after working with a recruitment agency in Thailand, where I lived for two years teaching English.

I love working with people. All of my prior experience in some way dealt with interacting with and helping others, so I was really excited to start working in this area.

Over the last few months, I have learned so much from all of the Team at Three Q recruitment. I genuinely do not think that a bigger organization would foster growth with such attention to detail and care. For this I am extremely grateful for the chance to learn and grow with such a great small, but mighty company!

Quality

Recruitment is experiencing a huge surge and it seems that there are an unprecedented number of agencies in Dublin. Many are setting up again after the economic downturn made a lot of businesses redundant.

Three Q recently celebrated its 18th Birthday. This shows me that the company is resilient, and strived through the hard times back to the good. All without ever compromising on quality. Where others began cutting on quality they stood their ground. We never compromise on ANY of our P’s and Q’s!

Giving Back Is Important

Volunteering is something that is very important to me and an aspect I looked out for when choosing an organization with which to work.

Three Q genuinely wish to give back and always have and will where they can. As a team, we recently nominated a charity to get behind and donate an hour of our wages to that charity. This is such an important part of a business and one that every company should be involved in.

There are so many worthy charities out there and for me I love knowing that the company I work with, is a company that cares.

Find yourself a company that shares your values. I found one that shares mine, and there’s something about a shared vision that motivates me everyday in my job.

 

 

 

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/

Lorraine’s Story – Internship with Three Q

Have you thought of doing an internship with Three Q?  If you are a mature student or want to change career an internship is the perfect way to gain experience.

have you thought about doing an internship with Three Q

This is Lorraine’s story.

My Internship with Three Q has been a really positive and valuable experience.  As a mature person looking to change career direction, it can be a daunting journey.  I needed real hands on experience in an office environment.  Three Q treat their Interns as a vital part of their team, and with that I received second to none In-house training, and personal development.

I started with Three Q on a 6 month Internship, 2 months in management saw potential in me, and that was the start of my career progression.  I progressed in to our Temp division as a Chef Consultant, and developed a skill set which I have found invaluable.  On completion of my Internship I was delighted to accept a fulltime contract with the company, and I am now upskilling and developing a career in our Human Resources division.

Coming on with Three Q you will get back what you give. If you have a can do attitude and are looking to get real hands on experience in a fast paced environment learning skills that will be invaluable in your career development, you will find that with Three Q Temps.

If you are interested in working for Three Q as an intern, please click here

Conor’s Story – Internship with Three Q medical recruitment agency

Right now I’m a Recruitment Consultant working full time with Three Q medical recruitment agency in Dublin, but this came about as the start of a new journey at the end of another, older process. Before I started working in my current role, I spent a few months as an Intern HR Candidate Resourcer with the Agency. This is how I initially got acquainted with not only the Agency itself but also with the recruitment industry as a whole. As we are now in the process of taking on new interns , I have been asked to share some of my impressions of the programme we have here.

internship Three 3 Medical Recruitment Agency

Before coming to Three Q, I had no experience in recruitment, nor did I have much idea about what to expect about working in the industry. What I did have was a willingness to learn new skills and a pro-active attitude to taking on real work in a dynamic SME with a good track record. Walking into the interview room, it quickly became apparent that this company was the right one for me and to my great relief I was asked back to a second round interview and offered the position shortly thereafter.

Again not quite sure what to expect, I walked through the door of the office in February and started trying to get to grips with my new role. What I found was that Three Q had a fantastic training and induction program in place for new team members, which got me acclimatised with what was expected of me very quickly.

I use the term team member as opposed to intern not by chance but by design – because while I was an intern, it very quickly became clear to me that I was a full and valued member of the Three Q team. A shredding and filing internship, as we so often hear of, this was most certainty not. As an SME operating in a constantly changing and high pressure environment, the work I did for Three Q had measurable, important value in supporting the recruiters I was working with. I was fully exposed to every aspect of the operation – from candidate management to marketing to CRM. The management support structures in place where also fantastic – there was never a point at which I felt I couldn’t approach anyone in the chain of command, from the Lead Resourcer who was training me, to the Managing Director of the recruitment Agency for support or advice.

Every aspect of what I did was backed up by a robust standard of formal and informal training. On top of on-the-job training and shadowing senior team members, I was sent on training exercises with the National College of Ireland and the National Recruitment Federation when the opportunity came up, and engaged in client site visits to get to know the people we work with better. This was not an internship where a workload was dropped on my desk and no support given – I was genuinely supported every step of the way.

While we all work very hard here, we take the time to have fun too. All the staff here are friendly and while we are focused on the task at hand, there is a lot of laughter and banter in the office too. There are team meals and staff nights out, performance incentives and little traditions in the office. We’re a close-knit team, and an open one.

When I took the decision to make a long-term career out of recruitment and try to progress into a Recruitment Consultant role, the career advice and support I got from the Three Q agency was invaluable before, during and after the decision had been made. So much so that within a short enough period of time I was put on the path towards becoming a Trainee Recruitment Consultant with the Agency.

When my internship finished in June of 2015, I was officially offered a contract as a Trainee Recruiter with the Agency. From the point of view of somebody who has gained a passion for the recruitment industry, this could not have worked out better. However, even had I not decided to progress with a career specifically in this field, the experience would have been invaluable regardless, and the support and advice I would have received in terms of anything I wanted to do from there would have been no less earnest or important. Fast forward a year and a half later and not only am I still here (as a fully-fledged Consultant and key account  manager), but the supports, training and camaraderie have only improved since first joining the agency.

So if you have high energy, an enthusiastic attitude, are eager to learn and easy to laugh, I’d hugely recommend looking into an internship at Three Q. I did it, and now I couldn’t imagine wanting to work anywhere else.

If you are looking to kick start you career with Three Q, check out the opportunities we have here: www.3qrecruitment.ie/current-jobs/ Deciding to work with the team at Three Q medical recruitment agency really was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

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.

Mahy’s Story – Internship with Three Q recruitment Dublin

I moved to Dublin, Ireland in February this year, and I started a long search for job hunting. I wanted to start a new career in recruitment in Dublin.  I always believed it is best when you start your career from scratch to try an internship.  It just lets you explore everything about the role, and helps you gain more confidence in what you are doing. I had a short assignment in recruitment with my previous employer and I enjoyed it a lot, so I thought that this could be the field I start working in, so I started to look for internships.

internship with Three Q recruitment Dublin

I joined Three Q PERMS & TEMPS recruitment agency in Dublin, in June 2016, as an Intern Recruitment Consultant, I had an idea of what I was expecting out of the internship, and I was eager to learn. When I started my internship, I was introduced to the Three Q team, and you get to sit and talk with each member, know what they do, and how you are going to work together, which I found to be a very good initiative, as it gave me a broad understanding of what is the company doing, and how the team works towards the company’s goals.

As an Intern at this recruitment agency, I always felt I was part of the team, because I was simply treated like a team member, and everyone was willing to help and share their experience and best practice, and at the same time we had fun (good craic actually!).

I have learned a lot in Three Q, and I believe my internship with them was a very successful experience, I completed my 3 month-internship, and I am now a Trainee Recruitment consultant.   I signed my permanent contract in October (Whoop Whoop!!), and I think I am now a more confident recruiter, and have developed many skills that would certainly be of a great value to my career.

If you are interested in working for Three Q as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, please click here  They recruit for medical professionals, hospitality staff, nursing staff and office staff etc.  so you will gain great experience.

James’s Story – Internship with Three Q hospitality recruitment agency

This is my story about working as an intern with Three Q hospitality recruitment agency.  It was first suggested to me by a guidance counsellor through the social welfare office after I had been on the live register for one year that I should take a look at the jobs bridge scheme. My first thought was no way! I can get a fully payed job on my own. I just haven’t really being trying all that hard for the last year, as I had a part time position with an events company, which suited me down to the ground and anyway I had full confidence in my skills and my experience!  After I looked at what was available on jobs boards and having dropped my cv into every recruitment agency  in Dublin known to man (getting no joy from anyone) I finally reluctantly had a look at the jobs bridge website. I found 2 roles straight away that spiked my interest, one of which was with Three Q Hospitality Recruitment Agency in Dublin. I had a look at their testimonials and website and was really impressed.

Three Q hospitality recruitment agency dublin

 After I applied I received a screening call within a day and then a follow up email and call inviting me in for interview. After 2 rounds of interviews I was offered the internship. It had been over 7 years since I had worked in an office environment so I was a little nervous and made plenty of mistakes at first. After 3 months, I had my first performance review, it went well enough but as I suspected I had made a couple of mistakes but having communicated them to me I did not make the same mistakes again. Another 3 months later and my internship was about to end, Three Q Hospitality Recruitment wanted to keep me on, however at that moment they were unable to hire me as there was no job available. They did however give me a great indication that if I extended my jobs bridge that there would more than likely be a job at the end of the tunnel.

Skip forward another 3 months and YES!! Three Q Perms & Temps had offered me a job, I was delighted, having not really worked in a small/medium sized business before.  I found my skills and expertise grew exponentially and much quicker than in a large company. That was down to the support and attention given to me by management and the team as a whole. My experience as a whole has been amazing and I have grown and developed new skills (a full 360 to when I was first told to look at internships) which I will now be able to take with me and transfer into any job. If I could give anyone looking for an internship some advice it would be to research the job and company first and then throw yourself fully into it, you will only get out of it what you put into it.

If you are interested in working for Three Q hospitality recruitment agency as a HR Candidate Resourcer Intern, click here 

Three Q Medical Recruitment Agency turns 17

Three Q PERMS & TEMPS medical recruitment agency were delighted to reach the ripe old age of 17 in September this year. To celebrate the event, Cora and the team in Head Office finished out the day early to spend the afternoon in style at the Guinness Storehouse overlooking the vast city of Dublin.

medical recruitment agency 17 years in operation

Sipping his pint of Guinness or “Blonde in a Black Dress” as he affectionately calls it, Padraig Hogan had this to say about Three Q’s seventeen years in the recruitment industry:

“Being in the recruitment industry particularly for the past 17 years is a real achievement – not least because Ireland has seen so many changes. Through the recession agencies have been particularly relied upon for people who are in desperate need of jobs, whether in the medical profession or hospitality sector. Three Q is a great company to work for, I’ve been expanding my own skills here and I’ve learned so much. It really is a privilege to work for them.”

Having taken in the history and scenery of the beautiful Guinness building, the team went on to enjoy a family-style dinner in Yamamori Sushi on Bachelor’s walk. Senior Recruitment Consultant Conor Ryan, who is a great lover of sushi, had this to say of the evening;

“It’s such a nice dinner! It’s a little different but I like it. It’s lovely to be here as a team and we are all really enjoying ourselves. It’s so great to be able to enjoy each other’s company both out as well as inside of the office. The company are so kind to treat us to such a lovely day out.”

Full and happy, the group then moved on to Lott’s pub, just off Liffey St., where the festivities continued with a team pub quiz. All involved had a fabulous evening.

Three Q would like to take this opportunity to wish friends, all the Three Q team, clients & candidates happiness and continued success for the next 17 years!