Ten reasons to be a chef in Dublin include the fact that with its rich culinary culture and diverse community, Dublin is quickly becoming one of the best places to work as a chef. Here at Three Q, we’re so passionate about the cause that we’ve put together our top ten reasons why you should take a serious think about becoming a chef in Dublin. Read more
MRI Clinical Specialist jobs North and South Dublin available. One of the many positions available through Three Q Recruitment this week is an “MRI Clinical Specialist”. This is an exciting position. It offers the candidate the responsibility to lead, guide and train a team in the area of magnetic resonance imaging. You will also manage service delivery on a day-to-day basis. The MRI Clinical Specialist works in a multi-modality fast paced site and will gain exceptional experience from a clinical, governance and management perspective. Read more
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … party season
If you’re looking for a last-minute venue for the office Christmas party we’ve put together a list of the top 5 venues in the capital!
Perfect for smaller companies or groups, the Westbury will wine and dine you in pure luxury. Located in the centre of Dublin’s social and cultural riches. This elegant setting is the perfect place to wind down and enjoy yourselves.
The Christmas party booking includes: a private party in the Trinity Suite, a welcome glass of prosecco and canapés on arrival & a 3 course dinner.
Make it a Christmas to remember at the Shelbourne. A complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival followed by a five course menu, it’s sure to be the perfect place to get into the Christmas party spirit.
The dinner bell rings at 8:30pm sharp so you won’t miss the food!
Wondering about what entertainment they have on offer? Their resident band play lively hits from the 50’s right up to current day chart-toppers.
They also offer discounted rate for rooms for the party-goers.
MCGOWANS OF PHIBSBORO
Voted as ‘Dublin’s Best Night Out’. Why not consider this hot spot for the Christmas party? Guaranteed to be a fun-filled night out (definitely a late one). There’s free admission to the nightclub if you decide to go for a boogie so that’s a plus. There are various extras you can include in the party package from a private photographer to drink vouchers.
Not the first idea you’ll consider when thinking of venues but it’s something different. Choose from two locations (either Izakaya or Sushi) for the perfect place to bring all the office gang. They cater to your every need and even offer day time slots in case it can’t be a late one this year! The food is just incredible. Enjoy an authentic sushi spread or keep it casual with their plentiful platters. Convinced yet? The downstairs basement is the place to let your hair down as the night progresses.
If you’re a big company, the Odeon caters for groups of up to a thousand people! You can keep it simple with buffet or finger food but they also offer to tailor a menu to suit your needs. From drinks receptions to customised VIP packages, their events team are on-hand to ensure your every need is catered for.
To find out more about the Christmas party packages available at these venues head over to their websites.
4 Quick Ideas To Spook Up Your Office This Halloween!
Stuck in the office this Halloween? Why not have some halloween fun and decorate your work-space with these quick and easy crafts?
Halloween Ideas For The Office Or Your Home Work Space!
Made with toilet-paper tubes, this ghostly bunting is sure to put you in high spirits.
All You Need Is:
- Toilet Paper Tubes
- White Plastic Table Cloth
- Twine/ String
Black paper and chalk turn books and folders into tomes of terror. Here’s how.
All You Need Is:
- Black Paper
- A Button
Even witches and wizards can benefit from a little organisation. Make a removable sleeve for your pen holder that you can remove once Halloween has passed
All You Need Is:
- Googly Eyes
- Coloured Paper ( Dark Green, Light Green, Black, Red & White)
- A Pen Holder or Any Plastic Container.
All Eyes on You
Turn anything into tools of torment with these foam eyes and self-adhesive googly eyes. Create your own Frankenplants, Frankenpens and frankenpins to ensure you are the cynosure of all eyes.
All You Need Is:
- Foam Eyes (If you can’t find these, you can make them with ping pong balls and red and black permanent marker.)
- Craft Blade
And Voila! This is what your desk will look like when it’s all together!
Put those Frankenpens to good use and Pop them in plants around the office! Such a simple idea but it looks great! See the picture below!
You can find most of these supplies in the office itself or hit up the nearest stationary shop. Have a creepy, scary Halloween and let me know if you try out any of these craft to decorate your work-space, either at office or at home.
50 Plus Expo
What Is It?
The 50 Plus Expo is designed to be a lively, informative and educational event for the 1.2 million people who are over 50 in Ireland! This expo is perfect for those of you who are about to retire or those of you who already have and are looking for a new pastime or hobby!
It’s also a great way for you to learn more about your rights and entitlements and the financial implications that come with retirement!
The exposition will show many ways to contribute to society through participation in special projects or voluntary work.
Finally, the event will be a fantastic opportunity to find new ways of keeping good physical and mental health. It is also a great way to socialise!
The exhibition was organised for the first time in 1999. It has been attracting more and more people every year. In 2016 over 30,000 people visited over 400 exhibitors.
What To Expect.
The agenda of this year Expo will include financial advisory service, cooking and baking demonstration, fashion show, dance performances and much more.
You may also become more aware of challenges and opportunities you may face for when you are 50+.
Where Does It Take Place?
The 50 Plus Expo will take place at the RDS in Dublin 4, from the 20th-22nd of October.
Check out the 50 Plus Expo website for the list of exhibitors and schedule of events!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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:
In our effort to ensure our staff progress with CPD (continued professional development) Three Q’s star recruiters Mahy, James, Conor and Kenny were delighted to attend a talk hosted by the National Recruitment Federation recently, at the offices of Contracting Plus in Dublin.
The informative and motivating talk was given by Grainne Martin, who is a trainer, coach and advisor to the recruitment industry and has been in the industry for more than 20 years. In her talk this morning she expanded upon such interesting topics as; recruiting styles, how to be approachable and maintain a relationship with candidates, how to take a structures approach to recruitment and how to make the best use of time.
Our recruiters were excited by how much they learned at the talk, aptly named “How To Be a Super Star Biller”, and are all very much looking forward to attending the next event hosted by the National Recruitment Federation.
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.
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
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