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Employer Branding – Get People Who Get You

Employer Branding – Get People Who Get You

Employer brand is a company’s reputation as an employer, its value or what it offers to potential employees. Positive employer branding will help attract and retain employees. It’s taking longer than ever to fill positions and employer branding can provide huge advantages – companies with positive brands get twice as many applications as companies with negative brands. So now more than ever it’s important to build a positive employer brand. If you have a strong employer brand, great candidates that connect with your employer brand will queue up to work for you making the search for quality candidates so much easier.

 

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Build on Your Company’s Reputation

It’s obvious to most that companies who have a bad reputation will find it more difficult to fill positions in comparison to the companies with an excellent reputation. It’s also been proven that if the reputation of your company is not impressive you will be forced to pay above market salaries in order to attract people to applying for your open positions. Building a good reputation is easy – Treat your employees with the same respect you would treat your clients – doing so with monthly social events and employee awards/recognition and always update your social media to make your future employees aware of the benefits of working with your company when they start with your company. Another benefit from updating your social media platforms with such content is that potential employees will always research your company before clicking onto the application which some people forget – employers always do their background checks before deciding whether or not to hire but most potential candidates will also do the same before hitting the apply now button.

 

Employer Branding on Social Media

With today’s social media phenomenon being generic is death to branding – the second someone detects a canned message, whether it’s in a tweet, an emailed job alert, a Facebook post or a job ad, they can turn to a number of different channels for something better so always be organic with your social media posts and never be try and represent something that the company doesn’t do. The only way to get out of this is to know your audience and the people you want to attract and speak directly to their interests.

 

Be Different!

Employer branding is all about what sets you apart from every other company out there. This can be shown through many different channels, CSR is a huge part of every company in today’s working environment and it’s important to choose your CSR activities to match the interest of the company and its employees which will encourage your employees to further broadcast the these activities which could potentially attract that star candidate you have been searching for. Choosing such activities that are of an interest to the people working in your company will also encourage your employees to interact and get involved.

Make Your Employer Brand About Satisfying Employees Needs

Many employees need more than just work and wages— they need something to work toward. For one, when employees understand the mission of a business and its reason for being, they are more likely to feel that same pride and work in the same direction to achieve the goals the business owner has set. Having a strong brand is like turning the company logo into a flag the whole the company can rally around. Think about how you can brand your company to show what you do to care about your Employees’ needs.

 

Overall, there are many things to consider and many ways you can improve your employer brand. Standing out, taking part in and communicating your CSR, using social media and thinking about what your potential employees would want in a company are essential for improving your employer brand.

 

For more information on building your employer brand, you can go read this great article by clicking here.

A few ways we like to communicate our employer brand? We care about people and one way we show this include displaying testimonials on our website and on social media. You can click here to see our candidate and client testimonials on our website. As a company that cares about people, we also try to make a big difference in our community. We show our CSR activities here.

5 Tips To Make Your Job Hunt A Little Easier

 

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Here’s 5 tips to help you on your job hunt!

Looking for a new job can sometimes become so time consuming that it’s a job all on its own! But, if you plan your search correctly, you could be on your way to a great new career sooner than you think.

 

Look for hidden vacancies

Sometimes, companies don’t advertise their vacancies at all. They hire through word of mouth or head hunting. Identify companies that you would like to work for and apply to them directly. If they are not currently hiring for your role, then you may be kept in mind for when they are.

 

Get employers to come to you

Headhunting is not that uncommon anymore. With Linkedin and other online CV database websites, it’s easier than ever to put your profile in front of employers everywhere. Make sure you have your profiles up to date and relevant to the jobs you want to hear about. For more information on how to use Linkedin to find a job Click Here! 

 

Target the right companies

Do you want to be a big fish in a small pond or would you rather have the safety of a large organisation with job security and a clear career path? Knowing what you want allows you to narrow down your search and spend more time on applying for the jobs you really want.

 

Build a network

Networking is getting to know people who can help you develop your career prospects. Connect with college alumni on Linkedin, reach out to professionals who have a career path similar to the one you desire. Ask for advice or share some common interest. Go to job fairs and events and meet people in your industry. Start the conversation and get your name out there.

 

Reach out to a recruiter

As I said, sometimes job hunting can become a full-time job. So, why not reach out to someone who recruits for their full-time job? Once you identify what it is that you’re looking for and what your requirements are, recruiters will do the rest for you. Don’t let yourself get stressed out about job searching. Leave it to the professionals who are always happy to help!

 

If you are tired of searching and would like one of our recruiters to contact you then register your interest here.

 

Take a load off, you work hard enough!

3 Reasons Why Fast Recruitment Is Essential

 

Recruitment agencies understand how busy HR managers are. They want to help you by finding your perfect candidate. Speed of response is key in order to beat the competition and hire the top candidate they are offering you. We see this every day, especially in the Medical Sector, where HR & recruitment teams need to liaise with doctors and consultants for opinions on potential candidates. We all understand how busy they are. All of this means that acting fast and getting a swift response to a recruitment agency can be difficult.

Many people do not realise the heavy workload that the HR department carries. Hiring staff can be a tedious and lengthy process. Especially for a company that requires only the most qualified candidates for specific roles.

Here are 3 reasons from us on why a quick response is important;

  • The speed of response, from when a recruiter offers a candidate to the HR or hiring manager is so important. If you feel this could be the right candidate, you should respond to the recruiter as soon as you can, to set up an interview. This helps to eliminate the competition. One particular candidate could be sought after by a number of recruiters for numerous organisations. That’s why time is important, being a day late to respond could cost you the best person for the job.
  • Hot candidates could be dealing with many recruiters or organisations. Sending them an email or having a quick phone call to say that they have been shortlisted for the role could secure them before anyone else, rather than leaving it a few days to get back to them.  Your interest and commitment to them will lead to their commitment in your role over the competition.
  • It can improve your ratios for interview to hire. It can’t do any harm to have more than a few suitable candidates as the chances of you filling the role will increase. Limiting yourself due to time constraints or waiting to hear back from other team members or hiring managers can greatly affect the recruitment process.

If you want the perfect candidate, meet them halfway by getting back to your recruiter on time. Remember, your recruiter is an extension of your team.

 

Chef Recruitment – How To Find The Perfect Match

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For any business, hiring the right people to fit the needs of your company is always important. Finding the right chef for your kitchen needs care and attention to detail. Just like when you’re perfecting a dish, you need to have the same mind set for recruiting your next chef. We would like to share some tips from our experience in chef recruitment with you.

Hiring a chef is one of the largest challenges for managers in the hospitality sector. Finding a capable, experienced & hardworking chef for your hotel or restaurant can be exhausting. Despite the challenges, hiring the right chef is a vital component of your business’s success.

On any given day, this employee will do more than prepare food. A chef trains new hires, oversees cooking processes, creates menus and advises management of business needs. Also, the word “chef” means chief in French, so your next chef will lead all other kitchen staff members.

2 key factors when recruiting for a new chef

  1. Know who you’re looking for – helps to narrow down search, what experience is required
  2. Decide who will hire – agency or in-house

 

Chefs of all levels are very in-demand, in can be hard to find the perfect one for your kitchen. So taking the time to make sure you do it rightis important.

Most in-demand chef jobs in Dublin currently;

  • Head Chefs
  • Sous Chefs
  • Chef de Parties
  • Pastry Chefs

However, head chefs are a little trickier, you want to find top class talent to run your kitchen.

Key skills to look for when recruiting your next Head Chef;

  • Leadership
  • Efficient in menu creation – involving ingredient selection, being innovative and creative
  • Coaching skills – not just being able to teach someone but following through with the process afterwards
  • Patience
  • Organisation skills – ordering, making rosters, paperwork for food safety
  • Budget-minded

We get to know the chefs who apply through our agency, that way we know if they’re a good fit for the job. Having nearly 20 years’ experience in this industry we’ve learned a thing or two about the wants and needs of hiring managers. Many of our recruitment consultants have worked in hospitality themselves, so we know the business. Click here to read about our recruitment process.

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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.

 

 

 

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.

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/