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.
Here at Three Q, our Temps consultants work hard to make sure that our Temps get matched with the right job for them, we’ve put together a day in the life of a temp consultant to show you just how much our staff do for our clients.
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.
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.
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”.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +353 1878 3335 .
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?
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!
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!
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;
- 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.
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/
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!
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? 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.
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/
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.
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
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