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Introduction:

Welcome back to the 3Q Recruitment blog, where we continue our journey in connecting exceptional talent with thriving opportunities in the healthcare, hospitality, and catering industries. As we step into the month of February, we’re excited to share insights, trends, and updates on the dynamic landscape of talent recruitment in Dublin. Join us as we explore the latest happenings and opportunities in the sectors we specialise in – healthcare, hospitality, and catering – for both permanent and contract roles.

Healthcare: Embracing Excellence in Patient Care

February marks the season of love, and what better way to spread love than through exceptional healthcare services? At 3Q Recruitment, we are dedicated to connecting healthcare professionals with institutions that prioritise patient care and employee well-being. This month, we highlight the increasing demand for specialised roles in healthcare, from experienced nurses to skilled administrators. If you’re a healthcare professional seeking a fulfilling permanent position or a rewarding contract role, our expert recruiters are here to guide you.

Hospitality: Elevating Guest Experiences

Dublin’s vibrant hospitality scene is continuously evolving, and we’re at the forefront of it all. In February, we focus on the art of creating memorable guest experiences. From renowned hotels to trendy restaurants, the need for skilled individuals in hospitality is ever-growing. If you have a passion for delivering top-notch service and creating unforgettable moments, 3Q Recruitment is your gateway to exciting permanent and contract opportunities in Dublin’s bustling hospitality industry.

Catering: Crafting Culinary Excellence

As culinary enthusiasts know, February is a month of indulgence, with Valentine’s Day bringing a surge in dining experiences. Our catering division is abuzz with opportunities for highly skilled chefs, skilled kitchen staff, and event coordinators. Whether you’re looking to join an exclusive restaurant or contribute to catering events that leave a lasting impression, our team is here to match your skills with the perfect role.

Why Choose 3Q Recruitment?

  1. Tailored Recruitment: Our experienced team understands the unique needs of the healthcare, hospitality, and catering industries, ensuring a personalised approach to every candidate and client.
  2. Extensive Network: With a wide-reaching network of industry connections, we have access to exclusive opportunities that you won’t find elsewhere.
  3. Proven Track Record: 3Q Recruitment has a history of successful placements in both permanent and contract positions, making us a trusted partner for both candidates and clients.

Conclusion:

As we navigate through February, 3Q Recruitment remains committed to fostering growth and excellence in the healthcare, hospitality, and catering sectors. If you’re a professional seeking your next career move or an employer looking for top-tier talent, reach out to us today. Let’s embark on a journey together, where talent meets opportunity in the heart of Dublin. Stay tuned for more updates and insights from 3Q Recruitment.

Call us today at 01 8783335 or email us at recruiter@3qrecruitment.ie. Your dream job awaits!

Start the year right

Introduction:

Happy New Year! As we step into a fresh chapter filled with hope and possibilities, what better time to explore new career horizons? In this blog post, we’re here to guide you through the art of navigating career transitions with a sprinkle of Irish charm. At 3Q Recruitment, we believe in quality, people, and ensuring a positive experience for all. So, let’s embark on this journey together as we dive into the world of recruitment and career transitions.

Quality Over Quantity: Crafting Your Career Path

At 3Q Recruitment, we understand that the quality of your career journey matters more than the quantity of jobs you’ve had. As you kick off the year, take a moment to reflect on what truly matters to you in your professional life. Are you seeking a role that aligns with your passion and expertise? We’re here to make sure that the next step in your career is not just a job but a quality experience that contributes to your overall growth and satisfaction.

People-Centred Approach: Connecting with Your Ideal Workplace

Jobs are not just about tasks; they’re about the people you work with and the environment you’re in. Our people-centred approach to recruitment ensures that we don’t just match jobseekers with roles; we connect individuals with their ideal workplace communities. Because finding a job is not just about ticking boxes on a list; it’s about finding a place where you can thrive and contribute positively.

The Positive Experience for All: Navigating Transitions Seamlessly

Embarking on a career transition can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. At 3Q Recruitment, we believe in creating a positive experience for all parties involved. Whether you’re a jobseeker exploring new opportunities or a company looking to expand your team, our goal is to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Because positivity breeds success, and we want every transition to be a step towards a brighter future.

Unlocking the Job Fairy’s Magic: Your Gateway to Irish Jobs

In the world of Irish jobs, we like to think of ourselves as the job fairy, here to sprinkle a bit of magic on your career path. Our recruitment expertise extends to hiring for both temporary and permanent roles, ensuring that every job seeker finds their perfect fit. So, if you’re on the lookout for that elusive job fairy, look no further. We’re here to make your Irish job dreams come true!

Conclusion: Your Journey, Your Success

As you step into the new year, remember that your career journey is uniquely yours. With 3Q Recruitment by your side, you’re not just navigating career transitions; you’re crafting a path towards success. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a recent graduate, or someone in between, let’s make this year the one where your career aspirations take centre stage.

Ready to start the year right? Contact us today at sales@3qrecruitment.ie. The journey to quality, people-centred, and positive career transitions begins here. Let’s make 2024 the year of your career success! 

Celebrate the Season with Our Nurse Christmas Raffle!

Tis the season of giving, and we want to show our appreciation to the incredible nurses who make a difference every day. If you’re a dedicated nurse looking for a new opportunity, this Christmas could bring an extra special gift your way!

Win a €100 One4All Gift Card!

Submit your CV before the 16th of December 2023, and you could be in with a chance to win a €100 One4All gift card – just in time for the festive season! Your entry is simple: be a nurse with an active NMBI pin, and attend your interview with our client.

The Lucky Draw:

All eligible nurses will automatically be entered into the draw, and on the 18th of December, we’ll announce the lucky winner! Imagine the joy of unwrapping a €100 gift card, ready to be spent on whatever brings you joy this Christmas.

 Terms and Conditions:

Before submitting your CV and entering this exciting raffle, please read and understand the following terms and conditions:

Submit your CV to any of our nursing jobs, or you can send us your CV directly to cvs@3qrecruitment.ie

  • Eligibility: To participate, you must be a registered nurse with an active NMBI pin.
  • Submission Deadline: Submit your CV by the 16th of December 2023 to be considered for the raffle.
  • Interview Attendance: To qualify for the draw, attend your scheduled interview with our client.
  • Draw Date: The winner will be randomly selected, and the announcement will be made on the 18th of December 2023.
  • Prize: The prize is a €100 One4All gift card.
  • Contacting the Winner: The winner will be contacted via the contact information provided in their CV. If unreachable, another winner will be selected.
  • Public Announcement: By participating, you agree to the public announcement of your name as the winner on our website and social media channels.
  • Non-transferable: The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or any other alternatives.
  • Decision Final: All decisions related to the raffle are final.

Best of luck to all the hardworking nurses who enter – your dedication deserves to be rewarded!

🌟 Celebrate the season with us and make this Christmas extra special. Good luck! 🌟

Do you find that there aren’t enough hours in your working day to get tasks completed? Maybe you’re bringing work home or staying in the office late – a lot? If this is all affecting your work quality, meeting deadline dates, and impacting your personal life, then it might be time to look into hiring a virtual assistant – a remote employee that can provide administrative support.

Virtual assistants provide many benefits in managing your day-to-day tasks. They can schedule tasks, mange phone calls, invoicing, book travel arrangements and respond to emails. They need great organisational and time management skills, and communication skills including excellent knowledge sharing techniques, to keep you in the loop. If recruiting staff on different time zones, the time difference will need to be considered.

5 Steps to Prepare When Hiring a Virtual Assistant

  1. Identify your readiness to take on a virtual assistant. It will take time to induct the virtual assistant so it will be of greater benefit if they are recruited at a quieter time, providing both of you with the opportunity to build a strong rapport
  2. Make a list of the tasks that need to be outsourced – tasks that will help you to focus on the bigger priorities
  3. Create a new job description – outlining the job requirements, skills, and if previous experience is essential. At this stage it will be useful to develop interview questions, while the information is fresh
  4. After you have hired the best candidate for the role, set up a preferable means of communication. This step can include scheduling times for a briefing meeting during the week that works for you both. This can be altered at a later date, depending on your needs
  5. Develop a performance measurement report, reviewing this step frequently after they have been hired. Chat with them to see if improvements can be made to the task list. The virtual assistant might be able to provide positive suggestions in relation to the handover of additional tasks, which might suit their skillset better and save you more time

Hiring a virtual assistant has many benefits. This includes saving you time and money, as they take care of the background work, leaving you time to focus on the core tasks of the day including high-level decisions. Their role can be part-time or full-time, depending on your needs.

Remember, building a strong rapport with your new virtual assistant will take time. It will be important to build a solid working relationship based on trust – this works both ways. This will help with the process of delegation of tasks, particularly at busier times, and will significantly improve your work-life balance.

Facing an upcoming interview for a new job? While there is much time to prepare before a job interview; there is little time at the interview to create a great first impression and show that you are the best person for the job.

Preparation is important to help you deliver an effective interview. Acquiring knowledge of the job and company and understanding of how your skills match the job criteria will provide a leading edge, and greater chance for success on securing the job. Most companies offer the points for discussion that will be covered in the interview ahead of time, usually in writing.

10 Simple Tips for a Successful Interview

  1. Research the company including the company’s background
  2. Know the interviewers name and the location of the interview, i.e. where the office is based
  3. Develop answers ahead of the interview, i.e. around competency. Develop examples of your ability to do the job and the way you act on the task
  4. Prepare questions to ask at the end of the interview
  5. Re-read your resume and the job spec one hour before the interview
  6. Practice with family or a friend – to listen to the tone of your voice which will help to boost confidence
  7. Arrive early, leaving enough time for traffic jams and to get a parking ticket
  8. At the interview, create a great first impression – give a firm handshake, speak clearly and maintain good eye contact
  9. Strong communication is important – listen carefully and ask interviewers to repeat or rephrase the question if you are unsure
  10. Demonstrate your unique selling point and why you are interested in this job

Preparation is vital and will ensure that you deliver a top-notch interview. “I will prepare and someday my chance will come” by Abraham Lincoln. Strong signs of a good interview include the conversation flowed naturally, the interview time was longer than advised, positive body language of the interviewers and you were provided with more information on the job role. There may have been hiccups on a few answers but don’t let this get you down. Focus on the positives. If it felt genuine and you experienced a lighter note on the conversation this is usually a good sign.

Need help on your job interview with us? Call us today, on 01 8783335 or email sales@3qrecruitment.ie – to chat with a member of our friendly team, to explore your options and receive valuable advice.

Looking for a change in your life? Looking for some inspiration? Thinking about a career change? While certainty is something we all naturally crave for in life, it can keep us stuck in a rut and prevent us from growing.

There are many ways we incorporate can change into our lives. Some are complex or may take time. What if there was a simpler way to approach this process of transformation? Looking at the end goal; what is the one word or thing that could be the defining ‘light-bulb-moment’ that can lead you to want to change – the destiny changer?

Begin the Process to Unlocking Your Transformation

  1. Find a quiet space with a journal to jot some notes and ideas
  2. Ask; “What is the one word or thing that means success to me?” This is that word that will be your driving motivator, one that is simple to remember and helps to keep you on track
  3. Begin to open your heart and mind to the answer – wait, and jot down everything that comes to mind
  4. Allow distracting thoughts to pass when they crop up. Remember it takes time when you first start the process of exploring
  5. Explore again and repeat the question. Words are powerful – keep jotting down any words that come to mind. They can be radical or simple
  6. Finish the process after twenty minutes. This is enough time to percolate the initial brainstorming session of this new process
  7. Return to this journey of exploration and change another day, and jot down additional words that surface
  8. Following a few meditations, common words will crop up many times. They will provide a clue to the one-true-word that will help you to focus on the one word to help shift your direction in life. Examples include love, money, or adventure. You will know the one-word, and if it feels right for you, it will truly resonate with your gut, heart, or intuition

Transformation takes work – a lot of exploration and effort, some guidance and support from family and friends, and action. It will all be worth it in the end, as you begin to see positive changes on your journey to success.

It will require a lot of faith, belief in yourself, and a little hope too – embrace change and feel empowered. “Old ways won’t open new doors” – be open to new opportunities where the benefits can be major and transform your personal and professional life. Incorporate feelings into your one-word. These will be your driving force to help you change and lead you to a destiny of success. Changing your focus can open new doors and change your destiny to live a better life!

Are you working with a recruitment agency or considering it as an option as part of your next career move? To get the best possible service, it is important to create a great rapport with recruitment staff. They have specialist knowledge in this area and offer great support on each interaction.

Recruitment agency staff can really assist you to get off to a strong start on your next job and advance your career as a contractor. There are a couple of ways that can boost your relationship with staff members which will speed up and benefit the process. 

Tips to Benefit Relationships with Agency Recruiters

  • Develop a positive relationship

Be honest; let them know your needs on hours and location, if you’re flexible and provide any other important details on your ideal job. It’s ok to decline suggestions and offers. Maintain regular contact with them and advice any updates. This will provide agency recruiters with a better understanding of your needs, and they will be able to find you a suitable role, as they will have all the information to hand. As the relationship develops, the recruiters can provide additional feedback to potential employers on your application, based on their records.

  • Know the job market and your expectations

The supply-and-demand for jobs in the market can change. Recruitment agencies possess vast knowledge of the labour market. If you are looking for a new job, thinking of starting work as a contractor or looking to change your role within the sector, it will be useful to know any changes to jobs in your sector – the effect on rates of pay or changes on training requirements. Recruiters are up to date on this information and will be able to suggest recommendations to advance future applications and may be able to negotiate your salary

  • Find a recruitment agency you are happy to work with

While there are many recruitment agencies, it is important that you feel confident when working with your chosen recruiter. Part of their role is to support you in finding a new job, up-skilling or updating your resume. Agency recruiters are available to fully support your career path – when your contract will be renewed, to answer questions on a new organisation or to chat with if you are experiencing a difficult environment in your current job, resourced by them.  

The role of your recruitment agency is to secure you with employment in a short timeframe, build your skills and improve the experience on your resume. This can save you a lot of time and money. Frequent check-ins with your recruiter will really help you on the road to your next assignment. They will update their system as new information is shared and will be in a better position to support you all the way – preparing your for a new job, securing a job and supporting you while you are working in your new role. 

Call us today, on 01 8783335 or email sales@3qrecruitment.ie – to chat with a member of our friendly team, to explore your options and receive valuable advice.

How to maximise your hiring process –

It’s a candidate’s market, there are an abundance of jobs open at present and not enough candidates to fill them. While we may not be able to chance the amounts of applications that come in for an open role, what we can do is maximise our hiring process.

Here are some simple steps companies can take to help with the hiring process –

·        Job specification – Ensure that the Job Title, Location, Salary and Hours are clearly displayed on your job advert. Include the duties/ responsibilities that the role involves so candidates will know what is expected of them. Make sure to add in the benefits of working with your company, these can include – pension, health insurance, employee rewards, flexible working or remote working.

·        Advertise on as many platforms as you can – There are many different platforms where a company can advertise their jobs such as Irishjobs, Indeed, Glassdoors. Make sure to utilise all platforms available to you. Advertise your vacancy through your company account on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are also many groups which you can join and post on like LinkedIn groups or Facebook groups. Candidates actively monitor these groups for jobs which may be of interest to them.

·        Application process – Make it as easy as possible for a candidate to apply for your job, simply by having an “apply now” button on the advert or an email contact to send their CV directly. Companies can often look for candidates to fill in a long application document, send their CV, cover letter, and have additional questions on top of these. Some companies even ask for a video application. Candidates get frustrated with all these steps so make sure your application process isn’t too tedious which may put candidates off applying.

·        Phone screen before interview – Candidates can look great on paper, but often times it takes chatting with a prospective employee to know if they are going to be a good match for the role or not. Phone screenings are a great way to find out more about a candidate and what they are looking for before arranging an interview.

·        Be response & have a hiring plan – One of the biggest mistakes companies make is not contacting hot candidates as soon as they apply. Some companies wait a month if not more to contact candidates. I personally had one client contact me after 3 months to arrange an interview with a candidate, the candidate by then, had been working in a new role a number of weeks and was no longer interested. Have a clear, concise recruitment plan is place. Carry out weekly interviews, have a start date in mind for the successful candidate & training plan.  

·        Interview process – An interview is a good way for a candidate to get an insight of what it will be like to work with your company. Give candidates detailed information about the role, your company, the culture, the benefits. Make sure to give a good impression and make the candidate feel comfortable. Use the interview to ask the candidate important questions that are relevant to the role. Also ask candidates if they have any questions at the end of the interview.

·        Interview Outcome – It is important to not keep a candidate waiting after they have had their interview. If you are carrying out other interviews keep the candidate in the loop, even by dropping them a simple email stating that you are interviewing other candidates but will be in touch with them in X number of days regarding outcome. If you know a candidate was not successful right after interview, inform them straight away, don’t leave them waiting for bad news. Give them feedback and insights on what to improve for future interviews.

·        Obtain references – When you are ready to offer a successful candidate the job, it is important to obtain manager/ supervisor references form recent employers before you extent offer.

·        Offer & onboarding – Once you have suitable references extend official offer. Make sure to send the candidate the offer letter, contract, and also onboarding & training documentation.

·        Ask for a Review – It is a great idea to ask applicants for feedback from applicants on how they found the application & interview process. Candidates can leave ratings on your company page on Indeed or Glassdoors. Prospective candidates can then view these reviews and will know that the application & interview process is a pleasant experience.

If you in the Healthcare or Hospitality industry and looking for assistance with your open roles, then give me a call or drop me an email and I would be happy to help.

Charissa Mulholland

Three Q Perms & Temps

01 878 3335

recruiter@3qrecruitment.ie

Hiring the right employee & benefits of using a recruitment agency:

Hiring the right employee for your company can be a challenging and lengthy process. With so many sectors struggling with staff shortages and hiring, recruitment agencies are here to help. More and more companies are partnering with recruitment agencies to source talent.

But what exactly are the benefits of working with a niche recruitment agency?

Save time – The recruitment process from start to finish is a lengthy process. You must advertise your vacancy, go through CV’s, create a short-list, contact candidates & organise interviews then comes job offer, referencing & acquiring needed documentation. A recruitment agency will do all this for you, saving you valuable time.

Accesses to more candidates – Often recruiters will have a database of candidates they can reach out to regarding your open role. They also seek out passive candidates as well as active ones, through head-hunting.

Higher quality candidates – Recruitment agencies will screen suitable applicants prior to sending CV’s, ensuring that candidates presented are a good match and have relevant skills & experience required for the role.

Specialist knowledge – Recruitment agencies will often be specialised in a certain sector. Three Q Perms & Temps specialises specifically in Nursing and healthcare recruitment and so have ain depth understanding about the market.

Company & Brand advocacy – Candidates want to know the benefits of working with an employer. Recruiters will make sure to promote the benefits and career development potential to candidates. Three Q will promote your company on our various advertising platforms & social media.

If you want to find out more about working with Three Q Perms & Temps and how we recruit for in-demand professionals in the healthcare sector, through innovative search, selection & recruitment processes and find the best candidates for your company then call me on 01 878 3335.

Charissa Mulholland

Nursing & Healthcare recruitment professional

Three Q Perms & Temps

Do you feel that you are just working through the day, with a ‘ground-hog day’ feeling – just going through the motions? While it’s normal to have an off day, experiencing many joyless days on the job can be exhausting. Regaining interest in an established career provides many benefits in the workplace and in your personal life too.

Sometimes all it takes is a little time to take a step back, ‘think outside the box’ and create time for some creative planning, but first we need to know where to start! There are many areas that you can look at to help you fall back in love with your job again. Consider both the positive and negative attributes of personal performance in the job, including confidence, communication and knowledge. These areas can provide clues for areas of improvement.

Best tips to fall back in love with your job:

  • Change your perspective and look for the best in each situation
  • Express your opinions and thoughts. Start asking for what you would like or what you think might work well. Change happens when we know what to change
  • Create new goals. Start with short-term goals, and expand to long-term goals
  • Redesign your work space, get creative here
  • Evaluate your current job and how it can be improved, or identify if this is the right job for you. It’s useful to ask; “is this job fulfilling” or “do I feel happy in this job”?
  • Connect with the team and engage to find create solutions, to find joy again
  • Stay open to opportunities for change
  • Support the team, take care of new employees in their first few months – become a role model
  • Live healthy! Plan snacks and healthy lunches to keep energy levels balanced
  • Start new hobbies, these can be with work colleagues or interests outside the workplace …have some fun with these activities
  • Take pride in your work – be consistent, clock in five minutes early, finish work ahead of deadlines and show that you care with positive actions
  • Be open to feedback and ask the right questions
  • Do a little self-reflection, ask; “when did I lose the spark and why?”
  • Learn to say ‘no’, ‘not yet’, ‘let me come back to you’ and ‘yes’
  • Know what’s happening in the workplace
  • Enjoy time off and celebrate achievements
  • Finally, make sure the job is right for you … ask; “do I fit in with the culture” and “do I truly love what I do”? Speak to your manager if you have any doubt

Marc Anthony once said; “do what you love and it won’t be work.” So find your true joy in your life, fall back in love with your job again, and maybe inspire and motivate colleagues as you go about your new sense of purpose!