Do you find the work tasks are getting bigger? Is time management becoming an issue? Most often time management is poor when there is no plan, or goals are not clear. With no plan in place, procrastination can set in and lead to frustration at the end of a busy week. Long-term, the effects will most likely cause stress, anxiety or at worst suffering symptoms of burnout.
Most workers have a limit on their time to complete tasks. This may be higher some weeks due to impending deadlines, extra workload pressure, training new staff or returning back to work after a bank holiday weekend. Common downfalls in time management include allocating too little time to high priority tasks, poor delegation skills or allowing distractions take over limited time. Although it takes time to set this new plan in place, it will be time well spent in the long run!
15 Tips for Successful Time Management at Work
Complete a time audit to understand how you are currently spending your time at work
Develop a weekly schedule planner
Prioritise tasks – schedule high priority tasks at the start of the day
Assign realistic time limits for each task
Group similar tasks together
Prioritise the most difficult task at the start of the day
Learn to say no, when needed
Be aware of distractions and hold boundaries
Build in buffer times to allow for extra time on larger tasks or for work meetings
Use the 4 D’s – Do, Defer, Delegate and Delete when scheduling your weekly tasks
Be flexible – although it is ideal to stay focused, allow for inevitable delays
Set SMART goals, particularly for larger tasks
Colour code the schedule if you enjoy working with bright colours
Choose a smart schedule layout – one that you can easily read and enjoy working with
Up-skill with a refresher course to improve decision making or organisational skills
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” – Michael Altshuler. Managing limited time at work will help you to stay focused and work more effectively. The benefits can change your work-life for the better! You will find that you get a lot more done in less time, reduce stress levels and the new schedule will boost your confidence and organisational skills.
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Have you considered registering with a nursing employment agency? There are a range of options for nurse’s jobs in Ireland – part-time or full-time. Signing up with a nursing agency offers many benefits to help you with your career decision. They provide opportunities to acquire roles in organisations in Ireland including private nursing homes.
Our nursing recruitment agency works closely with many healthcare providers and regularly put forward a list of suitable nursing candidates for roles within the organisation. These are generally permanent positions.
12 Benefits of Joining a Nursing Agency in Ireland
Flexibility of work shifts including a choice of hours of work
One-to-one consultation with friendly staff who offer support and advice throughout the process
Opportunity to increase earnings, or reduce hours – when needed, and work weekends or night shifts to avail of higher rate pay
Reduces stress in your search for a job
Open to retired nurses as an option to source additional income
If weekend time is precious with family, requesting weekdays only is an option
Opportunity to avail of openings in diverse healthcare settings, and grow your skills and experience
Nursing agencies pay a higher hourly rate of pay and payment is prompt
Nurses with permanent positions can register with a nursing agency to avail of extra hours to boost income
Option to choose place of work, or another position if the position does not work out
Opportunity to explore up-skilling needs
Opportunity to expand existing network circles
“Let us never consider ourselves finished, nurses. We must be learning all of our lives” – Florence Nightingale. Nursing recruitment agencies are a great option to secure regular work that offers flexibility, offers higher pay and opportunity to explore up-skilling needs, and improves work-life balance. Thinking about signing up with a Nursing Agency? Call us today, on 01 8783335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – to chat with a member of our friendly team, to explore your options and receive valuable advice.
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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.
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When signing up for a new job, the employee contract can be daunting at the best of times. It includes many terms and phrases that some may find difficult to understand. There are many types of employment contracts including permanent employment, temporary employment, seasonal employment and contracted employment contracts. Employees must agree to the terms when they accept the job, unless they negotiate in advance. Terms typically include elements such as areas of work, holidays, pension, salary, company policy and termination.
Some terms and phrases included in an employee’s contract:
Agency worker – an individual who is employed by an agency
Breaks – brief duration periods, for a stretch, cuppa or rest
Career break – agreed time from career, unpaid, to care for personal responsibilities or undertake education. Some organisations offer to pay employees during this time
Duty of care – by the employer, to ensure the workplace is safe and promotes wellbeing
Employee permit – an employment permit is required to work in Ireland for most EEA Nationals
Freedom of information – employees are entitled to access government records, under the FOI legislation (freedom of information)
Grievance procedure – complaints that require immediate action, and once highlighted there is typically a pre-determined process to work through, for a satisfactory outcome
Holiday – paid annual leave including public holidays
Remember, if you’re unsure, contact the employer or HR personnel to query any items on the contract content if you are unsure. They will respond, and answer any queries, and there may be opportunity to negotiate. For additional support, phone Citizen Information Service on 0818 07 4000 Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm. Before signing the contract, ensure that the contract contains what was agreed, and that it is dated and signed by both parties. “It is impossible to un-sign a contract, so do all your thinking before you sign” – Warren Buffet. Once the paperwork is completed, you can start to enjoy the next chapter of your life, in your new career!
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!
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Attention all Three Q Temps, do you know a qualified chef looking for a new career? Are you interested in wining €100? Then refer a Chef to Three Q today for your chance to be in with a €100 One 4 All voucher. If your Chef successfully completes the sign up process we will provide you with a €50 gift card. If your referral works with Three Q for three months you will receive another €50 voucher. For your chance to win this amazing prize, send your Chefs CV to email@example.com with your details, or call 01 – 878 3335 for more information.
Terms & Conditions:
Chefs must hold a QQI level 6 in culinary arts, or the equivalent to qualify for a role with Three Q
Referral must be submitted between 28/01/2022 – 28/02/2022
You will receive a €50 gift card when your referral successfully completes the sign up process (including all mandatory training) and is placed by Three Q
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Are you a Staff Nurse who is looking for a new career path? Would you be interested in working with people affected by problem substance use and homelessness?
Ireland’s Homeless crisis stems from a number of issues which include – Lack of affordable housing, unemployment, and mental illness. Addiction and substance abuse have also found to be one of the reasons for homelessness, according to studies and surveys carried out by charity detox services in Ireland.
A simple stroll around Dublin City centre really highlights the problem of homelessness in Ireland. This was even more obvious during the lockdown, when the usually busy Dublin streets were devoid of shoppers and in their place were countless tents set up around popular shopping streets.
Though mental health and addiction problems are cited as a cause for homelessness, there are also those would not have been problem substance users throughout their lifetime, who found themselves in homeless situations, and as a result, in order to cope with the harsh reality of homelessness turned to problem substance use.
The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage posted a report which showed a total number of homeless individuals at 8,475 in September 2021.
There are many organisations in Ireland whose mission is to help those suffering from problem substance abuse and homelessness. These organisations are often recruiting for Registered General or Psychiatric Staff Nurses.
So, what exactly does it take to become a Detox/ Addiction Nurse & what are the necessary qualities for the role?
· Passionate – Have a genuine interest in working with those who suffer from substance abuse and or homelessness.
· Knowledge – Understanding of drugs, mental health and why people become homeless and their needs.
· Compassionate – Motivated to help the needs of others, be they physical, mental, or emotional.
· Good Communication Skills – Able to give counsel to service user and be able to listen.
· Build & Maintain Relationships – Gaining the trust of service users is vital to the role of a Detox Nurse.
· Manage Challenging Behavior – Confident in de-escalation and conflict resolution.
· Teamwork – Be a Team player & Liaise with the multi-disciplinary team.
· Respect – Ability to treat all service users with the upmost dignity and respect.
· Experience – Registered as a RGN or RPN with post graduate experience in healthcare.
If you want to find out more about working as a Detox/ Addictions Nurse in Ireland, then call meon 01 878 3335.
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New Year, New You – Is part of your New Year resolution to find a new job or advance into a more managerial role in your career? Then you are going to need to prepare for interviews.
Interviews can be daunting, we always want to put our best foot forward, but sometimes our nerves can get the better of us. Interviews can prove even more difficult for those who have only recently graduated and have never interviewed before, or those who have been in their current job a long period of time and haven’t had an interview for several years.
We can’t control our emotions or nerves but what we can do is prepare, after all, knowledge is power!
As someone who has personally struggled trying to control my nerves and anxiety before an interview, I have found some tips which have helped me in the past:
Know the company/ organisation you are interviewing for – A common question employers ask is “Why do you want to work here?”, so ensure you know plenty about your possible future employer.
Fully understand the job description – Outline your own experience and skills which match that of the job description, you can use this to show you are a perfect match for the role.
Prepare and rehearse common questions and answers – You can easily look online for a list of popular question which are asked at interview. As a recruiter I always provide my candidates with a list of questions & topics to research and do interview preparation where we go over these mock style questions.
Prepare questions for the interviewer – Employers will always ask if you have any questions at the end of an interview, this is your opportunity to show that you have thought in depth about the role and company and genuinely want to work there.
Plan your travel – Ensure you arrive to interview early and aren’t rushing; I always advise to be at least 15 minutes early to interview. This gives you time to sit down, compose your thoughts, and even go over some interview prep.
Remember to breathe! – This may seem like such a simple and obvious thing, but as someone who has almost found myself hyperventilating before an interview, I find it helps to sit and take some deep breaths before interview to bring your heart rate down and calm those nerves.
Speak confidently and clearly –I have found that I can speak a million miles an hour which can make it hard for the employer to fully grasp everything you are saying. I make sure to take a few seconds before answering a question and speak clearly and confidently.
Use the S.T.A.R (Situation, Task, Action & Result) approach when answering questions – This will help give your answers structure and ensure you don’t end up rambling so that your answers are relevant to the question.
Remember to ask questions at the end of interview – Even if for some reason the employer does not ask you if you have any questions, remember to ask those all-important questions you prepared earlier.
Leave a good impression – At the end of an interview, always make sure to smile and thank the employer for the opportunity & tell them how interested you are in the role and how you look forward to hearing any updates about the outcome of the interview.
If you are looking for a new Nursing, Healthcare or Hospitality job and would like some help finding that prefect job or to spruce up your CV & arrange some interview preparation, then you can call me on 01-878-3335 or visit our website for a full list of current jobs –
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