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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! 🌟

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.

Thinking of resigning from your job but don’t know where to start on your resignation letter? It is better to leave on a good note to maintain good relationships with your soon to be ex-employer, even if your reasons for leaving were due personal reasons or included dissatisfaction on the job.

The final draft of the resignation letter should be two to three paragraphs, and not longer than one page. Re-read your contract terms and conditions. There is usually a section in the contract highlighting what is required when resigning from your job.   

Tips for Writing a Resignation Letter

  • Include the company name and address
  • Include the date of your resignation
  • Subject line – include the statement of resignation here
  • Include your intention to resign in the opening paragraph  
  • Provide two weeks’ notice, depending on your contract terms and conditions
  • State your last day of employment. Ideally this is two weeks’ notice in advance from the date of your resignation letter
  • As an offer of goodwill and support to the organisation, request a meeting with HR or management before your last day of work to offer a full handover and to train your replacement, and to close up matters in relation in relation to termination of employment with human resources
  • Express appreciation for your time with the organisation
  • Include your signature and job title

It is best to hand in your notice of resignation in person, providing a hard copy of your resignation letter. However this is not always possible. In this case, forwarding your resignation letter via email is acceptable for most employers.

“Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a chance to build something better this time” – Y. Tiwari. After you’ve met with management or human resources it’s time to start the next chapter of your life – enjoy the new journey!

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.

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

  1. Flexibility of work shifts including a choice of hours of work
  2. One-to-one consultation with friendly staff who offer support and advice throughout the process
  3. Opportunity to increase earnings, or reduce hours – when needed, and work weekends or night shifts to avail of higher rate pay
  4. Reduces stress in your search for a job
  5. Open to retired nurses as an option to source additional income
  6. If weekend time is precious with family, requesting weekdays only is an option
  7. Opportunity to avail of openings in diverse healthcare settings, and grow your skills and experience
  8. Nursing agencies pay a higher hourly rate of pay and payment is prompt
  9. Nurses with permanent positions can register with a nursing agency to avail of extra hours to boost income
  10. Option to choose place of work, or another position if the position does not work out
  11. Opportunity to explore up-skilling needs
  12. 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 recruiter@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

Securing a new job is like winning the lotto; you’re on a rollercoaster for hours, even days, after the news. Shortly after this phase of celebration the real work begins – preparing to settle into the new workplace can be a big change! Adjusting to the new job can take up to six months. Depending on the organisation, a lot of companies experience internal issues which can make the process tougher.

The early weeks will be busy becoming familiar with new processes, procedures and technology, before real engagement happens with colleagues. The culture of the organisation may be unfamiliar. You may discover that there are co-workers who are disagreeable or even arrogant in their communication style. Others might be slackers, leaving the workload to others and even you. There may be trouble makers and gossipers, who seek out prey and subtly throw out unwelcome loose cannons that aim to hurt, consciously or unconsciously. I you are experiencing challenges in the new job, there are changes that you can do to make the transition a bit easier.

Tips to help on the new job:

  • Remain motivated and seek ways to enjoy the new workplace
  • Join team building initiatives. This is a great way to get to know everyone
  • Increase self-care, especially in the early days
  • Connect with similar minded colleagues. They can really help to get you settled into your new role
  • Find out if other colleagues are experiencing similar challenges
  • The cafeteria is a great place to get to know people
  • Speak with HR if the challenges continue
  • Avoid over-spill of information and complaining. Be pro-active and seek solutions  
  • Find hobbies you enjoy to release any negative energy, in a positive way

Feeling valued and part of the team are important elements to settle in to any workplace. It can take some time to find your feet, gain trust and build real new relationships. However if the work environment is toxic, creating destructive habits and negative feelings, then this might be the time to speak with family, friends and supportive professionals. Their feedback and expertise can help bring clarity to the situation, and may even provide a positive solution. “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success” – Henry Ford.

Remember if this job doesn’t work out, you have the choice to leave, there’s always another job – just waiting for you. While it may take some time, the expertise of a recruitment agency can greatly increase your chances of being successful the next time round. Call 3Q Perms & Temps today, on 01 8783335 or email operations@3qrecruitment.ie if you would like to chat with a member of our vibrant team and explore your options.  

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.

Citizens Information is a great source for employees, especially those who are signing contracts for the first time. Their website hosts useful information about employment in Ireland including this link to key ‘Terms and Phrases’ https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/reference/checklists/checklist_glossary_of_employment_terms.html.

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!