Archive for the ‘Outplacement Services’ Category

Jobs Update in Ireland – GREEN JOBS & LOST JOBS

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Mixed jobs news this week in Ireland. Only positive was the major announcement from ESB!!

ESB has announced the creation of 3,700 GREEN JOBS. IKEA is holding final rounds of recruitment for the grand opening of its Republic store in July (expect plenty of competition!!).

Around the country there was more job loss misery with news from XILINX & New Oceans Limited in Dublin, Irish Dresden in Limerick, BeoCare & Beru Electronics in Kerry and Agilisys Contact Services in Clare. A total of 300 jobs to be lost with the above announcement with many of jobs lost is very badly affected regions.

CV & Interview Support – Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway & Waterford

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Two new career websites were launched this week by Paul Mullan founder of One site will offer a professional CV writing service to jobseekers nationwide. The other site will offer interview coaching & preparation to jobseekers.

Measurability (Career, HR & Outplacement Experts) was established in early 2006 to support jobseekers and employers nationwide. Demand for services has prompted Paul to establish to websites focusing on CV’s and Interviews.

Information on Interview Coaching or Competency Based Interview preparation.
Information on professional CV writing service.

The sites will be developed over the coming months to offer a wide range of free tips and advice.

CVsolutions will also include some free advice for jobseekers who want to go it alone and develop their own CV. You will find excellent CV Tips & Advice and Cover Letter Tips. There is expert opinion on CV Layout and CV Format. You will also find CV Examples and CV Samples

Interviewsolutions will also be developed to offer free advice for jobseekers who want to prepare on a budget. There are many interview preparation tips, interview questions and interview answers. This information will help your interview skills and interview techniques.

HR & Recruitment keeping you uo tp date with all the latest HR & Recruitment News, Tips and Advice. HR & Recruitment Ireland.

Redundancy & Outplacement Ireland

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Some of the biggest challenges facing organisations in the current climate revolve around downsizing or restructuring. Needless to say any change which involving job loss is tough and need to be handled with extreme care and sensitivity. There are many stakeholders impacted – those directly impacted by job loss, those breaking the news and those who survive the event. To effectively navigate these difficult waters Outplacement Services can help. Read a number of articles from the SBP and the Irish Independent where leading Outplacement & Career Consultant Paul Mullan give his views on the topics.

Information on Outplacement Services in Ireland

HR, Training & Recruitment Survey

Friday, November 28th, 2008

SHL Ireland completed a survey with organisations in Ireland and there were some interesting findings. I have outlined the key points below. As expected there is an air of consolidation and getting more out of existing staff resources through up-skilling and redeployment initiatives.

59pc of companies surveyed indicated that redefining how staff will need to operate was ‘critical’ to 2009 HR strategy.

47.6pc indicated that redeployment of staff as an important strategy to implement in the current economic climate.

67.9pc of companies surveyed indicated that succession planning would be key in identifying who within their organisation would be retrained in 2009.

57.9pc reported cut back of 25pc or less in recruitment, training and development budgets.

16.2pc identified an immediate requirement to cut staff through voluntary or forced redundancy. Is this your organisation? Outplacement Services can support.

44.7pc of organisations surveyed revealing they have no immediate plans to reduce the intake on their graduate/management development programmes.

Outplacement Services by Recruitment Agencies

Monday, November 17th, 2008

I offered some free advertising on this site for Recruiters or HR Service providers. One thing I didn’t clarify was that direct competition would not get a look in. As we offer Outplacement Services those seeking to advertise similar services need not apply.

Anyway I received little response BUT was surprised that the small response was all from Recruitment Agencies who were seeking to advertise outplacement and career services. Sign of the times I guess.

Now I am not anti-agency providing these services as many commentators are. I am actually from an agency background some moons ago and I realise that there are many skilled professionals in the recruitment sector with qualifications and experience to support organisations and employees through redundancy. I know of many professionals who have moved from recruitment into outplacement and career services very successfully (again including this writer). BUT there is a distinct difference between those professionals in that they chose and were not forced to.

The questions I ask are:

“How committed are recruitment agencies to Outplacement & Career services?”

Possessing the ability and capability is one thing but the commitment is another. Having discussed this with some agencies they have no more interest in Outplacement or Careers and this is purely for income generation during a tough recruitment market. Once the market picks up the interest will subside. One particular agency left a post on this site advertising Outplacement services. When I visited their website there was no mention of these services. One other agency I read about “had been thinking of this for some time” – really!!

“Can you be a recruiter and give impartial Career & Outplacement advice?”

This is a 50 million dollar question. If a sales professional affected by redundancy is telling the recruitment consultant offering outplacement support that the want a career change. What will the recruiter do/ how will they respond when they have an open vacancy for sales which this sales professional would fill in a heartbeat. Tough one!!

Anyway – any views on this please post.

Redundancy in Ireland – New Survey indicates worst still to come.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

According to a new survey 20% of companies indicated that they are likely to let staff go over the next year. This survey collected the views of 100 companies in Ireland ranging from multinationals to SME’s. Did we really need this survey to tell us what we already know?

Yes redundancies are coming thick and fast in Ireland. I would point out though that redundancy is a thing we will have to accept as part of the employment landscape. Employers can no longer afford to stand still and employees the same. Both need to be constantly reinventing themselves to stay ahead of the competition.

The survey goes on to indicate that there will be more competition for jobseekers and that employers have said that they are experiencing an increase in the number of CV’s sent in the first 6 months of the year. This is stating the obvious but is in fact very true. Jobseekers need to equip themselves for a competitive job market ensuring that the have impact CV’s to stand out in the crowd and effective interview skills to land the job.

The final point of the article indicated that employees should stay put and ride out the storm. I would not agree with this point so much. You see there are excellent opportunities in a downturn. Yes we read the stories about job loss but we do not read the stories about employers hiring key staff to help them through this tough period. Recession or a downturn can provide plenty of opportunities for companies and individuals if you look for them and more importantly take action. Many companies come out of a downturn in a much better position. Equally individuals can gain in these tough times.

Some years I read an interesting comment in a business book – “there is a recession but I have decided not to take part.” This comment is worth some thought.

Redundancy Ireland – Government, Employers & Outplacement Services

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Department of Trade and Enterprise figures show that there have been 23,545 official redundancies in Ireland so far this year. In August there were 3,181 redundancies with construction, manufacturing and services seriously hit. One article I read on this topic indicated that we need to take this more seriously particularly the government. Stating the obvious. I don’t doubt that the government is doing all it can to reverse the trend.

I have an issue with companies not supporting workers affected by redundancy. Most offer the minimum severance with little formal redundancy support. Quite often these are workers who have shown great loyalty to their employer (unlike footballers). I work with many individuals who have suffered redundancy and it is a tough situation to be. Ok many can cope but there are others who need much support to move on.

Outplacement Services can help these individuals BUT also paint companies in a positive light in the community and especially with those workers who remain at the company. It really is a win-win situation. Obviously some companies are starting to realise this as outplacement queries have increased. There are however many companies that can certainly afford such services but instead chose to ingnore the option showing little concern for their workers.

Have you been affected by redundancy? Did your employer help?

Please post and we can highlight positive redundancy news.

Outplacement Services – Ireland & Dublin

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Outplacement Services provide essential support for organisations and their staff. Outplacement Services can benefit your organisation in many ways. To find out more about Outplacement Services – Ireland & Dublin.

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HR & Recruitment Services in Ireland

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

We are starting to review HR & Recruitment Services in Ireland. If you have a HR or Recruitment related company and want some free online exposure leave a post. We get quite a few daily hits on this site from Irish traffic.

Reviewing HR & Recruitment in Ireland – Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Derry, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow

Psychometric Testing

Outplacement Services

Career, Interview, CV, Outplacement, Psychometric Tesing & Jobs News in Ireland

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Below are a list of blogs that will offer information and advice on a number of key areas related to Jobs, Recruitment & Careers. – Offers expert advice on CV preparation and Interview preparation. Interview Coaching tips and techniques to help you succeed in the job market. – Offers expert advice on how to prepare a killer CV. There are also related career topics. – Offers advice on everything to do with Careers and Jobs. Read excellent post from a leading Irish Career Coaches, Interview Coaches and CV experts. – Offers up to date jobs news in Ireland – new job creation and job loss. – Offers articles about hr and recruitment issues in Ireland such as psychometric testing and outplacement services.

I hope you find the above sites useful.