Opinion piece

The Art of Virtual Onboarding in the Insurance market.

Hiring and onboarding a new employee is an important piece of the recruitment process for any insurance company. A new hire is never more vulnerable or dependent on the leadership team in a company than when they first arrive. A traditional part of the welcoming committee might involve a series of one on one […]

By |June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Opinion piece||0 Comments

Covid 19 – The New Normal or A New Beginning?

What a difference a few weeks makes. It’s probably just as well that February 29th only comes around once every four years, for that date in 2020 will be remembered for generations to come. What started out as a vague whisper of an epidemic in China, arrived with an unstoppable force on our shores […]

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Opinion piece||0 Comments

Using Mindfulness to Promote Staff Wellbeing and Boost Productivity

“Mindfulness supports the health and happiness of employees and has been shown to increase productivity to the value of nearly €3000 a year (per person)”

In 2015, 17% of the Irish workforce reported that they had experienced stress in their job, an 8% increase since 2010. Furthermore, there were twice as many people reporting more […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Opinion piece, Uncategorized||0 Comments

Fatal mistakes in making a job offer and how to avoid them.

You’ve gone through a lengthy recruitment process and finally found the ideal candidate, but then they turn down your job offer. All that time wasted, and you have to start the process all over again. Does that sound familiar?

If you have candidates decline your job offers quite regularly it’s time to do […]

By |April 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Opinion piece||0 Comments

The Talent Trap – Why the insurance industry needs to implement retention strategies that start with the recruitment process.

Last week I
wrote about the potential
impact of Brexit on the insurance industry and why staff involved in
recruitment should focus on having solid staffing strategies in place; one of
which should focus on how they retain their best people.

With the average staff turnover in
Ireland around 11% – and the typical cost of replacing an employee […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Opinion piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Act The Part – Get The Job!

You’re no doubt familiar with the term “Method Acting”. According to Wikipedia, it’s defined as “a technique of acting in which an actor aspires to complete emotional identification with a part, based on the system evolved by Stanislavsky and brought into prominence in the US in the 1930s.” Method acting was developed by Elia […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Career Advice, Interview Preparation, Opinion piece||0 Comments

Success – The Secret is “Giving Up”.

After almost 17 years recruitment experience, I’ve learned that the price of success like most sales jobs is perseverance and persistence. Never giving up until I’ve exhausted all possible options and there are always alternative options. I believe that my success has been built on the back of being persistent even when times/market conditions […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Career Advice, Opinion piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

THE WAY WE HIRE NOW – Recruitment & Retention Strategies For A Post Brexit Market.

With all the talk in published media and social comment on Brexit, it calls to mind those famous lyrics by the Clash – “If I go there will be trouble and if I stay it will be double”. With a number of global Financial Services brands actively considering their contingency options in the event […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Industry Insider, Opinion piece|Tags: |0 Comments