Some time ago I was discussing with a client the importance and value of continuous professional learning and development. Not learning for learning’s sake but for the development of further knowledge and increasing ones awareness of the things that matter most in our respective industries. He agreed with my assertion of the need to […]
A few years back, an old mentor of mine recommended that I read “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson. At the time I read a few pages not really getting the significance of it at all and quietly dropped the book to one side. The messages it contained simply didn’t click with […]
Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the ability to act in the presence of fear – Anon
It is an oft repeated mantra – “Don’t ever meet your heroes”, the theory being that they’ll invariably fail to live up to the expectations you’ve created in your own mind and that you’ll end […]
Is Britain’s difficulty, Ireland’s opportunity 100 years on?
Following the UK’s recent vote to leave the European Union, both print and social media have been filled with mountains of theories and ideologies on why this is a disaster for Britain and the potential knock on impact it will have on Ireland and it’s economy.
Let’s face […]
Are we guilty of setting up the youth of today for future career failure?
I recently had the opportunity to work with a valued client, looking to hire a junior administrator. Having advertised the vacancy as a “junior” role, I was immediately inundated with a large volume of applicants, many of whom were recent graduates from […]
Why Gut Instinct and Intuition are reliable recruitment tools.
There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
― Shel Silverstein
After almost 16 years recruitment […]
A common challenge for all employers is sourcing and recruiting the best people in the market. But once they’re hired, how do you ensure that you’re making every effort to retain them? After all of the effort that goes into finding and identifying the best fit for your company, the last thing you want […]
When it comes to hiring, great companies place the quality of their hiring as the primary metric by which they succeed or fail. In order to properly judge the quality of candidates offered, they firstly look for a skills match between you and the position they’re trying to fill. Do you have the basic […]
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
If – Rudyard Kipling
In the past I took a slothful approach to personal fitness. If there was a choice between a lazy evening on the sofa watching […]