Joanne McDonagh's Blog (59)

GDPR: Is It OK If I Leave My CV With You ?

GDPR went into effect on May 25th, 2018 with the aim of establishing a modern and systematize data protection framework across the EU. 

The new framework imposes strict duties on employers in relation to the processing of personal data, with potentially very large fines for a breach of the rules (up to €20 million, or 4% of the companies total worldwide annual turnover if higher).

A recent study carried out revealed the even though it has nearly been…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 10, 2019 at 9:35am — No Comments

Does Your Employer Brand Just Exist?

Building an employer brand takes time. Showcasing your company values and culture in its true form will allow you to attract talent to your roles. Enabling you to build a reputation as a great company to work for.

After investing time and budget, you want to get the best out of the finished product. Having an employer brand isn’t where it should end, it isn’t something that should just exist to tick a box.

You want it to add value to your recruitment strategy and to be able to…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 19, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

8 HR Books You Need To Read In 2019

HR Books 2019

As a HR professional learning for you never really stops. Gaining knowledge allows you to grow in your profession and keep up with the ever evolving recruitment landscape .

With 1,000s of books to choose from we have put together a list of  our top 8 books to consider adding to your reading list for 2019:

Must Read HR Books 2019

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on January 15, 2019 at 11:36am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why You Should Focus On Employer Branding For 2019

I'm sure by now if you are working in recruitment you have heard of the term 'employer branding'. But what exactly does it mean?

For many people, it means various things, but to simplify it, it is how your company promotes itself in a unique way to attract talent. This may be through storytelling, visual elements, benefit packages, company culture or all of these combined.

Employer branding has been used as a secondary tool to promote jobs, but all of that is about to change.…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on November 21, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

5 Social Outing Ideas For Employees

Everybody loves a social outing. It’s a great way for employees to engage in team bonding and to just kick back and let off some steam.

Many companies tend to play it safe when coming up with social events. We have put a list together to help you really mix it up and make your corporate events exciting again.

Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are on the rise. They are a great way of initiating team bonding whilst having a giggle in the process. Locked into a room you solve a…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on September 12, 2018 at 5:53am — No Comments

How To Get Time Off Work To Attend An Interview?







Looking for a new job isn’t the easiest task at the best of times. But looking for a new job while you are still in your current one is even more difficult. Getting the time to find a new role is hard. You may find yourself having a sneaky peep at your emails on your lunch break or you could be stepping out of the office to take a phone interview…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on August 23, 2018 at 7:40am — No Comments

5 Must Read Books For HR Professionals













Books are a great way to obtain in-depth knowledge from your industry. Reading around your profession can help you face different areas of your job with confidence.

Training course providers TheKnowledgeAcademy.com have found in a study of 1,900 professionals…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on August 13, 2018 at 4:32am — No Comments

60% Of Candidates Don't Hit Apply





Apply now, apply here, apply today. Apply! Apply! Apply! Many companies focus solely on the bottom of the recruitment funnel with their main objective being getting candidates to apply for their roles. If this is you stop! You’re doing it all…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on July 30, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

5 Effective Strategies To Retain Employees











It is every manager’s nightmare when an employee just out of the blue quits.

You are now not only faced with the challenge of filling the position but, also the financial implications that come with recruiting and training replacement employees.

While the majority of managers presume pay-related issues are…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on July 6, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

5 features to include in your Employer Brand





Being generic these days is a death to branding. There simply is too much noise. So how can you get out of generic employer branding mode and make yours more relevant? The answer is to know your audience and speak directly to their interests.

A strong employer brand aligns your business, culture, and reputation. It gives job seekers…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on June 18, 2018 at 7:13am — No Comments

The 5 Most Important Characteristics of a Strong Company Culture





Although it will come as no surprise to most HR managers, employers, and employees, research shows that happy workers are more productive and effective at their…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on June 5, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments

What Challenges Face The Recruitment Industry When Hiring?





With the recruitment industry continuously moving forward it can be hard to keep up with what is going on.

There are pains and challenges constantly appearing in the pipeline and it can be hard to discover and educate yourself on what is going on. What do candidates want? Who is currently winning the war on talent? and What do other…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on May 10, 2018 at 5:55am — No Comments

Looking For A Job As A Chef ? Interviews & Advice from Culinary Masters

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Who am I ?

Ruairi Boyce, Executive Chef, Croke Park stadium,…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 30, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

Mental Health In The WorkPlace: The High Cost of Not Caring

When it comes to mental health in the workplace in the UK, the figures are far from positive. Poor mental health is costing the economy up to a staggering £99bn per year!  The direct cost to the employer is £42bn as a result of being present-but-not-functioning, absenteeism, and staff turnover.

Sadly there is still a huge stigma attached to …

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 17, 2018 at 9:33am — No Comments

How To Answer 'Why Are You Looking For A New Job?'

When it comes to interviews this is one question you will more than likely be asked ‘why are you looking for a new job?’ or ‘ why did you leave your last job?’ and is definitely one that you should be well prepared for.

The particulars of this answer are to uncover why you left your previous position voluntarily or on…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 4, 2018 at 9:32am — No Comments

HR Guide : Is Your Company Diverse Enough ?









Diversity is an integral element of HR. It’s a recurring theme that touches all topics, including workforce planning and recruitment. 

Workplace diversity has become an increasingly important part of any workplace.Encouraging diversity can help a business grow and thrive.

We have listed 4 steps that to make sure that your…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 21, 2018 at 10:25am — No Comments

How To Answer 'Why Are You Looking For A New Job?'

When it comes to interviews this is one question you will more than likely be asked ‘why are you looking for a new job?’ or ‘ why did you leave your last job?’ and is definitely one that you should be well prepared for.

The particulars of this answer are to uncover why you left your previous position voluntarily or on…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 9, 2018 at 6:45am — No Comments

Human Resources Today: Interview with Joanne McDonagh 2017 MVP Awards Winner

Joanne McDonagh, blogger at Rezoomo, won First Place in the Talent Acquisition Category of Human Resources Today’s 2017 MVP Awards. Our judges and audience at HRT had hundreds of nominated articles to read through, so her article, 2018 Trends in Candidate Experience – What You Need To Know, really was the best of the best! Now that it’s been a few months since the conclusion of the awards, Shelley Trout, editor at Human Resources Today, has some questions for…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 9, 2018 at 6:35am — No Comments

HR & Marketing: Building The Perfect Employer Brand Together

When it comes to employer branding think of your business as a glasshouse, giving potential candidates a sneak peek at what is going on inside.

Recently I wrote about how recruitment is marketing and how the role of HR has significantly evolved over the years. The main ‘pain’ today in recruitment is attracting quality candidates and although this is a ‘pain’, is your company…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 7, 2018 at 10:56am — No Comments

Recruitment Is Marketing - What You Need To Change

“The war for talent is over. The Talent won.” – Josh Bersin

In the past employers who implemented talent acquisition programmes as part of their recruitment strategy were the game changers. Hunting down the best talent and filling their talent pools to the brim put them ahead of the game, but now the war for talent is out of the hands of employers and in the hands of the candidates.

The future of recruitment now lies with having an inventive marketing…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on February 13, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

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