• nordic is expanding

    NDRC is Expanding As the leading pre-seed venture investor in Ireland, NDRC enables entrepreneurs and innovators to accelerate and transform their start ups to become commercially viable, seed investor ready propositions.  Internationally recognised as Europe’s No. 1 University Business Accelerator, NDRC’s investment portfolio of over 200 companies has secured over €125m in follow-on investment, and … Continue reading

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  • nordic is expanding

    Thank you for your interest in the NDRC campaign. Applications to these appointments are now closed. If you have any queries, please contact Michael O’Leary at michael.oleary@hrmrecruit.com

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  • Engineering talentRecruiting The Brightest Engineering Talent

    Recruitment of any professional is a balance of art and science. Smart firms and their leaders know talent acquisition is not about matching. It’s how well you understand the need, how deep beneath the surface you search, how successful you are at bringing that talent to the table and how capable you are at managing … Continue reading Recruiting The Brightest Engineering Talent

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  • Engineering leaderBeing A Great Engineering Leader

    In a recent related article on engineering careers, we quoted a HBR report highlighting that a quarter of “The Best Performing CEO’s in the World” were engineers. We outlined that “leadership” does not necessarily mean the top of a corporate organisation, leadership for engineers happens on a daily basis. Great engineering leaders combine strong communication ability … Continue reading Being A Great Engineering Leader

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  • Engineering your careerEngineering Your Career

    While many engineers regard their problem solving ability as that which best defines the importance of their role, few spend enough time on solving the core question of “how do I manage my career most effectively?”. HRM’s recent talent survey of professional engineers highlights that Reward remains a core concern for practitioners. Yet improved pay … Continue reading Engineering Your Career

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  • curiosityWhy C In C-Suite Should Stand For Curiosity

    Following a strategic review of our own organisation, we undertook a values assessment led by an external facilitator. It has had a compelling impact, aligning behaviours and providing a reference point, when we otherwise do not know which path to take in a difficult decision. Values are how we explain our culture to new hires … Continue reading Why C In C-Suite Should Stand For Curiosity

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  • HRWhy HR Matters To SME’s

    Clear and well implemented HR processes and policies create great employee engagement and optimum organisation performance. This is even more important for those in the SME community.  A Strong HR Framework Is Essential We are occasionally invited to speak to SME and Entrepreneur groups about talent acquisition and retention and are often struck by how … Continue reading Why HR Matters To SME’s

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  • negotiating emotionNegotiating Emotion

    Everything in life is a negotiation; practice and not power is what often determines the outcome. This is the theme of a workshop rolled out in our own business recently. We used roundtable learning to explore how colleagues feel about the concept of negotiation, the circumstances in which we find ourselves negotiating and to understand the different styles of conflict … Continue reading Negotiating Emotion

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  • Managing professionalsManaging Professionals: Key Tactics

    Many professionals see themselves as being at the top of the organisation structure, with managers and other functions being there to serve them. Writing in HBR almost twenty years ago, to develop on the common analogy between a conductor leading an orchestra and a business leader, Henry Mintzberg spent time observing British Conductor and Composer Bramwell Tovey taking … Continue reading Managing Professionals: Key Tactics

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  • MindfulnessMindfulness

    With its roots in Taoist and Buddhist meditation, Mindfulness is now a common organisation concept and is being practiced by many executives as a means of reducing stress and adopting a more considered approach to decision making. Mindfulness means having an “in the now” sense and awareness of thoughts, feelings, body and environment. Thoughts and … Continue reading Mindfulness

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  • shutterstock_408903445_miniGeneration Z

    Having only begun getting to grips with Generation Y, we are now faced with welcoming Generation Z into our workplaces, those born in or after 1995. Z make Y seem like an easy ride; I am Father to two of them. While my kids are still in secondary school, we know a number at third level and this group … Continue reading Generation Z

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  • HR_Report_Inside_Banner_1600x940Where HR and Line Managers Just Do Not Agree

    HR is a strategic enabler of truly effective organisations but is not responsible for HR process implementation. Much in the way a CFO delivers financial strategy but Line Managers are expected to manage their own budgets. The gap between HR and Line Manager perception on where ownership for HR policy enactment sits, is now the … Continue reading Where HR and Line Managers Just Do Not Agree

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  • Legal reportTrainee Solicitor Survey Ireland

    The last twelve months have borne witness to a sequence of positive developments regarding the Irish economy. Year on year, employment levels are rising and unemployment levels are reducing, in particular amongst legal professionals. Both GDP and GNP continue to improve while VAT and personal tax returns are generally ahead of expectations. Global ratings agency … Continue reading Trainee Solicitor Survey Ireland

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  • interview questionsInterview Questions To Prepare

    Tell Me About Yourself.  Have a brief chronological history prepared. Keep it to about two minutes. Highlight your virtues and make it interesting and relevant to the job. What Do You Know About Our Organisation? Make sure you have prepared properly for the interview and can discuss products, services, problems, people, and history. Avoid the website trap, … Continue reading Interview Questions To Prepare

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  • istock_Business People in MotionHow to Retain your Best Accountants

    The cost to a firm of losing professional accountants can be up to twice their annual salary. As business sentiment enjoys a nine year high  and employment levels continue to rise, we  note firms are increasingly citing the scarcity  of good financial talent as a growing threat. Confidence in the wider Irish economy  continues to grow and demand for … Continue reading How to Retain your Best Accountants

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  • people_shutterstock_193806341Employee Engagement 2015

    How easy do you find it to bring discerning talent into your organisation? Is employee turnover consistently acceptable across all functions in your firm? Who leads engagement in your organisation, Line Managers or Human Resources? Employee Engagement has long since moved from being about an annual survey to becoming a central talent philosophy embraced and acted upon by all leaders … Continue reading Employee Engagement 2015

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  • smetalentshutterstock_226347166SMEs And The War For Talent

    Small Is Beautiful Absence of talent features higher in surveys of Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) owners with regards to their biggest limitations to growth, than shortage of working capital. Start ups and small to medium sized businesses rarely have the full time human or technology resources available to address this and at the same … Continue reading SMEs And The War For Talent

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  • mazeshutterstock_114318994Human Resources 2020

    What Is HR? The BBC is often so highly regarded and sometimes maligned for the extent to which it drives organisation diversity, that it seemed likely to be the place to look when seeking a definition of what contemporary HR should look like. However, their guide to the role and importance of Human Resources describes the remit as being … Continue reading Human Resources 2020

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  • nutshell_141051751Bench Strength

    Leadership Pipelining One of the many aspects to organisation performance that sport teaches us is the importance of having a really strong bench. Gone are the days when substitutes are considered replacements for injured players. Today’s teams use their benches to spring better performances, bring in different skills depending on the stage of a game and to carefully introduce … Continue reading Bench Strength

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