“What’s next for the West”

The National Recruitment Federation (NRF) in partnership with Recruit Ireland.com is pleased to announce details of its annual West Seminar which will take place on Wednesday 18th October at the G Hotel, Galway. This year the seminar will focus on global trends in the recruitment industry, foreign direct investment in the West and latest developments with Boston Scientific a leading medical device manufacturing MNC in Galway.

If you are interested in What is next for the West, you cannot afford to miss this unique event.


5.00pm     Registration & Networking                      

5.30pm     Ronan O’Callaghan – Chairman              
Open & Introduction                                              

5.35pm     Edward Heffernan – NRF Treasurer           
Recruitment Trends & Data

6.00pm      IDA Ireland West Region
What are the IDA doing & What is next for the West

6.15pm     Mary O’Donovan, HR Manager, Boston Scientific
Operation Transformation – Winning Together

6.40pm     Panel Discussion Q & A

Seminar Officially Closes

Date: 18th October 2017
Location: The G Hotel, Galway. 
Time: 5 – 7pm

To register contact Niamh at admin@nrf.ie or call the NRF office on 018161754.

National Recruitment Federations Fellowship event of the year 2017.

At the National Recruitment Federation (NRF) Annual Fellowship event in Trinity College Dublin, Peter Cosgrove from CPL was awarded the Honorary Fellowship award for 2017. NRF President Frank Farrelly presented Peter with the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the recruitment industry. Peter is a well known media contributor with regular radio slots, a much sought after conference speaker, and an expert in anything to do with recruitment. He is an ex president of the NRF and is a highly respected figure in the recruitment industry and is known countrywide for the outstanding work he does. Some of his many achievements include, setting up the Future of Work Institute which highlights the important role agencies will play in the future,  he champions gender diversity and is part of the 30% club steering committee, and was the brains behind the National Jobseekers Roadshow in 2011 to support those in need to get back to work.


A standing ovation by all present was a sure sign Peter was a very popular choice for this prestigious award this year.

The NRF, in Partnership with LinkedIn, would like to invite all NRF members to our annual LinkedIn event on October 4th (8am – 11am) in their Dublin Offices. The session will be addressed by leading experts in the field of digital transformation and they will talk about how digitization is impacting on the way recruitment agencies do business. 


The below topics specifically relating to the recruitment industry will be covered:

– What does digital transformation mean? 

– What does Best Practice look like?

  – Is the role of a 360 recruiter finished?

– How successful digital transformation can give an agency a competitive advantage.

  – How to outsource your resource to technology. 



•Light breakfast – 8am

•Welcome & Introduction, Dan Dackcombe (EMEA Sales Director Search & Staffing, LinkedIn) – 8.30am

•How your business can stay competitive and relevant in today’s digital era, Aisling Curtis (Commercial Director, Microsoft)

•What does digital transformation mean for recruitment agencies, Stuart McCaul (Digital Partner, Morgan McKinley)

•What role LinkedIn plays in digital transformation, Sharon O’Flaherty (Relationship Manager, LinkedIn)

•Panel discussion & Q&A •Optional Tour of New LinkedIn Offices


Please click link below to register!