NRF Fellowship Event 2019


NRF Fellowship Event 2019

The 2019 National Recruitment Federation Fellowship Event will take place on Thursday 12th September in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. The event, sponsored by Bullhorn, is an annual gathering of all those who have received NRF Fellowship. On the night NRF President, Frank Farrelly, will also announce the recipient of the Honorary NRF Fellowship Award. The Continue reading

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Tips for writing a winning NRF Annual Award entry…


NRF Annual Awards 2019

Get the ball gowns ready and the tuxedos dusted off, the NRF Annual Awards 2019 are just a few months away. With the application closing date looming (13th September) here are some tips that may help you to tell your story, showcase your achievements, and gain recognition for all your hard work for the year gone Continue reading

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What strategies work to overcome talent & people shortages in Ireland?



The TALiNT Ireland 2019 event took place back on 11th June, at The Gibson Hotel. The theme of the event was “Talent Intelligence for HR, Recruitment and Talent Leaders”. In particular if focused on the recruitment and talent acquisition landscape, which is changing in a dizzying number of ways, and how the recruitment community must Continue reading

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NRF Programme in Recruitment Practice, Limerick


NRF Programme in Recruitment Practice, Limerick

The National Recruitment Federation (NRF) is now taking bookings for the NRF Programme in Recruitment Practice for Limerick Classes 2019! The dates for the next course are Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd October and the assessment will be held on 23rd October. The ONLY programme of its kind in Ireland, It is accredited through Continue reading

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NRF Annual Awards 2019…Entries Now Open



Entry for the National Recruitment Federation Annual Awards 2019 is now open! Designed to recognise and reward excellence in recruitment in Ireland, they are THE awards for the recruitment profession. How Can You Enter? To enter download, complete and submit your entry form. Download your entry form here. Entries are open until 5pm, Friday 13th Continue reading

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Implications of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018


Introduction The Employment Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2018 came into effect on March 4th 2019 with the aim of improving the security and predictability of working hours for employees on insecure contracts and those working variable hours. This short summary, by Brendan McGinty, Managing Partner, Stratis Consulting, highlights some of the key provisions and practical implications Continue reading

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NRF champions interests of all employees


Thanks to the Irish Examiner for featuring, Geraldine King, CEO of the National Recruitment Federation, in “My Job” in the business section on Friday 17th May 2019. Read the article below… Background Voluntary organisation set up to establish and maintain standards and codes of practice for the Recruitment Industry in Ireland. Founded in 1971, the Continue reading

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Recruitment 101: What to Do and What to Avoid


Thanks to The Gloss’ “Look the Business” who recently chatted with Geraldine King, CEO of the National Recruitment Federation, for an update on employment law for employers… ‘Persons with young children need not apply’ appeared in an online Dublin job advert last year. It was promptly and widely condemned as blatant discrimination, and quickly removed. Continue reading

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Falling into recruitment: the best trip I’ve ever had!


Sometimes I find myself wondering how it is that I ended up in the wonderful sector of employment we call the recruitment industry.

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GDPR is here – we at Careerwise are ready, are you?


This months blog contributor is regional committee member and Director of Careerwise Mike Morrissey. A very relevant topic for this month!

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Are We Recruiters or Counsellors? – Neil Buckley RedChair Recruitment


When I was asked to write this article, I wanted to write about something that I knew would relate to all fellow recruiters within the industry. At some point, we have all experienced some if not all the below…I am going to use the word “symptoms” and I will explain why.

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NRF Membership Blog – Donal O’Donoghue


My goal, as committee member responsible membership growth, is to have every licenced recruitment organisation in Ireland recognised as an NRF member. Ireland already leads the way in this regard with 95% of the companies our sector already operating as NRF members.

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The importance of building your employer brand


As employer brands are based on intangible factors such as image, identity, and perception, being able to discover what it is about a brand that creates an emotional inclination and a sense of identification with the company, can prove invaluable to employers.

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Top 6 tips from NRF President Frank Farrelly – How do SME’s compete for talent with Blue- Chip Companies.


The simple answer is that they should not compete directly, as larger employers have advantages based on scale or employer brand. Most forward thinking companies have been investing in their ‘Employer brands’ for year. You will not be able to replicate quickly, cheaply or most importantly authentically.

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Darwin & Recruitment by Turlach McAlister


The Darwinian principle of the survival of the most adaptable is one that everyone needs to bear in mind, but the old adage that people buy people should never be forgotten

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