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 FULL WINNING LINE-UP AS FOLLOWS:

 

  • BEST AGENCY ONLINE SERVICE  –  BRIGHTWATER RECRUITMENT
  • RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR (Temp)- SARAH HEALY – GRAFTON RECRUITMENT
  • RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR (perm) – NICOLA REID – SANDERSON
  • RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR (contractor) – KATIE SLOAN – CLARK RECRUITMENT
  • BEST IN PRACTICE – HEALTHCARE – TTM HEALTHCARE
  • BEST IN PRACTICE – ACCOUNTING & FINANCE – BARDEN RECRUITMENT 
  • BEST IN PRACTICE – TECHNICAL IT & TELECOMS –  SIGMAR RECRUITMENT
  • BEST IN PRACTICE –HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS – THREE Q PERMS & TEMPS
  • BEST IN PRACTICE – INDUSTRIAL, WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS  – BROADLINE RECRUITERS
  • BEST IN PRACTICE – PHARMA ENGINEERING & SCIENCE – HERO RECRUITMENT
  • BEST IN PRACTICE –  IN A SPECIALISM – RECRUITERS
  • BEST IN –CORPORATE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY- CPL
  • BEST IN PRACTICE – OFFICE & SECRETARIAL – OSBORNE RECRUITMENT
  • UNSUNG HERO – MICHAELA VANICKOVA VARTOVA – HARVEY NASH
  • BEST NEW AGENCY- BROADGATE SEARCH
  • AGENCY OF THE YEAR – STAFF – 1-12  – CLARK RECRUITMENT
  • AGENCY OF THE YEAR – STAFF -13-40 – SANDERSON RECRUITMENT
  • AGENCY OF THE YEAR – STAFF OVER 41+ – TTM HEALTHCARE
  • NRF Cert RP Graduates of the year – Julie Valentine Sigmar Recruitment, Lorraine Mooney Grafton Recruitment, Kevin Clarke Grafton Recruitment, David Egan Manpower, Ronja Linge Manpower, Ellie Gavin Medsource.

 


The NRF are delighted to announce the guest speaker for Octobers breakfast briefing will be John Nurthen from Staffing Industry Analysts. John will provide unique insights into the global staffing market including forecasts and analysis of future trends. This presentation will take a detailed look at new technology trends including artificial intelligence and blockchain and how these are likely to impact the wider labour market, as well as the future delivery of staffing services.
 
Looking beyond staffing, John will explore the implications for staffing firms of developments within the wider workforce solutions ecosystem covering services such as VMS, MSP, Job Boards and the Human Cloud, among others.
 
The session will be essential for any staffing executive that wishes to better understand market opportunities and threats, including those presented by new products and services.

Note – This breakfast briefing is aimed towards Senior Recruiters and Managers

Location: Contracting Plus Office, 84 Merrion Square, Dublin.
Date: Thursday 25th October.
Time:  8am – 9am.

Register: To book your place email niamh@nrf.ie or contact the NRF office on 01-8161754.

As always thank you to the sponsors of the breakfast briefings Contracting Plus.


Tips to  writing a Winning Award Submission.

Get the ball gowns ready and the tuxedos dusted off, the NRF awards 2018 are just a few months away. With the closing date looming for submissions (28th 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 by.

We have listened to past judges to get you the best tips and guidance on how to write a winning entry.

 

So before you begin to write take a minute to consider the following!

 

Introduction

The introduction should set the stage for the rest of your submission. It should hook the judges in and make them enthusiastic to want to read the rest of the application. This is an opportunity to make you memorable and to stand out from the rest.

Answering the questions.

Carefully read each question and see which ones have the most marks allocated. Answer all the questions and ensure you are answering what has been asked to achieve the highest score.  “Remember this is a numbers game, the highest score wins”.

To help you stay on track put down the main points you want to address for each question. You can then elaborate and expand on each point. Most of the judges will not know your agency or how great it is, therefore, you have to ensure that your answers explain why you deserve to win.

A wining entry will be engaging and memorable. Showcase your achievements and back them up with testimonials. Remember testimonials validate what you are saying and gives you added credibility.

Stick to the word count and try not to lose the reader in a sea of text. Where possible use logo’s, photos etc to make the submission more memorable, but be cautious, embedded text will add to your word count.

Always write in plain English and avoid jargon that is used internally that way nothing gets lost in translation- if the judges do not understand what it means they cannot mark you accordingly.

DO NOT INCLUDE WEBSITE LINKS – Other than the online award all judges mark submissions in hard copy. They do not access links no matter how great you tell them the information on it is.

If you are submitting an application for an individual you should inform them and get their input this helps to personalise it for the individual.

Closing

Your closing statement should capture the passion you feel for your company and why you should win. Remember the judges are reading hundreds of entries you need to convince them as to why it should be you.

Finally, print it to make sure it is laid out as you want it and most importantly proof read it!

BEST OF LUCK!

Geraldine


Dear Member,
 
I want to let you know in plenty of time that the annual conference next year will be of the earlier time of 14TH MARCH.  The event will take place at the Clayton Burlington Hotel and it will be a full day event of plenary with expert speakers, breakout sessions, and masterclasses. We need to build on the platform of the reputation we received from WEC and make this annual Conference one that is of interest not just to our members but to your Clients, Government, international delegates, and the general HR and business communities.
 
The Irish recruitment industry is making a name for itself as thought leaders worldwide, and by hosting an annual World Class Conference where we can showcase the service, professionalism and growth of our industry and businesses will be of benefit to all members. The long term aim is to make it the recruitment conference of the year to be seen at. This will be another great milestone for NRF and its members.
 
The cost will be treble of what we usually spend (not to mention the speaker’s fees) therefore we intend to charge members a fee of €125 per head and non members €250 per head. This price will include a full sit down lunch and a walking breakfast.
 
Reminders will go out regularly over the next few months and registration will open in December.
 
Kindest regards,
 
Ger

********************
 
Geraldine King
CEO
National Recruitment Federation, 
Unit 2 A
Santry Business Park,Santry, Dublin 9, Ireland 
DO9 E5N7
 


The NRF are delighted to announce that the guest speaker for the March briefing will be David Gillick. David is a retired award winning Irish international track and field athlete.He has been crowned the champion of the first Celebrity MasterChef Ireland and is also an author of ” David Gillick’s Kitchen “.

At this briefing David will talk about his personal journey through the elite sporting world as a full time athlete, dealing with retirement, transition and mental health. David will also focus on the following areas. 

  • Mindset – Mental Health, dealing with depression and building positive habits and goals
  • Exercise – The importance of an active lifestyle incorporating elements of mobility, strength and cardio into your daily life
  • Nutrition – The role of nutrition, practical and simple tips
  • Rest & Recovery – digital detox, sleep, mindfulness and some ” Me Time “
The aim of this briefing is that you will take away some practical tips in a fun and engaging way and that you can implement these into your daily life and as a result boost your overall health and mental well being.  
 

Venue: Contracting Plus Office, 84 Merrion Square, Dublin 
When: Thursday 22nd, March 
Time: 08.00 – 09.00am 
RSVPjackie@nrf.ie 
Many thanks to our sponsor of the breakfast briefing Contracting Plus 


The Future of Work

“The Future of Work”
Researchers have highlighted that up to 40% of all jobs could be done by machines in 20 years time!
 

The National Recruitment Federation (NRF) in partnership with the Cork Chamber is delighted to announce details of its annual seminar which will take place on Thursday 19th April from 5-7pm in the Clayton Hotel, Cork City.

This year the Seminar will look at the significance of the “Future of Work” and the impact it will have on businesses today. Global trends in the Recruitment Industry will be explored and how the dynamic nature of attracting and sourcing talent is changing rapidly and significantly.
At this event, you will hear from industry experts including Peter Cosgrove, Founder of The Future of Work Institute, Susan Manning, Partner, The People Practice, and Edward Heffernan NRF Treasurer.

To register for this event click on www.corkchamber.ie or email jackie@nrf.ie 
The event is free to attend but pre registration is essential.

We look forward to meeting you all on April 19th.


The National Recruitment Federation are delighted to announce that we will hold our first NRF Skillnets course which will be an Introduction to Employment Law.  The trainer for this course will be Mary Seery Kearney Barrister at Law.

     The content will include:

  •         Equality legislation
  •         Data protection
  •         Unfair dismissal
  •         Right to Work
  • ·       Temp maternity leave
  •         Conditions of employment

The course will take place on Monday 5th March from 9am -5pm at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Clare Street Dublin. 

The course will be part funded by Skillnets therefore the price to NRF members will be €50.00 per person. 

To book a place on this course please contact the NRF Skillnets Manager Janice O’Rourke-  janice@nrf.ie 
Places are limited.

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Skillnets is funded by the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills


Invitation to Register for the World Employment Conference 2018 in Dublin.

Hosted by the National Recruitment Federation and the World Employment Confederation, the World Employment Conference takes place from the 6th to the 8th June 2018 in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. This international conference will educate, inspire, be highly interactive and will allow you to network with others in your sector.

Topics to be discussed will include:  

“Managing the extended Workforce”

Talent-as-a-service: How to navigate a new just-in-time, on-demand workforce ecosystem

  • How to source and acquire talents
  • How to manage an extended workforce
  • How to ensure that the workforce owns and develops the right skills
  • How to build new forms of security and predictability

The programme will include keynote speakers, master classes, plenaries, networking opportunities and a great social programme.

  • Frons Trompenaars is the Founder and Director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, an intercultural management firm. He has spent over 20 years helping Fortune 500 leaders and professionals manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance.
  • Mary B Lucas has more than 30 years of experience working in the “People Business” which is how she describes the staffing industry.  Along the way she has coached individuals at all organisational levels to successfully reach goals, enhance working relationships, improve employee retention and elevate team performance.
  • David Collings, the Professor of HRM at Dublin City University Business School in Ireland where he is co-director of the Leadership and Talent Institute.
  • Peter Cosgrove, a Director with Cpl the largest Recruitment and outsourcing consultancy in Ireland and Founder of the Future of Work Institute.
  • Johnny Campbell is Co-founder and CEO of SocialTalent – a SaaS learning technology company changing how people work and driving the future of learning across the world.
  • LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the internet with more than 500 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Speaker to be confirmed.
  • Plus more to be announced as the full programme will be published very soon.

View the conference website here:  http://worldemploymentconference2018.com/

How to register: NRF Members interested in attending the World Employment Confederation Conference should register through the link below.   Early Bird registration is open until the 9th March 2018.

Two registration options are available for NRF Members:

NRF Members 1 – €595.00 per person + vat

  • Attendance at the World Employment Confederation Conference 2018 on 7th and 8th June 2018.
  • Refreshments and lunch each day.
  • Attendance at the Welcome Dinner on 6th June 2018 Mansion House
  • Attendance at the Black & White Masquerade Ball on 7th June 2018 Clayton Hotel.

NRF Members 2 – €525.00 per person + vat

  • Attendance at the World Employment Confederation Conference 2018 on 7th and 8th June 2018.
  • Refreshments and lunch each day.
  • Attendance at the Black & White Masquerade Ball on 7th June 2018 Clayton Hotel.

To book your place at the NRF rate please click here: https://happening.eventsair.com/wecc-2018/nrfreg

  • Only NRF Members may use this link to register at the NRF rate for the conference. 
  • If NRF Delegates book places via the conference website, the full conference rate will be applicable.   
  • This rate is only applicable for NRF Members and registrations will be monitored. Should any non NRF members register via this link and at this rate, they will be automatically changed to the non-member rate as listed on the website and charged accordingly.  

 For more information please contact Karen Hoey: karenhoey@happeningconferences.com on +353 1 531 4118.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in June.


The NRF are delighted to announce that the guest speaker for February’s breakfast briefing in Cork will be Natasha Dowd of Ancora Training. Natasha is an Accredited and Qualified Life & Executive Coach, Qualified Trainer and a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management. 

Venue: Imperial Hotel, Cork City
When:Tuesday 27th March, 2018
Time: 08.00 – 09.00am 
RSVPjackie@nrf.ie 
Many thanks to the sponsor of the breakfast briefing Contracting Plus 

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The NRF are delighted to announce the guest speaker for January’s breakfast briefing will be Johnny Campbell of Social Talent.

 

At this briefing Johnny will cover “Posting content on Social Media as well as giving you 5 simple tips that will make you a better Recruiter. Attention is fleeting on Facebook and LinkedIn and competition for candidates is fierce. With the very latest research and data, find out how you can win the war for clicks, views, likes and shares in 2018 leading to more candidates and clients for you to close!

 

Location: Contracting Plus Office,84 Merrion Square, Dublin. Time: 8.00 – 9.00am.

Refreshments served from 7.40am. Date: 18th January 2018 To register contact Jackie at jackie@nrf.ie 

 

As always many thanks to the sponsors of the breakfast briefings Contracting Plus.