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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Recruitment

All time
The secret to building a great business? Hire people you actually want to work with
Do as Richard Branson would when it comes to recruitment.
# policing
There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?
And will they go to rural areas?
# Recruitment
A head of diversity is the new must-have position at tech companies
The spotlight and the magnifying glass have…
# We want you
Defence Forces want more women, gay people and ethnic minorities
If you’re interested, you have a month to apply.
# yoink
We asked a top corporate headhunter just how easy it was to poach rivals' staff
The stakes are high when it comes to recruiting the best talent.
# vacancies
The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts
It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.
# bad connections
The 5 big mistakes you should never make on LinkedIn
No duck-face selfies, please.
# POwer Lunch
An Irish startup wants tech workers to go for lunch and come back with jobs
Everyone’s gotta eat, right?
# Nou signing
If Barcelona's attack wasn't formidable enough, they've signed another flying winger
Luis Enrique has wasn’t little time in strengthening for next season.
# the real world
Employers want three major things from new graduates: writing, language and leadership skills
If you came out at the top of your class, have multiple languages and impressive IT knowledge, you might be in with a chance.
# ireland 2017
Ireland Women still calling on newcomers to rugby with a World Cup in view
Fancy playing in a World Cup? Have you tried playing rugby?
# Crime
Do you know how many gardaí work at your local station?
Time to find out…
# We want you
The Defence Forces are looking for drummers (and trumpet players, and woodwind...)
Think you’ve got the right stuff? (In this case, a playing standard of at least Grade 7)
# confession time
Have you ever lied on your CV? ... More than half of us have
Or possibly more. Who knows?
# the hardest word
A good problem: How do you turn down a job offer?
11 tips to a seamless ‘no’.
# Dublin Bus
'I've been spat at a few times but people are still the best part of the job'
Dublin Bus is trying to recruit more female drivers – just 3% of drivers are women.
# Templemore
'Ramping up': 250 new gardaí will be recruited this year
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald made the announcement this morning at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).
# Recruitment
Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced?
Leo Varadkar really hopes so.
# force not with you
One garda is leaving the force every single day
While only 300 new recruits have been taken on in that time.
# Recruitment
Is Jack and Jill's Jonathan Irwin joining Lucinda's new party?
Well, he’s not ruled it out.
# Jobswatch
Up to 80 new jobs set for Blanchardstown
Recruitment activity is already underway to fill the newly created positions in the software company.
# islamic state group
Seven people arrested for trying to recruit women and girls for jihadist groups
Four of the seven arrested are female, one of whom is a minor.
# job fairy
Ever wanted to drive one of these bad boys? Now's your chance...
… Licence pending.
# top dog
Could you be the new Editor of the Irish Independent?
The national publication is recruiting.
# Emigration
The NHS is planning a roadshow to nab some Irish nurses
There are 100 vacancies to be filled – and they’ll pay for registration and interim accommodation if you’re successful in getting one of the jobs.
# Poisoned chalice
Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?
The post of secretary general in Frances Fitzgerald’s department is being readvertised.
# Jobswatch
Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started
The job will be filled over the next two years.
# Pick Me
Two companies are recruiting with 150 positions up for grabs
Microsoft is looking for 100 graduates while FINEOS will hire 50 people over the next 18 months.
# Terrorism
Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters
Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.
# Haddington Road
Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will 'create friction' in ranks
The GRA said the withdrawal of the allowance would essentially be a pay cut for recruits.
# Great expectations
We asked gardaí what they want from their new boss - here's what they said
It was announced during the week that the recruitment process to fill the post has officially begun.
# Thin on the ground
More than three quarters of companies can't find the right talent for the job
A PwC report has flagged problems in the IT sector, and also says our tax system is alienating foreign executives.
# Building Momentum
There's three times more jobs in construction than a year ago
Albeit from a low base, the pick up is leading to more positions for builders and property sector professionals.
# Recruitment
'Liverpool will need to rebuild if they want to win the title and go far in Europe'
Former Reds midfielder Ronnie Whelan insists they must strengthen by buying several new players.
Column: If you’d like to work in an industry, don’t be discouraged by negative perceptions
The obstacles preventing women from reaching their full potential in the workplace are being steadily dismantled, writes Mairead Fleming.
# Jobswatch
Employers say hiring outlook 'most encouraging since 2008'
Prospects haven’t looked this good since the year Bertie Ahern stepped down, and Padraig Harrington won the USPGA…
# history lesson
'When are the other boys coming?' WWI posters try to recruit Irish friends
Guilt, fear and the lure of hero worship were all used by the Dublin recruitment office in 1915. Check out the posters.
# sign up
Want to join the army? Recruitment starts next month
There are currently 264 vacancies in the force to fill, though Minister Shatter said “no specific weaknesses” have been brought to his attention.
# give us a job
Good news: Companies in Ireland feel like hiring again
Exporting companies are positive about their business prospects over the next year.
# Cha-ching!
Some top Irish executives get bonuses of 100% (with no pay cap)
A new salary guide published by professional recruitment agency Morgan McKinley also found that Dublin professionals get paid more that those in other parts.