Joanne McDonagh's Blog (46)

Mental Health In The WorkPlace: The High Cost of Not Caring

When it comes to mental health in the workplace in the UK, the figures are far from positive. Poor mental health is costing the economy up to a staggering £99bn per year!  The direct cost to the employer is £42bn as a result of being present-but-not-functioning, absenteeism, and staff turnover.

Sadly there is still a huge stigma attached to …

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 17, 2018 at 9:33am — No Comments

How To Answer 'Why Are You Looking For A New Job?'

When it comes to interviews this is one question you will more than likely be asked ‘why are you looking for a new job?’ or ‘ why did you leave your last job?’ and is definitely one that you should be well prepared for.

The particulars of this answer are to…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 4, 2018 at 9:32am — No Comments

HR Guide : Is Your Company Diverse Enough ?









Diversity is an integral element of HR. It’s a recurring theme that touches all topics, including workforce planning and recruitment. 

Workplace diversity has become an increasingly important part of any workplace.Encouraging diversity can help a business grow and thrive.

We…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 21, 2018 at 10:25am — No Comments

How To Answer 'Why Are You Looking For A New Job?'

When it comes to interviews this is one question you will more than likely be asked ‘why are you looking for a new job?’ or ‘ why did you leave your last job?’ and is definitely one that you should be well prepared…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 9, 2018 at 6:45am — No Comments

Human Resources Today: Interview with Joanne McDonagh 2017 MVP Awards Winner

Joanne McDonagh, blogger at Rezoomo, won First Place in the Talent Acquisition Category of Human Resources Today’s 2017 MVP Awards. Our judges and audience at HRT had hundreds of nominated articles to read through, so her article, 2018 Trends in Candidate Experience – What You Need To Know, really was the best of the best! Now that it’s been a few months since the conclusion of the awards, Shelley Trout, editor at Human Resources Today, has some questions for…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 9, 2018 at 6:35am — No Comments

HR & Marketing: Building The Perfect Employer Brand Together

When it comes to employer branding think of your business as a glasshouse, giving potential candidates a sneak peek at what is going on inside.

Recently I wrote about how recruitment is marketing and how the role of HR has significantly evolved over the years. The main ‘pain’ today in recruitment is attracting quality candidates and although this is a ‘pain’, is your company…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 7, 2018 at 10:56am — No Comments

Recruitment Is Marketing - What You Need To Change

“The war for talent is over. The Talent won.” – Josh Bersin

In the past employers who implemented talent acquisition programmes as part of their recruitment strategy were the game changers. Hunting down the best talent and filling their talent pools to the brim put them ahead of the game, but now the war for talent is out of the hands of employers and in the hands of the candidates.

The future of recruitment now lies with having an inventive marketing…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on February 13, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION- NOT IN MY BACKYARD!

Diversity and Inclusion is a buzz term that is being heard across all sectors of society including that of employment.

As a result of this, there has been a particular focus on the development of…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on January 26, 2018 at 8:52am — No Comments

BOOST YOUR CV WITH THESE GREAT ONLINE COURSES





Online courses are a great way to help you level up and stay competitive while you are looking for a job.

We have listed 8 online courses that will enable you to gain CV worthy skills that you can learn from the comfort of your own home. As they say, there is no time…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on January 16, 2018 at 11:46am — No Comments

DO YOU LEAVE YOUR CANDIDATES IN THE DARK ?

It’s that time of year when new trends begin to emerge for the upcoming year. We recently discussed an emerging trend in our last article 2018 HR TRENDS – CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

 

Minimal job descriptions, no confirmation email and no notice when the job position is filled, all contributed to…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on January 9, 2018 at 5:24am — No Comments

GET THE BALL ROLLING – MOTIVATING STAFF AFTER THE HOLIDAYS







It was the most wonderful time of the year and although some staff members are ready to get back into action straight away for the new year, some staff members need a little nudge.

Returning to work from this state of relaxation causes…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on January 4, 2018 at 9:22am — No Comments

REZOOMOS RECRUITMENT PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

Well, 2018 is fast approaching and there are a plethora of recruitment trend predictions floating around for the upcoming year.

Some trends will carry on from 2017 including the automation of recruitment and data analytics.

Here are our top 3 predictions for recruitment trends for 2018 with lots of lovely stats to provide you with a deeper insight into why we have selected these particular ones.…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on December 13, 2017 at 5:07am — No Comments

RECRUITMENT LESSONS FROM SANTA CLAUS

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to review the last 12 months and think about how you can drive your recruitment…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on December 5, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments

WHAT’S NEXT FOR HR ? IT’S TIME TO LOSE THE PAPER..

Today’s job seekers needs and expectations differ to what once was, now they expect a more streamlined digital environment when they are going through the recruitment stages.

So, how can companies easily transition to these stages of the candidate’s journey without losing any vital parts of the process? The answer lies in going paperless and embracing digital.

By going digital it allows both the HR and employee to experience a stronger candidate and…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on November 24, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

2018 HR TRENDS – CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

One of the biggest undertakings in HR is recruitment.

When we think of recruitment and the process it involves we instantly think about the process such as specifications of a particular job, the action of attracting candidates to apply for that job, screening and selection of candidates, hiring the right candidate and the onboarding of those candidates.

These processes are changing and are facing new changes in 2018. What will the next HR trends for…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on November 14, 2017 at 8:02am — No Comments

2018 HR TRENDS – EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Trends in HR are ever changing. Every year new trends arise due to the issues that HR face and the discussion around how to solve them. Employee experience is the latest trend taking hold of the HR industry.

With companies being faced with the task of creating environments that make people genuinely want to show up to work.…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on November 10, 2017 at 10:26am — No Comments

CHOOSING BETWEEN TWO EQUALLY-QUALIFIED CANDIDATES

Very often in recruitment, you can be faced with a situation where you have to choose between two equally qualified candidates for a certain role. 

Even though many people think that this is a great situation to be in it…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on October 31, 2017 at 11:19am — No Comments

Top 5 Ways To Beat Stress At Work

Is your job demanding? Stress can account for 40% of all work-related illnesses and has remained a major issue in the global workforce.

Having the skills to be able to deal with pressure in a demanding position is a well sought after skill, but…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on October 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

OCTOBER HR EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR IRELAND & UK 2017

As we near the end of Septemeber we bring you some of the top upcoming HR eventsaround Ireland & The UK for the month of October. You might want to circle these ones on your…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on October 4, 2017 at 11:48am — No Comments

5 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD AVOID ASKING AT INTERVIEWS

Do you have any questions? This is one of the most dreaded questions candidates dislike being asked! We recently covered questions you should ask at the end of interviews but what about the ones you…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on September 12, 2017 at 5:56am — No Comments

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