Employer Brand Vs Employer Reputation

What happens when your employer brand is actually the trailer for Prometheus? In an increasingly competitive market, convincing candidates to join your company is incredibly challenging.  Convincing them to stay is equally challenging. As hiring companies recognise the difficulties of attracting talent, concepts that in the past may have been thought of as implied or… [Read More]

GDPR And Managing The Recruitment Process

Some time has passed since the GDPR regulations came into effect, and following the flurry of e-mails asking for contact consent and informing people of changes to privacy policies flooding peoples’ inboxes, now would be a good time to revisit the ways in which these vital changes to personal data processing have affected the recruitment… [Read More]

Recruitment: From Outbound To Inbound

Recruitment is evolving – slowly perhaps – but it is evolving.  But the pace of evolution is matching neither the speed at which growing and successful companies skills needs are evolving nor the speed at which the drivers, expectations, and motivations of candidates are changing.  For companies, new roles have emerged and continue to emerge… [Read More]

The Mentor Relationship: Paying It Forward

“Sometimes you can’t pay it back, so you just pay it forward” Randy Pausch The world is a confusing and complex place. Most of us do our best to navigate it in the best manner possible in order to bring success to ourselves, protect our loved ones and benefit to the world. One of the… [Read More]

5 Tips For Building Trust In Your Local Technical Community

With more and more international technology companies setting up in Ireland and even more Irish based technology companies scaling up, one of the challenges these companies face is introducing their employer brand into the local technical community. Establishing trust and credibility in order to engage with the technical community should be a priority for them… [Read More]

Changing Roles As A Longstanding Employee

We give some advice on entering and managing the recruitment process when you are a longstanding employee in a company. How do I approach my job hunt if I have been with one company for a long time? We frequently have candidates who are moving on from a role they have been in for 10+… [Read More]

Employer Branding And Community Engagement: Championing A Cause

"Success follows those who champion a cause greater than themselves" “Talent is our biggest asset” the buzzline of all top companies but also reflected in the lengths companies are going to attract and retain employees, particularly those who can make a difference to the success of their companies. It is an increasingly competitive talent market… [Read More]

STEM Student Visits Mount Carmel

We did something new with our most recent ALI visit – a student studying STEM was our Role Model rather than someone working in the tech industry. Orla Keaveney visited Mount Carmel Secondary School in Dublin 1. Orla is studying Electronic Engineering at UCD. She spoke about her own experiences studying Engineering and what interests… [Read More]

A.L.I, Citi, Intel And Maynooth

This month saw a very special and exciting Ada Lovelace Initiative visit to Maynooth Post-Primary, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Intel and Citi teamed up to talk to 100 female students about the gender gap in technology and what it is like to work in this field. Kirsty Downey, Project Manager, and Neasa Walsh, Analytics Manager, both… [Read More]

Busiest Week of 2017 So Far For A.L.I!

It has been the busiest week so far for the Ada Lovelace Initiative! Following Sona Harrison’s trip down memory lane last week when she returned to her old school in Waterford, we’ve had a further five talks since then! Fiona Savage, who is an IT Application Support Officer at Concern Worldwide, gave her A.L.I talk… [Read More]