Hot Skills for 2013 Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:12
In 2013 the IT sector will be an even better one for tech professionals. Increased demand for experience and skills will mean greater remuneration and bonus packages for those candidates who can match that demand.
But while this job market is in rude health there’s change and churn with rising star skill-sets and more traditional roles looking a little less secure.
Techie Invictus Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:47
William Ernest Henley’s poem Invictus isn’t, as the recent Clint Eastwood movie of the same name portrayed it, a lyrical formula for achieving a moment of supreme glory but a poem about ceaseless struggle and relentless contest (in Henley’s case the struggle was against tuberculosis of the bone which awarded him a life of excruciating pain).
If it does have resonance today it’s with the contemporary job market, particularly the IT sector with its celebration of constant disruption and its demand for the techie’s continual re-invention. The end of social and job guarantees really does mean that the individual is master of his fate.
Don't shut up fShop just yet Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:44
Facebook recently announced it has passed its 1billionth user milestone. Benefiting from what must have been a slow news day, the company saw the announcement splashed all over the tech press.
And after its disastrous IPO, Facebook still has to convince the markets that it can generate revenue comparable to its subscriber list.
Goodbye Cold Calling, Hello Inbound Marketing Wednesday, 24 October 2012 07:21
Marketing innovators Hubspot announced that they’re setting-up the company’s new European HQs in Dublin. Hubspot of course are attempting to revolutionise the sales function with an inbound marketing approach that aims to attract sales leads to the salesman, liberating them from the inefficient drudgery of chasing leads.
Volunteer with Verify Launched Friday, 30 September 2011 05:56
Verify Recruitment launches 'Volunteer With Verify'
Volunteer Ireland and The Wheel to benefit from the initiative which
aims to assist unemployed professionals and Irish Charities
30 September, 2011, Dublin, Ireland: The European Union has declared 2011 the 'European Year of Volunteering' and with so many people out of work, and donations to charities reduced, there is no better time to offer your help and expertise to these organisations. In keeping with this spirit Irish firm Verify Recruitment have launched 'Volunteer With Verify' an initiative aimed at finding experienced professionals willing to provide their skills and expertise to charities.
Volunteer with Verify on The Last Hook Friday, 30 September 2011 04:01
Cathal Grogan in The Irish Examiner Friday, 29 April 2011 13:17
This week Cathal Grogan, our Managing Director, was approached by The Irish Examiner to provide some insight on the recruitment trends he is seeing in jobs market. He talked in detail with journalist Joe Dermody about the types of roles that companies are recruiting for and focused on executive roles and the levels of pay that these people can expect. This article featured in today's Money & Jobs section and is included in full below clicking 'read more' below.
The Sunday Times article on stress in the workplace Monday, 31 January 2011 14:14
Yesterday Cathal Grogan, the Managing Director of Verify Recruitment, featured in The Sunday Times in an article written about suicide rates and depression in workers. A trend Cathal has seen is former executives and managers who have lost their jobs are finding it very hard to copy with the jobs hunting and this is having a very detrimental effect on their mental wellbeing. To read the article in full please click 'read more' below.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Thursday, 01 July 2010 07:30
Procrastination and speculation can do great harm to a business.
Guest post by Barry Wyse, Software Engineering Director, previous senior roles at AOL and Critical Path
In my experience, procrastinating on a decision can lead to a lot pain in the future; whilst hedging bets when faced with two choices can lead to confusion, with the organisation often torn in two. It is far better to make a quick firm decision, the outcome of which can be managed, than to speculate and not decide.
Adopting Agile Thursday, 01 July 2010 06:54
Guest Post by Cathal Grogan, Managing Director of Verify Recruitment and 20 years IT experience
'Agile' can be a great method for software development. If used correctly it can be quicker and more effective than other methods with much less time spent on documentation etc. But, in my experience, organisations who are successful at implementing 'Agile' as an approach to delivering great solutions are those that take the time to understand not only the development community but the new roles, responsibilities and contributions expected of everyone involved in the process, most importantly the expert users.