International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

Today December 5th marks International Volunteer Day celebrating the theme of solidarity through volunteering.

International Volunteer Day

This year’s campaign highlights the power of our collective humanity to drive positive change through volunteerism. There are many advantages of volunteering, it is an excellent way to meet new people, give back to the community and help people in need. It gives you a sense of purpose while also increasing your social skills. It can even help your chances at gaining employment as it looks good on your CV, showcasing your commitment to improving yourself and helping others in society and the world.

Did you know? International Volunteer Day
  • 60% of hiring managers see the act of volunteerism as a valuable asset when making recruitment decisions.
  • 92% of human resource executives agree that contributing to a nonprofit can improve an employees leadership skills.
  • 6.5% of working-age people worldwide engage in formal volunteering via an organisation or association. 

3 Types of Volunteer Work

There are many different types of volunteering programmes and it can be difficult to choose which one is the best for you. Here we list 3 types of volunteer work where you can put your skills to good use and help out.

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  1. Volunteering for Environmental Issues

As people are becoming more environmentally aware, volunteering in this area is becoming more popular. People know that it is vital to act sooner rather than later when it comes to our environment. This type of work can include farming, environmental conservation and even working with ecovillages. It can be fun if you like the outdoors, like animals and don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

2. Volunteering in Healthcare

This is an ideal situation for medical students in order to gain training however, you don’t have to be a medical student to do this type of volunteering. You could simply visit patients in hospital to keep them company, work in health food shelters or even fundraise for cancer research, the list is endless.

3. Volunteering in Education

This is a great way to give someone the knowledge you possess and can involve working with children or adults. There are a range of countries where you can travel to and do this. It will allow you to gain teaching experience as well as helping those in need.

Servisource and Volunteering

At Servisource and CPL, we have the opportunity to get involved in a volunteering programme called INSPIRE, an online mentoring programme. we believe in giving back to the communities in which we operate, which is why we actively encourage our people to avail of this chance to get involved. With our Volunteering Time Off initiative, we ensure that employees get paid for any days off used to volunteer. The programme aims to match a young person with a professional role model to support and guide them. We know that mentoring works and having a positive role model in life is critical in order to prosper.

About the Mentors

INSPIRE works by matching a young person with an experienced professional. We want you to be that positive role model and make a difference in a young person’s life. Volunteer mentors commit to regular meetings with their mentee for up to one year and Innovate Communities provide the required training and support to help them become a successful mentor. This mentoring programme is online as you could be matched with a student from anywhere but if proximity permits you can meet them in person.

This is what the mentors have to say:

Ciaran – Senior IT Developer

I find I’m feeling quite energized seeing how the mentee is drawing on my expertise. There is a real sense of satisfaction about being able to help someone younger from my community. I’m learning there’s more to these young people than I may have thought. I see my mentee’s confidence building with every meeting. I see him leading more with every interaction and being more and more specific and honest about what he needs from me.

Marian – HR/Training Consultant

I’m really enjoying it. I’ve noticed my mentee’s thought process has widened from when we first met. She is thinking about the bigger picture, the longer term and about her career.

About the Mentees

Mentors are currently working with over 150 young people aged between 18 and 25 years of age. These mentees are diverse– Irish, Migrants and Immigrants (First Generation), Irish Black, Irish Asian and represent many different nationalities. They are HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) students studying Business & Management, Computers & ICT, Health & Social Care and Science and Pharma etc. The majority are the first in their family to go to college, don’t have a professional network to engage and have voluntarily signed up to INSPIRE to receive access to a mentor.

There are a range of volunteering opportunities to choose from around the world. With an array of benefits from it such as valuable work experience, learning new things and making new friends, why not give it a try and see how your help can benefit the world. You can find out more about the INSPIRE mentoring programme here and even sign up with their online application form.

So happy volunteering and let’s help each other in solidarity throughout the world!

International Volunteer Day

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5 Benefits of Networking at Work

5 Benefits of Networking at Work

Networking at work is a vital pathway to career growth and there are many benefits to it. Sometimes networking can be confused with selling, but it actually means creating long-term relationships that are mutually beneficial. This in turn, leads to building a good reputation over time.

Networking is not about trying to meet as many people as possible, but rather it is trying to meet the right type of people that will be able to endorse your specific skillset, show you opportunities and point you in the direction of other well-connected people.
It is an essential process that should be implemented throughout all stages of your professional journey. Here we take a look at 5 benefits of networking at work.

Did you know? Networking Benefits
  • 85% of job positions have been filled through networking.
  • Almost 100% believe that face-to-face meetings build stronger long-term relationships.
  • 70% of jobs are never published publicly. 

Here are 5 of the biggest advantages of networking:

1. Raise Your Profile

One of the first benefits of networking that is extremely important in career building is being able to raise your profile, you can do this by being visible and getting noticed. The way you can do this is by attending as many social and professional events as possible which will help get your face known.

When you are attending these events, you must provide value for other attendees (it’s not all about you), long lasting relationships are built on trust and providing value to each other. You can create value by listening carefully, following up on conversations, remembering names, and offering your knowledge and expertise.

2. Advance Your Career

Having the ability to go out and network with people within your industry can hugely benefit your chances of climbing the ladder in your industry.

You can advance your career and build your reputation by being knowledgeable, reliable, and supportive by providing useful information to people who need it.

3. Strengthen Business Connections

“Sharing is caring”, for lack of a better term, is what networking is all about. You must be willing to share the information you have and not just take information from other people. It is about forming trust and helping each other reach your individual goals. Staying in regular dialogue with your contacts and finding ways to assist them will help strengthen your relationship. This will plant the seed for a long-lasting relationship and for when you need assistance to achieve your goals.

Making connections in business, benefits of networking.

4. Access to Job Opportunities

Having the ability to expand your contacts can lead to many new opportunities for business, career advancement or for personal growth. When you are actively networking it keeps you at the forefront of people’s minds when new job openings become available, and it will increase your chances of being introduced to relevant people or potentially even a referral.

As your career advances a lot of jobs do not get advertised, so being recognised in the right network of people can open the door to more career opportunities that you may not have otherwise.

5. Career Advice and Support

Receiving career advice from experienced people within your industry is another important benefit of networking. When you are discussing your common challenges and opportunities this can lead to important suggestions and guidance. When you can offer good advice and support to your contacts this will set a strong foundation when you need support in return.

So why not get networking and soon you’ll be climbing up that career ladder in no time!

View all our current vacancies on Recruit Island that can help you get your foot in the door and start networking.

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Cian McGoey is part of the Digital Marketing team within Servisource Workforce Solutions.

Jobs Fair Belfast

Recruit Island are delighted to announce their attendance as exhibitors at the National Jobs Fair in Belfast.  This event is free to attend and no registration is required.   If you want to hear about our latest jobs or an opportunity to speak to our expert consultants, they why not pop in.

National Finance Summit

Our Admin & Finance team are delighted to announce they will be exhibitors at the National Finance Summit in the RDS, Dublin on Thursday 30th May.  Please call by our stand to say hi and meet our team, whether you are seeking a new career or require our assistance with any positions within your company

Nursing Scholarship announced by Servisource and DkIT 2018/2019

DkIT and Servisource Healthcare nursing scholarship initiative affords nursing & midwifery undergraduates the opportunity to secure €1,500 to support their studies.

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and County Louth healthcare recruitment specialist, Servisource Healthcare announce the launch of this years nursing scholarship, which will provide four third-year nursing and midwifery students at DkIT with €1,500 financial support as they progress through their degree.

Why Apply?

As the demand for qualified nurses and midwives in Ireland continues to grow, the new Servisource Healthcare Nursing Scholarship will provide continued motivation and additional resources to DkIT students at a critical point in their study.

In addition, the process of applying for these scholarships is also good practice for students as they are encouraged to reflect on their academic and practical successes to date and to consider their employment options for the future.

How to Apply for the Scholarship?

The scholarship for nurses programme commences in autumn (18th September 2018) and all third year students wishing to be considered for the scholarship will be asked to submit their applications in advance of the closing date on Friday 8th March 2019.

Applicants will be asked to complete a reflective essay outlining an experience or circumstance in which they have demonstrated kindness and compassion in care, in line with the nursing and midwifery standards and guidelines to be submitted by the 8th March 2019. This includes the need for nurses and midwives to be competent, safety-conscious and act with kindness and compassion in their provision of safe, high-quality care.

The winning students will be announced on 26th March 2019 after deliberation by judges from the DkIT Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies Department and Servisource Healthcare .

Declan Murphy, CEO of the Servisource said,

Having operated in the healthcare sector for almost 20 years, we understand the commitment and the challenges faced by nurses as they embark on their journey in becoming healthcare professionals. Servisource Healthcare is proud to support nurses during their careers in matching the best nursing jobs with the best candidates. Our partnership with DkIT Nursing & Midwifery allows us to further enhance this relationship by recognising exceptional performance and providing financial assistance to student nurses and we look forward to a developing a long and fruitful relationship.

The scholarships are open to all third year nursing and midwifery students and have been designed to encourage and reward students that show promise and dedication. Students will be assessed on their commitment to nursing practice, passion for the profession and their drive to succeed. We would urge all eligible students to apply and to avail of this fantastic opportunity to help progress their studies.

 

Open Day for Nurses & Healthcare Assistants – Cork

Servisource Healthcare are hosting a Interview Open Day and are very eager to speak with Nurses & Healthcare Assistants in Cork.

Are you a passionate and innovative Healthcare Assistant with FETAC Level 5 in the Cork area who wants to deliver high standards of care and available for full time hours?

OR

Are you a registered Nurse with your NMBI Pin?

Whether you are looking for a change of job or a final year student, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. We value our staff, offering exciting opportunities and support their professional development.

At our Open Day you will:

  • Be able to meet representatives from a variety of healthcare teams
  • Learn about the development opportunities we offer
  • Understand what you can do to speed up the recruitment process
  • Have the opportunity of an interview on the day.

When and where?

When: Monday 19th December 2018, 10 AM – 1 PM

Where:  Servisource Healthcare Offices – 11 Anglesea Street, Ballintemple, Cork City, T12 CYR8

What to bring?

Recruitment open days speed up the recruitment process for both employers and job seekers, so we recommend that you come prepared. Bring with you a valid ID, CV, education and professional qualifications. Application packs available on the day.

Why attend?

Attending an employer open day is one of the quickest and easiest ways of securing a new job. Not only will you see first hand who you will be working and potentially the people who will be working with you; you might also walk away with a job offer at the end of the day.

Interested?

Book your interview today by emailing Nicky on [email protected]

Nursing Homes Ireland Annual Conference 2018

Servisource Healthcare will be attending this years Nursing Homes Ireland Annual Conference 2018

NURSING HOMES “Helping each other to be who we are”

Where: Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co.Dublin

When: Thursday 15th November 2018

#NHIConference2018

Agenda:

08.15 – 09.00 REGISTRATION

* Opportunity to Visit Exhibitors

MORNING SESSION

Conference Chair: Dr Ciara Kelly, Broadcaster

09.00 – 09.05

Welcome Tadhg Daly, CEO

09.05 – 09.30 Opening Address – Simon Harris, TD, Minister for Health

09.30 – 10.00 Managing/Preventing Stress in the Workplace Martin Rogan, CEO Mental Health Ireland

10.00 – 10.30 Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act Áine Flynn, Director of Decision Support Service, Mental Health Commission

10.30 – 11.00 Questions & Answers Chairperson Dr Ciara Kelly

11.00 – 11.30 Tea/Coffee Opportunity to visit Exhibitors

11.30 – 12.00 What type of care I would like when I come to live in your Nursing Home Kathy Ryan, Vice Chairperson Irish Dementia Work Group (Supported by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland)

12.00 – 12.30 Models of Care along the Continuum Prof. Eamon O’Shea Personal Professor ICSG, NUI Galway

12.30 – 13.00 Questions & Answers Chairperson Dr Ciara Kelly

13.00 – 14.30 LUNCH Sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions *Opportunity to Visit Exhibitors

AFTERNOON SESSION

Key Note Speaker

14.30 – 14.45 Sector Led Apprenticeships – How they work and how they are developed Apprenticeship Council & Health Care Assistant Apprenticeship Consortium

14.45 – 15.30 Great Resident experience comes from a great Employee experience Cathal Divilly, Partner, Great Place to Work

15.30 – 16.00 Questions & Answers Chairperson Dr Ciara Kelly 16.00 Conference Close

19.00 – NHI Care Awards Ceremony

For more information on the Nursing Home Conference Agenda & Speakers – click HERE.

Recruitment Open Day for Healthcare Assistants – Cork

Servisource Healthcare are hosting a Recruitment Open Day and are very eager to speak with Healthcare Assistants in Cork.

Are you a passionate and innovative Healthcare Assistant in the Cork area who wants to deliver high standards of care and available for full time hours?

Whether you are looking for a change of job, a final year student, starting out on your career path, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. We value our staff, offering exciting opportunities and support their professional development.

At our Open Day you will:

  • Be able to meet representatives from a variety of healthcare teams
  • Learn about the development opportunities we offer
  • Understand what you can do to speed up the recruitment process
  • Have the opportunity of an interview on the day.

When and where?

When: Tuesday 6th November 2018, 9.30AM – 3.30PM

Where:  Servisource Healthcare Offices – 11 Anglesea Street, Cork City, T12 CYR8

What to bring?

Recruitment open days speed up the recruitment process for both employers and job seekers, so we recommend that you come prepared. Bring with you a valid ID, CV, education and professional qualifications. Application packs available on the day.

Why attend?

Attending an employer open day is one of the quickest and easiest ways of securing a new job. Not only will you see first hand who you will be working and potentially the people who will be working with you; you might also walk away with a job offer at the end of the day.

Interested? Then please come along on the day with your CV. If you have any questions, contact Orla on [email protected]

We will be running Recruitment Open Days on a regular basis so keep an eye out – we will be in your area soon!!

Healthcare Assistant & Carers Ireland Conference 2018

Servisource Healthcare will be attending this years Healthcare Assistant & Carers Ireland Conference 2018.

WhereCity North Hotel & Conference Centre, Gormanston, Co. Meath
Directions: Dublin Airport, M1/M50 Interchange and only 30 minutes from Dublin City
When: Thursday November 22nd 2018
Time: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

This years conference will have a wide range of speakers from government, state institutions, sector stakeholders and of course Health Care assistant & Carers themselves.

GET TICKETS NOW!

Once of the main objectives of this years conference is to address the undervalued and not fully recognised contribution Healthcare Assistants & Carers play in our health sector.

Servisource Healthcare provides cost effective solutions; helping our long-standing clients manage budgets, reduce workloads, maintain staffing levels and deliver premium patient care.

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If you would like to accelerate your healthcare career, please contact us today on [email protected]