Mental Health – Finding that Work Life Balance

Are these questions/thoughts familiar?

I can guess that the majority of everyone reading this has had these thoughts at least once in their lifetime.

Mental Health is nothing to dismiss, you may not be able to physically see it on someone, does that mean it isn’t there?

How to turn your CV into a sales tool that will land you your dream job

How to turn your CV into a sales tool that will land you your dream job Your CV is a vital element in the sculpting of your career. It’s essentially what stands between getting an interview and being overlooked completely. A CV is more than just a list of your qualifications and jobs-to-date; it’s actually…

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

WEA Finalist 2019

Recruit island are delighted to announce that we are finalists in two categories of the Irish News awards, Belfast 2019 for Best Place to Work and Right Place to Work

The Ultimate FEAR of Finding a New Job!

Searching for a new job can be quite daunting for most people. You are putting yourself out there – showcasing your best qualities – with a fear of being rejected. I myself found it difficult to put myself out there to kickstart my career. I started my previous part time job at the age of…

The Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff to your Business

Unplanned pregnancy? Last minute holiday? Sickness? Unscheduled leave… These are just a few obstacles a business owner faces (on top of actually managing a company) which can lead them pulling their hair out with stress!!! 🤣 Ok, so we’ve covered the benefits of agency work for candidates – but what exactly are the benefits of…

Best Breakfast to eat

Here are 15 best foods to eat in the morning These fifteen foods will give you an idea of what to start your day with. Studies show that if certain important nutrients are missed during breakfast, it becomes harder to compensate for them during the rest of the day. While taking breakfast is a personal…

Motivation Workshop

Zevo Health are delivering this work shop on 28th February at 3pm. Self-motivation is what you need when the going gets tough. It’s what helps you lift yourself out of a slump when you don’t feel you can persist, when you start letting deadlines roll by, or when you lose sight of the end objective.…

Going Bananas!

We are going Bananas today!! 10 Benefits of eating bananas. They contain many nutrients, potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Net Carbs, Fibre, Protein and fat. A medium-sized banana has about 105 calories.Bananas can help moderate blood sugar levels after meals and may reduce appetite.Bananas are fairly rich in fibre and resistant starch,…

Cherries

You will notice in each office there are fresh cherries for you all to try. Sweet or sour, cherries are bursting with nutrition. These small fruits can help improve your health, from a better night’s rest to a trimmer tummy. They also rank as one of the most health protective foods overall. One cup, or…

Innovative Ideas – Have Your Say

So what is innovation……….. ‘Executing an idea which addresses a specific challenge and achieves value for both the company and customer’ An innovative idea does not have to be new/inventive or technology related, it can be something that simply improves a work process, takes out steps that are not required or adds to a positive…

Benefits of Exercise

Benefits of Exercise Most people hit the gym or pound the roads to lose weight or get healthy, but most importantly it has been proved that by exercising regularly can benefit your mental health. It also has other benefits. Reduce Stress. Tough day at the office? Take a walk/run, head to the gym. Exercise increases…

Wellness Wednesday Tips

Hi All Welcome to wellness Wednesday. Each week I will have tips and for you all for you mind, body and spirit. Davey is working on a platform on the Dock so I can put all these onto it, but until then I will just send attachments. This week I am looking at the Benefits…

Eat – Pray – Love

As love is in the air with Valentines Day  approaching and you have gotten through the dreaded drought of January, things are starting to look up……..or are they…….. do you love everything in your life or is it time to make some changes? Sitting at your desk doing your typical 9-5 Monday to Friday job?Bored, no…

Brexit – The effects of Brexit on Employment in Ireland

Since the 2016 Referendum where the UK decided that they would leave the European Union, Brexit has become a household word. It has been almost 2 years; and on the 29th of March 2019 the UK are scheduled to leave the UK at 11pm. But apart from how the UK will be affected by Brexit,…

Artificial Intelligence AI in Healthcare

The future potential for robotic technology and Artificial Intelligence AI in healthcare is HUGE. Just before you get carried away, we don’t believe physicians (humans) will be replaced by robots in the foreseeable future, however through the use of “big data”; the use of AI in healthcare can assist humans in making better clinical decisions…

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…

Candidates every Recruiter Dreads

For the most part recruitment is an enjoyable and interesting experience where you get to meet a wide array of people and build strong relationships with your candidates while helping them find the perfect job. As with any job working with the public you do have days where you don’t know whether to scream, laugh…

Healthcare Professionals working over Christmas

As the festive season approaches most of us are looking forward to spending time with our families, snuggling up on the couch, in front of a big fire to watch Christmas movies and most importantly eating our weight in festive chocolates. However Healthcare professionals working over Christmas are not thinking this way as December hits…

So you want work in Construction?

My name is Joe Kenny and I look after the Temporary Construction Division in Servisource Recruitment.  What follows is a guide on how to get a job in construction from the perspective of a recruiter. Time and again I watch candidates sabotage themselves by making the same handful of mistakes which can easily be avoided…

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…

Why emigrate to Ireland?

Thinking of working in Ireland? Read this blog that highlights the positive and negative of making the move to Ireland, and some helpful links for before and when you arrive in Ireland. Firstly, a few facts about Ireland: Capital city: Dublin Currency: Euro Population: 4.8 million The island of Ireland is split into the Republic…

What will Temp Admin Look Like in the Future?

In a recent blog we discussed the benefits of agency / temporary roles; highlighting that people traditionally viewed temporary employment in a negative perspective due to a lack of job security and perceived low wages. Perhaps due to necessity at the time; when the recession hit Ireland, the availability of standard full-time permanent jobs decreased…

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…

Are You Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Are you sabotaging your own job search by engaging in self-destructive behaviour? We would like to share some warning signs to help you. Do you rule yourself out? When job searching, do you often ‘rule yourself out’ if; when reading a job spec, you don’t have a certain skill? “I didn’t apply for that position…

What are the Visa Requirements to Work in Ireland?

Are you thinking about moving to Ireland or considering re-locating here to work but unsure of the Visa requirements? Visa’s can be very confusing so we have tried to make it as simple; yet in-depth; as possible, covering the various different types of visas and work permits available in Ireland. Right to work in Ireland?…

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…

Gender Pay Gap Legislation – Why Now?

Ireland in recent years have become more focus and considerate when it comes to equality and the gender pay gap. There’s no doubt that Irish women have more rights today than they had 30 plus years ago, but gender equality in Ireland is still a struggle, especially in employment due to the gender pay gap.…

Healthcare Assistant & Carers Ireland Conference 2018

Servisource Healthcare will be attending this years Healthcare Assistant & Carers Ireland Conference 2018. Where: City 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…

Lean Construction Ireland National Conference 2018

Consultants from Servisource Construction & Engineering division will be attending the Lean Construction Ireland National Conference 2018. Where: Croke Park, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3 When: Tue 20 November 2018 Time: 08:00 AM – 06:00 PM The theme of this years event is “ Lean Innovation – Inspiring our Future in Construction”. Experts in the field of lean construction will be…

Mental Health Nurse Conference 2018

Servisource Healthcare will be attending the Mental Health Nurse Annual Conference which is run by Mental Health Nurse Managers Ireland (MHNMI) Where: Killashee House Hotel, Kilcullen Road, W91 DC98 Naas When: Wednesday November 7 2018 Time: 9.00AM – 5.00 PM This years’ conference is titled: “From Quality to Excellence” aimed at Mental Health Nurse Managers. Mental Health Nurse Managers…

UCC Nursing and Health Careers Fair

Servisource Healthcare will be attending UCC Nursing and Health Careers Fair. When: Wednesday 7th November 2018 Where: UCC, Western Gateway Atrium Time: From 12 noon to 3pm This is a dedicated careers fair to the health and nursing professions. Who should attend? This is a student event organised by UCC for all Nursing and Health students! We…

Louth Business Awards 2018

The Louth Business Awards takes place Saturday 20th October in the Carrickdale Hotel. Dundalk Chamber had a record number of entries for the Louth Business Awards. With 20 categories to choose from there really was a great mix for businesses to enter making the task for the judging panel increasingly more difficult. Servisource are delighted…

Newry, Mourne & Down Crossborder Job Fair

Servisource are attending the Newry, Mourne and Down Crossborder Job Fair. When:Wednesday 17th October between 11am-2pm and 4pm-6pm. Where:  Canal Court Hotel, Merchants Quay, Newry, Co. Down Admission: Free What to bring? Bring with you several copies of your CV to the job fair, education and professional qualifications, any certs or in relation to construction, any…

Top 10 Healthcare Job Interview Tips

The stakes are high in any job interview, but in a healthcare job interview, the questions can be especially tough. First of all – Congratulations!! After all your hard work; you’ve got the healthcare job interview! If you are feeling stressed, worried or anxious; don’t worry, everyone feels the same! A healthcare job Interview can…

Recruit Island take centre stage at Dundalk Stadium

Recruit Island Has Launched! Dundalk Stadium launched its Friday night series of floodlit horse and greyhound racing on Friday, 28st September and looks forward to horse and greyhound racing every Friday and Saturday night up until the end of 2018 and resuming for the same approach in early 2019. Friday, 28th September featured the €63,000…

Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference 2018

Are you attending this years Construction Industry Federation Conference? CONSTRUCTING IRELAND 2040: HOW THE INDUSTRY WILL SHAPE COMMUNITIES, CAREERS AND COMPETITIVENESS IN THE NEXT 25 YEARS This year’s Construction Industry Federation conference will be held in Croke Park stadium on the 2nd October. What is this years objective? The fundamental objective of the Construction Industry…

Job seeking on your Mobile Device and Social Media

With the improved economic climate, and the increase in job prospects; many workers are considering career or job changes; making competition rife. If you are serious about finding your dream job, you must be ready to apply for a job instantaneously – on your mobile device and social media! Mobile device use in Ireland: It…

Women in Construction – Barriers & Importance of Gender Inclusiveness

A common question in this industry is why are there so few women in construction in Ireland? Why should women work in construction? What are the perceived barriers for women in construction? What is the #BuildingEquality Campaign? With a smaller pool of young people entering skilled trades, Irish Construction needs to employ more women in…

Servisource Healthcare to attend SECAD Partnership’s Employment Fair

SECAD Partnership’s Employment Fair will bring together employers and job candidates under one roof! When and where? SECAD Partnership’s Employment Fair will take place on: When: Thursday 20th September, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Where:  Midleton Park Hotel, Old Cork Rd, Glebe, Midleton, Co. Cork What to bring? Bring with you several copies of your CV, education and…

Thinking of coming (home) to Ireland to work in the Construction Industry?

  You’ve looked at the positives and thinking about making the permanent move – coming (home) to Ireland to work in the construction industry, but you want to ensure there are opportunities. Following the crash in the property market, employment in the building & construction industry fell from 236,800 in 2007 to 83,400 in 2012.…

Benefits of Agency Work in Ireland

Have you ever thought about the benefits of Agency Work? Traditionally, people viewed agency work as being for people who are relatively young and have low levels of training while overlooking the benefits of agency work. They looked on agency work as a negative due to the lack of job security and perceived low income.…

Dundalk Chamber’s Golf Classic in association with Recruit Island

Recruit Island are Sponsoring this years Dundalk Chamber’s Golf Classic This year, Servisource Recruitment powered by Recruit Island are sponsoring this years Dundalk Chamber’s Golf Classic. Date & Time: Date: 31/08/2018 Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Venue: Dundalk Golf Club Event Details: Dundalk Chamber’s Golf Classic takes place on Friday the 31st August 2018 in Dundalk…

Recruitment Open Day for Healthcare Assistants & Social Care Workers

Servisource Healthcare are hosting a Recruitment Open Day and are very eager to speak with Healthcare Assistants & Social Care Workers. Are you a passionate and innovative Healthcare Assistant or Social Care Worker in the Wexford area who wants to deliver high standards of care? Whether you are looking for a change of job, a…

Be Successful in Your Job Search – Tips for Success

Are you struggling to be successful in your job search – need tips for success? Knowing how to be successful in your job search is a skill in itself, and one which most people overlook and underprepare for. This is an investment of your time; however finding that dream role will be worth it. Although…

Overseas Nurse applying for roles in Ireland – The Skype Interview

What are the most difficult aspects of a Skype Nursing Interview? If you are an overseas nurse applying for roles in Ireland or any international nursing position, employers opt for Skype or video conference interviews making the interview process much quicker than the time consuming face-to-face interview process. Are you an overseas nurse applying for…

CIF Digital Construction Summit 2018

Inside the Digital Construction Summit 2018  The Construction Revolution As today marks International Women’s day, I want to highlight a statistic related to the construction industry: 136,000 people work in construction and just 8% of these are women. Ironically, today also marks the official launch of the #buildingequality campaign, a campaign to change the perceptions…

New Career in the New Year. Kick-start your goals.

New Year New Career  New Year, New Career. For many people, December and Christmas mean overindulgence leading to the January blues. Bodies rid copious amounts of alcohol and festive foods, people start staying in, saving money and getting back to reality. This January, make it your mission to stay positive and use the New Year as…

Tips for Graduates: The Transition from Student to Career

A graduate is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “A person who has successfully completed a course of study or training, especially a person who has been awarded an undergraduate or first academic degree”. Starting your career as a graduate is a new beginning that many students look forward to. It is an exciting time…

Managing Employee Performance and Engagement levels – Succeed or fail

As an employer, managing employee performance and engagement levels is your responsibility. Unfortunately, employees can’t reach their full potential at work 100% of the time as workload can build up, causing a dip in productivity and creativity. Being happy in one’s role at work is one of the most important factors to an employee giving their…

How to Reach your Career Goals

Most of all we want a prestigious career but it can be hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance. While you are striving towards your career goals, don’t forget to be happy right now as happiness is a journey. Everyone has different dreams and aspirations, some of which can be tough and take a long…