Where are all our Midwives gone?

A major survey of staffing levels in Ireland’s maternity hospitals has identified a ‘critical shortage’ of midwives. According to the findings from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), no maternity hospital or unit in the country has the internationally recommended midwife-to-birth ratio of 1:29.5 births. The ratio currently varies … Continue reading

Job seekers you are being examined by Recruiters on Social Media

Reference-checking in the tech-savvy age goes beyond a few phone calls to listed numbers on a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and includes a sweep of candidates’ online presence, a survey conducted by sales and marketing recruitment consultancy Sales Placement suggests. The survey questioned 70 employers of sales and marketing professionals in … Continue reading

Should employers have the right to ask interview candidates for their social network passwords?

In an article published by Silicon Republic: Should employers have the right to ask interview candidates for their social network passwords? Picture yourself sitting across from a prospective boss having just completed a great interview for a new job. You are just about to leave when you are asked one … Continue reading

What annoys Candidates most about job descriptions

Poorly written job descriptions can put the jobseeker/applicant off applying for the job. So, clear, concise and accurate job descriptions won’t lead you to missing out on great applicants and jobseekers missing out on great jobs! Some of the things that annoy Candidates most about job descriptions: 1.      Bad Job … Continue reading

Are you one of the best Medical Recruiters in the business?

It’s not rocket science but how can you become one of the best Medical Recruiters in the business? The fundamentals of sales don’t change – basic sales and business acumen will always apply. A successful Medical Recruiter is able to understand their client’s needs and is able to match candidates … Continue reading

What do Recruitment Consultants do all day?!

What do Recruitment Consultants do all day?! In a nutshell – the Recruitment Process There are about 20 stages within this process, but we will outline the main ones. The aim of the Recruitment Process is to ensure the existence of the best possible pool of suitable qualified applicants from … Continue reading

Calling all our Medical Job Seekers

As you are currently in the Medical jobs market in Ireland, it is very important you are aware of the Recruitment ‘Best Practice’ Guidelines This is to ensure if you are using a Recruitment Agency that you are being treated in the most professional manner and being correctly represented using … Continue reading

Letter from HSE requesting a stop on Locum Doctor Recruitment

Hospitals across the country have received a letter from the HSE stipulating that they must stop recruiting locums to fill vacancies in emergency medicine, according to the Irish Medical News (IMN) However, a senior consultant in emergency medicine has questioned the HSE’s contention that the recent recruitment drive in India and Pakistan has “solved” the need for locum cover in emergency … Continue reading