Why temping is tempting in today’s jobs market
There’s a glorious scene in the second season of the cult 90s sitcom The Larry Sanders Show, where the eponymous talk show host and his staff are gathered to meet the new fiancée of Hank, Larry’s on-screen sidekick, for the first time. When a smart young woman walks... READ WHOLE ARTICLE
How to attract top IT talent
Most Irish employers will remember the dizzying heights of the tiger era, when the recruitment of developers and other IT specialists was a nigh-on impossible task. It wasn’t that companies couldn’t find people with the right qualifications. It wasn’t that they... READ WHOLE ARTICLE
Give behavioural interviewing the STAR treatment
In any walk of life, it stands to reason that the most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance. In similar circumstances, what happened before is likely to happen again. This is the key insight behind the growing trend of ‘behavioural... READ WHOLE ARTICLE
Are you in a career bunker?
Splitting from an employer isn’t something we do lightly. Sometimes it’s sparked by a particular event that clearly tells us we need to move on.  You’ve just been passed over for the promotion that was yours. You’re at constant loggerheads with your boss. The company... READ WHOLE ARTICLE
Job interview strengths and weaknesses
THERE’S a little-known story about the making of the original ‘Blair Witch Project’ that should strike a chord with anyone preparing for a job interview. According to Heather Donahue, one of the stars of the cult found-footage movie, when auditions were being held in... READ WHOLE ARTICLE