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Are you being paid the right rate?

Did you know that in October 2017 workers in the construction industry were granted improved pay and conditions of employment under a Sectoral Employment Order (SEO)? As of March 2018, a second SEO came into force for those working in the Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector giving improved terms to plumbers, pipefitters and welders.

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You may be entitled to tax back – 3 tips for construction workers

The 31st October fast approaching, and so is tax time. Whether your filing system is the glove box in the van or a drawer in the hall, you need to start collecting your receipts and prepare for your taxes. Like many of our candidates who work as general operatives, site managers, bricklayers or labourers, you may

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5 signs that your team need you to recruit additional staff

We all love hearing about large organisations creating new jobs in Ireland, think back to last year when Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced that it would be creating 300 new jobs in Limerick. However, for most businesses that massive investment is not realistic. Most operate on the basis that every euro counts, they need to be lean and their

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Are you ready to hire? 9 recruiting tips for first-time managers

When you become a manager or supervisor for the first time, it’s exciting. It’s a significant milestone in your career. There is a lot to figure out in the first few weeks and months. One of these things is likely to be the recruitment process at your company. Maybe you are now responsible for a

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Are you hiring the best candidate for the role or the best in an interview?

You’ve posted an ad, reviewed all the resumes, gone through your screening process, interviewed the best of the bunch, and now you’re down to the final two candidates. It’s decision time. First, there is John, interviewing him is easy. You ask him a question, and he smashes it with a well-crafted answer. You cannot fault

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8 reasons why you should work with a recruitment agency

If you are in Human Resources or are a Hiring Manager, you probably understand why companies use a recruitment agency. Hiring in almost any industry can be challenging at times. If you are hiring in a field or a location with a particular talent shortage, then that challenge becomes a time and resources drain for

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TOP 5 INTERVIEW TIPS

“TOP 5 INTERVIEW TIPS” HOW TO PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD AT AN INTERVIEW If you have been called for an interview, the organisation hiring has clearly selected you as a potential candidate qualified for the job.   However, it is extremely important to note that you will be one of many candidates who has been

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