#truDublin is on today. It is branded as Un-conference, and I can only say – IT WORKS! A mix of recruiters from agencies and internal company ones, all interested to both hear and talk about the social recruitment. Job boards, guerrilla recruitment, facebook, LinkedIN, blogging, SEO, you name it. All the topics have been discussed in different small groups. Hey I am even going to lead a discussion thread on recruitment via twitter in in the afternoon session!

With @BillBoorman organising an event, you know you will not be bored. You are also guaranteed to hear and have a chance to share your views on the current and only just emerging recruitment trends. Great, great even for Irish Recruiters. The company I work for CPL is of course the main sponsor.

I was amazed with the amount of questions I got about the Jobs Market, especially from the international delegates.
More about it all later – I am late for the discussion thread I am supposed to be leading! :)

Recruitment Job: Technology Recruiter

Our city centre office on Grafton St is a stylish air conditioned professional environment to enable all of our practice consultants perform to the best of their ability. Our standard product offering is a hybrid of contingency and selection recruitment methodologies. We have a very structured training plan with a fully developed training calendar. Recruiters have invested heavily in the latest web enabled technology to access job seekers on the move. Then National Recruitment Federation just awarded us the best online services company in our category – check out our great new website on http://www.recruiters.ie/ .

To work with us you will possess the following competencies and experience.

A background in a combination of IT, Telecoms, Sales or Recruitment.
1-2yrs work experience
A keen interest in Sport / Poker and Online Gaming
Fearsome organisational skills coupled with an acute commercial awareness.
Experience of working in a team environment
An aptitude for Sales and comfort working in a commission based role.
A Degree in Business, Finance or IT.
Business development aptitude
Emotional Resilience with the ability to thrive in a target driven environment.

On successful hire you will assume responsibility for:

Interviewing at least two professional level candidates per day.
Attending one client facing meeting per week.
Writing online job specs and screening responses.
Qualifying and administering new job orders from clients.
Identifying and attracting new hires into our business.
Selling RECRUITERS product offerings to clients and candidates
Developing a thorough knowledge of the recruitment process and the latest in search methodologies
Adopting innovative problem solving / creative thinking techniques while sourcing candidates and new business opportunities
Competency based interviewing and selection
Contribute towards the growth, strategy and direction of the company
Initiate, champion and sell your business unit to existing and new clients.

To hear more about this opportunity, please contact Gerard Doyle on 01 6489112 or gerard.doyle@recruiters.ie.

Work in Ireland (WorkinIreland.ie)

work in irelandWork in Ireland (WorkinIreland.ie) as jet another recruitment job portal. Although it is not really publicised, it is owned by a recruitment agency called Work Direct (WorkDirect.ie). The agency is run by the Directors Philip Beggs and Sabina Frontzek.

The Work in Ireland site is not that bad looking. Certainly not that bad as a FAS Jobs Site I wrote yesterday about. There are also about 20ish jobs advertised between two advertisers Alex Harp and Step One Recruitment.

The site has one sole purpose and that is to create a stream of fresh CV’s for the Work Direct recruitment agency. Therefore he advertisers email address and any contact details are hidden. On the page showing a job details there is also no Apply button, but it is replaced by Register Now button. This is to force job seekers to leave all their personal details, and the copy of the CV to the recruitment agency that runs the site before the application is sent to the advertiser.

I wonder will any recruitment agency, when they decide to make a job board, use their experience and knowledge of the industry and create something new? Something that will improve the process of the online recruitment? When will a single recruitment web site really differ from all the others? All the Irish recruitment agencies have jobs advertised on them, and all the sites are exactly the same. Same features, and quite a few actually look the same (Prosperity.ie being the exception). What happened to creativity? Is there absolutely nothing innovative the Irish recruitment agencies can come up with for more than 10 years now?

(hint: think social media)