The dust has finally settled in the US Presidential campaign, unless of course you live in Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon... Okay I take that back and please excuse the pun - those of you interested in current affairs will likely agree.
As we know, finance is all about numbers. I have a number of finance roles but do not seem to have candidates with the right skill set needed. I can see this with how busy my desk is right now, so busy that I struggle to find where my coffee is most of the time!
Irish employers are so used to being in control when it comes to recruiting the best talent.
What the last few months’ have told me, is that this sense of security that employers have, no matter what the brand, no matter what the industry, is no longer applicable.
The shift in control has happened - it is the talent who hold all the power.
French is one of the most beautiful languages in the world with over 220 million people actively speaking it. The ability to speak French is one of the most sought after skills to acquire and employers want to make good use of this.
Monday brought the first round of offers for 60,000 Leaving Cert students, a nerve-wracking day for some! As a science recruitment consultant, I was particularly intrigued to see an increase in CAO points for various disciplines across Ireland’s leading 3rd level institutions.