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Cpl Employment Market Monitor Reveals that 60% of Employers check candidates Social Media Footprint

This week, Cpl launched their Q3 Employment Market Monitor Report for 2013, which provides a comprehensive analysis of Ireland’s latest employment trends across the following sectors: IT, Science, Engineering & Supply Chain Sales, & Marketing, Retail, Accountancy, Banking & Finance. The most prominent findings of the report were: There have been more jobs posted at Cpl in the third quarter of 2013 than in any previous quarter since early 2011 The annual increase in jobs posted was up from 31% in June to 39% in September 71% of employers admitted that they would hire an employed candidate over an unemployed candidate 60% of employers actively conduct social media background checks on prospective candidates Director, Cpl Resources plc Peter Cosgrove, remarked … Continue reading

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Cpl and Irish Times launch new Careers website for Jobseekers

Cpl has officially launched an exciting new collaboration with the Irish Times. Beginning on Monday July 22nd, Jobseekers will have the opportunity to submit their CV and apply directly for jobs with Cpl via the Irish Times’ newly unveiled careers page. Cpl will serve as their exclusive content partner providing an integrated jobs board, a career advice blog and the latest employment opportunities from a range of sectors. Speaking about today’s announcement, Cpl CEO Anne Heraty said “We are delighted to commence this new cross promotion partnership between Cpl and the Irish Times, which will allow us to showcase our recruitment services and latest jobs to a wider audience”. Anne went on to say, “Cpl is committed to delivering the … Continue reading

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Dublin Chamber of Commerce: Technology Forum 2013

Written by Dave Cullen This Week, Ida Renaud, Recruitment Manager of Cpl ICT, attended the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Technology Forum hosted by Adrian Weckler, Digital Technology Editor with the Sunday Business Post. 138 people were in attendance, the event was one of five, designed to bring together people with a shared interest in technology and provide attendees an opportunity to network and hear interesting speakers talk about relevant topics. The discussions included CleanTech, Cloud Computing, Lean Start-ups and innovations in social media. Among the other topics were the current trends and developments in consumer technology such as the emergence of the post-PC era, the latest mobile computing processors and Android’s growing share of the smartphone market and continued erosion … Continue reading

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Cpl Attends innovative Life Science Summit

Last Friday Rachel Fine, Killian Maher and some of the rest of the Science and Engineering team attended the Life Science Summit in the Gibson Hotel; the summit was attended by a range of life science companies and service providers. The event drew together major players in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device areas, and also attracted major service providers to the industry including recruitment, accounting and legal services. Attendees were given a unique insight into the current and future requirements of the industry. A number of speakers discussed the currently under consideration medical device regulations, which will have vast implications for the medical device industry. These regulations will require medical device companies to have a Qualified Person on site. … Continue reading

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Branch Overview: Cpl Jobs Galway

Written by Dave Cullen Cpl’s Galway branch was established in 1998 to help meet the growing demand for recruitment services in the West of Ireland. The office caters to a diverse range of clients and over the past 12 years, the branch has developed into a comprehensive team of 6 highly talented professionals working across a broad spectrum of industries. These sectors include: Science and Engineering, Software Development, Sales & Marketing, Supply chain, Accountancy & Finance, HR and Temporary staff. The branch encompasses the following departments: CPL Healthcare, Nifast, Flexsource and Kate Cowhig and operates throughout the following counties: Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Galway and Roscommon. Our team recruit for some of the largest multinational corporations in the region. We also work … Continue reading

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Branch Overview: Cpl Jobs Cork

Written by Dave Cullen The Cpl Cork Office was opened in 1999 and over the past 14 years it has established itself as one of Cork’s leading Recruitment Partners. They pride themselves on maintaining long term partnerships by offering flexible recruitment and HR solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of each and every one of their clients. Cpl Cork strives to develop collaborative relationships that add value to their clients’ day-to-day operations and they achieve this by becoming intimately familiar with their business needs. Cpl Cork’s team of experienced consultants are renowned for their excellent candidate management. They provide candidates with the most exciting range of employment opportunities available as well as invaluable career advice. They recruit … Continue reading

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New City, New Opportunities: 30 new Open Source Developer jobs to be created in Derry

Learning Pool partner with Cpl Recruitment to create 30 IT jobs in the ’2013 City of Culture’ Cpl Resources Plc has partnered with Learning Pool, a fast growing e-learning company based in the beautiful and historic city of Derry, to recruit 30 people for them over the next two to three years in technology, technical support and content development roles. Learning Pool provides e-learning, online training and LMS solutions including a rich suite of off the shelf e-learning, bespoke development services and customisation. Their unique service allows members to work together to create, share and access quality e-learning. Over 300 organisations use Learning Pool and together they will train more than 1,000,000 people next year saving their customers up to … Continue reading

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Cpl and ComputerScope launch Ireland’s Largest IT Career Survey

Cpl is delighted to partner with ComputerScope to launch the largest IT  survey conducted amongst Ireland’s IT professionals. ComputerScope is a monthly Information and Communications Technology magazine targeted at public and private sector IT professionals. Since it’s inception in 1985, the publication has become  the country’s leading recruitment and IT media brand. With the majority of job creation coming from within the IT sector, we aim to find out what drives and motivates today’s IT professional as well as the benefits and perks they currently receive. We are also looking to better understand how employers are retaining their talent with flexible working practices, upskilling and career progression. The survey is comprised of 16 questions, examples include: “How many hours a week to you work?”, “Does your organisation allow you … Continue reading

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What employers are looking for in a recent graduate

Written by Dave Cullen With recruiters being inundated with CVs from highly qualified professionals, the job market can be a tough place for a recent graduate to break into. With limited to no experience on their CVs, graduates have to find more creative ways of showcasing their talents and skills to prospective employers. Here are 5 way ways a graduate can improve their chances of landing a job. A global outlook: When considering graduates nowadays, employers have a preference for those who possess a global outlook. This means if you have studied abroad you are likely to be viewed by an employer as a more attractive candidate. Another way of gaining a worldly, marketable quality is to learn a second … Continue reading

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Working lunch – Peter Cosgrove talks to Newstalk’s Tom Dunne

Written by Dave Cullen Working through lunch has become one of the hazards of the modern office environment. Sometimes there is simply not enough time to step away from the desk and take a proper break. In high pressure work arenas many employees can even feel guilty for taking their full allotted lunch period. New research published this week reveals that the average white collar office worker gives their employer an additional 16 days of free work per year. More than 60% of workers have their lunch sitting at their computers. Speaking with Tom Dunne of Newstalk radio, CPL Director Peter Cosgrove gave his thoughts on this alarming trend. “I’m not sure people are any more productive” he said, referring to employees who read … Continue reading

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