Archives for January 2014 | Collins McNicholas

Collins McNicholas Welcome CEO of CIPD Peter Cheese to Galway

Collins McNicholas were delighted to sponsor a key event in the CIPD Western Region calendar last week. The key note speaker was CEO of CIPD Peter Cheese. He addressed over 80 attendees made up of experienced HR practitioners as well as graduates and a host of academic professionals from around the region. The event focused on a range of topics, holding a discussion around the CIPD accreditation moving forward, what members in Ireland are to expect for their annual subscription and how CIPD can help the HR practitioners earn a place at the top table within their organisation. Mr Cheese committed to a number of changes to bring CIPD to the fore as the main body governing HR with Ireland and the UK. His aim is to ensure the CIPD adds value for its members, bringing a range of support services and feeding into the branches, in particular the local branches throughout Ireland. Collins McNicholas commended the hard working CIPD Western Region committee and in particular Geraldine Grady (Chairperson CIPD Western Region) for her commitment over the past 2 years to renew the organisation within the region and push for CIPD to make the changes necessary in order to cater for the various levels of expertise within its membership....

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Successful CIPD Midlands Annual Employment Law Update Held With Collins McNicholas

Great turn out for the CIPD Midlands Annual Employment Law Update held in partnership with Collins McNicholas Recruitment in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Wednesday last. This event focused on a review of Case Law and other developments in Employment Law over the last year, with a particular emphasis on what Practitioners should be aware of over the coming year. The speaker for the event was Alastair Purdy, Partner, Purdy FitzGerald Solicitors, one of Ireland’s leading Law Firms in Employment Law. CIPD Midlands Employment Law Attendees  Alastair highlighted changes to the redundancy rebate system, parental leave entitlements and the JLC system, among others. He also provided a review of cases of note in the past year and the implications for future cases, including fixed term contracts, retirement ages and bullying and harassment. This is the first event of the Collins McNicholas Employment Law Update series, taking place in Sligo, Galway and Cork over the coming...

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10 Point Plan to Succeed in Your Job Hunt & Progress Your Career

Many people begin the new year with great intentions. Finding a new or better job and advancing their career is often top of the list. Inevitably many people let weeks and then months slip by without making any real progress. If you want to avoid falling into this trap I recommend setting out a plan outlining the most important tasks to complete in order to advance your career in the direction you want it to go. Below I have compiled a list of 10 things that you can do to advance your career prospects right now. While this is not an exhaustive list it is a pretty comprehensive roadmap for anyone looking to move jobs or progress their career in 2014. 1. Set some career goals – how can you progress your career without taking some time out to assess your career and have a think about what you want to do? Think about where you want to be in five years and try and work on the steps needed to get there. Speak to people who are currently doing that job and get to understand how they have progressed their career. They may also act as a mentor (see point 4) 2. Update your CV – this sounds so basic but it is amazing how many people will say they are on the job market but yet do not have an up to date CV. It is vital to have a well-structured CV that is fully updated and current. Review your CV in detail and update it to reflect changes in your role and responsibilities. We have lots...

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