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Collins McNicholas Host Networking Event in Eindhoven

Collins McNicholas Host Networking Event in EindhovenOn the 7th of September 2017, Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group hosted a successful Irish networking event in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Over the past decade we have placed over 300 engineers in The Netherlands, so the purpose of the event was to bring the Irish community in Eindhoven and surrounding areas together to celebrate the success of all our placements in the region, to check their progress since moving out there and ultimately to encourage them to network with each other and strengthen the Irish community there. The event was held in the surreal setting of PSV Eindhoven’s Philips Stadium, where we had access to the dressing rooms, warm-up area and pitch-side. The dressing rooms presented an ideal atmosphere for everyone to get to know each other over some finger food and drinks on the house, and the feedback from those who attended was extremely positive. The evening began with introductions and complimentary snacks. The atmosphere was very casual and allowed us all to get to know each other, and the staff in the arena were exceptional. As the night moved on we raffled off two-tickets for the All-Ireland Football Final, which went down extremely well with our guests needless to say, before concluding with some words of thanks. It was refreshing to learn that all the people we have helped to place in The Netherlands have been treated brilliantly out there and settled in quickly. If you would be interested in a move to The Netherlands check out our webpage www.collinsmcnicholas.ie/netherlands or get in touch with us today.                         Nicola Egan Recruitment Consultant Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group...

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‘Refer a Friend for Charity’ – Find a job while raising funds for your favourite charity

Recruitment & HR Services Group Collins McNicholas to donate money for every job placed Pieta House, Temple Street and the Simon Communities back Refer a Friend for Charity programme Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group has launched a new charity programme to help raise funds for three national charities. ‘Refer a Friend for Charity’ is being backed by Pieta House, the Temple Street Foundation and the Simon Communities of Ireland. Collins McNicholas has teamed up with the three charities to raise money for their amazing work. How does it work? It couldn’t be simpler. You just refer a friend, relative, or work colleague — who is looking for a job or a career change — to Collins McNicholas. If the company is successful in finding them a job, they will donate €250 to the charity of your choice. Niall Murray, Managing Director of Collins McNicholas said the ‘Refer a Friend for Charity’ initiative came from a company brainstorming session. He said: “Michael O’Brien, Senior Consultant in our Cork office came up with the referral idea with a slightly different approach. Rather than offering a prize or a cash incentive to those who referred people to us, we decided to partner with a number of charities and let them be the beneficiaries of the referral. “We then asked the wider team to vote on which charities we would like to support and we are delighted to say that Pieta House (with whom we have a long-standing partnership), the Simon Communities and Temple Street were chosen. We hope that our referral scheme will in some small way help with the...

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Collins McNicholas Presents Pieta House with a Cheque for €6,000

  Collins McNicholas were delighted to present Pieta House with a cheque for €6,000 in January this year. We raised this money over the course of 2016 through a series of events, which included table quizzes, coffee mornings, and a sponsored skydive to be held at the start of April. We are proud to support this worthy cause and look forward to making more fundraising contributions to Pieta House throughout 2017. Again, we would like to thank everyone who helped us during the year and all who donated their time and their money. We have a number of fundraising events planned for this year. First up is a sponsored skydive. Four Collins McNicholas staff will be jumping out of a plane 10,000ft above the earth on Friday, 7th April. They have been working hard raising money for the last number of months and anyone that wishes to sponsor them and donate to Pieta House can do so here. What Pieta House Does Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. The centre has grown to almost 180 therapists and administration staff, and in 2014 alone, over 5,000 people came through their doors suffering from suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. This service is provided free of charge and they rely on fundraising events to provide 90% of their income. They currently have nine centres in Ireland, four in Dublin, and one each in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Tipperary, and Kerry. One of...

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Collins McNicholas announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies!

Collins McNicholas has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the fourth year running, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 3 March 2017. The awards event in Dublin’s Convention Centre marked the ninth year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland. The awards were attended by over 900 people from the Irish business community. The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance. The network of 127 Best Managed Companies now employs over 60,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €11bn. Recognising the importance of overseas markets for Irish companies, the Best Managed Companies also recorded an average growth in sales of 44% over the last three years. Commenting on the award, Niall Murray, Managing Director, Collins McNicholas Recruitment said: “We are delighted to win this award for the fourth year in a row. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and the exceptional level of service they deliver, that has helped us to grow this business over the last 27 years. We pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships we build with our customers and we would like to extend our thanks to all our customers for their loyalty over the years. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners” Managing Partner of Deloitte and judging panel member, Brendan...

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Collins McNicholas Named One of the Best Workplaces in Ireland for the Third Consecutive Year

  What a night at the Great Places to Work Event! We had one hell of a party. Over 800 attendees, over 100 companies, guest appearances from Mario Rosenstock (in the guise of Daniel O’ Donnell, Jose Mourinho, and Enda Kenny) and Jason Donovan! For those of you who were not fans of Neighbours in the mid-1980s – Jason was a really big deal back then. As always the brilliant Camembert Quartet entertained us for the night and kept the proceedings moving along, and John Ryan, CEO of GTPW, was excellent once again as the MC for the evening. We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as a Great Place to Work for the third year in a row, and making it into the top ten Great Places to Work in Ireland for the second year in a row was really special and something we are really proud of. Well done to all the companies who achieved the status of Great Place to Work in 2017. It is a fantastic endorsement of the excellent employee engagement initiatives that are being worked on throughout the country in a variety of companies big and small, it clearly shows that employee engagement is alive and well. We heard about some brilliant employee engagement initiatives from companies such as Cisco, Abbvie, SAP, Alkermes, Regeneron and many more. But is not just multinationals, Irish SMEs are really awaking to the idea that indeed “culture does eat strategy for breakfast every day.” Finally, on behalf of everyone in Collins McNicholas I want to say a BIG BIG thank you to all those who contributed to...

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Collins McNicholas opens new Limerick office

Collins McNicholas opens branch in city, creating seven new jobs Positive and sustained growth in Midwest behind move Limerick a ‘strong alternative’ to Dublin and Cork Collins McNicholas has opened a new regional office in Limerick, to service its client base in the Midwest region. The opening of the new branch this month, which will be located at the National Technology Park in Castletroy, increases the company’s number of offices around the country to six. Strong economic growth in the Midwest is the reason cited for the opening of the office, which will see the creation of an initial team of seven employees. Niall Murray, Managing Director of Collins McNicholas said: “We feel that the existing network of companies, combined with the graduate output from the University of Limerick and Limerick IT, and an excellent infrastructure, places the Midwest in a good position to grow over the coming years and offers a strong alternative to the larger urban centres of Dublin and Cork.” “Limerick has strong ICT and Life Science industries and has, in recent years, attracted some blue chip companies including ACI Worldwide, Casa, Uber and Regeneron, complementing the traditional base of companies in the region such as Dell, Stryker and Analog, to name a few.” The first four employees of the company are originally from Limerick and all of them had been working out of the county before being appointed  – including the company’s new Regional Manager, David Fitzgibbon. Originally from Mungret and a UL graduate, David brings his significant experience in the recruitment sector to the Collins McNicholas management team. David Fitzgibbon said: “I am delighted...

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