New Regional Manager Appointed in Our Athlone Office

New Regional Manager Appointed in Our Athlone OfficeAthlone native, Mary Mullin has recently been appointed to the position of Regional Manager with Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services for the Midlands Team based here in Athlone.   “I am delighted to take up this role in Athlone and be a part of the on-going development of employment within the Midlands and surrounding regions” – Mary Mullin.   Mary will take over responsibility for the running of the Athlone office in the Collins McNicholas nationwide network, providing services across the wider Midlands regions.  In her role she will provide operational leadership and oversee the strategic development and growth of the business in the Midlands regions. She brings extensive recruitment and management experience to her new position. Mary is a native of Athlone and has spent a number of years working in the recruitment industry in Dublin gaining very broad industry exposure and expert knowledge of providing recruiting services within the various industries, from SMEs to global multinationals.   Her team here in Athlone provide temporary, contract and permanent recruitment services to clients across the Midlands. Members of the Athlone team include: Ita Hodder, Senior Recruiter with over 15 years’ experience; Nicola Egan, who works alongside Ita on the Commercial Team, managing core clients who require commercial/admin and temp workers; Donie Shine, well-known in the GAA circles, who recruits on the Technical/Engineering Team, alongside Tina Egan who has a wealth of experience working with the Medical Devices industries. Other key members include Terry McGann, Recruitment Administrator and Caroline Ward, HR Services Consultant, who designs and manages Psychometric Testing / Assessment Centres and Outplacement solutions for clients.   Established in 1990 and celebrating 25 years in business, Collins McNicholas is an Irish based Recruitment and HR Services company that sources executive, professional and administrative personnel for its client companies. With five offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway (Headquarters), Sligo and Athlone, it is the only national recruitment company headquartered outside of Dublin. The company was awarded a Deloitte Best Managed Companies Award in 2014 and 2015, and also awarded One of Ireland’s Best Places to Work Awards for 2015.   Contact our Athlone/Midlands office on 09064 78104 or visit our website for a full brief on our service offerings.  www.collinsmcnicholas.ie...

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Collins McNicholas Reports Strong Growth in Job Vacancies

Collins McNicholas has noted an increase in the number of job vacancies advertised, and in the number of job candidates registered with our company, in the first 6 months of 2015, compared with the same period last year. There has been a 13.7% increase in the number of vacancies available, compared with the same period in 2014. We have also seen a 12.9% increase in the number of candidates that registered with us. This progress comes on the back of strong job growth in 2013 and 2014. The encouraging rise in vacancies supports recent economic data showing steady economic growth and a declining unemployment rate. The unemployment rate for June stood at 9.7%, unchanged from May, and down from 11.4% in June 2014. A strong export sector, led by the thriving ICT, pharmaceuticals, and medtech industries has been the driving force behind recent job creation. There has been greater demand for professionals in the biopharmaceutical, medical device and ICT sectors. Specialist and technical skills have been particularly sought after in these sectors. Multilingual skills have also been in demand and public sector recruitment has begun to rebound as well. Despite the current turmoil in the Eurozone, demand is strong in Ireland’s principal export markets, the US and UK. A resurgence in domestic demand has further supported economic growth. Progress will continue throughout the second half of 2015 and into next year. IBEC expects GDP to grow by 5.4% and unemployment to fall below 9% by year’s end. According to General Manager Niall Murray, “we are seeing strong regional demand in the medical device and biopharmaceutical sectors as well as...

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Are you a secret Fireman?

Personality inventories can be a useful tool when considering a career change or exploring options for development in your job.  Exploring your preferences (or dislikes) in the areas of Negotiation and Sales, Leadership, Communication, Working to Targets, or Working under Pressure, for example, could help you to decide the next career move most suited to your personality and style. FIREMAN Communication Working under pressure Resilience Caring      SALES Communication Working to Stretching Goals Negotiation/Sales Socially Confident   QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR Attention to Detail Rule Following Variety Seeking   For more information on personality inventories and assessment generally please see the Assessment Centre information pages on our website: https://www.collinsmcnicholas.ie/jobseekers/psychometric-testing-assessment-centres/ https://www.collinsmcnicholas.ie/employers-about-us/psychometric-testing/psychometric-testing-landing-page/   Caroline Ward HR Services Consultant Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services...

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