Protected: Move West Event 2018

Protected: Move West Event 2018Are you working in Engineering or Lifesciences and longing to move back home to the West of Ireland?   Date: Thursday, 6th September 2018 Time: 3pm – 8pm Location: Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley       Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group is hosting an Open Day on Thursday September 6th at the Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley, where our expert recruitment consultants will be available to discuss with you the many benefits of relocating, as well as the opportunities currently available in the West of Ireland. Here we can present you with excellent career opportunities in an environment that promotes the following values: Lower property prices & rental costs Shorter commutes Lower childcare costs Strong communities that support a healthy family lifestyle Attractive location (Wild Atlantic Way, surfing, hillwalking, golf, etc.) Improved work/life balance Closer to family / friends / support network We have a range of interesting roles currently available in the medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing sectors. A sample of the type of disciplines we are recruiting for include: Engineers (Process / Projects / Automation / Validation / Design) R&D (Engineers / Scientists / Project Managers) Quality (Engineers / QA or QC Managers / RA or Compliance Specialists) Science (Lab Analysts / Analytical Chemists / Micro) Operations (Technicians / Team Leads / Managers) Executive (Middle & Senior Management level posts) IT (Automation / CSV) You can book an appointment with one of our recruitment consultants at a time that suits you using the link below:     If you work in Engineering or Lifesciences and are looking to relocate to the Midwest, contact Deirdre or Ben here. If you work in Engineering or Lifesciences and are looking to relocate to the West, contact Chris or Amy here. If you work in Engineering or Lifesciences and are looking to relocate to the North West, contact Davin or Mark here.   Collins McNicholas Open Day, Thursday, 6th September 2018, 3pm – 8pm. Booking...

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How should I deal with a good employee who avoids team meetings by calling in sick?

Q: One of my employees often calls in sick and requests to work from home. I’ve noticed she phones in sick on days there’s a team meeting scheduled and feel she’s avoiding them. I cannot fault her work as she exceeds expectations, even on the days she works from home. However, I do need her in the office. What is the best way to bring this up with her?   A: Although this employee’s productivity is not an issue, this situation may set a bad example within a team and have an impact culturally on what is or is not acceptable. There is also the potential that this employee will not last long-term and – given that she is exceeding expectations – this needs to be addressed. The consistent lack of attendance at team meetings can most definitely create knowledge gaps as well as growing voids in the relationships between team members. The frequent sick leave needs to be investigated. As it is specifically around meetings, this raises some red flags that it may be an internal issue. It may suggest that she is either avoiding presenting her work, which is unlikely as her work is exceeding expectations, but perhaps she doesn’t know this, or alternatively, she is avoiding a specific individual or people on the team. 1 Investigate: This staff member may be having challenges in her personal life and the fact that it is around meetings may be a coincidence, so this needs to be dealt with sensitively. Tread softly. Having a discussion with her is essential. It is only after this conversation that you move forward....

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Heavy Diesel Mechanics in New Zealand

The Opportunity Are you looking for a unique job opportunity? Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group are currently seeking to hire Heavy Diesel Mechanics for a company based in New Zealand –  our first ever roles to be offered in New Zealand and a clear indication of the progress we have made in international recruitment markets. Our growth overseas is an exciting step for the Collins McNicholas Group and we look forward to expanding our reach even further. The Role The successful candidates for these roles will be responsible for performing mechanical service and repair work assigned in the field while also satisfying customers in the field by carrying out work at a high level of quality in an efficient manner. Our client is an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand, with 17 branches across the entire country offering generous relocation packages. So, why consider New Zealand? Although quite a distance from Ireland, New Zealand is said to have a similar climate (but with warmer summers!) and landscape, and is widely considered one of the most scenic countries in the world. From hiking and skiing in the mountains to surfing and kayaking, there is something for everyone no matter what part of the country you relocate to. There is also a vibrant city life in some of the larger towns such as Auckland, Wellington and Queensland.  New Zealand has a population of almost 5 million people and is steeped in culture. Their people are known for a relaxed and friendly personality, communities are very closely knit and expats are welcomed with open arms year after year. The cost of living...

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Current HR Roles | Collins McNicholas

Human Resources Current Roles – August 2018 Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group are currently working on a number of live HR vacancies. The roles are spread across our 6 offices and you can apply for each of them via our website. Here are some of the top jobs we are working on – follow the links below to each individual vacancy. Senior Training Specialist – Cork   Senior HR Business Partner – Cork  Payroll & HR Specialist – Limerick HR Manager – Donegal HR Executive Officer – Galway Recruitment Administrator – Galway View All HR Vacancies To learn more about any of the roles above, or vacancies in your area, please contact your local Collins McNicholas office: Dublin Cork Galway Limerick Sligo...

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How can I ensure that my assistance to the CEO counts towards a possible promotion?

Q: I am a long-term general manager at a relatively small food-production company that recently appointed a new CEO. I have been tasked with familiarising her with certain company strategies. While I am happy to do this, I am worried that I won’t get the recognition I deserve. I would love for this to contribute to a chance for promotion. However, as I have been passed over a couple of times for promotion, I fear it won’t. Should I bring this up now before applying for the promotion? A: The quick answer is: Yes. This is the ideal time to bring it up, as generally, a new CEO can mean a fresh start and new opportunities. Don’t assume just because you have previously shown interest in promotions, that the business is aware you are still interested. It is up to you to make your employers aware of your aspirations. Key questions to ask yourself From your question, it appears you have quite an in-depth knowledge of the business, and this is very likely the reason why you have been given the responsibility to bring the new CEO up to speed. You need to ask yourself why you have not been successful in getting promoted. Have you received feedback on past interviews? If so, have you understood the reasoning behind this? Have you discussed professional career training and a development plan? Who has tasked you with the role of familiarisation of the CEO – is it the business owner? Do they make, and will they continue to make, the decision about your career opportunities over and above the CEO? Planning...

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A focus on the medtech industry in the West of Ireland?

Medical device companies are dispersed throughout Ireland. Their presence means that there is a steady supply of talent in every region, allowing medtech companies to easily set up a facility anywhere they choose, but how is the industry performing in the West of Ireland? Co. Galway Galway is the most important medtech cluster in the country. Galway has a vibrant ecosystem of medical technology start-ups, multinationals and research centres that in total accounts for approximately 31% of all medical device employment in Ireland. Galway has significant expertise in vascular technologies, which are dominated by Boston Scientific and Medtronic. Boston Scientific is the largest medical device employer in Ireland with a staff of more than 4,500 across 3 sites located in Clonmel, Cork and Galway. Its range of products include drug eluting stents, structural heart products, pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD). Boston Scientific employs around 3,000 people in Galway. Medtronic has roughly 2,000 staff working at its Galway facility, including over 100 employees working in R&D. Creganna employs over 800 people globally and is headquartered in Galway, providing outsourced solutions for medical device companies. It can provide design, manufacturing, clinical and regulatory support specialising in minimally invasive delivery and access devices such as catheters. In April 2016, TE Connectivity Ltd a world leader in connectivity and sensors, acquired Creganna Medical Group. Other notable companies in Galway include Merit Medical, Cambus Medical, Crospon and Zimmer who opened a facility in Oranmore along with their well-established facility in Shannon. The medical device industry in Galway is continually expanding, with SMT, Allergan (formerly known as Zeltiq) and Surmodics all making job announcements...

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10 things you didn’t know about Ireland’s medtech industry

The outlook for the medical technology industry, both globally and in Ireland, is extremely positive. Here’s why: 50% of medtech companies engage in research & development. Engineering skills are in strong demand; process engineers, automation engineers, lean six sigma engineers, validation engineers, quality engineers, NPD engineers, and polymer engineers are all sought after. The med tech industry has a strong regional presence with an excellent geographic spread. Government support for the industry includes the creation of Springboard courses to retrain professionals with new skills, a national programme to increase STEM course applications, and Science Foundation Ireland funding support for several research & development centres. There is a very strong pool of indigenous senior and executive talent within the industry, both in Ireland and globally of Irish expats. The industry alone employs over 32,000 people and has €12.6 billion worth of exports annually. Ireland host 18 of the 25 largest medtech companies in the world. Salaries and benefits are competitive and have largely remained stable over the last 12 months. There is some upward pressure on niche engineering and science skills that are in demand. The fastest growing subsectors of the industry are in-vitro diagnostics, connected health, and combination devices. The future talent pool looks strong; educational trends show an increase in STEM graduates over the last 10 years as well as greater enrolment in engineering and other STEM courses. Level 8 engineering and technology first preference applications have increased by 26%, while science applications have increased dramatically by 78%. Collins McNicholas expect the sector to continue to grow over the next few years due to increased demand for medical device products globally....

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Med Tech Report | Collins McNicholas

A new report shows that Ireland’s medical technology sector employs over 32,000 people, hosts 18 of the 25 largest medtech companies in the world, and has €12.6 billion worth of exports annually, making Ireland the fifth largest exporter in Europe. Ireland develops some of the most sophisticated products in the industry, with particular strengths in high value manufacturing and R&D. Half of all medtech companies in Ireland now have a dedicated R&D function. There will be approximately €27 billion spent on R&D by medtech companies in 2018 and this figure will grow in subsequent years as companies continue to integrate new technologies into their existing products and develop new products. There are over 450 medtech companies in Ireland and 60% of these are indigenous SMEs. The global medtech market was worth an estimated €422 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach €455 billion by 2020, this presents the Irish Medtech sector with an excellent opportunity to grow. Ireland continues to receive major international investments and has generated continuous employment growth in recent years. Collins McNicholas believes the outlook for the medical device industry in Ireland to be very positive and anticipates robust growth in the years ahead as the industry takes advantage of expanding global demand for medical technologies. Critical to Ireland’s position will be its ability to provide a sufficient number of qualified professionals for the industry. Over 2,000 jobs have been created in the medical technology sector since 2014 and another 4,000 jobs are expected to be created by 2020. Through a combination of increased graduate output, a greater number of retraining and apprenticeship programmes, and...

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Emilio Moya Rosa, “I play corner back for Melleray/Glen Rovers GAA club.”

Emilio relocated from Spain and is now Senior OQ Co-Ordinator at GSK, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford When I first moved to Waterford, I knew nothing about the area and didn’t know anyone here. Now, the people I work with have become my family and I love it here. I grew up in a small village in the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain and studied in Madrid before moving to Brussels for work. I moved to Ireland three years ago, first to work with a company in Lismore and then to my current job at GSK. I knew nothing about Waterford before I moved here. It was scary. I thought that I would move home after a week, but I quickly grew to love it. Irish people are very nice, and my colleagues are helpful and always make sure to include me in any plans they have outside of work. The weather may be a little wet, but I am happy. One of the best things about living in Waterford is hurling. I play corner back for Melleray/Glen Rovers GAA club. My friends back in Spain are very intrigued by this, and when they come to visit me, they often buy hurleys as souvenirs! I also coach spin classes and I found a studio nearby to pursue my love of painting. Professionally, I am very happy. I like working for a big company as I encounter new problems to solve every day. It’s never boring. I only live three minutes from work, and last January I was able to buy my own car and who knows, maybe I’ll buy my own house...

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Paul McGrath, “When the opportunity came up to take a job so close to home, I went for it.”

Paul McGrath was living in Dublin for four years when he packed his bags for the sunny south east and moved back home to be closer to family and friends. The best thing about relocating to Waterford is being closer to my family and friends; it’s great that I now get to see them more often than when I lived in Dublin. I’m originally from Cappoquin so when the opportunity came up to take a job so close to home, I went for it. I was living in Dublin for four years before moving back. Before, I would have seen my family at least once a month, but now I get to see them whenever I want. The great thing about living in Waterford is that it’s not too far from anywhere. It is only an hour and a half  to Dublin so it’s not too far to travel when I want to go back and visit friends, or my brother who’s living there. I started working in EirGen in February 2018 and the culture is really nice. Everyone is very friendly and they all work well with each other. My commute —from Cappoquin to Waterford Industrial Estate on Old Kilmeaden Road— now takes me about 40 minutes each way but traffic is less congested compared to Dublin, so the journey is much smoother, and I still get home pretty early. It’s great having more free time. Now I can hit the gym, head to the cinema or play six-aside football on AstroTurf whenever I feel like it.   See why other people are moving to the South East...

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