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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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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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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