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Protected: Move West Event 2018

Protected: Move West Event 2018 Are 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...
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How should I deal with a good employee who avoids team meetings by calling in sick?

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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