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  Peter LaComber
Skills - organisation and attention to detail Interests - all things technical Education - basic engineering foundation course (degree or similar)
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Recruitment Team Leader

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Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

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€20k > 100 
Recruitment Staff
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(thousands per year)*
€20 - 100 
Related Information:
Recruitment Administrator: 20 - 35
Recruitment Specialist / Consultant: 28 - 60
Recruitment Manager: 40 - 100
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Collins McNicholas / Morgan McKinley / Brightwater

Last Updated: April, 2015

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Manages a team of recruitment staff in a large organisation. Is also involved in planning and organising recruitment campaigns.


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1Total Records: 3

Sarah Lynch
HR Business Partner  
Sarah is a HR Business Partner in our Group HR Function. She is currently part of  our Group Governance Risk HR Team. 
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Yvonne Brady
HR Manager  
Yvonne Brady is the Area HR Manager in the Hilton Hotel in Dublin. To date she has qualified as a Chef, Diet Chef and Pastry Chef. She continued her studies while working and completed a certificate, followed by a degree in Hotel & Catering Management.  She then completed a Diploma in Human Resources Management and is currently doing a Diploma in Employment Law. She has been with Hilton now for over 7 years and has been promoted 3 times.
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Frank Morrison
Recruitment Manager  

Frank Morrison is the Operations Manager in the National Project Office in the HSE in Manorhamilton. His job involves the implementation of the National Recruitment Strategies for the HSE and the development of policies in relation to the national recruitment campaign. He is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and also holds a RGN qualification. He has a BA in Public Management and an M.A. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

 

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.

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Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.

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Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.

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Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.

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Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.

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Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview and select applicants.

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Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.

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Plan, organize, direct, control or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.

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Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.

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Administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:  Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:  Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems:  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Staffing Organizational Units:  Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:  Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

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Coaching and Developing Others:  Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Personnel and Human Resources:  Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

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Administration and Management:  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Law and Government:  Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Management of Personnel Resources:   Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Systems Evaluation:   Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Persuasion:   Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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Active Learning:   Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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