With July just around the corner finally it feels like summer is here. Temperatures reaching the mid to high 20’s this weekend. I hope you all have exciting plans to make the most of it!
The UK Prime Minister race narrows to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. With Boris as favourite, could there be a Trump comparison made here? We really do have some interesting times ahead.
Professional networking platform - LinkedIn is to create 800 new jobs in Dublin and hopes to fill a significant number of these roles by encouraging those who have left the workplace to return. The company said given that the Republic is at full employment it is expanding its ‘ReturnIn’ programme, which provides support for individuals returning to employment after taking time out to look after children or acted as a carer. That will take its Irish headcount to 2,000 people.
The Dublin Pride parade takes place on Saturday, June 29 at 1pm. The Parade will start at Parnell Square. Over 7,000 people from 150 different groups are expected to attend. The route starts on
O’Connell Street, turns on to Eden Quay and goes past Liberty Hall, a significant spot because the first march for LGBTQ rights started here in 1983. The parade will end with a free outdoor event in Merrion Square.
Finally, with the good weather arriving here's the Sunday Independent's ultimate Irish walking guide. With 25 of them to do, no better time than this weekend to get started. https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/25-best-walks-in-ireland-no-matter-what-your-fitness-level-36052982.html
In GAA t’s a big weekend ahead with both the Munster and Leinster Finals taking place. In Munster the current bookmakers favourites Tipperary take on Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds. In Croke Park Wexford take on Kilkenny in a repeat of the last championship league game played a few weeks ago which ended in a draw. Both games promise to be of high entertainment and I’m going to predict Limerick by 2 and Kilkenny by 4.
Over the last two weekends we had the four provincial football finals with Donegal, Dublin, Roscommon and Kerry all prevailing. The main question is, Have we seen anyone capable of stopping Dublin’s ‘Drive for five’? I’m not sure we have.
Finally, the Woman’s World Cup has been taking place in France over the past few weeks. Favourites USA take on the host France in the quarter final which is sure to be a close contest. England had a great win last night against Norway to make the semi-finals. Could we see Philip Neville charges go all the way? Only time will tell but they are in with a serious shout.
We are delighted to be able to provide the full results from our 2019 Tipping Points Survey. We had over 1440 responses, almost 60% of these were from candidates working in Finance so we feel it really does deliver a solid understanding of what people want in the workplace from preferred benefits to counter offers to longevity in a company. It even includes a few insights into what frustrates people about recruitment agencies! If you have any questions, please do get in touch and thank you again to all of you who responded. http://www.peoplesource.ie/2019-survey-results/
Last month we asked ‘Given the option to complete your current job in 4 days rather than the current 5 days it takes to complete. What would you choose? E.g. working 37.5 hours in 4 days rather than 5 days
Interestingly both 4 days and 5 days tied on 50% each. Congratulations to Aoife Geary who is the winner this months’ prize. Aoife, we’ll be in touch!
What do you find is the biggest challenge for you during the summer months?
Covering for work colleagues on annual leave
Finding a new job as hiring managers seem to be on holidays
Finding time to take holidays as work colleagues have time booked off already
Other (please state)
Respond here to be in with a chance to win this month’s prize of a €100 One4All voucher.
We are pleased to continue our Spring “Refer A Friend” Campaign for 2019. This quarter, a €250 one for all voucher is available. All you have to do to win is to refer a Finance candidate to us whom we go on to place – simple! (there are a few T’s & C’s but nothing ridiculous).
That’s it for this month. We leave you with a selection of our live positions – please reach out if you would like to hear about the market and don’t forgot to follow us on our LinkedIn company page to see all our latest roles - https://www.linkedin.com/company/peoplesource-ie/
Some of our roles are confidential for a variety of reasons so if you don’t see anything that takes
your fancy, feel free to give me a call. If you have only started thinking about your next move
send me a private note here and I will contact you directly.
That’s it from us this month.