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 Offices Nationwide in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Athlone & Tralee

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50+ Independent Awards for Recruitment Excellence & Workplace Culture

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Base To Basecamp: Virtual Talent Summit Series

Base To Basecamp: Virtual Talent Summit Series

We’ve invited some of Talent Summit’s most popular keynote speakers and special guests back to base camp to share their insights, expertise and thought leadership, as the working world experiences decades of transformation each passing week. This six-part series explored how HR leaders can positively effect business continuity in the short term, grow market share in the medium term and enhance the working lives of our people in the long term. ​ 1. Reconnecting the Workforce (April 30th): Now that the workforce has been dislocated, how do we plan to: (1) transition from a remote to a blended workforce (2) reconvene in the physical restricted workplace (3) re-connect, collaborate and compete for talent as markets recover? Guest Contributors: John Riordan, Director of Support, Shopify & Stephanie White, Global VP, People, eBay 2. Uncharted Leadership (May 19th): Navigating this Human Crisis. Guest Contributor: Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, TED Speaker, Author & Former CEO 3. Organising Chaos for New Order (May 14th): Business norms have changed fundamentally and forever. How can we lead through the chaos to unlock a more robust agile organisation? Guest Contributors: David Barrett, CCO, AON Assessment Solutions and Ian McClean, Founder, Flow Group 4. The Evolving Role of the CHRO (May 21st): These recent weeks have asked big questions of HR leaders as the fundamentals of business and humanity collided. As the dust settles, how will the CHRO influence a faster more effective recovery? Guest Contributors: Jane Datta, CHRO NASA; Mira Magecha, CPO, Just Eat and Fiona Mullan, CPO, Ding.com. 5. Pride in Purpose (May 28th): The work-type and work-force we value has been turned upside down as its impact on society zooms sharply into focus. What lessons we can learn? Guest Contributor: Bob Gibbs, Associate Administrator, Mission Support, NASA; Rory Best, Former Irish Rugby Captain ​and Heath Slawner from Simon Sinek Inc. 6. Reworking Work (June 3rd): Rebuilding human centred organisations for enduring agility. Guest Contributor: Patty McCord, Author, TED Speaker, Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix

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Covid 19

Covid 19

As the current COVID-19 situation develops, our key priority is looking after our Temporary & Contract workers, Staff, Candidates and Clients. If you have general queries regarding COVID-19 please visit the HSE website https://www.hse.ie for the latest information. For information on potential sick pay entitlements please visit https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/99104a-covid-19-coronavirus/ We continue to monitor the situation carefully and will communicate any client-specific information to our Temp & Contract workers and Candidates as it becomes available to us. We're still open, we're just working from home For the protection of our staff, clients and candidates, our offices will be temporarily closed. Staff will be working remotely and conducting all meetings and interviews online to continue to find top talent for our clients and support jobseekers in their search for their perfect role. Our thoughts are with our clients, candidates, staff and community and their families during this time. Do you need Urgent COVID-19 Temp Cover? in this challenging time we can support our clients balance business continuity and business flexibility, through providing short term resources. We can provide temps (vetted where needed) qualified and available across Retail, Healthcare & Logistics and all sectors. Our pool of temp candidates are pre-screened, registered and ready to fill-in for a variety of positions and durations. We have 150 recruiters in Ireland adding to our database of temps every day. A full admin and payroll team, working around the clock to ensure a seamless on-boarding process for all temp hires ensuring full legal compliance, prompt weekly payroll plus an online time sheet process. Expedited Garda Vetting (1-2 days expected turnaround time) for any healthcare worker who is hired to assist with the Covid-19 outbreak. For further information on hiring temporary/contract staff please contact Barry Rudden on + 353 1 4744612 or email brudden@sigmar.ie

Keeping Company Culture Alive Across a Remote Workforce

Keeping Company Culture Alive Across a Remote Workforce

With the majority of our teams now working remotely, the challenges of creating and maintaining company culture are evident. Technology can’t replace what the workplace provides: community, camaraderie and shared purpose. Now, more than ever, maintaining culture matters. Here are some ideas on instilling company culture across remote employees: 1. Connect Back to Your Values & Purpose For many of our staff currently, working remotely has been unexpected and in the face of a global health crisis, many are at a loss for what to do. For some work may feel insignificant now, so as their manager this is your time to help employees find meaning and reconnect back to your company’s values and purpose. While you may not be a company at the frontline, you still have a positive impact on people’s lives. Remind your employees of how their contributions add up to something much bigger and that we are all in this together! 2. Communication is Key Communication within divisions, one to one, social gatherings, company updates, all need to be consistent. This maintains relationships and promotes inclusivity. Create an open and transparent communication policy. This allows people to be themselves and feel comfortable reaching out via online chat platforms. Set expectations on communication methods. Where do meetings take place? What tool is for social sharing? Finally, you need to put an emphasis on positivity in your written communication. With the absence of face to face interactions in virtual conversations, it is easy for tone to be interpreted negatively so you need to be extra careful to be positive. 3. Mimic the Water Cooler Effect As mentioned, many of our staff are currently missing the day-to-day work interactions they have with their colleagues. Therefore, assign a platform where team members can live chat, share files, post photos and collaborate throughout the day to mimic everyday office life. This can be where some of the best ideas and knowledge can be shared yet at the same time promotes inclusivity and the sense of “team”. 4. Trust In a remote team, there aren't any silly rules about being in your seat during certain hours of the day. This means at the end of the week you either have something to show for your week or not. This means you trust that your teammates are getting something done. But also, that your teammates trust you. To earn that trust you want to make sure you have something to show for your work each week. 5. Focus on Health & Wellbeing In the midst of a global pandemic, now is not the time to forget about your wellness programme when stress and anxiety is elevated. Make sure to check in with remote employees that they are taking breaks, finishing on time, and are maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Make online workouts available to your employees allowing them to take part in physical activity. Perhaps set a company challenge such as a step challenge to get employees engaged in physical activity and as a plus networking with colleagues. For those struggling with sleep or anxiety, provide access to meditation or breathing courses. And to look after financial wellbeing consider organising webinars on topics such as managing a household budget, how your pension works, setting financial goals etc. 6. Rituals and Traditions Creating traditions with your team members, regardless of how often they happen, helps keep teams cohesive and encourages open communication and trust. Before you were thrown into the digital remote working world, undoubtedly you had traditions in place for how promotions, achievements and even birthdays were recognised. To keep spirits up, it’s crucial you keep celebrating these milestones. 7. Ask for Feedback Finally, the introduction to remote working has been unprecedented for many of us. Therefore, ask employees for honest feedback and suggestions. Use a pulse survey to get real data on this. "You don’t need everyone physically together to create a strong culture. The best cultures derive from actions people actually take.” Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, Authors of Remote

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