In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen hundreds of thousands of people lose their job, both temporarily and permanently, Sigmar Recruitment is today launching an online platform to connect jobseekers with employment opportunities as well as offer upskilling opportunities for the restricted workforce to ensure a smoother return to the workplace once the isolation restrictions have eased. The initiative is online for ease of use by those at home. Jobseekers are invited to register on the website, so that employers can make direct contact for current opportunities. Jobseekers sign up for a daily email, which will inform them of companies that have immediate vacancies on either a permanent or temporary basis. Jobseekers can then apply directly to employers. The site also offers highly relevant jobseeker advice on how to compete in the current marketplace, on a range of workforce topics, including tips on: video interviewing online engagement social branding digital collaboration remote working COVID restriction employee rights societal consciousness remote onboarding and much more Furthermore, the website also directs jobseekers to free online training to support upskilling during down time. Employers can post immediate or short-term staffing requirements for free so Sigmar can keep supply chains running and redeploy Ireland’s workforce that have been affected by COVID-19. Employers can also “shop direct” for talent on the website. Commenting on the initiative, founder of the initiative and Sigmar CCO Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig says: “www.covidresponsejobs.com was created by Sigmar Recruitment to support displaced workers and employers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our aim is to connect people who have been impacted by short-term business closures with employers who have seen rising demand for frontline staff, those in healthcare and those needed to keeping Ireland’s supply chains operating. “The economy has temporarily stalled and the traditional recruitment process is on its head. However, the current pandemic has created new positions especially in retail, distribution, manufacturing and the health sector, to include many administrative, customer support and back office roles. In addition, we are actively supporting many other organisations balance business continuity with sustainable employee flexibility throughout the crisis.” Commenting on the restricted workforce, Mac Giolla Phádraig adds: “With the introduction of the COVID 19 Wage Subsidy Scheme this week, a significant cohort of the workforce is now likely to be retained, but with restricted workload. We aim to support the restricted workforce through upskilling during downtime, to better equip our workforce to rebound from the crisis in the medium term. “At this time of national crisis, we all have a responsibility to play our part. At Sigmar, we have adopted a frontline first approach and will deploy all resources available to us to support the national interest. “ www.covidresponsejobs.com is created by Sigmar Recruitment, supported by Candidate Manager, The Irish Times and Communicorp
The 13th annual National Recruitment Federation Awards took place in the Shelbourne Hotel on Friday night, November 29th. Sigmar were delighted to attend and come away with three awards on the night. Best in Practice IT & Telecoms: Sigmar It’s been a big year for our IT Team. After successfully lauching our European IT Recruitment talent hub in Tralee last year, the team were delighted to win "Best in Practice IT & Telecoms" award for the second year in a row. Best Permanent Recruiter of the Year: Julie Valentine Julie Valentine from our Sales recruitment team, scooped up the prestigious 'Permanent Recruitment Consultant of the Year' title, beating off stiff competition in this category. Speaking on Julie’s win, Sigmar CEO, Adie McGennis said; “We are delighted that Julie has been rightly recognised as Top Permanent Recruiter in Ireland. Her talent, innovation and passion for quality service makes her very popular with clients, candidates and colleagues, so this is widely celebrated. Julie is always willing to share insights with other team members across the company, but also with clients, so her relationships across the sector are second to none. She embodies Sigmar’s people centric, client focussed values, and always with good humour and positive outlook. On a personal basis Julie is a pleasure to work with and we all learn from her." NRF Cert RP Graduate of the Year: Shane Mullen The NRF Cert RP Graduate of the Year Award recognises those who have achieved the highest results in the NRF Certificate in Recruitment Practice exams in 2019. Sigmar was thrilled for our Managed Services Public Sector Recruiter, Shane Mullen being recognised for achieving one the highest grades of the 2019 graduates. We were also delighted to have been shortlisted for 5 other awards on the night: - Best in Practice for a Specialism – Public Sector Recruitment - Best CSR - Best in Practice for Sales & Marketing - Contract Recruitment Consultant of the Year – Chris Stewart - Best Large Recruitment Agency Well done to all the nominees and winners and a big thanks to the NRF for a great night!
In an era of digitisation, shifting demographics and corporate citizenship, aligning what truly matters to all cohorts of workers, is critical to accelerating growth. Now, more than ever before, it is crucial for talent leaders to gather to debate and share strategies for how we can adapt, transform and lead to shape the workforce we truly aspire to have.With that, Sigmar Recruitment brough Talent Summit to Eurpoe for the second time this year. After the success of Talent Summit Stockholm, we hosted Talent Summit Berlin on Wednesday 20th November 2019 in the Hilton Berlin. Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig, Founder, Talent Summit gave the opening adress to a delegation of 100 which was followed by a morning of 4 keynote's from speakers from different HR backgrounds. 08.40 am Digital Readiness: How to Assess the Workforce of the Future Anna Wulf, Consultant, Aon Assessment Solutions 09.10 am Targeting Top Talent in Hyper Competitive Market Shaun O'Shea, Head of European Recruitment, Sigmar IT International 09.40 am Onboarding to Perform: Unlocking New Hire Potential Andreas Hoeber, Senior People Operations Specialist 10.10 am Purpose Driven Change: Global Collaboration for the Benefit of Humankind Veronica Marshall, Director, Human Resources, NASA Overall the event was a huge excess. Thank you to all 100 attendees and everyone who was involved in making the event happen. This was our 5th Talent Summit to host this year and we just want to say thank you to everyone who attended, spoke, sponsored and helped to organise all 5 events. We were delighted to bring Talent Summit to Europe this year for the first time and we can't wait to see what 2020 has in store for Talent Summit
As the recruitment landscape changes and markets are more candidate-led than ever before, how do you optimise your recruitment practices and overcome day-to-day challenges to help you hire the best people? XREF held a panel talk in Dublin last night (21st November) to discuss this topic. The panel included Claire Kelly - Business Consultant at Sigmar Recruitment Michelle Fogarty - Co-Founder & COO at PepTalk Wellbeing Alan Murphy - Human Resources at Bimeda Owen Murray - Recruitment Lead at Tech Hubs at Zalando SE They spoke about the evolution and digitisation of recruitment, real-life challenges and ways to overcome these and how your organisation can move towards smarter hiring to an audience of 50. It was a very interesting event and we would lile to comend Claire Kelly on her performance and thank her for doing a fantastic job representing Sigmar Recruitment.
Last night, 15th October Sigmar Recruitment was awarded 'The Best Recruitment Company to Work for (£20m to £50m)' at the TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards (TIARAs) in London. On announcing our win, the judges commented, “Sigmar came out on top of a very competitive shortlist because it demonstrated excellence across the board, showing creativity and innovation in their engagement of employees and the wider community.” The @AccessGroupREC Best Recruitment Company to Work for (£20m to £50m) Award goes to @SigmarIrl with a competitive shortlist they demonstrated excellence across the board, showing creativity & innovation in their engagement of employees and wider community. #TIARA2019 #TIARAS pic.twitter.com/w4QEiKVRea — TALiNT International (formerly Recruitment INTL UK (@RecruitmentIntl) October 15, 2019 Commenting on the win Malwina King, Director of Sigmar Recruitment said, “Creating a great place to work is not just another company initiative for Sigmar; it’s embedded in everything we do. As we have grown to over 150 employees, we have maintained a focus on building a culture of trust and empowerment for our people and we are delighted to see this reflected in winning this award. This award is a testament to our people, the relationships they foster and the environment we create. It is Sigmar’s culture that I believe is truly unique, and sets us apart in the industry and on the wider business scene.” Sigmar were also highly commeded for the Client Service award category Highly commended for the @hinterviewing Client Service Award goes to @SigmarIrl #TIARA2019 #TIARAS pic.twitter.com/jV0fRE3ZzR — TALiNT International (formerly Recruitment INTL UK (@RecruitmentIntl) October 15, 2019 The TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards (TIARAs) celebrate the best of the UK & Ireland’s recruitment industry. Commenting on the standard of the shortlist this year, Jason Martin, Head of Strategy at Access Group, headline partner of the TIARAs said, “I’ve been a judge for several years now and the entries were of a really high standard this year for each of the Best Recruitment Company to Work For categories.” “What stood out was the investment in learning and development within the recruitment sector which has gone up a level this year. You can really see the link between growth and an investment in learning and employee benefits.”
For World Mental Health Day (10/10/19) this year, we opened the conversation up in Sigmar and asked our staff what they do to look after their own mental wellbeing and what advice they would give to others to look after themselves. We encourage all our staff to talk to one another and their managers regularly. We have an open-door policy for issues, ideas, thoughts, concerns – anything! So, we want to encourage the very same concept when it comes to mental health. On this very significant day we wanted to mark it with something and what better way to do so then to talk. Here is what some of our staff had to say… From smiling, to gratitude, to sleeping and having chats with your friend over tea, our staff really have some useful tips on mental wellbeing. It was great to talk to each other about our methods for looking after our mental health and we had a bit of fun doing it too.
We are delighted to announce that Frank Farrelly, COO of Sigmar Recruitment, and Jérôme Rieux, CEO of Groupe Adéquat (our parent company) have made the SIA Staffing 100 list. This is Frank's third time consecutive year on this list. The 2019 staffing list recognises the Top 100 2019 influencers in European staffing. This list, compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts, includes those who have helped to shape the €172 billion European market. Entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers, businesspeople — the Staffing 100 Europe honourees have a wide range of skills and accomplishments and hail from a multitude of staffing markets in the region. The list is not a ranking but a shout-out to those who have made a difference in the world of work. Congratulations Frank and Jérôme on this fantastic achievement! Frank Farrelly, CCO, Sigmar Recruitment Jérôme Rieux, CEO, Groupe Adequat
18 Sigmar consultants braved the Ring of Kerry, a daunting 175km cycle that is steeped in rich history and incredible scenery. Parts of the cycle are set along the Wild Atlantic Way offering breath taking views to those who dare. The day was packed full of hills, spills and thrills as even the most experienced of cyclists were challenged by the harsh wind. After an arduous ten to twelve hours, all 18 team members finished. It was an unforgettable day for all involved, some more than others. From puntures to bikes trying to escape the rack on the motorway. there was never a dull moment. The cycle was one of Sigmar's many charity events for our charity partner Cistic Fibrosis. A huge congratulations to all involved and we look forward to next year!
To celebrate such a successful H1 of 2019, Sigmar held its annual Summer BBQ in Nolita Dublin. All regional offices from around the nation came together to catch up on the last six successful months. The day was full of terrible shirts and bright smiles as highly achieving consultants were given the fruits of their labour. Overall 13 consultants were promoted for outstanding work with 12 consultants being rewarded for their ongoing succesful contribution to the business. A well deserved day out for the company to celebrate H1 and kick off H2!