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Managing your workforce is vital in order to retain your team. There are many ways that employers mis-manage their staff which can lead to team members leaving for new positions and a vicious cycle of failing to retain employees.

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Global Skill Shortages

A skilled workforce is vital for meeting the challenges of the global economy. Now is the time more than ever for governments globally to co-operate and work with firms to prevent skill shortages and to identify key areas where certain industries are lacking the essential skilled worker.

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Manufacturing Occupational Profile- Key Statistics

Following on from our recent infographic on the manufacturing sector in Ireland we are pleased to share the latest statistics on the 'occupational profile' of the sector. 22% of all employment in the sector is through skilled trade occupations. Find out more stats and facts in our latest infographic.

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Power of Social Media

The impact of social media does not stop online, it is part of a much larger sphere of influence and although social media may initially create a certain buzz regarding a topic, overall the power of it will create word of mouth advocacy. The recruitment world is rapidly changing and it is more relevant than ever to engage in business with the expanding and forever progressing ‘social media’.

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Workforce Planning

Every country wants to reduce their economic inactivity and increase their skills base of those currently in work and also future potential participants in the workforce. Therefore it is important for companies in Ireland to strategically integrate young people who are not in employment, education or training into the labour market.

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Manufacturing Ireland- Key Statistics

Manufacturing accounts for 22% of Irelands GDP. Impacting greatly to employment, the sector continues to grow. Find out more in our latest infographic about the role manufacturing plays in Ireland.

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Profile of Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector is a fundamental driver of the economy. It is the primary driver of net exports, and has significant spin off effects in terms of secondary employment, corporation tax and as a purchaser of materials and services.

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Establishing a Talent Pool

Creating a talent pool is becoming mission critical. It is now crucial to have a flourishing talent pool and we are keen to explain to companies that talent management is a learnable skill because it is not just about having a good instinct about a particular person; in a nutshell each leader of a company should become skilled at how to effectively manage, attract and retain top talent.

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War for Talent Continues Globally

The pursuit and demand for talent is an ongoing and unwelcome predicament in most developed countries. In the USA and Japan firms are expanding their search for recruitment as far as east and south Asia, whilst Germany, France and the UK continue to look to Eastern Europe.

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What is Employer Branding?

Employment branding may be regarded as an image, representation or impression which organisations create in order to attract current and future candidates to their organisation. All employers would like to hire efficient, creative and knowledgeable ‘top talent’ candidates so that they may secure and guarantee the future success and stability of their organisation.

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What Skills are Employers Going to Need?

Our research at Cordant People IE, indicates that based on qualifications data contained in the Working Futures analysis, it has been calculated that to fill both new and replacement jobs (by 2017) over half (56%) will require people to hold graduate level qualifications, this presents a substantial increase in the greater demand for a higher level skilled worker and the requirement for people to accept jobs which call for no qualifications whatsoever will decrease by 12%.

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Global Driver of Change - Manufacturing

Skills, in addition to costs competitiveness and the business environment, are a primary driver of competitiveness in manufacturing. The quality of skills available to the manufacturing sector depends both on the development of the existing workforce and the relevance of the graduates from the education and training sector.

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