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Premiere People NI work in conjunction with the Lisburn South Eastern Regional College (SERC) in recruiting young adults straight out of education. We tailor each young individual and place them in first time jobs to develop their skills and gain vital experience. In the past we have visited the college open days, with plans to focus on our young graduates career progression and helping them kick start their job hunt.

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Technological Advances in the Industries are a God send for "New Breed of Workers"

Industries in multiple sectors are growing alongside technological advances, many companies feel they need to keep up with the latest trends. The technological boom of smart phones, laptop advances and tablet advances has definitely impacted the everyday workplace environment.

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Is an Aging Workforce the Concern?

The aging population in Northern Ireland could be a concern in time to come, with reports suggesting by 2022 that the population could rise to approximately 1.9 million. (The NI Statistics and Research Agency, 2015) Statistics show that the forever aging workforce in Northern Ireland will eventually catch up with us. Premiere People NI create job opportunities for all ages, in a range of different successful job industry sectors.

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Working Mums in the Job Industry!

Claire Gourley, our very own branch manager of Premiere People NI is located in the heart of Lisburn! Claire is a working mum and feels it is vitally important whilst having a family, that you still continue to pursue your career aspirations and achieve career advancement after childbirth. Claire has worked in a challenging environment of recruitment for over two decades whilst having two small children of her own. Yet she has not let the modern day child care prices and limitations affect her decisions and career opportunities.

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Are you a new graduate or looking for a new career venture?

It can be extremely daunting at the best of times trying to find a new job, you may have your worries entering a mysterious environment, or where to even begin looking for a job. You may already be using the likes of online search engines for jobs, researching buoyant industries in Northern Ireland, using various job boards or even taking advice from your peers.

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PPNI Releases 'Workplace Reality 2016' Report

Companies must be at the forefront of generational changes if they are to attract the best talent and, of course, remain globally competitive. Recent research indicates that working from home can increase productivity and decrease stress - also companies may retain more employees by offering a work from home programme

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What attracts candidates to a particular role or company?

2015 has been labelled the year of the candidate, and it couldn't be more appropriate as most of the power in the recruitment market, currently lies in the hands of quality candidates. Companies are leaner than ever, and to operate at full capacity they must retain their own best performers and attract top talent in order to meet customer demands. Therefore the key to being successful in 2015 will be in how we treat our existing staff and the methods we employ to secure new staff. We have surveyed several hundred candidates from various backgrounds, industries and levels to get their opinions and views on some very relevant and poignant matters that affect employers and recruiters.

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Retaining your best talent

2015 has been labelled the year of the candidate, and it couldn't be more appropriate as most of the power in the recruitment market, currently lies in the hands of quality candidates. Companies are leaner than ever, and to operate at full capacity they must retain their own best performers and attract top talent in order to meet customer demands. Therefore the key to being successful in 2015 will be in how we treat our existing staff and the methods we employ to secure new staff. We have surveyed several hundred candidates from various backgrounds, industries and levels to get their opinions and views on some very relevant and poignant matters that affect employers and recruiters.

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How can you overcome counter offers from existing employers when recruiting new talent?

2015 has been labelled the year of the candidate, and it couldn't be more appropriate as most of the power in the recruitment market, currently lies in the hands of quality candidates. Companies are leaner than ever, and to operate at full capacity they must retain their own best performers and attract top talent in order to meet customer demands. Therefore the key to being successful in 2015 will be in how we treat our existing staff and the methods we employ to secure new staff. We have surveyed several hundred candidates from various backgrounds, industries and levels to get their opinions and views on some very relevant and poignant matters that affect employers and recruiters.

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Healthcare Workforce Northern Ireland- Key Statistics

Another sector focus in our series- this week on the healthcare workforce in Northern Ireland. Over 83% of the sector is made up women- making the sector highly feminised. To find out other interesting facts on the sector read more in our latest infographic.

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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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Healthcare Northern Ireland- Key Statistics

The health sector is a major employer within Northern Ireland and latest data shows the sector accounts for 10% of total employment. Read more about the sector in facts and stats on our interesting 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 Northern Ireland to strategically integrate young people who are not in employment, education or training into the labour market.

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Manufacturing Northern Ireland- Key Statistics

Manufacturing accounts for 22% of Northern Ireland 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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IT Workforce Northern Ireland- Key Statistics

The IT & Telecoms sector now employs over 16,000 workers with an ever-growing impact in Northern Ireland. Read more interesting facts and stats on our latest infographic.

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Skill Shortages

The current skills shortage in Northern Ireland is a long-term problem and is likely to require a long-term solution. However the density of skills shortages varies across the UK, being most acute in Scotland, where 25% of vacancies are caused by skills shortages, but less of a problem here in Northern Ireland, where they account for 19% of vacancies.

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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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Why is Recruitment Important?

Recruitment, location and planning is essential to every industry, for instance if we consider the huge global success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, it is in part due to the excellent location and collaboration of the people in Northern Ireland. We have world class facilities as well as widespread creative talent and Northern Ireland is rapidly becoming the location of choice for international film companies such as Universal, BBC, C4, UTV and many others. Also Belfast’s Titanic Studios is one of the largest and most modern film and television production studios in Europe.

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What Skills are Employers Going to Need?

Our research at Premiere People, 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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Healthcare Workforce Snapshot

This brief glimpse into the workforce landscape within the Healthcare sector in Northern Ireland, identifies key workforce characteristics including age and gender.

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IT & Telecoms Workforce

A preview into the workforce segmentations of the IT industry, which highlights size, occupation and workplace statistics.

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