Why We Need More Health And Safety Professionals
Since starting my career in the world of recruitment in 2007 I have worked across a variety of industries and projects. These range from high volume recruitment to technical and field management hiring within the utility industry, construction trades and engineers, professional services, temporary workers and right up to executive search. The one constant throughout all this time, however, is the ever-growing demand for Health and Safety Professionals. From speaking to hiring managers and clients the following are just some of the reasons for this growing demand.
- To protect a company’s most important asset, its people and ensure that workers go home to their loved ones safely each day.
- The ever-increasing demands being placed on companies to be compliant with national and international environmental, health and safety standards and legislation.
- The growing realisation that having strong EHS practices within your business boosts brand value as well as earning goodwill towards the company.
- Having a strong track record of health and safety success as well as key accreditations is a massive component when a company is tendering for new projects.
- A strong EHS record can reduce insurance premiums for business as well as mitigating against costly accidents.
- EHS as a career is a relatively young profession and there is simply not enough people studying at undergraduate level to meet demands particularly in Ireland and the UK.
In summary, EHS is now a vital component for a company hoping to secure a strong culture, reduce costs and grow their business. The profession is becoming more established and with it comes a massive opportunity for young people to build an exciting career in a burgeoning profession or for other professionals to retrain in the area.
Ciara is a personable and results-driven Recruitment Consultant with 4 + years combined experience serving clients in the Construction, Corporate Office, Accounting and Finance Sectors. Experienced in managing full cycle recruitment, she has built her network in several industries and has successfully identified and placed candidates across Ireland and Canada. Her strong relationship building skills, resilient nature and customer focused attitude ensures a favorable outcome for both client and candidate alike.
Ciara holds a BSc in International Business and prides herself on her creative approach to recruitment.
Elizabeth takes an integrated and person-centred approach to recruitment, to ensure she not only delivers talent, but encourages prosperous relationships for all involved.
Elizabeth holds a BSc in Podiatric Medicine from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her diverse career background within the areas of Healthcare, Event Management, Customer Service and Sales has strongly developed her ability to understand, communicate and facilitate the unique needs of individuals and companies.
Elizabeth’s affable and diligent nature ensures that both clients and jobseekers alike find what they’re looking for, whilst making the process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. She loves a challenge and her commitment to finding the ‘perfect fit’, takes her across a variety of sectors, from Telecoms to Medical and Pharmaceutical – and everything in between!
Peter has a keen eye for detail and is highly skilled at discovering key client and candidate information for the purpose of achieving a great recruitment fit.
Peter holds a degree in Business and Management along with a Master’s in Strategy and Innovation from Maynooth University. During his studies and after graduation, Peter has honed strong negotiation and communication skill’s from his time in retail, sales, and account management.
His key areas of expertise are technical and general recruitment across a range of industries from IT, Telecoms, Construction, and Engineering. Peter is highly adept at dealing with candidates and clients alike and has received awards for his customer service skills over the course of his career.
Peter is also a keen sportsman and has played both golf and rugby at a high level.
Kevin’s vision and passion in recruitment is to find the best fit for both client and candidate alike.
Kevin holds a BA in Business & a BA in Business Management from Dublin Business School along with a decade of experience in both Retail and Business Operations in a managerial/leadership capacity. Throughout his career, he has recruited, worked alongside and led teams in various business settings from local SME’s right up to large Multi-nationals.
Highly experienced in people and team management, Kevin has led and coached people from various backgrounds to excel in their career and progress into more senior roles.
Since progressing into recruitment Kevin has developed and become highly proficient in volume and general recruitment across a range of industries. Kevin specialises in local and Pan-European recruitment of field professional’s across the entire Fixed Line Telecom’s sector. Along with this, Kevin is adept at sourcing top talent for senior roles in a variety of industries.
With 3 years’ experience in Recruitment, Stephen is adept at finding the right talent for companies.
Stephen holds a degree in Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin as well as a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He has 3 years’ experience within Recruitment. His key area of expertise is Wireless Telecoms Professional’s and high volume recruitment within the Utilities and Construction industries. Stephen is also highly adept at finding talented Engineering, Health and Safety as well as Management talent.
Stephen is a keen sportsman with All Ireland medals in Gaelic Football for Dublin at U18 and U21 level as well as appearances for the Dublin Senior team. Stephen is also an avid traveller having spent time in India, The Caribbean and the US!
Niall’s vision in any project is to deliver talent to an organisation to alleviate pressure and achieve results. How has he learned to do this?
Niall holds a BA in Business Studies & Human Resources, a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, specialist training in Aptitude and Psychometric testing and analysis along with a Black Belt in Online Recruitment Search. He has over a decade of experience in HR and Recruitment. Throughout his career, he has recruited and led recruitment teams for technical, high volume and executive search for SME’s right up to large multi-nationals.
An expert in recruitment, Niall has found thousands of job seekers their next career move whether as part of a one-off project with a small company or as part of a volume campaign with a blue-chip brand. Thousands of conversations, interviews, CV’s and stories have helped Niall become a specialist professional in dealing with job seekers and hiring managers alike to ensure that the right fit happens!