Gillian Horan: The Inside Story

by Gillian Horan, The Pudding Brand

The availability of talent is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses in Ireland and internationally. To attract the best, you need a strong employer brand. If they don’t know what it’s like to work for your company, you risk losing valuable candidates to other employers.

Companies such as Workday know this. It has featured on the Great Place to Work list for the past five years and this year was the second time it achieved the top spot. Last year’s winner, AbbVie, was ranked second, followed by Salesforce, Version 1 and HubSpot.

All of these organisations have strong employer brands. It is vital for businesses to invest in employer branding, particularly if they are growing globally or hiring from a younger demographic.

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Technology dominates LinkedIn skills list

Wendy Murphy, LinkedIn

Wendy Murphy, LinkedIn

Technology proficiency proved to be the most valuable skill that helped Irish professionals get hired last year, according to LinkedIn.

The company today released a list of top 25 skills based on analysis of all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on LinkedIn in 2015.

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