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Guidant IRC client launch events – Limerick & Dublin

Following our successful internal launch event in January, we held client launch events for Guidant IRC last week in both Limerick and Dublin. 

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome our clients at two stunning venues, the Savoy in Limerick and the Hibernian Stephens Green Club in Dublin. 

I was delighted to kick the event off with introductions to the key Guidant IRC people, followed by an overview of Guidant IRC, talking through our guiding principles and sharing some of the performance stats that we are so proud of, such as our 4.2 out of 5 candidate satisfaction score and the fact that 90% of our employees would recommend us.

The session was then placed in the capable hands of Guidant Group’s MD Simon Blockley, who spoke with passion about the opportunities Guidant Group sees within the Irish market and how our ever-expanding economy, despite being a positive news story can have a negative impact on employers, as finding talent becomes more difficult as competition for the best candidates increases.

Simon then demonstrated some of Guidant’s innovative, industry-leading candidate attraction initiatives and campaigns for UK clients. From candidate persona creation, to job application heat mapping and recruitment ads and videos, everyone in the room could clearly see the depth at which Guidant goes to truly understand what is required in the right candidate and how to best find and attract them. Amazingly, Simon managed to avoid the contentious issue of the upcoming Ireland vs. England rugby game – as a visiting Englishman that was probably a wise move!

To finish off proceedings we were all treated to a thought-provoking seminar ‘What Does Good Look Like?’ presented by Impellam’s Head of Consulting, Russell Beck. 

Russell is a now seasoned visitor to our Irish offices and his seminars are always well received both internally and by our clients. His statistics on the cost impacts of “bad hires” were, to be frank, stark and I could see mental calculations being processed around the room, as everyone started thinking of their own attrition rates!  The takeaways that Russell offered were practical, immediate but challenging and prompted an active discussion between attendees after the event.

Russell’s seminar ‘What Does Good Look Like?’ is outlined in an eBook that has been produced off the back of the seminar.  If you would be interested in receiving a copy of the eBook or would like to join us at future events, please contact me directly on

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