Career Advice

How is Covid19 Impacting Staffing and Recruitment in the Not for Profit Sector?

  Last month we created a Covid-19 Staffing & Recruitment Survey in collaboration with Charities Institute Ireland (Cii) and we are pleased to report that 47 charities of varying size and purpose responded. We hope you will take a moment to read over our findings as we believe they can provide you with useful insights…

Hiring virtually during COVID-19 – anything is possible!

The world around us is unrecognisable but the great success story of the human race is that we adapt to change, sometimes for the better. Shutdowns and social distancing guidelines in response to COVID-19 have led a vast number of industries to move their operations to virtual overnight. Most have done this very successfully and…

The fright of return: how do we get back to where we were?

  As the country prepares for the phased lifting of restrictions and a return to work, companies are devising protocols in a bid to allay workers’ genuine concerns. But what happens when you know the parameters – and still feeling the fear regardless? CCI Associate Consultant & Change Coach, Niamh Ennis, lays out your road map back to your workplace. “To improve is to…

Tips from CCI on How to Keep Focused and Motivated while Maintaining your Wellbeing during Covid-19!

  Tips from CCI on How to Keep Focused and Motivated while Maintaining your Wellbeing during Covid-19! When you no longer have your team around you, and you are surrounded by those you live with and all of your domestic tasks, it can be hard to switch into the work mind-set. Having to work with…

The Show Must Go On…Line! (Tips for Interviewing Online)

  Interviewing Online – Tips from CCI Executive Search Embrace the opportunity Online interviews can seem daunting to some. Fear of technical difficulties or unfamiliar environments can mean that people often put off the opportunity to interview digitally. Given the current challenges due to Covid-19 and the required flexibility and ever-growing need to adapt to…

My Charity Career – Barry Sheridan

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I have been Chief Executive Officer with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association since May 2015. How did you get to where you are today and what influenced your decision to work in…

My Charity Career – Richard Dixon

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector   What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? Director of Public Affairs, Concern Worldwide. I’ve had the title for a decade, but the job is constantly changing. At the moment, I’m accountable for an incredible team of people who…

My Charity Career – Liz Hughes

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I was appointed as CEO of Charities Institute Ireland (Cii) in April 2019. Cii’s purpose is to demonstrate the impact of the sector and by doing so increasing trust in the charity…

My Charity Career – Deborah Kelleher

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I am Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, a role which I have had since late 2010. The RIAM is a national conservatoire of music, with tertiary programmes in music…

My Charity Career – Tim O’Dea

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector 1. What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I’m lucky enough to head up the fundraising team in Barretstown, and have been doing so for the past 7 years. Unusually it is my second time working with Barretstown; I…