Paddy O'Grady

Paddy O'Grady

Clinch is delighted to welcome Paddy O’Grady to its roster of bloggers. Pursuing a degree in Commerce (International) at University College Dublin, Paddy will be interning with Clinch for the summer months, gaining valuable insights into the workings of a B2B company before heading off to Italy in September to complete the third year of his studies at Bocconi University, Milan. A voice for Generation Y and soon to enter into job search himself, Paddy offers a fresh perspective on topics including employment branding and recruiting millennials, and we look forward to featuring his thoughts and ideas here over the coming weeks.

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Work is the curse of the drinking classes

Paddy O'Grady

Oscar Wilde, in a play on Karl Marx’s words, remarked that “work is the curse of the drinking classes”. In doing so, Wilde captured the contrast between the workplace as a place of boredom and stress, and the convivial atmosphere of the pub wherein friends gather to socialize and have fun. Yet the nature of work has changed since the 19th century; the modern manager takes a holistic approach to the individual employee, aligning work with the employee’s requirements. The same can be said of the recruiter.   

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Topics: Content Marketing for Recruiters, Company Culture, Careers Website, Employer Branding, job descriptions, EVP, targeted content, candidate persona

Top 4 Ways to Attract, Identify, and Engage College Students

Paddy O'Grady

In the ‘War for Talent,’ your business faces stiff competition to find interns/graduates with data analysis, programming, and foreign languages to name but a few of the most sought after skills. To improve the effectiveness of your talent acquisition strategy, your relationship with these candidates should begin before they start looking for a job. In order to establish yours as an employer of choice with this target group, you should be engaging with passive prospects while they are still in college. By giving your brand visibility early on in the candidate journey and cultivating that relationship, you ensure that when the time comes for top talent to make an employment decision, your organization is front and center in their minds. 

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Topics: candidate nurture, talent engagement, relationship hiring, college recruiting, campus recruiting

Clinching Millennial Candidates with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Paddy O'Grady

 

 Why CSR matters

“Is the business of business really just business? Is business all about profit? Or is business capable of being something more? You are the future business leaders so you will decide.”

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Topics: Employer Branding, employment brand, CSR, Corporate social responsibility, Millennials