My 10 Year Journey With Servisource Recruitment

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My 10 Year Journey With Servisource Recruitment

Most people don’t set out to become recruiters. Anyone in recruitment will tell you that somehow, we just happen to ‘fall’ into the profession.  I know I sure did, when growing up I always wanted to be a Vet 😊

From The Start!!

I started off working for a recruitment company temping in various roles as a secretary within hospitals, clinics etc.   I was then taken on as a Recruitment Consultant for the company. I didn’t know what to expect, could I handle the stress and pressure that came with my new career?  The role was fast paced with people moving from one role to another, clients ringing in needing candidates immediately.  Candidates also ringing at the last minute, telling me they couldn’t go to work and letting my client and I down at the last minute.  This by no means was an easy job, but strangely I was enjoying it.

I left this role after 2 years feeling the need to explore new avenues.  I moved into Retail and then onto becoming a Travel Agent.  I knew at this point that I enjoyed helping people with their dreams and sales was something that came naturally to me.  Our company was bought over, which led to new management, new rules and new everything.  All of a sudden, the job wasn’t enjoyable any longer. It was all about targets not people.  So I left…………

The Interview!!

I saw an advertisement in the paper the following day-the position of a Recruitment Consultant in Dundalk. I thought, this is it, I need to go back and give recruitment another go.  I applied for the job, got an interview a few days later.  The interview was an experience I will never forget.  You know when you are asked at an interview, ‘Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time?’, my response was, ‘do you want to hear what I should say or the truth’.  Both managers seemed intrigued, so of course they asked for me to tell the truth. I began telling my story of how I want to be running, owning and managing my own dog and cat rescue centre.  Not the best of answers to give what could be your future employer.   I cringed thinking to myself what have I just done and there goes that idea of being part of this company.  To my own disbelief, later that evening I received a call to say I was successful and could start on Monday.  I was delighted, that’s where it all began. What I didn’t realise, was this would be my 10 year journey with Servisource Recruitment.

My New Venture Began!!

My new role was a Recruitment Consultant for the Healthcare Division. When I say I didn’t really know anything about Healthcare and the roles within it, this was an understatement.  I had to study all the terminology as basic as what a RGN, DON were to what a Peg feed was, but I was adamant that I wasn’t going to let this beat me.  After a few weeks, I soon settled in getting to know the terminology, chatting to the clients, placing my candidates, I knew from then that this is it, this is what I want to do.  I eventually found a role and a company I was happy in.

Our team back then was a lot smaller, it consisted of two people running the healthcare division, along with our Manager, 3 staff in payroll and HR, an office manager, 1 person in marketing, 4 in construction and our Managing Director.  We may have been a small team but we were a very happy and energetic team with passion and a true family feel.

Two years later the company was thriving, I had assisted my manager in setting up offices based in Cork, Galway and Dublin.  We had new divisions one of which I started for Catering and Domestic in hospitals.  New people were joining our team, I was promoted to Team Leader and the company was growing fast.  We developed the healthcare division so much that at this stage it was taking over other divisions thick and fast.

My clients and candidates were like friends to me and my colleagues were like family.  Servisource Recruitment always put people and their service first before profit which was one of our main reasons for becoming the successful company that we are today.

Opportunities were endless!!

In 2011, Servisource wanted to expand the company into Northern Ireland so I was given the opportunity to become Regional Manager in Belfast, this was an exciting and fresh challenge for me and I loved my new role.  We were getting jobs in for nurses across Northern Ireland and the UK. In 2012 I was selected as a finalist with the NRF (National Recruitment Federation) Awards for Top Recruiter in Ireland.  I felt a massive sense of pride and had my team and company behind me, supporting me all the way.   I remained as Manager in Northern Ireland for 2 years, but I felt that my time had come to try a new area within Servisource, as I had given the past 5-6 years to Healthcare.  In our Head Office back in Dundalk an opportunity arose for me to work as a Business Development Manager for the Temporary Division Team. This gave me the opportunity to throw myself into a new area and gave me the desired challenge I was seeking.

I began from scratch, getting to know the industry, the clients and the candidates.  Servisource always gave me plenty of training and support to aid me achieve success in my new division.   The division expanded and I got to know my candidates and clients needs and requirements.  When managing my own desk in the temporary division I identified a gap in the market for a permanent division desk within Supply Chain Management and one for Clerical.  I put a proposal forward to my CEO which he welcomed and encouraged me to pursue the opportunity.

Where I am now!!

To date my new role is Senior Consultant for the Permanent Division and I am loving it.  I oversee the recruitment needs for all my clients across Supply Chain Management and Clerical throughout Ireland.  Servisource has always been good that way, if you have a dream, passion or an innovative idea, they back you 100% to pursue it. They are true believers in giving you the best opportunity to develop internally and support you with training and marketing requirements in order for everyone to you achieve their goals.

Team Spirit!!

Our company today, still has some of its original staff from when I first started. Servisource now have offices nationwide and over 40 staff in our Dundalk Head Office.  What a difference this was to when I first started out.  Servisource has been a great support to me both personally and professionally.  This is the place where I grew up, made friends for life and have a massive Servisource family of support around me each day.  What I love most and the reason why I am here 10 years is down to the people that I work with.  There are days that you don’t be in the mood for chat or have issues at home and other stresses in your life. When you walk through those doors, you always have people that genuinely care for you and want to support you, a true, unique team spirit.

When starting on the beginning of my career journey, I always thought it was about how much money I could make or would I have to work over time or weekends.  As important as these factors are that everyone has to consider, I believe it is more important that you are happy in your work environment and have a great team behind you backing you all the way.  I have been very lucky to have that throughout my journey 😊

Servisource has taught me so much in my years here, to believe in and follow your dreams.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the highs and lows of working here this past 10 years and I hope to have another further 10 years to come with you all, what that may bring no one knows 😲

See here video of me describing my role with Servisource: https://servisource.wpengine.com/team-view/lisa-russell/ 

 

by Lisa Russell – Supply Chain Management Consultant  

 

Scholarship for Nurses announced by Servisource and DkIT

Scholarship for Nurses announced by Servisource and DkIT

DkIT and Servisource Healthcare initiative affords nursing & midwifery undergraduates the opportunity to secure €1,500 to support their studies.

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and County Louth healthcare recruitment specialist, Servisource Healthcare today announced the launch of an new scholarship for nurses which will provide four third-year nursing and midwifery students at DkIT with €1,500 financial support as they progress through their degree.

As the demand for qualified nurses and midwives in Ireland continues to grow, the new Servisource Healthcare Nursing Scholarship will provide continued motivation and additional resources to DkIT students at a critical point in their study. In addition, the process of applying for these scholarships is also good practice for students as they are encouraged to reflect on their academic and practical successes to date and to consider their employment options for the future.

How to Apply for the scholarship for nurses

Servisource Nursing Scholarship now launched to all third year DkIT Nursing studentsThe scholarship for nurses programme commences in autumn and upon the return to class in mid-September, all third year students wishing to be considered for the scholarship will be asked to submit their applications in advance of the closing date on Monday 3 October 2016. Applicants will be asked to complete a reflective essay outlining an experience or circumstance in which they have demonstrated kindness and compassion in care, in line with the nursing and midwifery standards and guidelines. This includes the need for nurses and midwives to be competent, safety-conscious and act with kindness and compassion in their provision of safe, high-quality care.

The winning students will be announced on October 15 after deliberation by judges from the DkIT Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies Department and Servisource Healthcare .

Speaking today, Ann Campbell, President of DkIT said,

We are delighted to work with Servisource Healthcare to develop this scholarship programme. In addition to receiving generous financial support from Servisource Healthcare, our students will be exposed to the realities of presenting themselves professionally, communicating their skills and competences and evaluating their successes. This is invaluable experience that will undoubtedly enhance their career prospects.

Also speaking today, Declan Murphy, CEO of the Servisource Group said,

Having operated in the healthcare sector for almost 15 years, we understand the commitment and the challenges faced by nurses as they embark on their journey in becoming healthcare professionals. Servisource Healthcare is proud to support nurses during their careers in matching the best nursing jobs with the best candidates. Our partnership with DkIT Nursing & Midwifery allows us to further enhance this relationship by recognising exceptional performance and providing financial assistance to student nurses and we look forward to a developing a long and fruitful relationship.

Also commenting on the scholarship programme, Edel Healy, Head of the School of Health and Science at DkIT said:

The scholarships are open to all third year nursing and midwifery students and have been designed to encourage and reward students that show promise and dedication. Students will be assessed on their commitment to nursing practice, passion for the profession and their drive to succeed. I would urge all of our students to apply and to avail of this fantastic opportunity to help progress their studies.

Source: https://www.dkit.ie/news/new-dkit-servisource-scholarship-support-north-east%E2%80%99s-next-generation-nurses-midwives

Servisource Healthcare and DKIT at the launch of the new Nursing Scholarship

Why Choose Servisource Healthcare?

Why Choose Servisource Healthcare?

Servisource healthcare specialise in sourcing highly skilled candidates with a passion to work in the healthcare industry. We currently recruit healthcare staff on permanent, temporary and agency contracts nationwide and within the UK. We are equally dedicated to our nurses just as much as we are to our clients.

Providing our nurses with a role they are satisfied and happy in is our number one goal for nurses seeking work. Over the past number of years we have acquired a number of former nurses that currently work on our internal team. These former nurse’s work as part of our recruitment, bookings, manages service and finance team, all bringing their past experience of nursing to the table. This sets us aside from other agencies, with their nursing working knowledge and experience we know the challenges and difficulties nurses face when looking for employment in a role that suits them.

So why consider us above other healthcare agencies? What can Servisource Healthcare offer you?

We would like to give back to nurses and make the transition to a new role as stress free as possible. With over a 100 nursing vacancies nationwide, you can choose your location and the type of nursing role you want. If we don’t currently have it we will stay in contact with you, reaching out the minute we source it.

We have also put together a welcome package for all new active nurses that register for work with us. As a newly active working nurse of Servisource you can choose one of the following benefit packages:

Option 1:

  • Free Servisource branded tunic (Usually costing €30)
  • Free manual handling training course worth €100 (Registered nurse will make the initial discounted payment of €70, which will be reimbursed once you are made active to work with us and covered a minimum of 8 x 12 hr shifts)

Option 2:

  • Free Servisource branded tunic (Usually costing €30)
  • All new active nurses that have worked 8 x 12 hour shifts or more with us will receive a welcome gift of a €50 cash bonus.

 

Refer a friend:Refer a friend:

  • Student Nurse: If you refer a final year student nurse, you will receive a €100 one4all voucher once they complete 8 x 12hr shifts or more.
  • Experienced Nurse: If you refer an experienced nurse, you will receive a €120 one4all voucher once they complete 8 x 12hr shifts or more shifts.

One for all voucher -Why choose Servisource Healthcare

Terms and conditions apply to all of the above. If you would like further information on this welcome package or details on how to register for nursing work with Servisource Healthcare, contact Michelle Ryan  on 1800 603 604 or forward any queries to [email protected] Please note this offer extends to agency nursing staff only.

Applying for Nurse Registration in Ireland but living outside of the EU?

Applying for Nurse Registration in Ireland but living outside of the EU? 

Are you applying for Nurse Registration in Ireland with An Bord Altranais, unsure of how this process works? We are here to help. With our skilled team of expert healthcare recruiters we want to make this transition as simple as possible for you.

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If you trained outside of the EU, then this blog is perfect for getting you started. We will explain what documents will be required as part of your application. Applying for Nurse Registration in Ireland is straight forward, however, you should only send documents after you have received your full application pack. An Bord Altranais (ABA) will issue you with this pack once we have processed your Registration Application Request Form.
To avoid delays in processing your application, you need to ensure that you provide all of the documents ABA require. Once they have received and processed your completed Registration Application Form, ABA will send you a full application pack.

This pack includes:

Check box• Your reference number
• An application form for you to complete
• Extra forms that need to be completed and sent directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) by a number of different relevant authorities, such as your current or previous employer and training colleges.

 

The table below provides more details about the basic documentation ABA require:

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[span3]Basic documents[/span3][span3]Group 1[/span3][span3]Group 2[/span3][span3]Group 3[/span3]

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[span3]Application form[/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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[span3]Certified name documents[/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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[span3]Fee[/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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[span3]Photographs (x2)[/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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[span3]Translations (of any documents not in English) [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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[span3]Form A + transcript[/span3][span3]No [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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[span3]Form B[/span3][span3]No [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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[span3]Form C + (CCPS) [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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[span3]Form D + (IELTS) test report[/span3][span3]No [/span3][span3]No [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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[span3]Form E + details of graduate prog [/span3][span3]No [/span3][span3]No [/span3][span3]Yes [/span3]

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do notDo not send ABA any documents until you have received your full application pack. When you receive that pack, take care in completing the form and reading the declaration before you sign it. Read the instructions carefully to understand what forms within the pack need to be completed by relevant authorities and sent it directly to ABA.

 

If you have any questions in relation to applying for nurse registration in Ireland please contact Deirdre Treanor, Nurse Sourcer for Servisource Healthcare. For more information email [email protected]