Blogs by Michael Lantry


The 2 Key Components of Performance Management

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Performance management is a subtle art. I believe there are two components to effective performance management. Firstly you need to ensure that you have created the right environment, then it’s about the measurement of performance. As the old saying goes, what gets measured, gets done.


How to Attract Tech Talent to a Start-Up - 3 Techniques That Work

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


At GemPool, we have worked with tech start-ups going all the way back to 2005. This is our bread and butter. It’s fantastic that Ireland has such a vibrant tech start-up scene.


The 3 Best Questions To Ask During An Interview In A Tech Start-Up

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by Michael Lantry
Job Interview Preparation


Taking a longer term view of your career should make you more focused on the learning rather than the money you can make. Taking on a role in a really interesting, well led, start-up can put you on a faster trajectory towards your career goals.


Why Set Business Goals for Employees?

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Organisations have goals. These can be financial goals or sales goals, or growth in headcount goals etc. When you are working within an organisation, you will often hear about these goals at team, division or ‘all-hands’ meetings.

This is all very important as the employees of a company should know what they are trying to achieve, together. But these goals very often don’t directly impact individual employees, day to day.


What are The Typical Career Paths for a Business Analyst?

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


According to Wikipedia, a Business Analyst is a ‘person who analyses an organisation or business domain and documents its business, processes, or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology’. The aim of a Business Analyst, or BA, is to find improvements in these processes or systems.


Do you Really Know What’s Going on in Your Remote Team?

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Do you have responsibility over the performance of other members in your team? Have you changed how you manage those team members if they are now remote working and previously weren’t?


The Lessons I Learnt About Personal Career Development

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Everyone’s experience of their work and career is very unique and personal. But there is one thing that everyone has in common. It’s in your control. You have the power to influence your own actions and the direction your career goes. You have the ability to make things happen.

One thing I would tell myself younger self finishing up in college would be to proactively go after what I wanted in my career.

The key is simple planning, goal setting and action. For anyone who is currently meandering in their career or feels like they are not in control of it, why not try out these 5 steps to managing your personal career development.


How can Defined Career Paths Help with Recruitment

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Having clear career paths and career ladders within a company has a number of benefits. The obvious one is that it provides a framework for existing staff to progress their career, learn new skills and continue to be challenged. But there are less obvious benefits worth paying attention to.


How to Write The Perfect Job Description

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by Michael Lantry
CV Assistance


The job spec really sets out the tone for the job and the employer. Get it right, and you will get more, better quality, applications, and therefore end hire. Get it wrong, and you can damage your brand in the talent market, and really struggle to get the right hire. This can be costly.


Top 5 Insights for the Irish Tech Sector in 2021

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


The tech industry in Ireland specifically, has also been through a lot over the last 12 months. As we make our way through 2021, we are starting to see some more solid predictions coming from various corners.


Get Your Head Into The Cloud

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


This information age has meant an exponential creation of data. This has only been made possible by the growth and improvement of cloud computing technologies. One cannot underestimate the importance of cloud computing in our modern way of living.


Why don’t we have ‘Contract-To-Hire’ Arrangements in Ireland?

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by Michael Lantry
IT Contracting Advice


In the USA the use of contract to hire arrangements is quite a popular approach for bringing in talent. So why do we not see it in Ireland where so many US owned companies operate and, quite often, our talent acquisition strategies and workforce structures align? Here we will attempt to explain what ‘contract to hire’ is and why it is not used by employers in Ireland.


How Data Analytics is a Key Element of the Modern Recruiting Process

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Analytics and its role in the Recruitment Process

Big Data Analytics is used by many global companies to understand people’s behaviors; Amazon and Ebay are notable examples. Through web attitudes and habits, these e-commerce driven businesses are able to obtain information on what people search online. For example following a search for a product on Google, you might find the same product appearing magically on your Amazon homepage later. This is not magic however; it is personalized target marketing through Big Data Analytics.


IT Recruitment Day in Poland

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by Michael Lantry
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


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