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Managing Remote Teams

In mid-March, 2020, Irish businesses experienced what the Business Post referred to as “nuclear fallout” with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus on our shores. Initially, our thoughts went to the thousands of victims globally and we then turned our attention to our own friends and family who would be vulnerable during this pandemic. It’s…

Demystifying the benefits of IT Contractors

It might be too optimistic to say we’re entering a post-Covid world but we’re certainly seeing the signs of a new post lockdown reality. Restrictions are lifting, key sectors are opening again. Confidence in the economy and recovery, while still conservative, is starting to show signs of growth with green shoots sprouting across core industries….

Post-pandemic realities reveal a pending crisis for IT recruitment

The IT recruitment sector in Ireland and the UK has always been a buoyant and highly competitive market. Predominantly an employees’ market, companies are usually screaming out for highly skilled IT candidates and, at any given time, these candidates could be juggling multiple job offers. That’s not to mention low unemployment levels, growth in the…

Remote Working Tools and Tips

Our contractors are core to our business. We have some of the most talented individuals on our books, ranging from project managers to infrastructure engineers and everything niche in between. Many of these men and women have been contracting through I.T. Alliance Resourcing Services for more than a decade and it’s for this reason that…

IR35 and Making the Move to Ireland

Are you ready for the IR35? Under new legislation, the responsibility and liability of tax deductions will fall to recruiters and organisations. It applies to contractors and temporary workers but will affect all professionals and organisations as the responsibility will fall to them. Failure to ensure compliance will mean heavy fines and penalties. IR35 will…

5 steps to preparing for a job interview

So, you’ve applied for the job and you’ve got an interview. Many people think the next step is to turn up to the company’s office and sit through the interview. The better prepared a candidate is, the easier it is to stand out from the competition. We have outlined some useful tips below which will help you in the preparation for your interview. Do your research…

I.T. Alliance Director Wins Award

Terence O’Donnell has won the “Distinguished Contribution Award” at the inaugural National Project Management Awards presented in Dublin last night. The award was made in recognition of his career achievements across education and consulting. Terence O’Donnell is Director of Projects and Consulting at Irish-owned I.T. Alliance Group. He has helped to grow the group’s Project…

5 Tips for Creating a Cover Letter

As of late, I have received a couple of cover letters that give off a negative impression of the applicant, rather than highlighting skills it was more a list of demands. A cover letter is used to entice the hiring manager/recruiter to view your resume. You want to leave the reader wanting more and feeling…

The Grinch Was Right…

If you’ve ever read the much loved Dr Seuss book you will know that the main messages centred around the perceived hollowness and commercialisation of the Christmas season and also the huge amount of waste that modern society casts aside once their passing fancies have been fulfilled. You would also know, therefore, that it all culminates…