Christmas and New Year office opening hours

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All the team at EmployAbility Galway  would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us throughout 2017.  We really appreciate the support you have given us and look forward to working with you again next year.

Our offices will close at 5pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday 02 January 2018.

In the meantime we would like to wish everyone a 

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise | Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
 

Thank You to event Sponsors Collins McNicholas

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We would like to say a big THANK YOU to our event sponsors Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group who made our event Teams the Foundation of Business Success possible. We could not have run this event without their sponsorship, or support.

We would like to share some of the feedback which was really positive.  The main feedback we got was that people really enjoyed the different perspective of the speakers while addressing the topic of Teams.  There were also a lot of people asking if we intended to run another event soon! Some of the feedback from the night was as follows.

Well done on a great event!
It was brilliantl!!
The speakers were brilliant and not something I would usually get to attend so it was a great insight. Well run event
I really enjoyed it! I think that Seònaid stole the show
Thank you so much for the invitation to the micro summit tonight if you have any more talks, summits, presentations please do let me know

National Minimum Wage Changes 2018

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With effect from 1st January 2018, the new national minimum wage rates will apply:

  • An experienced adult worker: €9.55 per hour
  • Over 19 and less than 2 years since their first job: €8.60 per hour.
  • Over 18 and less than 1 year since they began their first job: €7.64 per hour.
  • Aged under 18: €6.69 per hour

 *For the purposes on the National Minimum Wage Act an experienced adult worker is an employee who is not:

  • under the age of 18 years, or
  • in the first two years after the date of first employment over age 18, or
  • a trainee undergoing a course that satisfies specific conditions.

Post event Thank you

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the following people for their help in making our event "Teams - The Foundation of Business Success" possible.  The event took place in the Portershed on 22 November 2017 and we were delighted to have a full house on the night and really positive feedback post event


Special Thanks To

Event sponsors: Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group, thanks to Michelle and the team for sponsoring our event

Speakers: Michael Fitzgerald, Professor Robert Rosenberg, and Seónaid Ó Murchadha 

MC:  Paul Keane 

Venue:  Portershed

Best Neighbours:  Mark Quick, Finn and James at 9th Impact


Thanks to

Mark, Finn and James at 9th Impact | Mary and Darragh at the Portershed | Niamh, Anne Marie and Cathy at Galway Technology Centre | Eamonn and the lads at Moose | An Púcán | McCambridges | Maeve and Elaine at Galway Chamber | Micheal and Annette at SCCUL | Rory and the Team at the Clayton |  Keith and Katie at Galway Bay FM's Keith Finnegan Show | Department of Social Employment Affairs and Social Protection | Gaillimh le Gaeilge | Boyd Challenger | Everyone who attended | Everyone who shared the details of our event on social media

Foirne - Búnús an Ghnó Rathúil

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Tá áthas ar EmployAbility Galway agus ar urraitheoirí na hócáide Collins McNicholas Recruitment agus HR Services cuireadh a thabhairt duit chuig

Mionchruinniú Mullaigh Inspioráideach

“Foirne – Bunús an Ghnó Rathúil”.

Cuirfear tús leis an ócáid le fáiltiú, mionbhia agus deochanna ar 17.00, 22 Samhain 2017 sa Portershed, An Fhaiche Mhór, Gaillimh.

Tabharfaidh na haoichainteoirí, Michael FitzGerald, Príomhfheidhmeannach OnePageCRM, An tOllamh Robert Rosenberg, Ollscoil Chicago, agus Seónaid Ó Murchadha, Bean Ghnó Chumasach agus Bainisteoir Acmhainní Daonna agus Míchumais le Employer Disability Information léargas ar an gcaoi a n-éiríonn agus a dteipeann ar fhoirne, an chaoi ar éirigh le foireann de 20 duine cáil idirnáisiúnta sa ghnó a bhaint amach dóibh féin agus an bealach le húsáid a bhaint as na dúshláin saoil mar na hacmhainní is fearr a d’fhéadfá a roinnt le d’fhoireann. 

 

Teams - The Foundation of Business Success Speaker Bio Michael FitzGerald

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On 22 November 2017, EmployAbility Galway will team up with event sponsors Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group to bring an exciting event to the Portershed for the benefit of Galway business people and entrepreneurs.  The event, entitled “Teams – The Foundation of Business Success” is an inspirational micro-summit which promises three world class speakers from the local, national and international business arena’s, giving you three good reasons why you need to be there. 

Tickets for the event are available now on Eventbrite

One of our three speakers  Michael FitzGerald, is CEO and founder of OnePageCRM, the award-winning Sales application for SME’s.  An NUIG graduate with an Engineering Degree, Michael has also worked as a Sport Science Technologist to Olympic Athletes, and in Medical device product design before venturing into the world of code. Software had been a hobby for a long time, which he turned  into his full time focus in 2004.

As well as growing and developing OnePageCRM into a 20 person strong team and international success story,  he is Co-Founder of  the Portershed which is the first phase of development for Galway City Innovation District.  

Michaels real passion is driving efficiency and effectiveness, assisting internet start ups, and supporting fellow entrepreneurs.  He has been involved with Start-Up Weekend Mentoring, and Code Ninja 2012 - 2013.  He has mentored NUI Galway's ICE (Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship) Group students, and was Co-founder of Bizcamp Galway - Weekend conference for Entrepreneurs - 2011 and 2012

Michael is an avid GAA supporter with a strong community interest.  He sits on a number of voluntary Boards, and has opened up OnePageCRM to nonprofits through the Power of Action Program. Michael has come on board as EmployAbility Galway patron for 2017 - 2019.

 

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Teams - The Foundation of Business Success Speaker Bio Seónaid Ó Murchadha

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On 22 November 2017, EmployAbility Galway will team up with event sponsors Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group to bring an exciting event to the Portershed for the benefit of Galway business people and entrepreneurs.  The event, entitled “Teams – The Foundation of Business Success” is an inspirational micro-summit which promises three world class speakers from the local, national and international business arena’s, giving you three good reasons why you need to be there. 

Tickets for the event are available now on Eventbrite

One of our three speakers Seónaid Ó Murchadha founder of Amputee Disability Federation Ireland,  has been promoting the employment of people with disabilities for over 20 years.

A graduate of Dublin City University and the University of Alcala in Madrid, Seònaid has many years’ experience assisting Irish employers successfully steer their way towards the greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace – whether through her auditor work at the O2 Ability Awards, working in HR at the Rehab Group or promoting diverse employment practices to Irish employers of all sizes and from all sectors.

Most recently, she worked at the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability (AHEAD) on their workplace placement initiative, the Willing Able Mentoring Programme, where she supported employers to recruit and place graduates with disabilities in mainstream employment.

She also presented the RTE 1 television programme  Three 60 and also presented Outside the Box on RTE radio 1 highlighting the abilities of people with disabilities.

 

Teams - The Foundation of Business Success - Speaker Bio Professor Robert Rosenberg

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On 22 November 2017, EmployAbility Galway will team up with event sponsors Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group to bring an exciting event to the Portershed for the benefit of Galway business people and entrepreneurs.  The event, entitled “Teams – The Foundation of Business Success” is an inspirational micro-summit which promises three world class speakers from the local, national and international business arena’s, giving you three good reasons why you need to be there. 

Tickets for the event are available now on Eventbrite

One of our three speakers Professor Robert Rosenberg is co-founder of the Atlantic Centre for Entrepreneurship and entrepreneur-in-residence at BioExel, both in Galway, Ireland.  He brings three decades of experience and leadership in academic, corporate, and government collaborations.  Bob has worked to advance entrepreneurship and the knowledge economy in Chicago, Illinois – as an educator, entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and researcher.  He has been a leader in the development of Chicago’s angel community; the creation of the Chicago Innovation Exchange, IIT Innovation Center and the Skokie tech center; and the city’s strategy for technology development. 

Bob served as the director of entrepreneurship programs in the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and adjunct associate professor of entrepreneurship at the Chicago Booth School of Business. He served in a variety of senior administrative roles at the University of Chicago, most recently associate vice president for marketing strategy and associate vice president for research. Bob came to the University in 1989 as director of industrial relations and technology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Bob served as faculty liaison to Hyde Park Angels, one of the nation’s largest angel investment groups, where he heads its Healthcare Ambassador Circle. He was a founder of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Midwest Research University Network, and he served as chairman of the board at not-for-profits Project Exploration and Chicago Center for Family Health.  He currently serves on the boards of CareScore, Fortify, Janus Choice, and Manufacturing Renaissance.

Bob has been instrumental in the creation and growth of Advanced Diamond Technologies, Brilliant.org, Caremerge, Cardiogene, Chromatin, Congressional Pharmaceuticals, Maroon Pharmaceuticals, SloWave, Tolerance Therapeutics, and Xcyte Therapies, among others.

Bob earned a bachelor's degree (magna,) in English from Harvard University, a master's degree in English literature from Tufts University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. 

Teams - The Foundation of Business Success

On 22 November 2017, EmployAbility Galway will team up with event sponsors Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group to bring an exciting event to the Portershed for the benefit of Galway business people and entrepreneurs.   The event, titled “Teams – The Foundation of Business Success” is an inspirational micro-summit which promises three world class speakers from the local, national and international business arena’s.  

The event will kick off at 17:00 with a food and drinks reception, and will conclude with a Q and A session.  Further details on this event and the speakers will be released over the coming weeks

Booking is now available on Eventbrite

EmployAbility Galway announce new Patron

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At a recent event in Galway Technology Centre, outgoing EmployAbility Galway Parton Sean O Coistealbha  announced the new Patron of EmployAbility Galway Michael FitzGerald of OnePageCRM.

Michael first found out about us when our Board member Mark Quick approached him about a CRM account in 2014.  When Mark told him about our work Michael decided to donate us a free account for life because he really liked the work we do.  He has pledged to support us by both offering advice and expertise to help us place more clients within the Technology Sector and to help us increase awareness of our service to employers in the  Galway Tech sector.

OnePageCRM has been a fundamental part of the achievement of the #110jobs campaign target, by enabling us to work collaboratively and remotely at the same time and to track all our interactions with employers to provide much faster follow up and customer service to both employers and clients.