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.

EmployAbility Galway Acknowledge support of Patron Sean O Choistealbha

At a recent event in Galway Technology Centre, we recognised the work of our outgoing Patron Sean O Coistealbha  who has supported us since coming on board in 2013.  

Sean has been a huge support to us as Patron and has on several occasions spoken publicly about our work on Radio na Gaeltachta and at a number of public events. As well as publicly promoting the work of EmployAbiltiy Galway and linking us with employers in the Conamara Ghaeltacht Sean has also been a committed employer who has provided employment opportunities for 6 people with disabilities over the years.

We were delighted to have Minister of State for Disability Issues TD Finian McGrath present Sean with a gift to recognise his effort, support and commitment, over the last few years.

Míle buíochas Seán le haghaidh du chuid taca ar feadh na blianta.  Tá muid an buíoch duit

 

Minister announces results of #100jobs campaign

What a fantastic turnout we had for the announcement of the result of the #100jobs campaign! We were honoured to have Minister Finian McGrath join us to make the formal announcement, and on arriving into the Galway Technology Centre, the Minister was both surprised and delighted to see such a busy gathering of Galway City and County business people and organisations come along to support us that morning.

We are extremely grateful to the local business people who worked with us to achieve the fantastic end result of 122 jobs pledged and 101 people place in employment in 2016.  

Thanks to our Board members who supported us with the campaign and also to Department of Social Protection our funders

Pobal Conference Report

 

Following the successful Pobal conference in November 2016 on 'Creating an Inclusive Labour Market', Pobal have now  published  their conference report.  "The report captures the essence of the day and presents the learning that came forward.  It provides a summary of the key messages and a synopsis of the plenaries and workshops."

EmployAbility Galway were delighted to have been invited to attend and speak at the conference, in partnership with Medtronic, who have been strong supporters of workplace diversity and inclusion, and who have supported and inspired us over the years we have worked with them.