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        The Benefits of Having a Diverse Workforce

        STEM Recruitment Partners believe in making workforces more inclusive and diverse. An organisation can become more inclusive by understanding the benefits of a diverse organisation, actively pursuing workplace diversity and then creating an accepting culture. Having a diverse workforce means it is comprised of employees of varying abilities, education, languages, sexual orientation, cultural background, ethnicity, race, religion, age, and gender.

        Why Workplace Diversity Is Crucial For Ireland And Its Economy?

        Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics based fields like life sciences and Engineering dominate the overall economy of Ireland. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is one of the backbones of the Irish economy that creates several thousand STEM-related jobs in the country. Many of the world’s largest medical device, pharmaceutical, and technology companies are based right here, in Ireland. Billions of euros are being invested in Ireland annually by said multinationals and with that comes competition to build high-performing teams.

        Due to the high volume of STEM related roles being created right now, there is a big talent shortage in engineering, life sciences, supply chain, ICT and skilled manufacturing roles. There is high demand for employees from Technician and Engineer level up to Senior Management and Executive level and the current talent shortage is jeopardizing FDI and future progress. Adopting workplace diversity can act as a potential solution for the talent shortage. For instance, women working in STEM-related jobs currently account for only a minor share of the overall STEM jobs in the country. Hence, organisations in Ireland, specifically those related to STEM, can hire a diverse workforce to mitigate the talent shortage. A diverse workforce can also provide several other benefits, some discussed below.

        • Higher Productivity

        An inclusive and diverse workforce can positively impact the satisfaction levels of employees, which improves their performance and engagement.

        • More Innovation

        An environment of productivity and innovation can be fostered when individuals from different attributes, skillsets, and talents work together.

        • Increased Creativity

        A diverse workforce can help an organization expand its talent pool and access new information and ideas. 

        • Higher Financial Returns

        Companies moving towards workplace diversity can statistically achieve a higher financial return over other companies owing to higher productivity. Multinationals by nature have a diverse workforce and are reliant on diverse thinking to grow further into new territories, therefore the biggest companies in the world (most successful) alreadty have diverse global workforces. So when it comes to hiring in each individual country, why not continue to embrace candidates from other cultures and backgrounds??  after all, it’s part of what makes a major MNC so successful.

        • Superior Team Communication And Dynamics

        A team of individuals of different backgrounds as stated is often more creative and if nurtured can be far more dynamic as different skill sets and ways to approach a problem are explored and often yield the best solutions. If all of your staff are much the same (clones) where will original thought, idea challenging, and new approaches come from??

        • Attracting The Top Talent

        Millennials are expected to account for a major share of the global workforce in the next few years. Thus, organisations have to adopt the values preferred by millennials, such as collaboration, diversity, and technology. Thus, organisations can attract and retain the best talent by adopting workplace diversity. Future employees will not be interested in working with organisations that exclude people for being differnt.

        • Better Reputation

        Organisations promoting workplace diversity are viewed as socially responsible, eventually creating a better reputation among their customers. Moreover, workplace diversity can help Irish organisations to remain in touch with their different clients.

        • Boosting In Employee Retention Rates

        Workplace diversity helps boost employee retention. The organisation becomes more accommodative of many individual perspectives and characteristics. Thus, employees feel valued and accepted in such organisations. Hence can be significant for Irish companies.

        • Higher Employee Engagement

        In STEM-based sectors, a diverse workplace greatly enhances employee engagement. Teams will engage more while working in an inclusive environment. 

        • Improved Decision Making

         A direct correlation is there between decision-making and workplace diversity. Diverse teams have outperformed individual decision-makers. Ideas are challenged more and new ways to solve issues are explored.

        • Faster Problem Solving

        Organisations with a diverse workforce can solve different issues faster than other organisations. Employees from various backgrounds have multiple views and experiences, thus bringing different solutions, leading to faster problem-solving.

        Here in Ireland, STEM Recruitment Partners will be glad to assist organisations intending to achieve workforce diversity.

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        Testimonials

        • 1

          "STEM Recruitment Partners are brilliant at what they do! Throughout the application process, CV prep, Interview prep, communication, and organisation all top notch couldn't recommend them more."

          - John O Dwyer

        • 2

          "Richard O'Sullivan is one of the best recruiters, who invested in my future career not only in time but soul, and helpful approach... Brilliant personality. Thank you for your efforts."

          - George Teglas

        • 3

          "I would highly recommend STEM Recruitment Partners for the engineering job opportunities in Ireland and I couldn't give anything less than 5 Stars. I had a wonderful experience they really supported and guided me through each and every phase of th..." Read more

          - George Baby

        • 4

          "Excellent service and the support STEM RP provided was great throughout the application process. Would highly recommend STEM RP!"

          - Bismay Kumar

        • 5

          "Keeva placed me in my dream job and I can never thank her enough for her support in the recruitment process, from initially reaching out and taking the time to really understand what I wanted in my next move, to finding me that dream role and coac..." Read more

          - Cian Williams

        • 6

          "''I cannot praise STEM Recruitment Partner's services enough. Derek, in particular, has supported me through the entire recruitment process and I am now due to start the job I have ever dreamed of.''   STEM RP are a re..." Read more

          - Costanza Sirabella | Senior QA Engineer

        • 7

          "''Derek and the team at STEM were excellent to deal with. They gave me great support. The whole process was straightforward and efficient. Thanks, Derek and team.''   STEM RP are a recruitment consultancy, specialisin..." Read more

          - Nigel McElligott | Senior Engineer

        • 8

          "‘Teresa placed me in a position a number of years ago and every step of the recruitment process (and aftercare) was flawless. Teresa took the time to understand my background and personal circumstances, and ensured the position I sought was aligne..." Read more

          - Kevin Hosford | Senior Mechanical Engineering

        • 9

          "“Teresa Tyler is an exceptional Recruiter and Account Manager, having known her for many years. Her attention to the unique detail of the organisation so as to get the right person for the position is to me, her hallmark. I totally recommend her t..." Read more

          - John Cahill, | HR & H&S, Weener Plastics Ltd

        • 10

          "In my opinion Derek & Teresa are the best recruiters I know and have previously worked with. I recommend them highly to those making a career move and to employers looking for staff!   STEM RP are a recruitment consultancy, speciali..." Read more

          - Service Delivery Manager | Stephen McNally

        • 11

          ""Derek Perill is an outstanding recruiter and in addition his business consulting experience, adds real competitive value to companies looking to improve their internal hiring processes. We look forward to working with Derek and the team at ST..." Read more

          - Unison Engineering | Colm Ring

        1

        John O Dwyer

        STEM Recruitment Partners are brilliant at what they do! Throughout the application process, CV prep, Interview prep, communication, and organisation all top notch couldn’t recommend them more.

        2

        George Teglas

        Richard O’Sullivan is one of the best recruiters, who invested in my future career not only in time but soul, and helpful approach… Brilliant personality. Thank you for your efforts.

        3

        George Baby

        I would highly recommend STEM Recruitment Partners for the engineering job opportunities in Ireland and I couldn’t give anything less than 5 Stars. I had a wonderful experience they really supported and guided me through each and every phase of the recruitment process

        4

        Bismay Kumar

        Excellent service and the support STEM RP provided was great throughout the application process. Would highly recommend STEM RP!

        5

        Cian Williams

        Keeva placed me in my dream job and I can never thank her enough for her support in the recruitment process, from initially reaching out and taking the time to really understand what I wanted in my next move, to finding me that dream role and coaching me through the interview process. If you’re considering your next move, you couldn’t be in better hands!

        6

        Costanza Sirabella | Senior QA Engineer

        ‘I cannot praise STEM Recruitment Partner’s services enough. Derek, in particular, has supported me through the entire recruitment process and I am now due to start the job I have ever dreamed of.”

         

        STEM RP are a recruitment consultancy, specialising in the placement of candidates into Manufacturing, Life Science, Supply Chain & Engineering Businesses nationwide.

        See our candidate recruitment solutions for your business here

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        7

        Nigel McElligott | Senior Engineer

        ”Derek and the team at STEM were excellent to deal with. They gave me great support. The whole process was straightforward and efficient.
        Thanks, Derek and team.”

         

        STEM RP are a recruitment consultancy, specialising in the placement of candidates into Manufacturing, Life Science, Supply Chain & Engineering Businesses nationwide.

        See our candidate recruitment solutions for your business here

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        8

        Kevin Hosford | Senior Mechanical Engineering

        ‘Teresa placed me in a position a number of years ago and every step of the recruitment process (and aftercare) was flawless. Teresa took the time to understand my background and personal circumstances, and ensured the position I sought was aligned with my expectations’’

         

        STEM RP are a recruitment consultancy, specialising in the placement of candidates into Manufacturing, Life Science, Supply Chain & Engineering Businesses nationwide.

        See our candidate recruitment solutions for your business here

        9

        John Cahill, | HR & H&S, Weener Plastics Ltd

        “Teresa Tyler is an exceptional Recruiter and Account Manager, having known her for many years. Her attention to the unique detail of the organisation so as to get the right person for the position is to me, her hallmark. I totally recommend her to employers looking for real talent solutions”

        10

        Service Delivery Manager | Stephen McNally

        In my opinion Derek & Teresa are the best recruiters I know and have previously worked with. I recommend them highly to those making a career move and to employers looking for staff!

         

        STEM RP are a recruitment consultancy, specialising in the placement of candidates into Manufacturing, Life Science, Supply Chain & Engineering Businesses nationwide.

        See our candidate recruitment solutions for your business here

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        11

        Unison Engineering | Colm Ring

        “Derek Perill is an outstanding recruiter and in addition his business consulting experience, adds real competitive value to companies looking to improve their internal hiring processes. We look forward to working with Derek and the team at STEM Recruitment Partners as we scale up”

        STEM RP are a recruitment consultancy, specialising in the placement of candidates into Manufacturing, Life Science, Supply Chain & Engineering Businesses nationwide.

        See our candidate recruitment solutions for your business here

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