Life Sciences Sector Continues to Thrive

Life Sciences Sector Continues to Thrive

Despite the challenges presented by Brexit and the protectionist trade policies being pursued by the US, the life sciences sector continues to play a key role in Ireland’s economic development. 2018 was an exceptional year for the IDA, with 58% of employment now outside of Dublin, which is the highest number of people employed by IDA clients outside of Dublin in the history of the organisation, with more jobs added in the regions than at any time over the past 17 years.

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Connecting with Fastnet Contractors – ‘Voice of the Customer’

Connecting with Fastnet Contractors – ‘Voice of the Customer’

Optimising the contracting experience for all contractors is very important to Fastnet and we are continuously looking at how we can improve. Over the past three months we conducted Voice of the Customer focus groups and 1:1 interviews on a number of client sites, followed by an online survey. This research has helped us to shape the Fastnet contractor communications and support strategy.

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Fastnet launches Fastnet Rewards Programme

Fastnet launches Fastnet Rewards Programme

Fastnet is very excited to launch our ‘Fastnet Rewards’ programme, aimed at bringing great deals and discounts to our contractors and employees. Over the coming months, Fastnet Rewards members can enjoy special promotional offers from a wide variety of partners, ranging from hotels to gyms, car accessories to tyres, and grooming to travel!

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Jennifer O'Brien to participate in AmCham Emerging Leaders Hackathon

Jennifer O'Brien to participate in AmCham Emerging Leaders Hackathon

At Fastnet we are very lucky to have an exceptional team of dedicated, passionate, and entrepreneurial colleagues. We place a strong emphasis on continous personal and professional deveopment. Many of our colleagues are pursuing further eduational qualifications and engaging with external stakeholders and organisations. We are delighted that Jennifer O’ Brien has been accepted to participate in the American Chamber of Commerce's Emerging Leaders Hackathon, taking place in February.

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Joining The Talent Dots: Leadership, Diversity & Development

Joining The Talent Dots: Leadership, Diversity & Development

It is well documented that organisations who have successfully aligned Talent & Organisational strategy have built high performing workplaces and cultivated inspiring leaders who focus on lifelong learning & development and embrace diversity. Fastnet is proud to sponsor ‘Joining the Talent Dots’, the CIPD Southern region’s breakfast briefing on February 6th. We are delighted that Linda Hayes, HR Director BioMarin, and Laura Healy, MD Renovar Ltd, will be our keynote speakers.

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Connecting with Contractors – ‘Voice of the Customer’

Connecting with Contractors – ‘Voice of the Customer’

As workplaces continue to become more agile & flexible, demand for contractors is growing at Fastnet. Clients increasingly require contract colleagues to provide specialist skills for specific projects, to support peak periods or to cover short & long-term leave continues to increase. For contractors, these opportunities offer great independence and flexibility and the potential to work on a variety of projects, with leading companies, across different industries, cultures and locations.

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Automation & IT professionals, looking for a career change?

Automation & IT professionals, looking for a career change?

Are you an Automation or IT professional looking for an opportunity in the Life Sciences sector? Due to multiple vacancies with our global multinational clients nationwide, we are hosting 1-1 Consultations with our specialist talent consultants in our Cork office in mid-February. We are interested in meeting with professionals who have at least 2 years’ experience.

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