Client FAQs

This page is updated regularly based on Client FAQ.

Do I need the services of a professional recruitment consultancy firm?

At PCQ Nurse Recruitment we fully understand that not every vacancy requires the services of a Recruitment Consultancy firm, however at PCQ Nurse Recruitment we provide a free advice service on such things as the present situation on the market regarding good nursing candidates, present salary expectations, advice based on our experience as to where you will find suitable candidates and many more.

Please see our simple point’s document which should help you in your decision.

Do I need some recruiting assistance?

PCQ Nurse Recruitment has experience providing specialty specific nurse recruitment. Through database mining, job board searching, call saturation, and working closely with our partners in Poland, Romania and Hungary. PCQ Nurse Recruitment has been successful creating solid candidate pipelines of highly qualified nurses with a definite interest in working with the elderly.

We are opening a new Nursing Home and need assistance with these openings as well as back filling positions in our other Nursing Home. What can PCQ Recruitment do to assist with this?
It is PCQ Recruitment’s plan to get a name in the market place for this type of service. It is an incredible feat and just as rewarding to assist a new Nursing Home with their staffing requirements. PCQ Recruitment can dedicate a team of recruiters working virtually who will source, screen, and schedule candidates for interviews. Onsite, PCQ Recruitment Consultants have experience with the full cycle and simply act as an extension of your recruitment team.
We have complicated recruitment needs due to confidentiality etc. Can PCQ Recruitment assist us?
Absolutely. PCQ Recruitment has experience placing complex nursing job orders. If your position is related to nursing elderly care there is a strong possibility that we have solid experience recruiting for it. If we do not have experience recruiting for a particular position, we will be very upfront about that.
Is a recruitment project to another EU country for me?

Recruitment projects are not suitable for all clients or situations. We would normally only recommend this type of recruitment to clients looking for 5 or more nursing staff at one time. It is an opportunity to interview multiple screened candidates in one day and potentially fill all you vacant nursing posts in one shot. These recruitment projects are very well managed and will be conducted in one of our locations in Hungary, Poland or Romania.

If you are looking for less than 5 nurses then we can arrange for the candidates (at your cost) to fly in for face to face interviews. We would normally recommend a Skype interview to begin with and then short listing from there. We would not recommend that you make offers solely based on a Skype interview.

What is the process to get started?
First, we discuss your recruitment needs, what you have tried in the past, and what solutions you have in mind. PCQ Recruitment will create a proposal around that as well as their own recruitment solutions suggestion. In some cases we will inform you that we will not be able to help. If both parties agree that this partnership is beneficial, an associate from PCQ Recruitment will visit your Nursing Home to meet with your recruiting team, Director of Nursing, and to get a solid feel for your culture, geographical area. During this time, a process will be put in place to implement the project.
What can I expect regarding time to hire once I have engaged your services?
At PCQ Recruitment we keep very close track of all our metrics, at present it is taking us 41 days from point of engagement to the actual start date of the new nurse. This is obviously an average and in many cases we will accomplish this in a quicker time period. However there are cases where it takes longer and even though very rare there will also be cases where we will not fill the position. Please be assured that we will keep you informed at every stage of the process and if we are having problems you will be the first to know.
There are many companies like yours offering similar services, why should I engage PCQ Recruitment?
We genuinely feel we are different and love being asked this question. We are the only recruitment company in Ireland that specializes solely in nursing in elderly care. We also believe we are the only recruitment company based on person centered recruitment. Everything we do has been calculated to benefit all three parties involved and if it doesn’t then we don’t do it. Please see what makes us different here.
What is the time frame between initial discussion and project launch?
It can take anywhere from two days to two months to launch a project. It depends on the size of the project. PCQ Recruitment will never begin a project if everything is not in place.
Can you send me material in the mail?
Sure. But all of our information is available on our website. We want to be nice to the trees.